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E51: Scott Turner, Director - Minor League Golf Tour

Our guest this week is Scott Turner, the owner/operator of the Minor League Golf Tour based out of South Florida. The MLGT has been around since 2004 and through over 1400 tournaments, they've paid out over 8.5 million in prize money. Nearly 80 of their former players had status on the PGA and/or Tour in 2018. When Scott isn't running overseeing the day-to-day operations of the tour, he competes in amateur tournaments all over the state of Florida. Since reclaiming his amateur...


E50: Scott Stallings - Three Time PGA Tour Winner

Our guest this week is Scott Stallings. Before becoming a 3X winner on the PGA Tour, Scott was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a Golden Eagle at Tennessee Tech University. Scott picked up his first win in 2011 at the Greenbriar. He backed up that win in 2012 at the True South and won again in 2014 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Scott has battled health issues, but with the help of a new fitness program, he is in the best shape of his life as he enters his 9th year on...


E49: Bret Saberhagen - 1985 World Series MVP and the American Century Championship

Our guest this week is Bret Saberhagen! The 1985 World Series MVP and two-time Cy Young Award winner stopped by to talk a little baseball as well as some of his exploits from playing the celebrity golf circuit. Specifically, the American Century Championship. Also, he shares his thoughts on why pitchers make good golfers. New Blog Post! The Match: Sometimes Par is Good Enough to Win The Legendary Prank on Harvey! Links American Century Championship Bret Saberhagen - Twitter Subscribe...


E48: Garrett Barber, LSU Freshman Phenom

Our guest this week is Garrett Barber from the LSU Men's golf team. Following his win at the Jones Cup earlier this year, Garrett was granted an exemption into the 2018 RSM Classic, his first PGA Tour event. We spoke about his transition from a small school in Hobe Sound, Florida to joining one of the largest freshman classes in the history of LSU. Garrett also participated in the Junior President's Cup and had some great stories to share about his captains, David Toms and Jack...


E47: Cole Hammer, University of Texas Freshman Phenom

Our guest this week is Cole Hammer, freshman sensation from the University of Texas Men's Golf Team. If you follow amateur golf, you've probably heard of Cole Hammer. As a 15 year-old, he burst on the scene at the 2015 U.S. Open. He hasn't slowed down since. After winning the 2018 US Four Ball with partner Garrett Barber earlier this year, he captured the Western Amateur as well as semifinalist honors at the US Amateur AND Junior Amateur. A tremendous young man out of Texas with a bright...


E46: Dennis Walters, 2018 Bob Jones Award Winner and 2019 World Golf HOF Inductee

Our guest this week is Dennis Walters, star of the Dennis Walters Golf Show! Dennis is one of only eleven honorary lifetime members of The PGA of America. Earlier this year, the USGA awarded Dennis with the Bob Jones Award during the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Next year, Dennis will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Dennis was an exceptional collegiate player, but before he was able to chase down the dream of playing on the PGA Tour, he had a tragic accident that left him...


E45: Ben Cowan-Dewar, Co-Founder of Cabot Links

Our guest at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast this week is Ben Cowan-Dewar. He is the co-founder of Cabot Links in Inverness, Nova Scotia. With both of their courses, the Links and the Cliffs, rated as Top 100 Courses in the World, Ben Cowan-Dewar along with his team have turned a small town that was a relic of the coal-mining industry Canada’s first and only authentic links golf resort. Ben shared his story of how a vision can become a reality. Cabot Links - Official Website Cabot...


E44: Gary DeSerrano, Adams Pro Tour Founder

This week, we welcome Gary DeSerrano to The Back of the Range Golf Podcast. He is the founder of the APT Tour, which is the largest developmental tour in the mid-south region of the United States. In addition to raising thousands of dollars each year for charity, these events provide an avenue for professional golfers to hone their skills while preparing for a life on the PGA Tour. We also welcomed APT Tour graduate and PGA Tour Winner, Brice Garnett during this episode for some insight...


E43: Laura Ianello, Head Coach, Arizona Wildcats Women's Golf

This week, we are thrilled to welcome Coach Laura Ianello from the National Champion, Arizona Wildcats Women's Golf Team. After barely making match play last year as the #8 seed, they ran through Baylor, UCLA, Stanford, and finally Arizona to capture the title. We spoke to Coach Ianello about her start in the game, her career as a player at Arizona, and the exciting ride to her first National Championship as a Coach. Univ. of Arizona Women's Golf on Twitter Univ. of Arizona Women's...


