April 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
amateur golf, british amateur, florida golf, fsga, honda classic, michigan state golf, rick woulfe, senior golf, tiger woods, usgaOur guest this week is Rick Woulfe from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He's played in 25 USGA Championships, with most of them occuring after his turned 35 years old. He's played in British Amateurs, British Senior Amateurs, he's served on the US Mid Am committee, shot his age of 67 in a State Mid Amateur. And won the State Mid Amateur at the age of 62. Think about that.....a 62 year old winning a tournament where 25 year olds can enter.
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Our guest this week is Rick Woulfe from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He's played in 25 USGA Championships, with most of them occuring after his turned 35 years old. He's played in British Amateurs, British Senior Amateurs, he's served on the US Mid Am committee, shot his age of 67 in a State Mid Amateur. And won the State Mid Amateur at the age of 62. Think about that.....a 62 year old winning a tournament where 25 year olds can enter.
February 27th, 2019 | 46 mins 18 secs
amateur golf, cal bears, college golf, golf, morikawa, norman xiong, palmer cup, stewart hagestad, sunnehanna, walker cup
The #2 ranked amateur in the world joins us this week at The Back of the Range! Collin Morikawa is wrapping up his collegiate career at the University of California - Berkeley. He's won the Sunnehanna and the Trans-Miss, and went undefeated at the 2017 Walker Cup. Wonder who the next star on the PGA Tour will be? It just might be Collin Morikawa. Here's a great chance to get to know him!
February 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
amateur golf, dartmouth golf, jeronimo esteve, pga tour, puerto rico, usga, world amateur golf
Our guest this week is Jeronimo Esteve! Jero is very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and has competed in the Latin American Amateur Championship, the World Amateur Championships, and has competed in numerous USGA championships. We talk about how he ended up playing college golf at Dartmouth, how he balances a busy family life with his golf ambitions....and the story of the 2011 United States Mid-Amateur that all started with a routine visit to the tailor to get a suit for his sister's wedding.
February 13th, 2019 | 31 mins 9 secs
amateur golf, casey martin, college golf, jay brunza, oregon, pga tour, stanford, tiger woods
Our guest this week is Casey Martin, Head Coach of the University of Oregon Men's Golf Team. Before leading the Ducks to the National Championship in 2016, Casey won a national championship as a member of the 1994 Stanford Cardinal team that included Notah Begay. We spoke about his days on the PGA Tour, lessons from Tiger that he's shared with his current players, and his thoughts on his landmark case against the PGA Tour nearly 20 years ago.
January 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
amateur golf, florida golf, fsga, jeff golden, lexi thompson, marc dull, pga tour, usga
Our guest this week is Jim Demick, the Executive Director of the Florida State Golf Association. This episode was recorded at FSGA headquarters in Tampa, Florida. We talked about how the biggest state golf association in the United States manages over 600 days of tournament competition, 38 state championships, and all of the people that make it happen. We also talked about where he was in 1986 when Jack Nicklaus won The Masters. (HE WAS THERE!)
November 21st, 2018 | 29 mins 46 secs
amateur golf, garrett barber, golf, jack nicklaus, lsu, ncaa, pga tour, podcast, rsm classic, sam burns, tigers
Our guest this week is Garrett Barber from the LSU Men's golf team.
Following his win at the Jones Cup earlier this year, Garrett was granted an exemption into the 2018 RSM Classic, his first PGA Tour event. We spoke about his transition from a small school in Hobe Sound, Florida to joining one of the largest freshman classes in the history of LSU. Garrett also participated in the Junior President's Cup and had some great stories to share about his captains, David Toms and Jack Nicklaus.
November 14th, 2018 | 44 mins 2 secs
amateur golf, cole hammer, college golf, golf, podcast, spieth, texas, usga
Our guest this week is Cole Hammer, freshman sensation from the University of Texas Men's Golf Team.
If you follow amateur golf, you've probably heard of Cole Hammer. As a 15 year-old, he burst on the scene at the 2015 U.S. Open. He hasn't slowed down since. After winning the 2018 US Four Ball with partner Garrett Barber earlier this year, he captured the Western Amateur as well as semifinalist honors at the US Amateur AND Junior Amateur. A tremendous young man out of Texas with a bright future ahead of him.
November 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 secs
amateur golf, dennis walters, golf, jack nicklaus, pga of america, podcast, tiger woods, usga, world golf hall of fame
Our guest this week is Dennis Walters, the star of the Dennis Walters Golf Show!
Dennis is one of only eleven honorary lifetime members of The PGA of America. The PGA of America. Earlier this year, the USGA awarded Dennis with the Bob Jones Award during the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Next year, Dennis will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Dennis was an exceptional collegiate player, but before he was able to chase down the dream of playing on the PGA Tour, he had a tragic accident that left him paralyzed. As you'll find out in this episode, that didn't stop him from finding a different way to play golf. Eventually, he developed the Dennis Walters Golf Show and has been on his OWN tour for over 40 years. He's performed over 3K shows all over the world. His trick shot artistry may be the glitz and glam of the show, but most importantly....he provides a message of positivity and hard work to his audiences.
October 3rd, 2018 | 35 mins 25 secs
amateur golf, college golf, golf, ncaa, nevada, vrzich, wilner, wolfpack
After hanging with a couple U.S. Mid-Amateur Champs the past two weeks, we head back to the college ranks and we welcome Jacob Wilner, Men's Head Coach at the University of Nevada.
Jacob played collegiately at Coastal Carolina University before studying underneath Hank Haney at his International Junior Golf Academy. Jacob shares stories from his USGA appearances and time at the University of Nevada!
September 27th, 2018 | 30 mins 3 secs
amateur golf, golf, matt parziale, pga, podcast, us mid amateur, usga, walker cup
Another U.S. Mid Amateur Champion visits us here at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! This time, it's the 2017 Champ, Matt Parziale. We spoke about his amazing ride in the US Mid Am last year, his Masters appearance, making the cut at the U.S. Open, and some great stories from The Concession Cup. Enjoy the episode!