The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

Weekly interviews from prominent amateurs, coaches, and personalities from the game of golf!

About the show

The Back of the Range Golf Podcast, hosted by Ben Adelberg, is a weekly interview-driven podcast focusing on the game of golf. Prominent amateurs and professionals, coaches, and personalities from the game share their stories each and every week. Sometimes, the best stories in golf aren't found on tour. You'll find them at The Back of the Range.

Episodes

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    Carolina Lopez-Chacarra - Wake Forest's ACC Freshman of the Year

    May 21st, 2022  |  39 mins 31 secs
    amateur golf, carolina chacarra, college golf, eugenio chacarra, ncaa golf, rachel kuehn, sec conference, spain, wake forest

    My guest on this episode is the ACC Freshman of the Year from Wake Forest University, Carolina Lopez-Chacarra. We spoke about her journey from Madrid to the United States and her first year competing in college golf. And of course, we spoke about her competitive relationship with her brother, Eugenio.

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    John Fields - University of Texas Men's Golf Coach

    May 12th, 2022  |  55 mins 46 secs
    ben crenshaw, cole hammer, college golf, john fields, jordan spieth, ncaa golf, parker coody, pierceson coody, texas golf, texas longhorns

    My guest on this episode is the head coach of the University of Texas Men's Golf Team, John Fields. This episode is full of some great stories with some awesome takeaways for juniors and parents. Along with leading the Longhorns to a National Championship in 2012, Coach Fields has nine NCAA Top-Five finishes to his name, 13 finishes in the Top-10, eight Big 12 Championships, 60 tournament wins, and is a two-time National Coach of the Year.

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    Rachel Heck - Stanford's Reigning National Champion

    May 5th, 2022  |  45 mins 7 secs
    air force rotc, curtis cup, ncaa golf, rachel heck, rose zhang, stanford, stifel, usga

    In the final episode of the series of featuring members of the 2021 U.S. Curtis Cup team, Rachel Heck stops by The Back of the Range. We spoke about her journey that led her to Stanford and how she balances a busy collegiate golf career with her schoolwork.

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    Caleb Surratt - 2022 Terra Cotta Invitational Champion

    May 2nd, 2022  |  50 mins 34 secs
    ajga, amateur golf, caleb surratt, callaway next, naples national, nil, terra cotta invitational, usga

    My guest on this episode is Caleb Surratt. He is the first back-to-back winner of the Terra Cotta Invitational presented by workday. We spoke about his phenomenal play over the last year that has produced 6 wins and over 20 top-10 finishes.

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    Luke Kluver - University of Kansas Sophomore Standout

    April 26th, 2022  |  51 mins 36 secs
    amateur golf, golf, kansas jayhawks, korn ferry tour, luke kluver, ncaa golf, usga

    My guest on this episode is Luke Kluver. The Jayhawks are in the midst of a record-breaking season with five tournament wins leading into the postseason. Great conversation with the Nebraska native.

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    Magnolia Memories - Stories from the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur - PART THREE

    April 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    amateur golf, anna davis, augusta national women's amateur, ben adelberg, champion's retreat, college golf, golf podcast, junior golf, the masters, usga

    This is the final part of the Magnolia Memories series featuring stories from the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur. You'll hear stories from both inside and outside the ropes from players, coaches, caddies, and parents. All three parts of this series are available NOW in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    Magnolia Memories - Stories from the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur - PART TWO

    April 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    amateur golf, anna davis, augusta national women's amateur, champion's retreat, golf podcast, the masters, usga

    This is the second part of the Magnolia Memories series featuring stories from the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur. You'll hear stories from both inside and outside the ropes from players, coaches, caddies, and parents. All three parts of this series are available NOW in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    Magnolia Memories - Stories from the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur - PART ONE

    April 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 58 secs
    amateur golf, anna davis, augusta national women's amateur, ben adelberg, champion's retreat, college golf, golf podcast, junior golf, the masters, usga

    This is the first part of the Magnolia Memories series featuring stories from the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur. You'll hear stories from both inside and outside the ropes from players, coaches, caddies, and parents. All three parts of this series are available NOW in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    Carol Semple Thompson - The Queen of Amateur Golf

    April 13th, 2022  |  58 mins 58 secs
    amateur golf, augusta national women's amateur, carol semple thompson, curtis cup, golf podcast, r&a, usga

    My guest on the 250th episode of The Back of the Range is Carol Semple Thompson. One of the greatest amateurs in the history of golf and an absolute treasure. Enjoy!

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    Aaron Jarvis - 2022 Latin America Amateur Champion from the Cayman Islands

    April 6th, 2022  |  37 mins 17 secs
    aaron jarvis, amateur golf, cayman island, college golf, latin america amateur champion, masters, pga tour, ryan moore, unlv
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    Michael Brennan - Wake Forest's Sophomore Sensation

    March 28th, 2022  |  57 mins 30 secs
    alex fitzpatrick, amateur golf, college golf, genesis showcase, michael brennan, ncaa golf, pga tour, riviera, titleist, wake forest

    My guest on this episode is Michael Brennan from Wake Forest University. Coming off of winning the Genesis Showcase and playing his first PGA Tour event at Riviera, Michael is looking to lead Wake Forest to a National Championship this spring at Grayhawk. Tremendous information and stories shared by the standout sophomore(!) from Wake Forest.

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    Frankie Capan - A New Start at Florida Gulf Coast

    March 21st, 2022  |  53 mins 49 secs
    alabama, amateur golf, college golf, florida gulf coast university, frankie capan, kevin mchale, u.s. four ball, usga

    My guest on this episode is Frankie Capan from Florida Gulf Coast University. One of the best amateurs in the world and a former USGA Champion, we had plenty to discuss regarding his collegiate career that had him spending time at Alabama before making the move to Fort Myers, Florida.

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    Matt Sughrue - 2022 Jones Cup Senior Invitational Champion

    March 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    amateur golf, british senior amateur, golf, jones cup, matthew sughrue, sea island, usga, virginia state golf association

    My guest on this episode is Matt Sughrue, who just recently prevailed in a two-hole sudden death playoff against Allen Peake to win the Jones Cup Senior Invitational at Sea Island. This episode dives into about Matt's journey in the game of golf. It's a story about perseverance, positivity, and following your passion in life. There is something for EVERYONE in this episode.

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    Palmer Jackson - 2022 Jones Cup Invitational Champion

    March 14th, 2022  |  49 mins 59 secs
    amateur golf podcast, jimmy dunne, jones cup, notre dame, oakmont, palmer jackson, rsm classic, sea island, usga
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    Fred Perpall - USGA President-Elect

    February 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    amateur golf, amateur golf podcast, dallas, fred perpall, harvard, the beck group, trinity forest, united states golf association, usga

    My very special guest on this episode is the new president-elect of the United States Golf Association, Mr. Fred Perpall. Truly an incredible journey that we covered in this exclusive episode. Special thanks to the USGA for helping make this episode happen!

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    Chip Brooke - 2021 Gasparilla Invitational Champion

    February 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    amateur golf, chip brooke, gasparilla invitational, mid-amateur golf, palma ceia, pirates, tampa, titleist, usga

    My guest on this episode is the reigning Gasparilla Invitational Champion, Chip Brooke. We spoke about his incredible season in 2021 where he picked up another huge win at Birmingham and we previewed this year's Gasparilla and what makes this tournament held at historic Palma Ceia G&CC so special.