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 27th, 2020 | 36 mins 54 secs
amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, andy ogletree, golf channel, john augenstein, masters, ncaa, pinehurst, u.s. amateur, us open, usga, vanderbilt, walker cup
My guest on this episode is John Augenstein. After finishing runner-up to Andy Ogletree in last year's U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst, he was named to the 2019 United States Walker Cup team that was ultimately victorious against the GB&I squad at Royal Liverpool. My conversation with John was recorded in early April when we knew even less than we did now. We spoke about his practice rounds at Augusta National in preparation for the Masters, the vibe in the U.S. team room the night before the final day at the Walker Cup, and how he has balanced academics with athletics at Vanderbilt.
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.
April 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
amanda leonard, brookline, golf channel, justin leonard, nbc, open championship, ryder cup, tiny tweaks, usga, van de velde, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Justin Leonard. While you may know him as the hero of the 1999 Ryder Cup that made the "putt heard around the world", there is so much more to Justin's career than that one putt at Brookline. U.S. Amateur Champion. Open Champion. Players Champion. In this episode, we discuss the restart of the PGA Tour in June and his approach to broadcasting at Golf Channel and NBC.
March 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins
arnold palmer, brad faxon, fox sports, gary woodland, pga championship, pga tour, putting tips, rory mcilroy, ryder cup, usga, walker cup
Our guest on this episode is Brad Faxon! A massive episode with so much great information and stories. Brad played on the victorious 1983 U.S. Walker Cup team, won multiple PGA Tour events and represented the USA at the 1995 and 1997 Ryder Cup. One of the best putters of all time shares some tip and tricks that his students Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland have used to be successful.
March 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
9/11, golf, jimmy dunne, justin thomas, pga tour, rory mcilroy, sandler o'neill, seminole, tom brady, usga, walker cup
Our guest on this episode is Jimmy Dunne. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the last event to dramatically affect the United States in such a manner were the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Jimmy Dunne lived through it and rebuilt his firm, Sandler O'neill, even after losing 66 of its 171 partners and employees that day. An incredible man that has lived an amazing life.
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!
November 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
amateur golf, arnold palmer, coleman invitational, crump cup, dustin johnson, golf, jimmy dunne, justin rose, pine valley, seminole, serge hogg, the back of the range golf podcast, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is Serge Hogg from Baltimore, Maryland. In this very special episode, we pick the brain of a veteran caddie from Pine Valley and Seminole. Want to know a little more about two of the most revered clubs in the world? Serge shares stories about first-timers, caddying for Scott Harvey in the Crump Cup, and caddying for Arnold Palmer at the Seminole Pro-Member tournament!
October 23rd, 2019 | 41 mins 30 secs
arnold palmer, fuzzy zoeller, indiana university, jack nicklaus, jimmy dunne, masters, paul casey, seminole, spider miller, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is Spider Miller from Bloomington, Indiana. How does a beer man from Indiana end up winning two U.S. Mid-Amateurs and captaining the U.S. Walker Cup team? You'll find out in this special episode here at The Back of the Range!