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.

Episodes

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    Mike McCoy - 2023 United States Walker Cup Captain

    September 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins
    amateur golf, golf podcast, gordon sargent, mike mccoy, st. andrews, stewart hagestad, usga, walker cup

    My guest this week is Mike McCoy, the victorious 2023 United States Walker Cup Captain. In this episode, we spoke about his experience in St. Andrews, how the team came together, and the stressful moments after the first day's play that found the team three points down and staring defeat in the face.

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    Neal Shipley - 2023 U.S. Amateur Finalist

    September 11th, 2023  |  59 mins 56 secs
    best hair in amateur golf, cherry hills, neal shipley, ohio state, u.s. amateur, usga, zyn

    My guest this week is Neal Shipley from The Ohio State University. We spoke about his incredible summer run that concluded with his runner-up finish at the U.S. Amateur. Neal captivated the world of golf at Cherry Hills and will tee it up at the Masters next fall.

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    Kazuma Kobori - 2023 Western Amateur Champion

    August 14th, 2023  |  50 mins 39 secs
    amateur golf, elite amateur golf series, golf new zealand, kazuma kobori, pga tour, u.s. amateur, usga, western golf association

    In the final match of the Western Amateur, Kazuma Kobori defeated Christiaan Maas to capture the Western Amateur title and the Elite Amateur Cup. Kazuma talks about his start in the game in New Zealand and his incredible run this summer playing in all seven of the tournaments that comprise the Elite Amateur Golf Series.

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    Troy Andrew, Executive Director of Pacific Coast Golf Association

    July 29th, 2023  |  30 mins 6 secs
    amateur golf, capilano, elite amateur golf series, golf podcast, pac coast golf, troy andrew, usga, walker cup

    Great conversation with the Executive Director of the Pac Coast Golf Association, Troy Andrew. We spoke about the start of the organization, the history of the championship, and all things golf in the Pacific Northwest!

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    Nick Gabrelcik - 2023 Southern Amateur Champion

    July 27th, 2023  |  48 mins 11 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, elite amateur golf series, footjoy, golf podcast, nick gabrelcik, north florida, pga tour, southern amateur

    In this episode, we recap the Southern Amateur with the Executive Director, Andy Priest, and the new champion Nick Gabrelcik. Nick authored the signature round of the championship, picked up the trophy.....and stepped forward as one of the best young American amateurs and could find his way on to the United States Walker Cup team later this summer.

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    Jake Holbrook - 2023 Trans-Miss Amateur Champion

    July 17th, 2023  |  58 mins 27 secs
    amateur golf, elite amateur golf series, jake holbrook, oklahoma golf, ryan hybl, trans-miss golf association, usga, will zalatoris

    ‚ÄčIn this epsiode, we recap the Trans-Miss Amateur with the Executive Director, Rob Addington, and the new champion Jake Holbrook. Jake captured the win in dramatic fashion by sinking a 60-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Neal Shipley.

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    Nick Dunlap - 2023 North and South Amateur Champion

    July 7th, 2023  |  57 mins 19 secs
    alabama golf, amateur golf, elite amateur golf series, golf podcast, jackson van paris, karl vilips, nick dunlap, north and south amateur, pinehurst

    Nick Dunlap goes back-to-back and captures the North and South Amateur. Before speaking with Nick, I was able to catch up with Matt Nunez, Pinehurst Tournament Director on what goes into hosting a championship at Pinehurst. Special week in North Carolina.....Nick shares what led to his amazing victory and his drive to capture the Elite Amateur Cup this summer.

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    Nick Dunlap - 2023 Northeast Amateur Champion

    June 27th, 2023  |  56 mins 10 secs
    alabama golf, amateur golf, caleb surratt, elite amateur golf series, golf podcast, nick dunlap, northeast amateur, rhode island golf association, wannamoisett

    My guest on this episode is the 2023 Northeast Amateur Champion, Nick Dunlap. We spoke about his come-from-behind win last week at Wannamoisett and what lies ahead as he chases the Elite Amateur Cup and potentially a spot on the United States Walker Cup team.

