January 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
cbs sports, curtis cup, dottie pepper, golf podcast, letters to a future champion, mr. pulver, ryder cup, the masters, usga
We kick off 2022 with a visit from one of my favorite guests, Dottie Pepper! Dottie shares some stories from her new book, Letters to a Future Champion: My Time with Mr. Pulver. We also spoke about the year of 2021 which included the U.S. team recapturing the Ryder Cup, Phil winning the PGA Championship, and some interesting thoughts on the LPGA!
December 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
amateur golf, david shefter, golf, golf podcast, michelle wie, u.s. open, usga, walker cup
My guest on this episode is David Shefter. Over 20 years experience as a staff writer for the United States Golf Association....think he's seen a few things? From the frenzy created by Michelle Wie playing in the U.S. Amateur Public Links to Chambers Bay and everywhere in between.....Shefty has been there for it all and has the incredible stories to prove it! All-time episode!
December 8th, 2021 | 32 mins 23 secs
amateur golf, elite amateur golf series, north and south amateur, northeast amateur, pacific coast amateur, southern golf association, sunnehanna amateur, trans-miss amateur, usga, western golf association
My guest on this episode is Andy Priest, the executive director of the Southern Golf Association. We spoke about the newly announced Elite Amateur Golf Series. The seven championships that make up the series have a distinguished history hosting the top talent and competitive play in amateur golf. These championships are the Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, North & South Amateur, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Southern Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur and Western Amateur.
December 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
amateur golf, east west matches, golf podcast, jason gore, kevin marsh, maridoe golf club, ncaa, pepperdine, the masters, tiger woods, u.s. mid amateur, usga
My guest on this episode is the 2005 United States Mid-Am Champion, Kevin Marsh. Phenomenal stories from his days as a pro and his 20 years as a reinstated amateur. Ohhh, and possibly the best Tiger Woods story ever shared at The Back of the Range.
December 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
british senior amateur, gene elliott, global golf post, iowa golf association, mike mccoy, r&a, seminole golf club, u.s. senior amateur, usga
My guest on this episode is the 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur and British Senior Amateur Champion, Gene Elliott. That's right, the 2012 inductee into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame captured both championships in 2021 adding his name to a list that includes Hogan, Jones, and Woods as men that were able to capture a USGA and R&A title in the same year. Gene shared some absolutely incredible stories about 2021 that are a must-listen!
November 29th, 2021 | 52 mins 4 secs
amateur golf, crump cup, devil's elbow, jeronimo esteve, mid-amateur, pga tour, puntacana, usga
My guest on this episode makes his return to The Back of the Range after winning the inaugural Devil's Elbow Invitational at Punta Cana. Jeronimo Esteve had a fantastic 2021 season that included earning medalist honors at Pine Valley's Crump Cup. But by winning the Devil's Elbow, he earned an exemption into the 2022 PGA TOUR Corales Championship.
November 24th, 2021 | 45 mins 53 secs
amateur golf, college golf, jackson suber, ole miss, pga tour u, usga
My guest on this episode is Jackson Suber. He is currently in his senior season at Ole Miss where the team just finished up their strongest fall season in years. They pulled off the clean sweep at the White Sands Collegiate in the Bahamas. Team title for the Rebels and individual title for Jackson. We spoke about his experience at Ole Miss, what led him there, and we also discussed the PGA TOUR U ranking system, where he is currently ranked 8th.....and how he plans to take advantage of that opportunity when he someday makes the jump into professional golf.
November 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
andrew kozan, auburn, druh belts, golf podcast, korn ferry tour, pga tour, titleist, us open, usga
My guest on this episode is Andrew Kozan. The Auburn alum ended his amateur career at the U.S. Open this year at Torrey Pines and then successfully secured his Korn Ferry Tour card for 2022. We spoke about his start in the game in South Florida, making his PGA Tour debut at the age of 16, and how he handled the pressure of Q School.
November 17th, 2021 | 53 mins 15 secs
amateur golf, carey cup, gio valiante, golf, golf podcast, ian schaad, ina kim-schaad, megan stasi, megha ganne, met golf association, usga
My guest on this episode is the 2019 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champion, Ina Kim-Schaad. We covered many topics, including her new role as a Mental Skills Instructor at Fearless Golf under Dr. Gio Valiante. Incredible stories and insight that EVERYONE will enjoy!
November 16th, 2021 | 42 mins 52 secs
allisen corpuz, amateur golf, college golf, curtis cup, golf, usc women's golf, usga
My guest on this episode is Allisen Corpuz from the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team. We spoke about her solid collegiate career and how she is preparing for the final stage of LPGA Q-Series later this year.