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The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

Ben Adelberg
196 episodes
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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The Seminole Sessions: Andrew Biggadike

The Seminole Sessions come to close with an incredible conversation with Andrew Biggadike.  The reigning club champion at Seminole shares some insight on the course and also his role as a member of the Walker Cup Rules Committee.  Fascinating stories throughout this entire episode! New Merch IN S…

The Seminole Sessions: John Murphy

The Seminole Sessions continue on with Louisville's John Murphy.  An excellent conversation with one of the rising stars of the Great Britain and Ireland team that will face the U.S. team at the 2021 Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club.   New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for sale HERE. Subscribe to …

The Seminole Sessions: Stewart Hagestad

The Seminole Sessions heads into Walker Cup Week with a conversation with the three-time U.S. Walker Cupper, Stewart Hagestad.  We spoke about his dominant run in the mid-amateur ranks and how he is preparing for the Walker Cup at Seminole.   New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for sale HERE. Subscr…

The Seminole Sessions: Bob Ford

The Seminole Sessions continue with Mr. Bob Ford, the head professional at Seminole Golf Club.  We discussed his storied career as a golf professional and his experience working for the members at Oakmont and Seminole.  Fantastic insight from one of the legends of the game.  New Merch IN STOCK!  …

The Seminole Sessions: Vinny Giles

The Seminole Sessions kick off with a legendary career amateur, Mr. Vinny Giles.  The 1972 U.S. Amateur Champion shared some great stories about his career and his experience participating in four Walker Cups as a player and his victorious captaincy in 1993.  Easily one of the best episodes in the …

David Ford - The #1 Ranked Junior in the Country

My guest on this episode is David Ford, the #1 ranked junior in the country.  We spoke about his start in the game and what's next for him when he plays collegiately at the University of North Carolina next year. New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for sale HERE. Subscribe to The Back of the Range …

Bruce McGill - Walter Hagen from "The Legend of Bagger Vance"

My guest on this episode is Bruce McGill.  One of the most successful character actors of this generation.  He has over 150 credits to his name including Animal House, Lincoln, and The Legend of Bagger Vance.  Bruce shared some stories from being on set at Kiawah Island as he flawless portrayed Wal…

Drew Stoltz - "The Sleeze" from GOLF's SubPar Podcast

My guest on this episode is The Sleeze!  Drew Stoltz, co-host of GOLF's SubPar podcast, stops by to chat about his start in the golf media space and his run at a professional career.  Great conversation with someone that spends most of their days sitting next to Colt Knost. GOLF's SubPar Podc ast…

Michael Thorbjornsen - 2018 U.S. Junior Champ Heads to Stanford

My guest on this episode is the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, Michael Thorbjornsen.  After a stellar junior career, Michael is now part of Stanford's freshmen trio along with Karl Vilips and Jake Beber-Frankel.  Excellent conversation about junior golf and what it takes to succeed in amateur g…

Paul Simson - The Legend

My guest on this episode is the legendary Paul Simson.  He's the only man to hold the British, Canadian, and U.S. Senior Amateur titles at the same time.  The Simson Slam.  We talk about his passion for the game, how he stays competitive year after year, and his incredible amateur career! New Mer…

Angus Flanagan - The Golden Gopher from Woking, England

My guest on this episode is Angus Flanagan from the University of Minnesota.  How does a kid from Woking, England make it to Minnesota and play in TWO PGA Tour events while still an amateur?  You'll find out how during this episode! Angus Flanagan - University of Minnesota Angus Flanagan - Instag…

Travis Vick - University of Texas

My guest on this episode is Travis Vick.   He's part of that juggernaut down in Austin and we spoke about collegiate golf and what led him to choose golf over football and baseball. New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for sale HERE. Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts …

Brett Boner - 2018 U.S. Mid Amateur Finalist

My guest on this episode is Brett Boner, the 2018 U.S. Mid Amateur Runner-Up.  Great stories from his days at Auburn, toiling on the mini-tours as a professional, and the incredible run in 2018 that led him to the championship match in the U.S. Mid Am against Kevin O'Connell.   New Merch IN STOCK…

Ludvig Aberg - 2021 Jones Cup Invitational Champion

My guest on this episode is Ludvig Aberg, the 2021 Jones Cup Invitational Champion. We spoke about his collegiate career at Texas Tech as well as his start in the game in his home county of Sweden! Ludvig Aberg - Texas Tech University Ludvig Aberg - Instagram New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for …

Jonathan Dismuke - University of Houston Men's Golf Coach

My guest on this episode is Jonathan Dismuke, Men's Golf Coach at the University of Houston.  How does a kid that grew up in Calhoun City, MS....on a nine hole golf course....make his way to Auburn as a player., Texas A&M as a national championship winning assistant coach, and then finally to lead …

