A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SEAMUS
Posted on Thursday, December 21 2017 07:35:00 AM in News by Akbar Chisti
Here in Oregon, we have a little bit of time on our hands in the winter, and that is the case for our dear friends at Rock Creek Country Club, the place we learned to love the game in our youth right here just west of Portland. Quite possible the best quality Holiday songs, sang with golf-inspired parody lyrics written by this trio of golf club professionals. Please enjoy the following, and for more story read along below the embedded video.
Film Credit: Liz Mejdrich // ROCK CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
The story from Jeff Kragt, Golf Professional at Rock Creek Country Club:
It started in 2006 when the Ladies Club had the theme “Margaritaville”. Chuck DaSilva, Head Golf Professional, (grew up playing and competing with the accordion) and Jeff Kragt (plays piano, guitar and sings for church services) came up with the idea to perform for them and they asked Chris Myrvold, Golf Professional, if he could sing. Chris (sang in H.S. and College) reluctantly went along and thus born the trio of Chuck, Jeff, and Chris.
Chris and Chuck went on that same year to perform a modified version of “Margaritaville” called “DoubleBogeyVille”. It won a talent show featuring several of the Oregon Chapter PGA pros. With that momentum it seemed obvious for us to make parodies of Christmas Songs and perform them in front of the Rock Creek Senior Men Christmas Party.
The first three songs we ever made together were included in the video [Back Nine Slop (Jingle Bell Rock), Let it Go (Let it snow), & Senior Christmas Party (Silver Bells)]. Jeff left in 2007 to attend PGA school at UNLV and Chris and Chuck continued making and performing Christmas songs every year (20 + and counting). Jeff returned in 2015 and the trio has continued on.
This year Jeff and Chris were unable to attend and decided to video a few favorite songs. The audience loved the performance and Liz Mejdrich in the office did a great job putting the video together with the lyrics and special effects. The facebook video has over 4 thousand views just 4 days later including likes from all around the world (Australia, UK, many parts of the US).