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 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 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!
July 23rd, 2020 | 34 mins 27 secs
amateur golf, davis thompson, georgia bulldogs, georgia golf, ncaa, pga tour, rsm classic, sea island, usga, wagr
I had a great conversation with Davis and we hit one several topics including his start in the game and what ultimately led him to the University of Georgia. Davis was the runner-up to Akshay Bhatia in the 2019 Jones Cup....and when Akshay turned professional and didn't use the winner's exemption into the PGA Tour's RSM Classic....it went to Davis. What did he do with that exemption? He made the cut and picked up a top 25 finish. And that should serve him well, since he went ahead and won the 2020 Jones Cup Invitational (by 9 shots) will return to play in his 3rd PGA Tour event later this fall. He picked up First-Team All-American honors, he was a Haskins Award and Nicklaus Award finalist.....this is a young player that you will be seeing on TV for many years to come.
July 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
amateur golf, champions tour, frank beard, lee trevino, michael beard, ncaa golf, pepperdine, pga tour, sahith theegala, usga, wcc, william mouw
My guest on this week's episode is Michael Beard, Head Coach of the Pepperdine Men's Golf Team. He's a former player at Pepperdine that came back to his alma mater and this year was named the National Coach of the Year award. We spoke about Pepperdine quite a bit, hit on several topics involving the team, but if the name Beard rings a bell....yes, his father Frank Beard played on tour, won 11 times and played on the Champions Tour during that amazing era in the 90's when Jack, Trevino and Palmer will still the kings. Had to talk about that as well!
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.
June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
ajga, alabama, davis riley, footjoy, golf, hattiesburg, jay seawell, korn ferry tour, maridoe, pga tour, titleist, usga, will zalatoris
My guest on this episode is Davis Riley, from Hattiesburg, MS. Davis has been a success at every level of the game. From winning U.S. KIDS events, becoming an AJGA All-American, two-time runner-up at the U.S. Junior and stardom at Alabama. Now, Davis is competing on the Korn Ferry Tour and before the coronavirus put a halt to this season, he picked up his first win on the tour in Panama. We had a great conversation about life on tour and the incredible way that he punched his ticket to the U.S. Open in 2015.
May 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
amateur golf, golf, jason gore, korn ferry tour, pepperdine, pga tour, tiger woods, us amateur, us open, usga, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Jason Gore. He's currently the Senior Director of Player Relations at the USGA, but we spoke mainly about his incredible year in 1997 where he captured the NCAA National Championship with his teammates at Pepperdine and played his way on to the 1997 Walker Cup team. Jason is one of the most well-liked guys in professional golf and shared plenty of great stories that will make this episode an instant classic.
May 6th, 2020 | 46 mins 56 secs
clemson golf, doc redman, pga tour, polo, u.s. amateur, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Doc Redman. The standout from Clemson parlayed an incredible summer in 2017 to a U.S. Amateur Championship and a spot on the Walker Cup team. Now he's on the PGA Tour chasing down his victory. Lots of fun stories about the week at LACC and life on the tour.