Novi (Mich.) junior Garret Buckley shares equal affection for golf and guitar. When Buckley is not with a golf club in hand, find him holding his guitar, intensely analyzing the music of his favorite bands. Buckley said he gravitates toward fast-paced, guitar-driven songs, like these five below, all of which make the cut on his pre-round playlist.
Buckley: It’s fast but upbeat and has a good message about doing the best you can.
Buckley: It’s a good song in general, but it’s got a line about visualizing perfection. It gets me really focused.
Buckley: It’s got a tempo that really helps lock in my swing. I don’t know why, but if I get this song in my head while I’m on the course, it helps straighten everything out.
Buckley: It was one of the first songs I learned to play on my guitar – I’ve been practicing the guitar for at least eight years.
Buckley: It’s just a really victorious-sounding song and gets me pumped. It’s also really fun to play on guitar.