May 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
amateur golf, carolinas golf association, fox, kevin kisner, kevin o'connell, masters, paul azinger, tarheels, us open, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is the 2018 United States Mid-Amateur Champion, Kevin O'Connell. Kevin played collegiately at UNC before giving the mini-tours a try with limited success. After becoming a reinstated amateur, he found success on the amateur side which culminated with the Mid-Am win at Charlotte C.C. last year. Kevin is making a Walker Cup run this year to represent the United States at Royal Liverpool.
May 8th, 2019 | 47 mins 50 secs
amateur golf, brandon wu, conrad ray, isaiah salinda, maverick mcnealy, ncaa, pac12 conference, patrick rodgers, stanford, tiger woods, usga, walker cup
Our guests this week are Brandon Wu and Isaiah Salinda from Stanford Men's Golf. These two senior standouts are rounding into form and ready to contend for a National Championship. With Stanford winning the Pac12 team title due in large part to their top 10 finishes, they are poised for make a deep postseason run. We spoke about their chances to make this year's Walker Cup team, life at Stanford, and their close friendship on and off the golf course.
May 1st, 2019 | 37 mins 30 secs
bill harvey, coleman invitational, masters, pebble beach, pine valley, scott harvey, thomas invitational, u.s. mid-am, u.s. open, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is Scott Harvey from Greensboro, NC. Along with his win at the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Saucon Valley, Scott has played in the Masters, U.S. Open, and Walker Cup. He's also picked up victories in some of the most elite amateur tournaments in the world like the Coleman, the Thomas, and the Crump Cup at Pine Valley. But don't let the resume fool you....because Scott can just as easily crack a few beers and crank some tunes on the course and feel right at home at a local charity scramble!
April 24th, 2019 | 59 mins 50 secs
ajga, andrew larkin, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup
Our guest this week is Coach Andrew Larkin, the assistant coach of UCLA Men's Golf. Coach Larkin was on Devon Bling's bag at the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach last summer and his runner-up finish earned him a birth to the 2019 Masters and 2019 U.S. Open. Coach Larkin talks about his experience caddying at the Masters, what lies ahead for the UCLA team as they make a push towards the National Championship, and his own goals as a player.
April 10th, 2019 | 53 mins
ajga, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup
It's MASTERS WEEK! Our guest this week tees it up at the Masters by way of his runner-up finish at the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. Devon Bling, sophmore at UCLA, went on an impressive run in his first U.S. Amateur appearance at Pebble Beach. We spoke about his humble beginnings at his home course, China Lake, in Ridgecrest, California. We discussed college life in LA, the run at the U.S. Amateur, and we also played a game of "BLING OR NO BLING". You don't want to miss that!
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!
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.
September 27th, 2018 | 30 mins 3 secs
amateur golf, golf, matt parziale, pga, podcast, us mid amateur, usga, walker cup
Another U.S. Mid Amateur Champion visits us here at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! This time, it's the 2017 Champ, Matt Parziale. We spoke about his amazing ride in the US Mid Am last year, his Masters appearance, making the cut at the U.S. Open, and some great stories from The Concession Cup. Enjoy the episode!
September 19th, 2018 | 46 mins 22 secs
amateur golf, golf, mike mccoy, pga tour, podcast, tiger woods, usga, walker cup
Our guest this week is Mike McCoy from West Des Moines, Iowa. A lifelong amateur and legend around the amateur golf circuit, Mike has racked up an impressive career. During this episode, Mike shares stories from his 2013 U.S. Mid Amateur win and the invite it brought to the 2014 Masters. He also spoke about his role on the 2015 U.S. Walker Cup team as "Uncle Mike". Great stories from a true gentleman of the game.....recorded live from Pine Valley during the Crump Cup!
July 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
amateur golf, bob murphy, champions tour, college golf, florida golf, masters, usga, walker cup
Such an honor to have Bob Murphy join us this week! Bob won the 1965 US Amateur and the 1966 NCAA Individual National Championship before embarking on a successful professional career where he won multiple times on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. World Cup, Walker Cup, Ryder Cup.....Murph did it all. Tons of great stories in this episode!