July 2nd, 2019 | 48 mins 32 secs
alan bratton, college golf, korn ferry tour, kristoffer ventura, nike golf, norway, oklahoma state, pga tour, stillwater, tiger woods, viktor hovland
Our guest this week is Kris Ventura. Born in Mexico. Moved to Norway. Three-Time All-American and member of the 2018 National Champion Oklahoma State Cowboys. We learn about his incredible adventure to the pro ranks that was derailed last year due to a fluke illness. He's climbing his way up the rankings on the Korn Ferry Tour and just won the 2019 Utah Championship to launch himself into the Top 25. Enjoy this episode and remember the name, because you just might see Ventura on the PGA Tour next season!
June 26th, 2019 | 35 mins 17 secs
alexa hammer, amateur golf, college golf, kevin hammer, old course, open championship, r&a, st. andrews, usga
Our guest this week is Alexa Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. When it came time for Alexa to pick a college to attend....well, she did something a little differently. She left home for THE HOME. THe Home of golf that is....St. Andrews, Scotland. She played for the university's golf team and her home course....was The Old Course. Alexa shared some great stories about golf in St. Andrews vs. the U.S., her decision to go across the pond, how you need to prepare yourself for links golf, and what it is like to call St. Andrews home.
May 16th, 2019 | 51 mins
amateur golf, cdga, college golf, crump cup, john peterson, pine valley, scott harvey, todd mitchell, us four ball, usga, yankees
Our guest this week is Todd Mitchell from Bloomington, Illinois. Todd has found great success on the national amateur level through his participation in marquee events like The Coleman Invitational and The Crump Cup at Pine Valley. The 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur finalist also likes to pair up with previous guest, Scott Harvey, at the U.S. Four-Ball. Great conversation about amateurism, cold weather golf, and his previous career as a professional baseball player!
April 3rd, 2019 | 34 mins 18 secs
college golf, dylan meyer, fighting illini, illinois golf, mike small, pga championship, ryder cup, steve stricker, thomas detry, thomas pieters, usga
Our guest this week has been at the helm for Illinois Men's Golf for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has guided the Illini to Big Ten Championship titles in nine of the last 10 seasons and coached two NCAA individual champions. Coach Mike Small is not just a successful coach, but an incredible player in his own right. He's played in over a dozen majors, won 12 Illinois PGA Seciton Championships, and went back-to-back at the PGA Professional National Championship.
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 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.
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.
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 12th, 2018 | 49 mins 59 secs
amateur golf, college golf, european tour, golf, mackenzie tour, pga, pga canada, podcast, usga
Our guest this week is Michael Kartrude from West Palm Beach, Florida. Michael plays professionally on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and he shared some great stories from his life on the road and also from his time working at The Bear's Club in Jupiter.
September 5th, 2018 | 43 mins 40 secs
alan bratton, college golf, golf, oklahoma state, pga, rickie fowler
With college golf starting up again, we figured this would be the perfect time to catch up with men's coach Alan Bratton from the defending national champions, Oklahoma State University. We discuss his approach to coaching, his victories as a player AND a coach, and his experience caddying for two U.S. Amateur champions.