Sax Man’s Golf Calling

Written by Ben Simons. Posted in Music, Sport

Sax Man’s Golf Calling

Published on November 01, 2006 with No Comments

Kenny G number 1 golfing musicianWhen it comes to musicians who are rated the best golfers around, it seems that Songbird man Kenny G is number one.

According to Golf Digest, the Hebrew sax star born Kenneth Gorelick tops a list of 100 musicians and beats such names as Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper and Justin Timberlake.

Golf Digest gives the 50-year-old a plus-0.6 Handicap.

In an interview with the man who has a Guinness World Record for holding the longest sustained note on a sax at 45 minutes and 47 seconds, Kenny G reveals his golfing insights on playing with golf legends:

He has spent time with greats like Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus and asked them what their bodies feel like at specific moments in their swings. “I’d try to force improvement with hours on the practice tee or launch monitors,” he says. “My teachers warned me that I could get too mechanical, but I’d say, ‘I’m a different guy. I’m going to learn it differently than anybody else.’ But I got myself pretty tangled up in technique.”

A modest Kenny G is rather pleased with how well he has done and does not want to rest on his laurels.

“Even my good rounds have been a series of good swings more than a series of good shots. I’ve never really played golf. With the sax, I learned technique well enough so that it feels like part of my body, and I just express myself. That’s where I want to get in golf.”


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