The Back of the Range

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

290 episodes of The Back of the Range since the first episode, which aired on December 11th, 2017.

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    Chris Solomon - No Laying Up

    February 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    amateur golf, chris solomon, gasparilla invitational, golf podcast, jordan speith, justin thomas, no laying up, pga tour, soly

    My guest on this episode is Chris Solomon from No Laying Up. Great conversation about the state of professional golf as well as his own game as he prepares to compete in the Gasparilla Invitational later this month.

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    Alexa Pano - The Prodigy Turns Pro

    January 23rd, 2023  |  54 mins 51 secs
    alexa pano, augusta national women's amateur, epson tour, golf, golf podcast, lpga tour, new england patriots, titleist
    My guest on this episode is Alexa Pano.   She was featured in the 2013 Netflix documentary "The Short Game" along with Amari Avery and Sky Sudberry as they competed in the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.  Yes,  that was over 10 years ago.  That's how long the junior and amateur golf landscape has been aware of Alexa Pano.  What has she done since then?  She's played in all three ANWAs.  She played an event on the LPGA of Japan Tour at the age of 11.  Two years later, she made her debut on the LPGA Tour.  She's qualified for U.S. Women's Opens. Junior Ryder  Cups, Junior Solheims Cup, 5X  AJGA All-American......her junior golf resume is in a word...legendary.....

    But now, it's time for Alexa to go to work.  She turned professional right after last year's ANWA and after narrowly missing out on earning her card after a successful year on the Epson Tour.....she got through LPGA Tour Q-Series.....and locked up her card.   Not bad for an 18 year-old that has spent the last decade in the public eye.


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    My guest on this episode is Alexa Pano. She was featured in the 2013 Netflix documentary "The Short Game" along with Amari Avery and Sky Sudberry as they competed in the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. Yes, that was over 10 years ago. That's how long the junior and amateur golf landscape has been aware of Alexa Pano. What has she done since then? She's played in all three ANWAs. She played an event on the LPGA of Japan Tour at the age of 11. Two years later, she made her debut on the LPGA Tour. She's qualified for U.S. Women's Opens. Junior Ryder Cups, Junior Solheims Cup, 5X AJGA All-American......her junior golf resume is in a word...legendary.

    But now, it's time for Alexa to go to work. She turned professional right after last year's ANWA and after narrowly missing out on earning her card after a successful year on the Epson Tour.....she got through LPGA Tour Q-Series.....and locked up her card. Not bad for an 18 year-old that has spent the last decade in the public eye.

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    Rob Couture - Mid-Am Titles from Canada to Texas

    January 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins
    amateur golf, canada mid-amateur, crump cup, golf podcast, maridoe, rob couture, texas golf association

    My guest on this episode is one of the nicest mid-amateurs that you'll ever come across. After playing collegiate golf at East Tennessee State and Eastern Michigan, he transitioned into the mid-amateur life where he has found success in the Texas Golf Association. After picking up a win at the 2011 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship, he made his lone appearance in a PGA Tour event at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open. Fun listen!

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    Derek Hitchner - Pepperdine's All-American

    December 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    amateur golf, college golf, derek hitchner, golf podcast, minnesota golf association, pepperdine, u.s. amateur, walker cup

    My guest on this episode is Derek Hitchner from Pepperdine University. The All-American had a sensational 2022 that included deep runs into the Western and U.S. Amateur Championships. Derek will be looking to continue form as he chases a spot on the 2023 U.S. Walker Cup team.

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    Tug Maude - The King of the Cocktail Circuit

    December 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, coors light, crump cup, merion, mid-amateur golf, pine valley, seminole, tug maude

    My guest on this episode is one of the best mid-ams in the country right now. Tug Maude finished an epic 2022 by competing for the United States at the Bridges Cup in South Korea and the Concession Cup in Spain. He was also a member of the victorious East team at Maridoe.

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    Greg Sands - Texas Tech Men's Golf Coach

    December 12th, 2022  |  46 mins 26 secs
    amateur golf, big 12 conference, college golf, greg sands, ludvig aberg, nathan weant, texas tech

    My guest on this episode is the head coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Greg Sands. Fantastic conversation with a Hall-of-Famer and leader of the one of the best teams in the country. Will we see the Red Raiders capture the championship at Grayhawk next spring?!?

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    Yana Wilson - 2022 U.S. Girls' Junior Champion

    November 30th, 2022  |  45 mins 56 secs
    ajga, amateur golf, annika sorenstam, augusta national women's amateur, college golf, junior golf, rose zhang, usga, yana wilson

    My guest on this episode is the 2022 U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur Champion, Yana Wilson. Lots of fun in this episode but also some nuggets of information and advice that you don't want to miss!

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    Latanna Stone - U.S. Curtis Cup Team

    November 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, curtis cup, florida state golf association, latanna stone, lsu women's golf, merion, usga

    My guest on this episode is Latanna Stone from Louisiana State University. After her runner-up finish at the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur, she represented the United States this summer on the victorious Curtis Cup team. Fantastic conversation with one of the best amateurs in the world.

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    Davis Chatfield - Notre Dame Standout Moves to the Korn Ferry Tour

    November 14th, 2022  |  50 mins 56 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, davis chatfield, korn ferry tour, northeast amateur, notre dame, palmer jackson, pga tour, wannamoisett country club

    My guest on this episode is Davis Chatfield. After firmly etching his name in the Notre Dame record books, Davis has entered the professional ranks and recently secured his 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Card. He is one of just four players who made if through every stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament to secure professional starts next season.

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    Mason Nome - University of Texas National Champion

    November 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    cole hammer, college golf, golf podcast, jordan spieth, mason nome, ncaa golf, pierceson coody, travis vick, university of texas

    My guest on this episode is Mason Nome, member of the 2021 National Champion Texas Longhorns. We spoke about his start in the game and last year's incredible run that led him to Grayhawk along with Cole Hammer, Travis Vick, and the Coodys...and the 4th National Championship in Texas history.

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    Lee McCoy - Georgia Great Returns to Athens

    November 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    amateur golf, chris haack, college golf, georgia, golf podcast, lee mccoy, uga golf, walker cup

    My guest on this episode is Lee McCoy. Lee had an incredible collegiate career at the University of Georgia. He was a two-time First-Team All-American that picked up SEVEN wins for the Bulldogs. He was also selected to the 2015 U.S. Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams. Great conversation with SHERM!

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    Cole Anderson - Florida State's Maine Man

    October 10th, 2022  |  58 mins 48 secs
    amateur golf, brooks koepka, cole anderson, college golf, florida state, korn ferry tour, live and work in maine open, pga tour, pierceson coody

    My guest on this episode is Cole Anderson from the Florida State Seminoles Men's Golf Team. The Camden, ME native enjoyed a breakout summer that found him in the final pairing of his hometown Korn Ferry Tour event alongside former college rival, Pierceson Coody. We spoke about his childhood in Maine, what led him to Florida State, and the proper way to eat lobster while sailing your schooner around Penobscot Bay.

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    Brennan Webb - Tennessee Head Men's Golf Coach

    October 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    brennan webb, bryce lewis, caleb surratt, college golf, knoxville, peyton manning, rocky top, tennessee, vols golf

    My guest on this episode is Brennan Webb, the head men's golf coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. We spoke shortly after their win at the SEC Match Play over Vanderbilt and discussed the program's future and the road that led Coach Webb to Knoxville.

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    Ben Carr - 2022 U.S. Amateur Finalist

    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.

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    Rusty Strawn - 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion

    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.

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    Neal Shipley - Pennsylvania Champ heads to Buckeye Nation

    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.