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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    Peter Dachisen - PGA Tour Rules Official

    March 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amateur golf, fsga, gasparilla, golf, pga tour, podcast, usga

    Peter Dachisen joins us this week at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. As a PGA Tour Rules Official, Peter spends his time inside the ropes at PGA Tour events officiating the best players in the world. Peter is also an accomplished amateur having won the Gasparilla Invitational FIVE times and holding the tournament single-round record of 62.

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    Ashley Burke - All-American Girl Chasing the Dream to the LPGA

    March 14th, 2018  |  49 mins 4 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, lpga, pgatour, podcast, usf, usga

    Ashley Burke joins us this week to talk about her journey into professional golf and her goals of reaching the LPGA. She participated in three US Women's Amateur Championships and was an All-Conference selection at the University of South Florida. Ashley was also our "international correspondent" when she was down in Chile for the Latin America Amateur Championship. She has some fun stories to share about college golf and life on the Suncoast Tour.

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    Deron Zendt - World Renowned Expert in Chinch Bugs and Manganese

    March 7th, 2018  |  41 mins 6 secs
    amateur golf, florida, golf, lebanon country club, podcast, superintendent, usga

    A fun and informative interview with Deron Zendt. We discuss his start in the game and his career as a superintendent. From starting at Riviera in Los Angeles, hijinks at the Sullivan Invitational at Lebanon CC, to winning the Superintendent National Championship in Orlando, we cover it all....including chinch bugs and manganese.

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    T.J. Shuart - The Life of a Career Amateur

    February 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    amateur golf, college golf, fsga, golf, loyola, podcast, shuart, usga

    This week's guest is TJ Shuart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All that TJ has done is participate in 11 USGA championships and is one of the last men to accomplish the unique feat of qualifying for the US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur, and US Amateur Public Links in the same season. He played collegiately at Loyola University and has some great stories about some matches against current professionals like Ricky Barnes and Ryan Moore. Additionally, he launched his own amateur golf tour here in South Florida and we get into that as well.

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    Duke Butler - Stories from Gainesville and the PGA Tour

    February 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    aggies, amateur golf, butler, college golf, every, gators, golf, podcast, uf, villegas

    Our guest this week is Duke Butler IV from Jacksonville, Florida. Duke grew up in Houston, TX but soon found his way to the University of Florida and played collegiate golf with the likes of Matt Every and Camilo Villegas. He participated in several USGA events and shared some great stories about those experiences. He also has some experience working behind the scenes on some PGA and he has some insight on how these tournaments function and all of the hard work necessary to have them come off flawlessly.

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    Scott Kennedy - The BBQ King of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    February 14th, 2018  |  55 mins 53 secs
    amateur golf, bbq, golf, pinehurst, podcast, smoke, st. andrews, usga

    With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we decided we needed a Canadian as a guest this week. This week's guest is Scott Kennedy, originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Scott played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University before transitioning into the nightclub and restaurant industry. He shared some great stories from his memorable experience playing in the 250th British Amateur at St. Andrews and most recently, his USGA Four-Ball run at Pinehurst. Oh, and he also offered some advice to Sergio Garcia for this year's Champions Dinner at The Masters. Here's a hint: It's not a tofu burger.

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    Ryan Jamison - Asst. Coach, Stanford Men's Golf Team

    February 7th, 2018  |  59 mins 45 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, podcast, stanford, tiger woods, tom watson

    A very insightful interview with Ryan Jamison. Currently, he is the Asst. Coach for the Stanford Men's Golf Team. Before arriving at Stanford, all he did was lead the Nova Southeastern University Men's team to a Division II National Championship in 2015 which awarded him Coach of the Year honors. We talk about his career as a coach and hear some stories about some Stanford Golf alums that I'm sure everyone will love to hear.

    • Ryan Jamison became the Head Coach of the Men's Golf Team at Florida Atlantic University in July 2018
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    Kevin Hammer: A Family Love for the Game

    January 31st, 2018  |  49 mins 21 secs
    ajga, amateur golf, college golf, gators, golf, podcast, st. andrews

    This week's guest is Kevin Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. Kevin became an AJGA Junior All-American and also helped the University of Florida capture two SEC championships and one National Championship.

    We got into several topics ranging from the current state of country clubs, junior golf, and his philosophy on introducing the game to today's youth.

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    Willie Spicer - The Transfusion Connoisseur of North Jersey CC

    January 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amateur golf, baltusrol, college golf, golf, new jersey, podcast, spicer, transfusion

    We caught up this week with Willie Spicer, one of my old college teammates from St. Thomas University. Willie comes from a golfing family and played golf at Seton Hall University. We share some old stories from the team, his upbringing in the game, and playing the "cocktail circuit" at places like Baltusrol. He also tells us how to make the perfect Transfusion.

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    Doug Snoap - An Unlikely Story from the 2012 U.S. Senior Open

    January 17th, 2018  |  50 mins 23 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, doug snoap, fred couples, golf, podcast, tom watson

    Doug Snoap discusses his start in the game growing up in Michigan and all of the fortunate breaks that came his way and eventually led to him playing college golf in Florida. He has racked up numerous achievements in the amateur game, but the highlight came from his unlikely and amazing story from the 2012 U.S. Senior Open.

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    David Pezzino - Men's Golf Coach, University of Connecticut

    January 10th, 2018  |  43 mins 33 secs
    amateur golf, auriemma, college golf, golf, huskies, katie lou samuelson, pezzino, podcast, uconn

    A great conversation with David Pezzino, the head coach of the UCONN Men's Golf Team. From his start as the player-coach at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, he chronicles his coaching career that led him to stints at Florida International, Illinois, and UCONN, where he has coached for over a decade. He shares his thoughts on coaching, junior golf, and the people that have helped his career along the way.

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    Steve Anderson - An All-American Career in Golf

    January 3rd, 2018  |  50 mins 43 secs
    amateur golf, anderson, college golf, golf, nicklaus, ohio state university, palmer, podcast, woods

    Our first episode features Steve Anderson from Hobe Sound, Florida. Steve is a former Ohio State Amateur Champion, All-American from The Ohio State University, and one of the past decade's most dominant amateurs in the state of Florida. Impressive credentials? Yes. But the stories he shared during this episode are even better. Enjoy!

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    The Preview Episode

    December 11th, 2017  |  4 mins 3 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, podcast

    Welcome to the Back of the Range Golf Podcast hosted by Ben Adelberg! Just some quick details on how the podcast came to be and the direction we will take in 2018. In short, it will be a weekly interview-driven podcast focusing on the game of golf. Prominent amateurs, teaching 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.