E42: Mark Roberts - The World's Most Famous Streaker

This week, we talk to a true legend from the world of sports. In fact, he is the best in the streaking! Our guest this week is Mark Roberts from Liverpool. He's streaked the Ryder Cup and The Open Championship, as well as Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics. He shared some amazing stories from his exploits at the largest sporting events around the world. Mark Roberts - The Official Website Mark Roberts - Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in...


E41: Jacob Wilner - Men's Golf Coach, University of Nevada

After hanging with a couple U.S. Mid-Amateur Champs the past two weeks, we head back to the college ranks and we welcome Jacob Wilner, Men's Head Coach at the University of Nevada. Jacob played collegiately at Coastal Carolina University before studying underneath Hank Haney at his International Junior Golf Academy. Jacob shares stories from his USGA appearances and time at the University of Nevada! Univ. of Nevada Men's Golf on Twitter Univ. of Nevada Men's Golf on Instagram Subscribe...


E40: Matt Parziale - 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

Another U.S. Mid Amateur Champion visits us here at The Back of the Range Golf Podcast! This time, it's the 2017 Champ, Matt Parziale. We spoke about his amazing ride in the US Mid Am last year, his Masters appearance, making the cut at the U.S. Open, and some great stories from The Concession Cup. Enjoy the episode! Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:...


E39: Mike McCoy - 2013 U.S. Mid Amateur Champion

Our guest this week is Mike McCoy from West Des Moines, Iowa. A lifelong amateur and legend around the amateur golf circuit, Mike has racked up an impressive career. During this episode, Mike shares stories from his 2013 U.S. Mid Amateur win and the invite it brought to the 2014 Masters. He also spoke about his role on the 2015 U.S. Walker Cup team as "Uncle Mike" Great stories from a true gentleman of the game.....recorded live from Pine Valley during the Crump Cup! Links Mike McCoy on...


E38: Michael Kartrude - Chasing the Dream on the Mackenzie Tour

Our guest this week is Michael Kartrude from West Palm Beach, Florida. Michael plays professionally on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and he shared some great stories from his life on the road and also from his time working at The Bear's Club in Jupiter. Links Michael Kartrude - Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram: @thebackoftherangepodcast Email us:...


E37: Alan Bratton - Oklahoma State University, Men's Head Coach

With college golf starting up again, we figured this would be the perfect time to catch up with men's coach Alan Bratton from the defending national champions, Oklahoma State University. We discuss his approach to coaching, his victories as a player AND a coach, and his experience caddying for two U.S. Amateur champions. Links Oklahoma State University Golf - Instagram Oklahoma State University Golf - Website Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and...


E36: Hannah Fleming - Assistant Curator, British Golf Museum

Our guest this week is Hannah Fleming, the assistant curator of The British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, Scotland! Very educational and interesting episode revolving around golf history, interesting artifacts at the museum, and the origination of the Claret Jug. Great episode for anyone interested in golf! Links British Golf Museum - Website British Golf Museum on Twitter Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in Google Play ,...


E35: Sheena Willoughby - Stories from The Dunvegan, The Home of Golf's 19th Hole

Our guest this week is Sheena Willoughby from The Dunvegan Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland. After owning the Dunvegan with her husband Jack for nearly 25 years, Sheena shared some great stories! The Dunvegan is the most famous 19th hole in the world, as well it should be! After all, it is only a 9-iron away from The Old Course. Presidents, major champions, and celebrities have raised a pint in this pub over the years, and Sheena has the stories and the pictures to prove it! Tons of great...


E34: Steve Scott - Stories from the 1996 US Amateur

It's U.S. Amateur week! This week we visit with Steve Scott, the man that stared down Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur Final at Pumpkin Ridge. Arguably, one of the greatest finals in U.S. Amateur history. We discuss Steve's experience playing collegiately at UF, his two Walker Cup appearances, the match against Tiger, and his new projects: The Outpost Club and Silver Club Golfing Society. Links The Outpost Club Silver Club Golfing Society Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe...


E33: The Amazing Story of Patrick Gibbons Handmade's Exotic Leather Golf Goods

One of our more unique episodes this week! Our guest is Patrick Gibbons, owner of Patrick Gibbons Handmade. Patrick specializes in exotic leather golf goods and counts celebrities and PGA Tour stars as some of his exclusive clientele. It's a fascinating story of how an amazing company started and it proves that hard work and a little bit of luck pays off in the end. Links Patrick Gibbons Handmade - Website, Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and...


E32: Sandra Gal - LPGA Tour Winner and Solheim Cup Member

Our guest this week is Sandra Gal. The LPGA Tour winner and two-time Solheim Cup team member called in from a lake in Germany on her vacation before playing the Scottish and British Open. We had some fun with this episode chatting about her life on and off the LPGA Tour! Links Sandra Gal - Offical Website Sandra Gal on Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow us on Instagram:...