If your play Golf then it is not new for you to hear how many Rock musicians play golf. What maybe new is to know how many Pro Golfers listen to Rock music. The most surprising News to many is learning how many business golfers are rabid Rock music fans. But then that was not a real surprised to me since I am one of them.
For almost ten years I have noticed more and more golfers warming up on the driving range wearing ear buds connected to a music player device. For the longest I thought they were spending their time listening to the latest training tip from one of the millions of golf pros who provide audio lessons.
It was amazing while doing interviews at the Byron Nelson Classic a few years ago to find out that most of the guys wearing the ear buds were listening to Rock Music Tracks as a part of their warm up routine. I won’t mention names since the guys I saw using the devices were not interested in the impression their interest in Rock music my have on their fans and what influence it might have on the juniors who follow their ever move. Lets just say..a few of the guys listening to Rock were commonly know to the crowds as ‘You Da Man’.
Music Moves People
I have always thought music played a huge part in all athletic events. Even back in the days of the Romans..drums pounding a heavy beat were part of the gladiator’s games. That deep bottom base tone hits some nerve in humans that produces the feel good feelings people enjoy.
That ‘feel good’ feeling has carried on into today’s heavy base driven Rock Music. Rock music has made changes over the past 60 years and more and more quality musicians have entered the Rock scene bring with them a clearer and more ‘quality sound driven’ music that produces a calming aura.
Of course, other styles and genre of music works to calm others which is typically stereotyped by the media as being the Classical Music offering a calming effect for most. Oh how time has changed and how the quality of sound has now brought Rock music out of the garages of the world to now being musically engineered marvels.
Music Changes People
I won’t go into all of the changes or reasons Rock music has become more interesting or how the pioneers of Rock are now part of leading the change in people’s thinking of what Rock looks like. Rockers are not just the Tattooed and pierced noses part of society. Rock has a clean edge and it is entering areas of culture it has not been part of previously.
Providing an understanding of Rock to those who do not understand Rock is part of the direction I am taking in my efforts to help Golf through the changes it has to make to survive. Yes, there will always be Golf and people playing Golf, but to encourage the growth of golf more has to be done to highlight the other interest Golfers have.
Rock music has been the interest of millions of people for over 60 years. It just seems natural more needs to be developed to gather golfers who Rock to enjoy both Rock music and Golf.
Since I am a long time Rocker and enjoy the history (or should I say experienced most of it) of Rock Music I am going to work towards gathering the Rocking Golfers together. So, stay tuned..more is developing in this arena.
Until then…Let me know how I can help.