Say the words Hip Hop, Metal, Country music and Golf and you think of the music you like to listen to while you’re playing golf. I love having a small blue tooth speaker when I’m out playing. Imagine for a second that some of the artists making that music love golf too.
All my gangsta rappers are straight Gangsta 24/7, like eat, sleep, breathe that gangsta life. Like if they’re not shooting, they’re rapping. Ain’t no one got time for golf.
All my metal gods are blowing up speakers, drinking Jack Daniels and destroying things. Like if they’re not sacrificing things, they’re singing about their angst ridden worlds. Ain’t no one got time for golf.
All my country icons are farming and chewing tobacco and trying to find their dog who fell out of their pick-up truck while they chased their old girlfriend in the short skirts with the cowboy boots. Ain’t no one got time for golf when their FORD is broken down.
Musicians are artists right? Artists like to create. Musicians love golf because of the inherent ability to create shots, the design of courses and the ability to get out in nature and drink beer. Can’t be cooped up in a tour bus all day long… Everybody longs to be something they’re not. Case in point.
A big thank you Rickie, Bubba, Ben and Huntert…We will never forget. The list of musicians who want to be golfers is long and illustrious. Legendary Geto Boys rapper Scarface proves that where you came from does not determine where you’re going or where your allowed to go. Brad Jordan (as his birth certificate reads) won’t play with people who are drinking beer or clowning around. “I’m serious about golf,” he says.
He loves the fact that you can never beat golf and says “right now golf is kicking my ass.” You think golf and hip hop is a new thing? Remember that one time Nate Dogg had to regulate out on the course? You don’t? Please enjoy the best 4:05 of your day. Horror rock god Alice Cooper has reported that he plays over 200 rounds a year. He has said that “I am one of those people who don’t like peace and quiet when I play." At seventy years old and a nine handicap he can play whatever music he likes on the course. I doubt there’s any ranger telling him to turn it down. If you’re looking for a musical genre that lends itself directly to golf look no further than country.
Growing up in the country, hitting balls on a farm until dusk falls during the summer sounds like something I can get behind, but I’m cool with admitting I hate country music. Most of the following dudes would flat out destroy all of us on a course so I’ll keep the hate to a minimum. The likes of country singers with handicaps below five will astound you…Vince Gill, Colt Ford (used to actually play on the nationwide tour), Kip Moore (played at Valdosta state), Charles Kelley and Jake Owen are all top nationwide touring acts that currently play daily with their road crews. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
Read between the covers…and if you can’t read, listen to the audiobook.
Drop a comment below on what music you listen to when you’re out playing or at the range. Hit us up on twitter at @swingjuice @swingjuice dan @angrygolfhulk or on Instagram at @swingjuice @danpatascher. Keep that swing juice flowing. This blog post rock? You think it’s lit? Check out our selections that pay homage to golf and music.
AngryGolfHulk is currently listening to A Day to Remember, The INTERRUPTERS and wishing he could mount up one more time with the Regulators