Amazing! We actually won our flight in the Good Times Invitational this weekend at Clayton, Georgia. My friend Will Clay and I played in the tournament and then provided the entertainment last night for the party. We had a great show last night doing almost as much comedy as we did tasty jams. Today, despite the fact I forgot my golf shoes, we grinded it out in an intense head to head match and won on the final hole. Despite the fact that I was playing very sub par to say the least (pardon the pun).
I wish today’s song would have reflected some of our triumph but as my late arrival back to NC dictates, I’m posting the song I had already recorded for today . Maybe I’ll relive it in a future song.
The golf tournament was fun. I played great for about 11 holes making 4 birdies and an eagle in that span but I was mediocre after that. I couldn’t seem to get over the hump. We had a whole lot of fun though and I played a lot of tunes with my friend Will for some folks on Lake Rabun. My golf songs were part of the agenda of the golf themed weekend of course.
Anyway, I dug back into my archives for the music of this one. This is a song Parakeet Nelson never released. This was recorded at Elixir in Athens, Georgia around 2003. Today, I took the music and re-recorded a few parts, re-wrote the lyrics and resurrected it from the dead. Which is one of the things I love about this format, now I can let the world hear John Wayne Tuggle’s slide guitar, Dwayne Wallace’s bass guitar, Dave Brockway’s drums and John Kell’s sax.
I’m playing in a golf tournament starting today in Clayton, Georgia, so I figured it was time to do another golf song. “Texas Wedge” has been brewing for a while. When I play in the dogfight at Quaker Meadows Golf Course, I always witness lots of Texas Wedging both by my teammates and myself. It’s the kind of course where you can do that which is always an adjustment for me since I predominately play “mountain golf”.
For non-golfers, ‘Texas Wedge’ is what you call your putter when you putt from off the green instead of chipping it. I’ve known some masters of the Texas Wedge (and still do). Some folks can putt from thirty yards away and have a good chance of making it. Thanks for listening!
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.