June 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 44 mins
amateur golf, bob koepka, brooks koepka, chase koepka, dick groat, european tour, fsga, fsu golf, junior golf, nike golf, pga tour, usf golf, usga
My guest on this week's episode is Bob Koepka, father of Brooks and Chase Koepka. I know that I have been saying this quite often, but this episode is another instant classic. You'll notice that I am gladly getting the hell out of the way and letting Bob tell some fantastic stories about raising two young boys that had an interest in golf. If you really pay attention, you'll see how random moments in the career of a junior golfer were addressed and identified immediately.....and they ended up becoming life lessons that would be applied down the road by professional golfers. This episode has something for everyone. If you're a parent of a junior golfer.....TONS of great information. If you're wondering how Brooks and Chase ended up playing in Europe to start their professional careers? Yep, it's in here as well.
May 12th, 2020 | 59 mins 3 secs
amateur golf, curtis cup, fsga, meghan bolger, meghan stasi, mid-am golf, ole miss, pine valley, shuck-n-dive, usga, women's golf
My special guest on this episode is Meghan Stasi! The list of players that have won four USGA titles in the same event is pretty small. It includes Jones and Nicklaus, as well as Meghan. We spoke about her playing career and her decade of dominace in the state of Florida. She also competed in the Curtis Cup in St. Andrews that was memorable for more reasons than you can imagine.
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, usga
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.
March 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins
fsga, paul tesori, pga tour, players championship, tiger who, tiger woods, tpc sawgrass, uf golf, usga, vijay singh, webb simpson
While everyone is getting ready to watch THE PLAYERS this week, there is only one man on the bag for the PLAYERS Champion, Webb Simpson. Our guest this week is that man: Paul Tesori. This is an amazing episode where we talk about his twenty years of caddying on the PGA Tour, his days playing the tour, his All-American career at Central Alabama and UF, and most importantly....The Tesori Family Foundation.
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!)
May 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 20 secs
amateur golf, college golf, fsga, golf, north florida, usga
Our guest this week is Steve Carter from St. Augustine, Florida. After winning a national championship at the University of North Florida, Steve made a brief run at professional golf before regaining his amateur status. As an amateur, he has made numerous USGA appearances at historic courses like Pebble Beach and Oakmont. He is currently the President of the Florida State Golf Association.
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 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.
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.