July 8th, 2020 | 47 mins 34 secs
ajga, akshay bhatia, amateur golf, conrad ray, junior golf, karl vilips, koalakarl, michael thorbjornsen, ncaa golf, stanford, usga
My guest on this episode is Karl Vilips from Perth, Australia. He is a two-time Junior President's Cup team member, Quarterfinalist at the 2019 US Amateur, Gold Medal Winner at the 2018 Youth Olympics, and a 4-time Rolex Junior All-American. Karl and I spoke about his start in the game and his journey in junior golf. If you're a parent of a junior golfer, or know a junior golfer, or if YOU are a junior golfer looking for a little advice on how to navigate the way to collegiate golf.....this episode is for you!
August 14th, 2019 | 53 mins 42 secs
akshay bhatia, amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, gators golf, george gankas, hoylake, j.c. deacon, julie williams, r&a, ricky castillo, royal liverpool, scooby snacks, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup
Our sixth episode takes us down The Road to Hoylake as we catch up junior standouts Akshay Bhatia and Ricky Castillo. Akshay, the #1 ranked junior in the world, has already been selected to the U.S. Team and will look to leave the amateur ranks on a high note at Hoylake. Ricky just completed a fantastic run at the Western Amateur and is looking to keep the momentum going at the U.S. Amateur. As always, we catch up with Julie Williams from AmateurGolf.com for some additional insight.
July 28th, 2019 | 16 mins 11 secs
akshay bhatia, amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, cole hammer, hoylake, julie williams, r&a, royal liverpool, stewart hagestad, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup
This preview episode introduces this special series to our listeners and welcomes Managing Editor of AmateurGolf.com, Julie Williams, to The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. We discuss the upcoming guests that will make up the U.S. Walker Cup team and discuss the recently named members of the team: Cole Hammer, Akshay Bhatia, and Stewart Hagestad.