December 30th, 2020 | 57 mins 16 secs
amateur golf, arkansas, cabo collegiate, golf, john pak, julian perico, ncaa golf, the blessings, us amateur
My guest on this episode is Julian Perico from the Arkansas Razorbacks men's golf team. He led his team as freshman and was the only Razorback to go 3-0 in match play to lead Arkansas to the SEC Championship. Fantastic conversation with one of the best amateurs in the country.
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!
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.
August 19th, 2020 | 37 mins 49 secs
amateur golf, arizona state, bandon dunes, jeff quinney, oregon golf, tyler strafaci, us amateur, usga
My guest on this episode is the 2000 U.S. Amateur Champion, Jeff Quinney. It's the 20th anniversary of Jeff's victory at Baltustrol, so it was a perfect time to look back at his incredible feat of winning in 39 holes over James Driscoll. Especially since his qualified that year at Bandon Dunes, which is the host of this year's U.S. Amateur!
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.
May 29th, 2020 | 27 mins 40 secs
alex fitzpatrick, college golf, european tour, matthew fitzpatrick, us amateur, usga, wake forest, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Alex Fitzpatrick. Alex had a solid showing at the 2019 Walker Cup where he went 2-2. He had an impressive singles victory against Cole Hammer and he also teamed up with Conor Purcell in the opening match on Saturday to defeat US Amateur Champion Andy Ogletree and my last guest, U.S. Amateur Runner-Up, John Augenstein. This episode was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States and cancelled his sophomore season at Wake Forest. In fact, we were speaking about Wake Forest making another run towards the National Championship...before finding out later that the entire season would be cancelled. During Alex's freshman year, he won his match against Stanford's Henry Shimp in the quarterfinals. It's hard not to root for Alex.....I think you're going to see a lot of him on the amateur and collegiate scene in the next couple years. While multiple Walker Cup appearances are rare in the world of amateur golf these days......I don't think it'll be a surprise if you see him representing the GB&I team again in 2021 at Seminole.
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.
March 18th, 2020 | 48 mins 10 secs
austin squires, cincinnati bearcats, footjoy, latinamerica tour, mackenzie tour, pga tour, titleist, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland
Our guest on this episode is Austin Squires. After wrapping up his All-American career at Cincinnati and going back-to-back as a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Amateur, Austin is now embarking on a professional career. He has wrapped up status on the LatinAmerica and Mackenzie Tours and is ready to move up the ranks to the PGA Tour.
March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
cbs sports, colt knost, drew stoltz, masters, pga tour, sirius xm, subpar, taylor zarzour, tiger woods, us amateur, usga, walker cup, whisper rock
Our guest this week is Colt Knost. With everything going on in the world right now, I thought Colt would be the perfect guest to escape from the realities of COVID19. So turn off the news and enjoy some stories from Big Gravy!