September 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
amateur golf, ben carr, gata, georgia southern, golf podcast, u.s. amateur, usga
As many of you know, Ben made an incredible run at the U.S. Amateur this summer, before falling short in the final against Sam Bennett. But I said the same thing to Ben that I said to Ollie Osborne and Austin Greaser, when they lost in their U.S. Amateur finals. If ever this is a time to be OK with getting second place, this is the time. Ben will play in next year's Masters Tournament and U.S. Open...but not before he completes one final season with his teammates at Georgia Southern.
September 26th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
georgia state golf association, golf, golf podcast, rusty strawn, senior amateur, strawn insurance, usga
My guest on this episode is Rusty Strawn, the 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion. Rusty has been on an incredible run this past summer playing non-stop and racking up impressive finishes, with the win at the U.S. Senior Amateur being the highlight. We spoke about his start, what has led to his longevity, and how he prioritized family over golf early....which has led to a greater appreciation of what he is able to do in life and on the golf course.
September 22nd, 2022 | 49 mins 10 secs
amateur golf, college golf, golf, neal shipley, ohio state university
Neal captured the West Penn Open and the Penn State Am titles this summer and we spoke a lot about his start in the game and also the transfer process that led him to the Buckeyes. I know that the transfer portal is a hot topic in collegiate athletics.....so thought that Neal would be the perfect person to break it all down for everyone here at The Back of the Range.
September 14th, 2022 | 59 mins 32 secs
amateur golf, college golf, james piot, liv golf, michgan state, u.s. amateur, usga
My guest on this episode is James Piot. After capturing the 2021 U.S. Amateur at Oakmont, James returned to Michigan State for one final season of collegiate. After his Masters and U.S. Open appearances, he started his professional career by starting the upstart LIV GOLF tour. We spoke candidly about the decision to join LIV and his experiences in his first months as a professional golfer.
September 5th, 2022 | 51 mins 35 secs
amateur golf, college golf, curtis cup, florida state golf association, latanna stone, lsu women's golf, merion, usga
My guests on this episode served as The Ridgewood Country Club's Championship Co-Chairs for the 122nd U.S. Amateur. Kevin Shea and Mike Policano led a team of incredible people at Ridgewood that made the week of the U.S. Amateur so enjoyable for everyone on property. Some fun stories from behind-the-scenes at Ridgewood!
August 29th, 2022 | 57 mins 33 secs
amateur golf, college golf, maxwell moldovan, ohio state university, usga
My guest on this episode is Maxwell Moldovan from The Ohio State University Men's Golf Team. Coming off an All-American season and a U.S. Open appearance this summer at The Country Club, it could be another magical year for Max as he eyes a National Championship run for the Buckeyes.
August 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
amateur golf, college golf, dylan meyer, golf, illinois, pga tour, western amateur, western golf association
My guest on this episode is the 2016 Western Amateur Champion, Dylan Meyer. The former All-American from the University of Illinois spoke about his journey as a professional, but we also looked back on his stellar amateur and collegiate career and what brought him success at Knollwood in 2016. Fantastic conversation with one of the best amateurs to ever come out of the University of Illinois.
July 27th, 2022 | 43 mins 36 secs
bones mckay, caddying, drew cohen, img, michael thorbjornsen, pga tour, stanford, usga, wellesley, western amateur
My guest on this episode is Drew Cohen, the man on the bag for one of the best amateurs in the world....Michael Thorbjornsen.
July 21st, 2022 | 48 mins 5 secs
amateur golf, chattanooga choo choo invitational, college golf, elite amateur series, golf, tennessee golf, tyler johnson
My guest on this episode is the defending Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational Champion, Tyler Johnson. When the tournament is held at Council Fire Golf Club next week, you won't find anyone that has had more success there than Tyler. Last summer, he won the Tennessee State Amateur AND the Choo Choo on that course and set some records along the way.
July 18th, 2022 | 53 mins 48 secs
amateur golf, college golf, golda borst, golf, jensen castle, kentucky, marissa wenzler, u.s. women's amateur, usga, wildcats, women's western amateur
My guest on this episode is the defending Women's Western Amateur Champion, Marissa Wenzler. We spoke about her run at Park Ridge last year and her incredible performance at the U.S. Women's Amateur at Westchester where she advanced to match play through a playoff and eventually defeated the #1 seed, Rachel Kuehn. Great chat with one of the bright stars from the University of Kentucky's women's golf team.
July 6th, 2022 | 44 mins 57 secs
amateur golf, brenda corrie kuehn, curtis cup, emilia migliaccio, golf, merion, rose zhang, sarah lebrun ingram, usga
My guest on this episode is Sarah Lebrun Ingram, the victorious captain of the U.S. Curtis Cup team. We spoke about her start in the game, her success as a career amateur, and what it was like leading players like Rose Zhang and Emilia Migliaccio to victory in Wales and also at Merion in convincing fashion.
June 27th, 2022 | 50 mins 55 secs
amateur golf, college golf, dylan menante, elite amateur series, footjoy, north carolina golf, northeast amateur, palmer cup, titleist, wannamoisett
My guest on this episode is Dylan Menante. We caught up the day after his dominant and record-breaking performance at Wannamoisett Country Club as he defending his title at the Northeast Amateur. Dylan shot 62-64-64-67 and won by NINE shots. We chatted about his start in the game in California, the national championship run at Pepperdine, and what lies ahead for him at North Carolina.
June 16th, 2022 | 42 mins 33 secs
amateur golf, david leadbetter, fsga, global golf post, jim nugent, junior golf, misha golod, ukraine golf federation, western golf association
My guest on this episode is Misha Golod. The four-time Ukrainian Junior Champion is now training full-time at the Leadbetter Academy in Orlando, Florida after his story was told by Golf Digest in March 2022. David Leadbetter and Jim Nugent from Global Golf Post spearheaded the effort to change Misha's life and he is making the most of this opportunity. Fantastic young man that everyone can root for as he starts his journey here in the United States.
June 7th, 2022 | 46 mins 32 secs
amateur golf, bobby jones, dogwood invitational, druid hills, golf, gus barchers
My guest on this episode is Gus Barchers, the director of golf at Druid Hills Golf Club which is the host of The Dogwood Invitational. We spoke about Gus' start in the game as well as the history of The Dogwood Invitational. Perfect episode to provide you with some insight into the Dogwood!
June 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
amateur golf, cole hammer, college golf, grayhawk, jean-paul hebert, ncaa golf, pierceson coody, texas longhorns
My guest on this final episode of the 2021-2022 college golf season is the assistant coach for the National Champion Texas Longhorns, Jean-Paul Hebert. We spoke about his start in the game, especially when the guest's father and uncle are major champions. JP had an incredible upbringing in the game surrounded by some of the greatest legends of Texas golf. Demaret, Burke, Harmon.....imagine having those guys as the elders of your club! Well, that's what it was like for Jean-Paul. We chatted a bit about his experience playing at Texas in the 90s and then we transitioned into a discussion surrounding the team that won the National Championship this year at Grayhawk.
May 31st, 2022 | 39 mins 4 secs
amateur golf, big south conference, college golf, gardner-webb, grayhawk, ncaa golf, zack byers
My guest on this episode is Zack Byers. He is the first golfer in the history of Gardner-Webb University to make it to the National Championship. Phenomenal story and achievement by this year's Big South Conference Champion!