February 1st, 2022 | 27 mins 24 secs
amateur golf, bill jones, golf podcast, jones cup invitational, ocean forest golf club, sea island, usga, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Bill Jones, the co-founder of the Jones Cup Invitational. We spoke about the creation of Ocean Forest Golf Club and it's place in amateur golf and the history of the Walker Cup. Additionally, you'll learn more about the history of the Jones Cup and how it has become the first premiere amateur tournament of the season.
December 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
davis riley, golf podcast, happy gilmore, maridoe, pga tour, phil mickelson, robbie zalzneck, the masters, walker cup, will zalatoris
My guest on the final episode of 2021 is Will Zalatoris. Always fun to have Will on the podcast. This is his 3rd appearance and we spoke about his phenomenal 2021 season highlighted by his runner-up finish at The Masters.
December 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 33 secs
braden thornberry, fedex, korn ferry tour, maridoe, ncaa championship, ole miss golf, pga tour, walker cup, will zalatoris
My guest on this episode is Braden Thornberry. We spoke about Braden's legendary collegiate career at Ole Miss that culminated in him winning the National Championship at Rich Harvest Farms. He was also a member of the juggernaut 2017 Walker Cup Team that included names like Morikawa, Hagestad, McNealy, and Zalatoris. Lots of great stories in this one!
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!
October 20th, 2021 | 54 mins 2 secs
amateur golf, austin greaser, college golf, james piot, michigan state, oakmont, usga, wagr, walker cup
My guest on this episode is James Piot, the 2021 U.S. Amateur Champion. We spoke about his journey from junior golf with Michigan State and his incredible run this past summer that led him all the way to Oakmont and his come from behind victory in the finals against Austin Greaser.
October 8th, 2021 | 46 mins 5 secs
alabama golf, golf, jerry pate, pebble beach, players championship, ryder cup, sec golf, u.s. amateur, usga, walker cup
My guest on this episode really has done it all in the game of golf over the course of his career. U.S. Amateur Champion, U.S. Open Champion, Walker Cupper and Ryder Cupper, and Players Champion. Jerry Pate's career is an incredible story and we spoke about his achievements and also previewed the upcoming SEC Match Play that he will be hosting at Shoal Creek!
September 13th, 2021 | 55 mins 43 secs
alex fitzpatrick, amateur golf, brenda corrie kuehn, curtis cup, emilia migliaccio, golf, rachel kuehn, rose zhang, usga, wake forest, walker cup
My guest on this episode helped Team USA capture the Curtis Cup in Wales. Rachel Kuehn is an All-American at Wake Forest and secured the winning point for the Americans. Actually, so did her Mom in 1998! Tons of incredible stories and laughs in this episode.
July 5th, 2021 | 55 mins 57 secs
college golf, high school golf, nathan smith, president bush, sean knapp, south carolina golf, todd white, u.s. senior open, usga, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Todd White. Todd joined Nathan Smith as one of two mid-ams on the victorious 2013 U.S. Walker Cup team and they also teamed up to win the first U.S. Amateur Four Ball at Olympic Club. Great stories from one of the great amateurs to ever come out of the state of South Carolina.
June 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
amateur golf, college golf, florida gators, gb&i, ian poulter, joe pagdin, ncaa golf, ricky castillo, sheffield, st. andrews, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Joe Pagdin. After a strong freshman season for Florida, he picked up the 2021 SEC Freshman of the Year award and was also a member of the International squad at Palmer Cup and a reserve for the GB&I team at the Walker Cup. We spoke about his start in the game and what drives him to be the best.
May 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
amateur golf, jimmy dunne, pine valley, seminole, serge hogg, stewart hagestad, usga, walker cup
My guest this week is Serge Hogg! Yes, the legend himself returns to The Back of the Range to recap the Walker Cup. Serge is a caddie at Seminole and was on the bag for John Murphy on the GB&I side. Great insight into how the course played for the best amateurs in the world.