February 18th, 2021 | 40 mins 17 secs
amateur golf, college golf, jones cup invitational, ludvig aberg, sweden golf, texas tech
My guest on this episode is Ludvig Aberg, the 2021 Jones Cup Invitational Champion. We spoke about his collegiate career at Texas Tech as well as his start in the game in his home county of Sweden!
February 11th, 2021 | 58 mins 34 secs
all-american golf, amateur golf, auburn golf, college golf, dave williams, houston golf, jim nantz, jonathan dismuke, ncaa golf
My guest on this episode is Jonathan Dismuke, Men's Golf Coach at the University of Houston. How does a kid that grew up in Calhoun City, MS....on a nine hole golf course....make his way to Auburn as a player, Texas A&M as a national championship winning assistant coach, and then finally to lead the most storied collegiate golf program in history at Houston? You're about to find out!
October 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
alan bratton, aman gupta, amateur golf, college golf, cowboy golf, matthew wolff, oklahoma state, usga, viktor hovland
My guest on this episode is Aman Gupta from Oklahoma State University. Aman had a great run at Bandon Dunes, it all started with a 64 in the first round of the stroke play session....which on its own is beyond impressive. But considering the fact that Aman was the last man in the field, flew out to Bandon without a guaranteed spot in the all-exempt field....and only learned that he would get to tee it up a couple days before the start of the championship....well, that's next level stuff.
September 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
buddy alexander, camilo villegas, college golf, gators, jack nicklaus, masters, nick gilliam, uf, us amateur, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Buddy Alexander. Alexander won the 1986 U.S. Amateur Championship and served as the men’s golf coach at the University of Florida for 27 seasons. He won the 1991 Florida State Amateur and has competed in over 40 United State Golf Association championships. Tons of great stories about the Walker Cup, the Masters, and his "commandments" that he instilled in his players. Great listen with lots of great information!
September 2nd, 2020 | 33 mins 13 secs
amateur golf, cole hammer, college golf, golf, masters, ncaa, parker coody, pierceson coody, texas golf, usga
My guest on this epsiode is Parker Coody, part of that young nucleus on the Texas Longhorns golf team that includes his twin brother Pierceson, Travis Vick, Will Thomson, and Cole Hammer. The final tournament of the collegiate season, before it was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, was the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas. USC won the team title, but Parker Coody came from seven shots back, caught Yuxin Lin of USC on the 18th hole to force a playoff which he ultimately won. The prize was an exemption in the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
August 27th, 2020 | 45 mins 54 secs
amateur golf, bandon dunes, brownies, college golf, dudes, golf, mac meissner, ollie osborne, smu golf, u.s. amateur, usga
My guest on this episode is the 2020 U.S. Amateur Finalist, Ollie Osborne. Easily one of the funniest guests in the history of the podcast. We talked about his magical week at Bandon Dunes that will provide him with exemptions into the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2021. We also talked about his place on the SMU golf team and why he'll never have to pay for a brownie ever again.
August 26th, 2020 | 47 mins 27 secs
amateur golf, bandon dunes, college golf, crazy socks, joey vrzich, michael beard, pepperdine, sahith theegala, u.s. amateur, usga, william mouw
After I recap my experience at the 2020 U.S. Amateur, my guest on this episode is the 2020 California State Amateur Champion, Joey Vrzich. This episode was recorded before the U.S. Amateur, so you'll hear me asking Joey to talk about Bandon Dunes, how the course would suit his game, and also we spoke about the fact that he was one of SEVEN members of the Pepperdine team that would be making the trip to Oregon.
August 4th, 2020 | 51 mins 47 secs
amateur golf, bryson dechambeau, college golf, golf channel, mac meissner, maridoe, ncaa golf, smu, southern amateur, southern golf association, us amateur, usga
My guest on this episode of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast is Mac Meissner from SMU. He just recently captured the 2020 Southern Amateur Championship and is poised to make a run at the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes. Fantastic episode with a two-time All-American that is going to be a player to watch for many years to come.
August 2nd, 2020 | 18 mins 57 secs
amateur golf, cole hammer, college golf, crooked stick, parker coody, pierceson coody, rasmus neergaard-petersen, us amateur, usga, western amateur
Special Bonus Episode on a Sunday! I had a chance to catch up with the 2020 Western Amateur Champion, Pierceson Coody on his ride home from Carmel, Indiana to Plano, Texas. We spoke about his play at the Western and what his thoughts are looking towards the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes.
July 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 25 mins
baylor golf, college golf, cowboy golf, edmond golf, golf, golf school, mike holder, mike mcgraw, ncaa golf
My guest this week on the 150th episode of The Back of the Range is the head coach of men's golf team at Baylor University with three national championships to his name, Mr. Mike McGraw. We spoke about his start in the game, what led him to become a coach, and we also spoke about some of his coaching philosophies that he employed at Oklahoma State, Alabama, and now at Baylor. If you are a junior golfer or even a collegiate golfer, you'll get so much out of this episode.....but if you're looking for some good stories, like eating carne asada and swimming at Rickie Fowler's house during a recruiting trip...don't worry. This episode has some incredible stories as well