March 20th, 2019 | 56 mins 17 secs
champions tour, chris dimarco, florida gators, golf, masters, pga tour, president's cup, ryder cup, tiger woods
Our guest this week is Chris DiMarco. He might be one of the new kids on the Champions Tour block right now, but if you've been following golf for the last twenty years on the PGA Tour....you've seen him as a member of multiple Ryder Cup teams, a President's Cup hero, and he's also had a front row seat to some of the more iconic moments in golf. He shared his thoughts on the young stars of the PGA Tour, the guys on the Champions Tour, and we also chatted about his son, Cristian, folllowing in the old man's footsteps.
March 5th, 2019 | 53 mins 22 secs
cbs, dottie pepper, furman, golf, hagen, justin thomas, masters, nysga, pga tour, sarazen, solheim cup, tiger woods, usga
This episode has some spice to it! (See what we did there?) Dottie Pepper joins us this week at The Back of the Range and we covered some amazing topics. Golf on TV, the filth of Poppie's Pond at the ANA, her incredible playing career, and what it takes to prepare to cover the PGA Tour for CBS. This is a VERY fun episode and we barely kept up with her!
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!
January 30th, 2019 | 54 mins 48 secs
byron nelson, chip lutz, golf, pennsylvania golf, pga tour, r&a, senior amateur, usga
Our guest this week is Chip Lutz. Where do we begin with this guy? How about back-to-back Canadian AND British Senior Amateur Championships in 2011 and 2012? We chat about his days at the University of Florida playing with legends like Gary Koch and Fred Ridley, his meteoric rise after turning 55, practice rounds with Tom Watson, and an amazing story about Lord Byron Nelson.
January 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 29 secs
golf, indiana golf, lpga, parziale, ping, shannon johnson, south dakota golf, thorny lea, us mid am, usga, women's golf
Our guest this week is Shannon Johnson, the 2018 US Women's Mid Amateur Champion. Shannon has played in 13 USGA Championships and has racked up 13 state titles in her home state of South Dakota including four straight Women’s Amateur titles between 2003-06. We talked about her amateur career, her decision to stay an amateur, and her home course of Thorny Lea in Massachucets. Does that name ring a bell? That's Matt Parziale's club. He won the 2017 US Mid Amateur.....so clearly we had to talk about Parz and the culture at Thorny Lea.
January 3rd, 2019 | 58 mins 43 secs
adidas, golf, ian poulter, marty hackel, pga tour, polo ralph lauren, puma, rickie fowler
Our guest this week is the most stylish man in golf! Marty Hackel is still a contributor to Golf Digest Magazine, and is still considered their Fashion Director Emeritus. Marty shared some stories about the fashion that we all see on the PGA Tour, his thoughts on Tiger and Phil, and the dreaded white belt syndrome!
December 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
golf, minor league golf tour, pga tour, q-school, steve lebrun, web.com, west palm beach
Our special guest this week is Steve LeBrun from West Palm Beach, Florida. With his back against the wall after three average rounds in Web.com Q-School Finals this year, Steve qualified on the number with a final round 62. Steve tells the entire story of that round and what is means for him, his family, and his prospects as a professional chasing his way back to the PGA Tour.
For those of you that think the life of a professional golfer is glamourous....and full of private jets, courtesy cars, and endless endorsement deals...well, during this episode, Steve draws back the curtain and reveals what life is really like for professionals chasing the dream.
December 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
amateurgolf.com, golf, jordan spieth, justin thomas, masters, ryder cup, stewart hagestad, usc golf, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is Stewart Hagestad. The 2016 U.S. Mid Amateur champion and 2017 US Walker Cup member talks about his college days at USC, fighting off nerves to make the cut at The Masters, and his decision to be a career amateur. Stewart also talks about his junior golf days with his pals Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.
December 12th, 2018 | 44 mins 24 secs
brooks koepka, golf, minor league golf tour, pga tour, professional golf, scott turner, web.com tour
Our guest this week is Scott Turner, the owner/operator of the Minor League Golf Tour based out of South Florida. The MLGT has been around since 2004 and through over 1400 tournaments, they've paid out over 8.5 million in prize money. Nearly 80 of their former players had status on the PGA and/or Web.com Tour in 2018. When Scott isn't running overseeing the day-to-day operations of the tour, he competes in amateur tournaments all over the state of Florida. Since reclaiming his amateur status, he has racked up numerous wins in Florida State Golf Association events and was the Palm Beach County Golf Association Player of the Year in 2018.
December 5th, 2018 | 49 mins 23 secs
arizona, boston red sox, crossfit, golf, pga tour, scott stallings, tennessee, tiger woods, whisper rock
Our guest this week is Scott Stallings. Before becoming a 3X winner on the PGA Tour, Scott was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a Golden Eagle at Tennessee Tech University. Scott picked up his first win in 2011 at the Greenbriar. He backed up that win in 2012 at the True South and won again in 2014 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Scott has battled health issues, but with the help of a new fitness program, he is in the best shape of his life as he enters his 9th year on the PGA Tour.