The Back of the Range

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

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    Lance Ringler - Golfweek's College Golf Insider

    June 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, golf podcast, golfweek, lance ringler, national golf invitational, pga tour

    My guest on this episode is Lance Ringler from Golfweek. The truth is that Lance Ringler has been covering college and amateur golf for nearly a quarter of a century. He coached colllege golf, he still writes, he knows rankings inside and out, he will forget more about college golf than I will ever know. Jack of all trades. That's what I should have used.....College Golf's JAck of all Trades. Oh well, maybe I'll use that for the next episode with Lance. We just scratched the surface in this one....we spoke about PGA Tour U, Rankings, College Golf, the TWO tournaments that he runs....the National Golf Invitational and the Hoosier Amateu

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    Annabelle Pancake - 2024 Sea Island Women's Amateur Champion

    June 6th, 2024  |  35 mins 14 secs
    amateur golf, annabelle pancake, clemson golf, college golf, curtis cup, elite amateur golf series, lpga tour, sea island women's amateur

    My guest on this episode is Annabelle Pancake from Zionsville, Indiana. She is the 2024 Champion of the Sea Island Women's Amateur, the first tournament of the Women's Elite Amateur Golf Series. After setting records at Clemson, she has remained amateur this summer while deciding her next move in the game of golf. Turn Pro? Make a final push to make the U.S. Curtis Cup team? Only time will tell.....

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    Luke Clanton - Florida State Men's Golf

    May 7th, 2024  |  51 mins 40 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, florida state, golf podcast, luke clanton, trey jones

    My guest on this episode is Luke Clanton. The native Floridian just might be the hottest golfer of the spring, picking up three consecutive wins at the Seminole Intercollegiate, the Valspar Collegiate, and at UVA's home tournament....the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial. Luke was one of those mega stars of junior golf that represented the United States at Junior President's Cup. He won the Azalea Am and the North and South....before he entered college. So how did he handle the expectations heading to Tallahassee as a freshman.....well, we got into that. We spoke about the family support that he has received along the way and what he has learned thus far at Florida State.

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    Jacob Modleski - 2024 Jones Cup Invitational Champion

    April 30th, 2024  |  40 mins 8 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf podcast, jacob modleski, jones cup invitational, notre dame golf, pga tour

    My guest on this episode is Jacob Modleski, who is finishing up an impressive freshman season at Notre Dame. He picked up a win this spring at the Johnnie-O Collegiate at Sea Island, but his big breakout was in January at the Jones Cup Invitational. Winning that tournament has opened all kinds of doors for Jacob, and I'm sure that I will be seeing quite a bit of him this summer at some of the biggest tournaments in amateur golf.

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    Carter Pitcairn - The Kid who Caddied The Masters

    April 29th, 2024  |  41 mins 5 secs
    amateur golf, carter pitcairn, neal shipley, the masters, tiger woods

    My guest on this episode is Carter Pitcairn, who had the unique opportunity to caddie for Neal Shipley in the 2024 Masters. We spoke about his experience as a rookie caddie at Augusta National, what made his partnership with Neal so successful, and yes.....we spoke about the final round pairing with Tiger Woods.

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    Neal Shipley - Low Amateur of the 2024 Masters

    April 17th, 2024  |  40 mins 42 secs
    amateur golf, augusta national, masters, neal shipley, ohio state, tiger woods, usga

    My guest on this episode is Neal Shipley, the Low Amateur at the 2024 Masters.

    This episode is all about the Masters, his experience playing with Tiger, the infamous side glance in Butler Cabin, and was there a note from Tiger? There wasn't....but if there was....what would it have said? Hmmm....

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    Amanda Sambach - University of Virginia Women's Golf

    April 2nd, 2024  |  31 mins 28 secs
    acc champion, amanda sambach, amateur golf, augusta national women's amateur, college golf, curtis cup, usga, virginia golf

    ​My guest on this episode is Amanda Sambach from the University of Virginia. The reigning ACC Champion is making another trip to Augusta this week to compete against the best amateurs in the world at the Augusta National Women's Amateur.

