The Back of the Range Golf Podcast, hosted by Ben Adelberg, is a weekly interview-driven podcast focusing on the game of golf. Prominent amateurs and professionals, coaches, and personalities from the game share their stories each and every week. Sometimes, the best stories in golf aren't found on tour. You'll find them at The Back of the Range.
April 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
amateur golf, bandon dunes, college golf, fsga, golf, stone temple pilots, streamsong, usga
This week’s guest is Chip Brooke from Bartow, Florida and we covered a ton of topics. We spoke about his time playing on the mini-tours in California, we spoke about his time caddying at Bandon Dunes and Streamsong, and we also got around to talking about his days playing in college. He has found success in recent years on the state and national level as a mid-amateur. He is the 2016 Florida State Mid Amateur Champion and also reached the Semifinals with partner Marc Dull at the 2017 US Four Ball at Pinehurst.
March 28th, 2018 | 49 mins 7 secs
amateur golf, clemson, college golf, golf, messana, usga, women's golf
Marisa Messana joins us this week at The Back of the Range! As a member of Clemson University's Women's Golf Team, she provides senior leadership through her play on the course and her work in the classroom as well. She is a Three-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient and led her team to their first National Championship in 2017.
March 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
amateur golf, fsga, gasparilla, golf, pga tour, podcast, usga
Peter Dachisen joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. As a PGA Tour Rules Official, Peter spends his time inside the ropes at PGA Tour events officiating the best players in the world. Peter is also an accomplished amateur having won the Gasparilla Invitational FIVE times and holding the tournament single-round record of 62.
March 14th, 2018 | 49 mins 4 secs
amateur golf, college golf, golf, lpga, pgatour, podcast, usf, usga
Ashley Burke joins us this week to talk about her journey into professional golf and her goals of reaching the LPGA. She participated in three US Women's Amateur Championships and was an All-Conference selection at the University of South Florida. Ashley was also our "international correspondent" when she was down in Chile for the Latin America Amateur Championship. She has some fun stories to share about college golf and life on the Suncoast Tour.
March 7th, 2018 | 41 mins 6 secs
amateur golf, florida, golf, lebanon country club, podcast, superintendent, usga
A fun and informative interview with Deron Zendt. We discuss his start in the game and his career as a superintendent. From starting at Riviera in Los Angeles, hijinks at the Sullivan Invitational at Lebanon CC, to winning the Superintendent National Championship in Orlando, we cover it all....including chinch bugs and manganese.
February 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
amateur golf, college golf, fsga, golf, loyola, podcast, shuart, usga
This week's guest is TJ Shuart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All that TJ has done is participate in 11 USGA championships and is one of the last men to accomplish the unique feat of qualifying for the US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur, and US Amateur Public Links in the same season. He played collegiately at Loyola University and has some great stories about some matches against current professionals like Ricky Barnes and Ryan Moore. Additionally, he launched his own amateur golf tour here in South Florida and we get into that as well.
February 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
aggies, amateur golf, butler, college golf, every, gators, golf, podcast, uf, villegas
Our guest this week is Duke Butler IV from Jacksonville, Florida. Duke grew up in Houston, TX but soon found his way to the University of Florida and played collegiate golf with the likes of Matt Every and Camilo Villegas. He participated in several USGA events and shared some great stories about those experiences. He also has some experience working behind the scenes on some PGA and Web.com events...so he has some insight on how these tournaments function and all of the hard work necessary to have them come off flawlessly.
February 14th, 2018 | 55 mins 53 secs
amateur golf, bbq, golf, pinehurst, podcast, smoke, st. andrews, usga
With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we decided we needed a Canadian as a guest this week. This week's guest is Scott Kennedy, originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Scott played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University before transitioning into the nightclub and restaurant industry. He shared some great stories from his memorable experience playing in the 250th British Amateur at St. Andrews and most recently, his USGA Four-Ball run at Pinehurst. Oh, and he also offered some advice to Sergio Garcia for this year's Champions Dinner at The Masters. Here's a hint: It's not a tofu burger.
February 7th, 2018 | 59 mins 45 secs
amateur golf, college golf, golf, podcast, stanford, tiger woods, tom watson
A very insightful interview with Ryan Jamison. Currently, he is the Asst. Coach for the Stanford Men's Golf Team. Before arriving at Stanford, all he did was lead the Nova Southeastern University Men's team to a Division II National Championship in 2015 which awarded him Coach of the Year honors. We talk about his career as a coach and hear some stories about some Stanford Golf alums that I'm sure everyone will love to hear.
- Ryan Jamison became the Head Coach of the Men's Golf Team at Florida Atlantic University in July 2018
January 31st, 2018 | 49 mins 21 secs
ajga, amateur golf, college golf, gators, golf, podcast, st. andrews
This week's guest is Kevin Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. Kevin became an AJGA Junior All-American and also helped the University of Florida capture two SEC championships and one National Championship.
We got into several topics ranging from the current state of country clubs, junior golf, and his philosophy on introducing the game to today's youth.
January 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
amateur golf, baltusrol, college golf, golf, new jersey, podcast, spicer, transfusion
We caught up this week with Willie Spicer, one of my old college teammates from St. Thomas University. Willie comes from a golfing family and played golf at Seton Hall University. We share some old stories from the team, his upbringing in the game, and playing the "cocktail circuit" at places like Baltusrol. He also tells us how to make the perfect Transfusion.
January 17th, 2018 | 50 mins 23 secs
amateur golf, college golf, doug snoap, fred couples, golf, podcast, tom watson
Doug Snoap discusses his start in the game growing up in Michigan and all of the fortunate breaks that came his way and eventually led to him playing college golf in Florida. He has racked up numerous achievements in the amateur game, but the highlight came from his unlikely and amazing story from the 2012 U.S. Senior Open.