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Funny Golf Songs

I’ve made a lot of albums in my life but none of them compare in popularity to my two golf themed albums.  I moved to Asheville in 2004 and quickly became addicted to golf the day I decided to max out my credit card to join the old Holiday Inn Sunspree golf course.  My first round on the course I shot 94, in five months of playing there every day I shot a 64 there (it was a short par 68).  That shows how much I was practicing and playing (some would say to the neglect of my music, business and relationships).

Anyway, one day we were playing that very course when my friend asked me “why don’t you make a golf album?”.  I wrote down eight song titles during the round, wrote three songs in line at the DMV the next day and had a full album recorded and on it’s way to manufacturing by the end of the week.

Click to buyTriple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play  

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“Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play” forever entered me into the golf world and I haven’t looked back since.  From promoting the album, I joined a golf radio show (speakingofgolf.com) for two years, performed at the Carolina Golf Hall of Fame and at many country clubs around the US, met many of my golf idols and played a ridiculous amount of free golf.  Pretty good for an album I wrote and recorded in five days!

I finally got around to making my follow-up to Triple Bogey a year ago.  I had a lot of golf songs that I hadn’t released and ideas for new ones so I had to get them out into the fairways of life.  This album is more acoustic than the rocking full band ‘Triple Bogey’ but the lyrics are much more dense.

There are some good story songs and of course a few kooky novelty songs as well.

Click to buy Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1

Click here to listen on iTunes amazonBuy Physical CD Here

And now I have new golf songs that need to be released like a golf ball in a fried egg lie, but alas, I’m working on a few other albums at the moment so sadly, it may be a while before they fade hook into the world we love.  Stay tuned and hit ’em straight!

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Funny Golf Songs

I’ve made a lot of albums in my life but none of them compare in popularity to my two golf themed albums.  I moved to Asheville in 2004 and quickly became addicted to golf the day I decided to max out my credit card to join the old Holiday Inn Sunspree golf course.  My first round on the course I shot 94, in five months of daily practice I shot a 64 there.  That shows how much I was practicing and playing (some would say to the neglect of my music, business and relationships).

Anyway, one day we were playing that very course when my friend asked me “why don’t you make a golf album?”.  I said “that’s a great idea”, wrote down eight song titles during the round, wrote three songs in line at the DMV the next day and had a full album recorded and on it’s way to manufacturing by the end of the week.

“Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play” forever entered me into the golf world and I haven’t looked back since.  From promoting the album, I joined a golf radio show (Speaking of Golf speakingofgolf.com), performed at the Carolina Golf Hall of Fame and at many country clubs around the US, met many of my golf idols and played a ridiculous amount of free golf.  Pretty good for an album I wrote and recorded in five days!

Click to buyChris Cates – Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play  

Click here to listen on iTunes

I finally got around to making my follow up to Triple Bogey a year ago.  I had a lot of golf songs that I hadn’t released and ideas for new ones so I had to get them out into the fairways of life.  This album is more acoustic than the rocking full band ‘Triple Bogey’ but the lyrics are much more dense.

There are some good story songs and of course a few kooky novelty songs as well.

fgs-cvr      Chris Cates – Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1

Click here to listen on iTunes

And now I have new golf songs that need to be released like a golf ball in a fried egg lie, but alas, I’m working on a few other albums at the moment so sadly, it may be a while before they fade hook into the world we love.  Stay tuned and hit ’em straight!

3 Putt King (acoustic version)

Here’s the acoustic version of “3 Putt King” which seemed to be the most popular song on my first golf album Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play.   However, this is the acoustic version from my new golf album Funny Golf Songs.  If you’d like to hear it with guitar solos, Chris Singleton’s brilliant bass and Jared Callahan’s rocking drums feel free to dig up the original version too!  Thanks for listening.

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Click to listen or buy

 

Pinehurst and the Golf God

I haven’t posted a new golf song in a while, so why not begin with one about the site where this year’s US Open will be.   This song speculates if there is a golf god he must live in Pinehurst, NC.

And if you encounter him on the back nine on Sunday, don’t bet against him.  Thanks for listening!

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Click to listen or buy

Bukowski & Captain Kangaroo

One of my all time favorite jams (and a favorite of all my bands over the years).  This is an uptempo funky super jam about trying to relieve boredom with the help of Charles Bukowski, Captain Kangaroo and golf.   This song features the full power of my Parakeet Nelson band from this era.  Seth Hendershot, Gary Hartle, John W Tuggle, John Kell, Dwayne Wallace and lots of interesting background (and foreground) sounds.

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Golf Superintendent Song from Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1

Golf Course Superintendents have a hard job.  Not only do they have to keep the grass alive and looking good, they have to face down a board or committee and they have to constantly hear feedback about the slowness or fastness of the greens.   Some years it doesn’t rain once and some it rains every day.

A few years ago I entertained the Carolina Superintendents association and wrote this song for them.  I had my buddy, John Crowe, superintendent extrordinaire in mind when I wrote it.   Since then, I polished it up a bit and recorded it for my new golf album.

This goes out to golf superintendents everywhere.   I appreciate what you do!

 

Click album cover to listen to the whole album.
Click album cover to listen to the whole album.

Now available on iTunes  and  amazon 

Tree Trouble (Pinnacle Pinball) from Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1

The second song from “Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1”.  Inspired by a round of golf I played in Chattanooga where my teammate could not stay out of the woods all day long.  He literally didn’t finish the first five holes because he was playing Pinnacle Pinball.    Needless to say he didn’t contribute much to the money game we were involved in.   I did get this song out of it however, so it was a total loss.

 

 

Click album cover to listen to the whole album.
Click album cover to listen to the whole album.

Now available on iTunes  and  amazon 

 

I’m Stuck On the Bogey Train (golf song of the day)

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.

Listen to the full ‘Golf Album’ and / or buy it here!   

October 16th “A Ship to Fate”

What a beautiful fall day.  I hope I can finagle some sort of free golf round somewhere today, hopefully at the Grove Park Inn.   Today’s song tells a story about refugees leaving their home.   It’s kind of Neil Young-esgue in it’s vague imagery.  I haven’t done a piano song in a while.  Have a great day!

lyrics

 

October 3rd “Move On and Just Go”

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.