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    Megan Schofill - 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Champion

    April 1st, 2024  |  54 mins 5 secs
    amateur golf, auburn, augusta national women's amateur, curtis cup, megan schofill, usga

    Megan Schofill, the 2023 United States Women's Amateur Champion, stops by The Back of the Range on the way to competing in her fourth Augusta National Women's Amateur.

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    Bryant Odom - Kennesaw State Men's Golf Coach

    March 14th, 2024  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amateur golf, bryant odom, chris haack, college golf, georgia, golfstat, great waters, kennesaw state men's golf, reynolds lake oconee, wesley forester

    Looking ahead to the 2024 Linger Longer Invitational, I am joined by the Director of Golf at Lake Oconee, Wesley Forester and the head coach of the Kennesaw State Men's Golf Team, Bryant Odom. Great discussions leading into one of the biggest collegiate tournaments of the spring season!

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    Charles Fitzsimmons - 2024 Gasparilla Invitational Champion

    February 29th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    amateur golf, charles fitzsimmons, gasparilla invitational, golf podcast, mid-amateur golf, usga

    Charles Fitzsimmons survived a two-hole playoff and emerged as the 2024 Gasparilla Invitational Champion at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida.

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    Chris Haack - University of Georgia Men's Golf Coach

    February 19th, 2024  |  1 hr 12 mins
    ajga, amateur golf, chris haack, college golf, georgia bulldogs, junior golf, pga tour

    The HAACKER stopped by The Back of the Range before heading to Puerto Rico for the opening tournament of the season. And guess what happened....yep, the Dawgs won. Great conversation with one of the best college golf coaches in the game!

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    Matt Thurmond - Arizona State Men's Golf Coach

    February 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    amateur golf, arizona state, college golf, david puig, golf podcast, matt thurmond, preston summerhays, sun devils

    Fantastic conversation with the Arizona State Men's Golf Coach, Matt Thurmond. We spoke about the culture that he has created in the desert and how he is utilizing social media to revolutionize the recruiting process.

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    Ben Adelberg - Host of The Back of the Range

    January 29th, 2024  |  48 mins 17 secs
    amateur golf, ben adelberg, golf, golf podcast, stewart hagestad, the back of the range, usga

    After having 330 guests on The Back of the Range since 2018, I thought I'd see what it felt like to be interviewed at The Back of the Range. Special thanks to Stewart Hagestad for jumping in the chair to host this episode!

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    Hunter Hamrick - On the Bag for Nick Dunlap

    January 25th, 2024  |  40 mins 22 secs
    alabama, amateur golf, american express, golf podcast, masters, nick dunlap, pga tour, pgatouru, usga

    My guest on this episode is Hunter Hamrick, former assistant coach for Alabama Men's Golf. When Nick Dunlap received his sponsor exemption in the 2024 American Express, he made the call the Hunter to see if he wanted to caddy for him in Palm Springs. The rest, as they history. Great conversation with the man on the bag during Dunlap's historic win on the PGA Tour.

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    Tyson Shelley - 2023 Pacific Coast Amateur Champion

    December 21st, 2023  |  36 mins 53 secs
    amateur golf, byu golf, capilano, college golf, golf podcast, ncaa, pacific coast amateur, tyson shelley, utah golf

    My guest on this episode is Tyson Shelley from Salt Lake City, Utah. Tyson plays his college golf at BYU and had himself one of the breakout summers of the year. After capturing the title at the Pacific Coast Amateur.....he Monday qualified into his hometown Korn Ferry Tour event in Utah and would eventually tie for 12th place....which got him another KFT start the following week in Omaha, NE. Not a bad way to spend the summer......capturing a win in an Elite Amateur Golf Series tournament and then hanging with the pros for a couple weeks.

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    Joe Deraney - 2023 Devil's Elbow Invitational Champion

    December 12th, 2023  |  47 mins 18 secs
    amateur golf, golf podcast, joe deraney, mid-am golf, mississippi golf, us mid am

    My guest on this episode is Joe Deraney from Belden, MS. Joe wrapped up a successful 2023 by winning the Devil's Elbow Invitational in the Dominican Republic last month which earned him a spot in next year's 2024 Corales Championship on the PGA Tour. We spoke about how he sets goals as one of the best mid-ams in the country and how he prepared to compete each year at Pine Valley and Seminole.