Here’s the first song off of my new album “Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1”. “Texas Wedge” is about the virtues of putting away that wedge and putting it from off the green. Thanks for listening and supporting independent music! Now available on iTunes, amazon, cdbaby etc.
The PGA Championship is at East Lake, about a mile south of my house in Atlanta this week. I got to go and follow a few players around yesterday before hitting my little neighborhood course for nine holes before dark. My good buddy and fellow musician, Will Clay and I are defending our title at a golf tournament (The Good Times Invitational) in Rabun county this weekend as well. Hopefully we can repeat!
I figured that that was as good a reason as any to post a golf song today. This is a newer one I wrote last year. Hopefully I’ll have a few golf gods on my side this weekend! Thanks for listening!
As I watch Darren Clark battle it out with Phil and Dustin Johnson for the Open I couldn’t help but think of this song. Luckily all of these guys avoided a big score on the first couple of holes. Nothing is more deflating than making a mess of your first hole. This song captures that and tells a little story of heart break from tee to green.
The Open continues on TV (and in the UK) so I’ll continue posting golf songs this week (rain or shine). The wind is blowing a little more there today, so a lot of folks are taking a ride on the ‘bogie train’. This song makes making bogies seem not so bad as long as you have some jazzy guitar solos. Of course that’s easy to say when there is no money on the line.
The Open Championship started today so I have golf on the brain. I got to watch it for about two minutes before leaving the house on another journey to the debts of Cobb County. This song is a funny song about having the golf bug so bad that work has become irrelevant. Something I’ll admit to being guilty off at one time (and hopefully another one day) in my life. Thanks for listening!
Are you kidding me? This Masters is off the chain so far. I wrote this song thinking about the final montage of a major tournament’s broadcast. Actually, I think the second verse is some of my best word play of all my songs. ANy thing with Chi Chi Rodrigez in it is always good. Thanks for listening!
These nice days have put golf on my mind. I’ve got a tournament next weekend and I’m actually thinking about practicing. I guess the first step is to write a new golf song, that should make me play better. Hopefully today is the day I hit the Grove Park for 18, that would probably help too. In the PGA world, Rocco is winning the frys.com Open. That is also equally important if not more so. He’s the man. Hit ’em straight!
I know, yet another golf song. My lack of playing must be bringing it out of me. Or maybe the awesome PGA action today with Rickie Fowler and Ricky Barnes.
Every golfer has certain swing thoughts that one says to oneself upon addressing the ball. It’s usually something random that some coach, magazine, friend, TV commentator has said to do. And that’s not necessarily bad. In the long run it probably helps because it gives you a routine and focus. When I play, which is seldom these days, my only swing thought is to hit the ball in the center of the clubface. If you do that it doesn’t matter what’s happening in your swing. Put the Golf Digest down and try that one on for size.
My band is playing in Pinehurst tonight at a wedding rehearsal, so I thought it was only appropriate to write a Pinehurst themed golf song. The last few years I’ve had the pleasure of going to Pinehurst a few times a year to perform or to play in golf tournaments. The Carolina Golf Hall of Fame is there as well and I’m hoping my friend Howard Ward, a wonderful writer who has carried the golf voice of Pinehurst will get the nod this year.
“The Golf God and Pinehurst” is about how if there is a golf god, he’s living in Pinehurst.
Welcome to Chris Cates.com. I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.