Graysen Huff - 2020 Patriot All-America Champion

My guest on this episode is Graysen Huff.  The Auburn Tiger captured the 2020 Patriot All-America title and is looking to make a run at a SEC Championship this spring.  We spoke about his journey from Idaho to Auburn and his experience at Auburn.  War Eagle! New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for sal…

John Wade - Jones Cup Invitational Tournament Director

My guest on this very special episode is John Wade, the director of golf at Ocean Forest Golf Club...the site of the Jones Cup Invitational.   How does John get bitten by the golf bug, then find a way to turn it into his profession, and then end up as the tournament director of one of the elite nat…

Andy Pope - The Conqueror of U.S. Open Qualifiers

My guest on this episode is Andy Pope.  He's a full-time member of the Korn Ferry Tour and is looking to make the jump to the PGA Tour in 2021.  Great stories and insight from the former Atlantic-10 conference champion from Xaiver University.  He's qualified for FOUR U.S. Opens.....and in this epis…

Segundo Oliva Pinto - The Argentinian Razorback

My guest on this episode is Segundo Oliva Pinto.  While many might remember him for the misfortune that fell upon him during the 2020 U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes, there is so much more to Segundo.  How does a kid from Cordoba, Argentina make his way to Wilmington, North Carolina and then to Arkans…

Chris Gotterup - 2020 Big Ten Player of the Year

We kick things off in 2021 with Chris Gotterup from Rutgers University.  Chris is the reigning Big 10 Player of the Year and had outstanding finished at the Maridoe and South Beach Amateurs.  He's a Jersey Guy through and through, little rough around the edges, and a perfect opening guest to 2021! …

Cole Hammer - Making Moves in Miami

My guest on the final episode of 2020 is Cole Hammer from the University of Texas.  In this episode, Cole and I talk about a tumultous year of golf and we dive into the last 10 days of his 2020 golf season that were made up of two distinctive events:  The Walker Cup Practice Session at Bay Hill and…

Julian Perico - The Peruvian Razorback

My guest on this episode is Julian Perico from the Arkansas Razorbacks men's golf team.   He led his team as freshman and was the  only Razorback to go 3-0 in match play to lead Arkansas to the SEC Championship.  Fantastic conversation with one of the best amateurs in the country. New Merch IN ST…

William Holcomb V - 2020 Maridoe Amateur Medalist

My guest on this episode is William Holcomb V.  There is nobody quite like William.  After winning medalist at the 2020 Maridoe Amateur, we spoke about his golf, faith....and yes, duck hunting.  This episode is one for the ages! New Merch IN STOCK!  Available for sale HERE. Subscribe to The Bac…

Bob Royak - 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion

My guest on this episode is the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion, Bob Royak.  Another incredible senior amateur out of the state of Georgia that had an EPIC season last year.  Georgia Senior Match Play Champion.  Georgia Senior Amateur Champion.  We chatted about all things senior amateur golf and…

Patrick Christovich - Victorious at the East West Matches

Kicking off the week with my conversation with one of the heroes of the East West Matches. Patrick Christovich secured a vital 1/2 point on the 18th hole of singles to propel the West Team to victory. We spoke all things East West Matches and Maridoe Golf Club on this special episode of The Back of…

Sean Knapp - 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion

My guest on this episode is the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Champion, Sean Knapp.  The Pennsylvania veteran has played in over 50 USGA Championships in his storied amateur career.  He shared some incredible stories about Tiger, Arnie, and even our last guest....Nathan Smith!  One of the best episodes …

Nathan Smith - He's Won Some Things

My guest on this episode is Nathan Smith from Pittsburgh, PA.  He's the youngest U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion in history.  He's also won the most US Mid-Amateurs in history with FOUR.  He's played in three Walker Cups....and his final match as a player in 2013, that final win....was the clincher for t…

Lauren Greenlief - 2015 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champion

My guest on this episode is the 2015 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champion, Lauren Greenlief!  The Virginia native just picked up a win at the inaugural AGA Women's Amateur in South Florida and is targeting a spot on the 2021 Curtis Cup team.  Great chat with one of the best mid-ams in the women's game…

Aman Gupta - Oklahoma State University

My guest on this episode is Aman Gupta from Oklahoma State University.   Aman had a great run at Bandon Dunes, it all started with a 64 in the first round of the stroke play session....which on its own is beyond impressive.  But considering the fact that Aman was the last man in the field, flew out…

John Pak - The Low Amateur at the 2020 U.S. Open

What an incredible U.S. Open!  Had a chance to catch up with the only amateur to make the cut!  John and I talked about his special week and lessons that he will take back to FSU as he prepares to close out his collegiate career.  Always fun catching up with John! New Merch IN STOCK!  Available f…