The Back of the Range

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.


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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.

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    Maxwell Ford - University of North Carolina

    December 4th, 2023  |  43 mins 13 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, david ford, golf podcast, maxwell ford, ncaa, university of north carolina

    My guest on this episode is Maxwell Ford from the University of North Carolina Men's Golf Team. During my conversation with Maxwell, we spoke about his start in the game, the uniquely competitive environment of junior golf, and some of the differences he has encountered playing for the University of Georgia and now playing for UNC.

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    Gregory Odom Jr. - Howard University

    November 27th, 2023  |  41 mins 16 secs
    college golf, espn, golf podcast, greg odom, hbcu, howard university, steph curry

    My guest on this episode is Gregory Odom, Jr. from Howard University. During our conversation we spoke about Greg's start in the game and also the rebirth of the Howard University golf programs. You'll learn how these programs came back to life, thanks to the help of their Director of Golf, Sam Puryear and a certain NBA future Hall-of-Famer.

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    Sadie Englemann - Stanford's East Cup Individual Champion

    November 14th, 2023  |  42 mins 35 secs
    amateur golf, anne walker, college golf, curtis cup, east lake cup, golf podcast, rose zhang, sadie englemann, stanford, western golf association

    My guest on this episode is Sadie Englemann from Stanford University. The senior from Austin, Texas just picked up the individual title at the 2023 East Lake Cup at Atlanta Athletic Club. Can she help lead Stanford to another National Championship run next spring?

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    Erick Morales - Devil's Elbow Invitational Co-Founder

    November 7th, 2023  |  50 mins 54 secs
    amateur golf, erick morales, golf podcast, mid-amateur golf, pga tour, puerto rico golf association, puntacana

    My guest on this episode is Erick Morales from Puerto Rico. An accomplished mid-amateur that has competed in numerous USGA championships and Puerto Rico Opens on the PGA he turns his attention to creating a new mid-amateur championship in the Dominican Republic....the Devil's Elbow Invitational.

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    Christo Lamprecht - Georgia Tech's Amateur Champion

    October 30th, 2023  |  33 mins 49 secs
    amateur champion, british amateur, christo lamprecht, georgia tech, golf podcast, pga tour u, south africa

    My guest on this episode is Christo Lamprecht. The Georgia Tech star from South Africa captured the Amateur Championship this summer which led him to winning the Silver Medal at the Open Championship. Great conversation with a bright young star that will make a splash in the professional ranks next year.

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    Ludvig Aberg - How to Make a Ryder Cup Team in 100 Days

    October 27th, 2023  |  44 mins 11 secs
    golf podcast, ludvig aberg, luke donald, pga tour, ryder cup, sweden, viktor hovland

    My guest on this episode is Ludvig Aberg. We spoke how his life has changed since turning pro...specifically, being named to the European Ryder Cup team that was victorious in Italy this past fall.

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    Stephen Campbell Jr. - Oklahoma's Big Visor

    October 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins
    college golf, i stack cups, imperial visor, oklahoma, ryan hybl, sooners golf, stephen campbell jr., waffle house

    My guest on this episode is Stephen Campbell, Jr. from the University of Oklahoma. One of the most colorful characters in college golf. We talk visors, Waffle House, and where to find the best Asian food in Norman, Oklahoma.

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    Annika Sorenstam - The Legend

    October 16th, 2023  |  33 mins 12 secs
    annika foundation, annika sorenstam, college golf, golf podcast, haskins award, lpga, lpga tour, ryder cup, solheim cup, university of arizona, usga

    My guest on this episode is the living legend, Annika Sorenstam. We spoke a bit about her start in the game as well as the incredible initiatives of her foundation that helps bring the game to people all over the world.

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    Ben James - University of Virginia

    October 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amateur golf, ben james, caleb surratt, college golf, salads, usga, virginia, walker cup

    My guest on this episode is Ben James from the University of Virginia. Last year, Ben had arguably the best individual performance of the college golf season. Five wins, with one of those in his collegiate golf debut. We spoke about his performance in the U.S. Amateur and his experience as one of the members of the U.S. Walker Cup team that defeated the GB&I squad in St. Andrews.

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    Dudley Hart - Associate Head Coach, Florida Gators

    September 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 18 mins
    amateur golf, dudley hart, fred biondi, gators golf, golf podcast, masters, ncaa golf, pga tour

    My guest on this episode is the Associate Head Coach for the National Champion Florida Gators, Dudley Hart. There is a TON of valuable information in this episode from a two-time PGA Tour winner that is now sharing his wisdom with the new generation of Gators at his alma mater in Gainesville.

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    Megha Ganne - Stanford Women's Golf

    September 21st, 2023  |  47 mins 7 secs
    ajga, amateur golf, augusta national women's amateur, curtis cup, golf podcast, junior golf, megha ganne, ncaa, rachel heck, rose zhang, stanford

    My guest on this episode is Stanford University sophomore, Megha Ganne. ​We spoke about her start in the game, what makes Stanford....Stanford....some teammates of hers that you might have heard of, the best place for ribs in California, and the best place to look for a prom date on short notice. Yes, we covered a lot.....and learned a lot in this episode.