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    Jackson Van Paris - 2023 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion

    June 20th, 2023  |  53 mins 11 secs
    elite amateur golf series, gordon sargent, jackson van paris, northeast amateur, pinehurst, sunnehanna amateur, vanderbilt

    My guest on this episode is the 2023 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion, Jackson Van Paris. We spoke about his massive win last week, his two years playing at Vanderbilt, and what lies ahead for the rest of the summer!

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    2023 Elite Amateur Golf Series Preview Episode with Andy Priest, Exec. Director of Southern Golf Association

    June 13th, 2023  |  53 mins 21 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, elite amateur golf series, north & south amateur, northeast amateur, pac coast amateur, southern amateur, sunnehanna, the back of the range, trans-miss amateur, usga, western amateur

    My guest on this episode is Andy Priest from the Elite Amateur Golf Series. In this episode, we spoke about the new partnership between the Elite Amateur Golf Series and The Back of the Range and what you can expect from an exciting summer of amateur golf!

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    Ryan Potter - Wake Forest Women's Associate Head Coach

    June 12th, 2023  |  52 mins 38 secs
    college golf, curtis cup, emilia migliaccio, golf podcast, mic potter, ncaa golf, palmer cup, rachel kuehn, ryan potter, wake forest

    My guest on this episode is Ryan Potter from Wake Forest University. He just got back from Scottsdale, AZ after helping lead the Lady Deacons to their first National Championship in program history. We spoke about his start in coaching and what led to the team's success this year. Fantastic conversation with one of the best coaches in the country!

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    Carson Bacha - 2022 Dogwood Invitational Champion

    June 6th, 2023  |  38 mins 27 secs
    amateur golf, auburn, carson bacha, college golf, dogwood invitational, golf podcast

    My guest on this episode is Carson Bacha from Auburn University. We spoke about Carson's win last year at the 2022 Dogwood Invitational and what sparked his massive improvement that allowed him to capture three wins last summer and the individual title at the Tiger Invitational.

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    Pierceson Coody - Korn Ferry Tour Winner Looks Back

    May 29th, 2023  |  53 mins 2 secs
    college golf, korn ferry tour, ncaa golf, pga tour u, pierceson coody, scottie scheffler, texas

    My guest on this episode is Pierceson Coody. Last year, he finished in the top spot in the PGA Tour U rankings while leading his Texas Longhorns to the National Championship. After two wins on the Korn Ferry Tour this year, he's had quite the ride and stopped by The Back of the Range to share some of his experiences as a professional.

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    NCAA Championship Preview with Ryan Frazer, Lance Ringler and Cameron Jourdan

    May 26th, 2023  |  50 mins 1 sec
    agora golf, amateur golf, cameron jourdan, college golf, golf podcast, golfweek, lance ringler, ncaa national championship, ryan frazer

    My guests on this episode are Ryan Frazer from Agora Golf and Golfweek's Cameron Jourdan and Lance Ringler. We break down some of the teams and individuals that performed the best during the regular season, the coaches that will look to lead their teams to the national championship, and perhaps some insight on who might be left standing at the very end.

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    Reid Davenport - Vanderbilt's Senior Leader

    May 23rd, 2023  |  44 mins 40 secs
    amateur golf, college golf, golf, golf podcast, ncaa championship, pga tour u, reid davenport, vanderbilt

    My guest on this episode is Vanderbilt senior, Reid Davenport. We spoke about the culture within the Vanderbilt team, which has been carefully crafted by the players that have come before him....and by head coach Scott Limbaugh and Assistant Coach Gator Todd. We talked about this start in the game, how to make clutch putts, his brother's favorite player, and the key to being a good golf parent.

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    Johnny Keefer - Baylor Men's Golf

    May 22nd, 2023  |  45 mins 57 secs
    amateur golf, baylor, college golf, johnny keefer, lacrosse, mike mcgraw, usga

    My guest on this episode is Johnny Keefer from Baylor Men's Golf. Johnny and I had a good chat, long overdue really considering all that he has accomplished in his collegiate career. Feels like he has been the leader of the Baylor Bears team forever. We spoke about his start in the game, and what led him to Baylor, and what it is like to play for legendary coach, Mike McGraw.