by Gary Farr
The Golf Album was originally pressed and released on a cassette
which explains the “Front Side” and “Back Side” titles. It was designed
to get you to your golf course within 30 minutes (Front Side) and
get you home or where ever you are heading after your round (local
bar, girlfriends house, etc.) again in the 'back side' 30 minutes.
The CD however is continuous play and if it takes you longer to
get to a golf course, this is even better! I wrote and recorded
the music for myself in mind. At the time, I was too easily thrown
off my game by bad shots, which comes from bad swings and needless
to say, a negative attitude. Rhythm and tempo was a key factor (and
still is) in search of the ‘A’ game. The music is rhythmic and repetitive,
like the golf swing should be, relaxing and positive like the mind
and body should be. It’s a bit humorous with some of the titles
and sound effects to keep a smile on your face, after all, laughter
is the quickest healer of negative thought. Hey, it’s just a game!
If you listen with tunnel vision (or tunnel audio), it will help
keep you focused on the game at hand. At the time, I brought my
game down to a 10 handicap, I’m presently a 7.4 index (2004) and
looking to go lower. I have players bring the music on the course
and listen to it between shots. With today’s technology you can
transfer the music to a portable MP3 player and carry it along with
you. I added a bonus track for the CD release, “The 19th Hole”.
Remember, find your own rhythm and tempo and you will enjoy this
beautiful game called golf.
West Stadium course, La Quinta, CA
Island green, 17th signature hole par 3 135 yds.
hit a 9 iron straight at the flag but fat, the ball hit short
on the rocks in front of the green and took a huge bounce
about 25 feet pin high on the green. I had a good sized left-to-right
break. One of my playing partners suggested I should make
the birdie putt after that lucky bounce, so I did!" 4/2/05
members talk about Lee Trevino playing from the back tee and
making a hole-in-one. Everyone went nuts. Trevino was quoted
as saying, "Why are you so surprised, thats what I was