Episodes
My guest on this episode is Neal Shipley, the Low Amateur at the 2024 Masters.   This episode is all about the Masters, his experience playing with Tiger, the infamous side glance in Butler Cabin, and was there a note from Tiger?  There wasn't....but if there was....what would it have said?  Hmmm.... Neal Shipley - InstagramThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your...
Published 04/17/24
Published 04/17/24
My guest on this episode is Amanda Sambach from the University of Virginia.  The reigning ACC Champion is making another trip to Augusta this week to compete against the best amateurs in the world at the Augusta National Women's Amateur.Amanda Sambach - University of VirginiaThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the...
Published 04/02/24
Megan Schofill, the 2023 United States Women's Amateur Champion, stops by The Back of the Range on the way to competing in her fourth Augusta National Women's Amateur.Megan Schofill - Auburn Women's GolfMegan Schofill - InstagramThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also...
Published 04/01/24
Looking ahead to the 2024 Linger Longer Invitational, I am joined by the Director of Golf at Lake Oconee, Wesley Forester and the head coach of the Kennesaw State Men's Golf Team, Bryant Odom.  Great discussions leading into one of the biggest collegiate tournaments of the spring season!Kennesaw State Men's Golf - Official WebsiteReynolds Lake Oconee - Official WebsiteThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at...
Published 03/14/24
Charles Fitzsimmons survived a two-hole playoff and emerged as the 2024 Gasparilla Invitational Champion at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida.  Contact Dr. Fitzsimmons at [email protected] Invitational - Official WebsiteThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple...
Published 02/29/24
The HAACKER stopped by The Back of the Range before heading to Puerto Rico for the opening tournament of the season.  And guess what happened....yep, the Dawgs won.  Great conversation with one of the best college golf coaches in the game!Chris Haack - Georgia Men's Golf CoachThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the...
Published 02/19/24
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.Matt Thurmond - Arizona State Men's GolfArizona State Men's Golf on InstagramThe Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The...
Published 02/08/24
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!  The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also...
Published 01/29/24
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 say.....is history.  Great conversation with the man on the bag during Dunlap's historic win on the PGA Tour. The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range...
Published 01/25/24
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...
Published 12/21/23
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. Joe Deraney - Instagram The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on...
Published 12/12/23
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.   Maxwell Ford - University of North Carolina The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range...
Published 12/04/23
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.   Gregory Odom, Jr. - Howard University Why Not Us? - Howard University Documentary on ESPN+ The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary...
Published 11/27/23
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? Sadie Englemann - Stanford Women's Golf The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire...
Published 11/14/23
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 TOUR...now he turns his attention to creating a new mid-amateur championship in the Dominican Republic....the Devil's Elbow Invitational. Devil's Elbow Invitational - Official Website The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial...
Published 11/07/23
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. Christo Lamprecht - Georgia Tech Men's GolfChristo Lamprecht - Instagram The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range...
Published 10/30/23
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. Ludvig Aberg - Instagram The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY!Also...
Published 10/27/23
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.   Stephen Campbell Jr. - Oklahoma Golf The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe...
Published 10/23/23
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. ANNIKA Foundation - Official Website The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in...
Published 10/16/23
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.   Ben James - University of Virginia The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now...
Published 10/02/23
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. Dudley Hart - University of Florida Men's Golf The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE:...
Published 09/25/23
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.   Megha Ganne - Stanford University Women's GolfMegha Ganne - Instagram The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary -...
Published 09/21/23
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. The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial SportsCOUPON CODE: BOTR15 for 15% your entire purchase!Subscribe...
Published 09/18/23
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. Neal Shipley - Ohio State University Men's Golf Elite Amateur Golf Series - Official Website The Story Within - The 2022 U.S. Amateur Documentary - Available Now on YouTube! The Back of the Range Collection at Imperial...
Published 09/11/23