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Dave's Desert Island Discs

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Golf Coach David Stewart


Picture: Golf coach David Stewart practising his swing / Credit: Horton Park Golf School


The Hub's golf coach, family man David Stewart, explains his passion for teaching the game he loves and presents his favourite music. Expecting a younger set of songs? David says musically, he has an old head on young shoulders, inspired by Paul, his ex-DJ father.


Golf is the Key to Life


David Stewart* started playing golf at Horton Park Golf Club at the age of 13 with a starting handicap of 31. 10 years later David's handicap was down to 4, allowing him to turn professional. David has just finished the 3 year PGA degree covering all aspects of golf.


David's main passion since turning professional has been teaching. He loves to see people improve and gain more of an understanding of how their golf swing works.

David has won every board tournament at Horton Park and holds the scoring record for the club championship in his last competitive year. "I have so many good memories playing here and now hope to make more through teaching."


* Adapted from The Horton Park Golf Club website.


Songs in the Key of Life


Picture: Front cover of Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder / Credit: Motown


1. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder, from the classic 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life: Reminds me of when dad was doing his disco. 2. Too Hot - Kool and the Gang, from 1979 album Ladies Night: Loved Kool and the Gang growing up and this is my favorite song of theirs.


3. Wish I Didn't Miss You - Angie Stone, from 2001 album Mahogany Stone: Dad did street discos during Lockdown and this stands out as one which the whole street loved. 4. The Glow of Love - Change, from 1980 album The Glow of Love: Another Lockdown tune. I'm a big fan of Luther Vandross and his early work with Change.


5. Could You be Loved - Bob Marley, from 1980 album Uprising: This reminds me of my Nan. She loves reggae, as does all of the family.


YouTube video: Natalie Cole LIVE - Unforgettable


6. Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead, from 1979 album McFadden and Whitehead: A big family tune whenever we have a party. 7. We Are Family - Sister Sledge, from 1979 album We Are Family: Again, another big family tune whenever we go on holiday.

8. Real Love - Drizabone, from 1991 album Conspiracy: Biggest family tune of them all! I found it some years ago and it's grown in popularity throughout the family since. 9. I Found Lovin' - Fatback Band, from 1983 album With Love: I enjoying practicing my putting to this song as the rhythm helps me keep my tempo. Very strange but it works! 10. Unforgettable - Natalie Cole (Duet with Nat King Cole), from 1991 album Unforgettable: There is a family meaning to this. So got to have it!


Picture: David's present to his parents to celebrate the Pearl Anniversary of their wedding when Natalie Cole's 'Unforgettable' was their first dance song.


Listen to the Podcast


Image: Paul Stewart aka DJ Paul El Presidente / Credit: Paul Stewart


You can listen to The Hub's interview with golf coach David Stewart on the background to his choice of songs and with special guest Paul 'El Presidente' Stewart, David's DJ father and president at Horton Park Golf Club, on his musical heritage and on his Lockdown Street DJ sessions, by clicking on the link below.



Playlist


You can listen to David Stewart's Desert Island Discs playlist, Dave's Discs, by clicking on the link below.





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