September 23rd, 2020 | 30 mins 35 secs
bryson dechambeau, golf, john pak, ncaa, pga tour, tiger woods, u.s. open, usga, winged foot
What an incredible U.S. Open! Had a chance to catch up with the only amateur to make the cut! John and I talked about his special week and lessons that he will take back to FSU as he prepares to close out his collegiate career. Always fun catching up with John!
September 18th, 2020 | 22 mins 8 secs
bill murray, butch harmon, caddyshack, claude harmon, danny balin, danny noonan, golf, michael o'keefe, richie's gift, u.s. open, winged foot
My final guest of U.S. Open week is Michael O'Keefe, the actor that played Danny Noonan in Caddyshack! We spoke about his two days on the bag at the U.S. Open caddying for Danny Balin and what it was liked to bring his iconic character back to Winged Foot 40 YEARS after the movie was released.
September 17th, 2020 | 31 mins
golf, hale irwin, pga tour, swingwell labs, u.s. open, usga, winged foot
It's U.S. Open week at Winged Foot and it's an honor to welcome the 1974 U.S. Open Champion, Hale Irwin to The Back of the Range! A very special thanks to the Irwin Family and Swingwell Labs for making the episode a reality. Swingwell Lab's products are designed to link mind and body, while elevating overall well-being and day-to-day performance in the office, on the course, or wherever you need a little plant-based pick-me-up!
September 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins
ben hogan, butch harmon, claude harmon, dustin johnson, golf, pga tour, phil mickelson, rickie fowler, tiger woods, winged foot
My guest on this episode is the legendary golf instructor, Butch Harmon. We spoke about his start in the game spending time with his father, Claude Harmon, at Winged Foot and his friend Ben Hogan! We spoke Tiger and Phil and everything in between. And we recorded the episode on August 28th which is Butch's birthday....and MY BIRTHDAY! Fun fact!
September 15th, 2020 | 22 mins 1 sec
adam scott, australia, geoff ogilvy, golf, lukas michel, patrick cantlay, tiger woods, u.s. open, usga, winged foot
Special Bonus Episode! Had the chance to catch up with 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, Lukas Michel, as he prepares for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. We talked about his practice rounds with Adam Scott and Patrick Cantlay and what it is like as a first-timer at a major championship. Not scripted or edited.....we're just Winging It!
September 3rd, 2020 | 36 mins 39 secs
amateur golf, brandon wu, condoleeza rice, golf, korn ferry tour, pga tour, stanford, u.s. open, walker cup, winged foot
My guest on this episode is Brandon Wu! Brandon just punched his ticket to the 2020 U.S. Open by winning the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. We caught up and talked about life as a professional and how he keeps busy off the golf course. Always a fascinating and thoughtful guest to have at The Back of the Range!
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 21st, 2020 | 51 mins 35 secs
amateur golf, andy ogletree, bandon dunes, frank strafaci, georgia tech, golf, tyler strafaci, us amateur, usga, walker cup
My guest on this special episode is the 2020 U.S. Amateur Champion, Tyler Strafaci. We caught up just a few days after his dramatic victory over Ollie Osborne at Bandon Dunes. We spoke about Tyler's incredible summer season, the challenges around playing a U.S. Amateur during the coronavirus pandemic, and some behind-the-scenes details that found him leaving the state of Oregon with the Havemeyer Trophy.
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