Macklemore started a golf apparel brand so he could be the “prettiest guy on the course”.
The rapper “Thrift Shop” is an avid fan of the sport and decided to create the Bogey Boys clothing as he has had an “affinity” for golf equipment for a long time.
Macklemore told GQ Hype, “I’ve always been inspired by golf clothing.
“When I lived in Brooklyn, I used to go to thrift stores and buy old golf outfits. I put on those plaid pants and tartan jackets and then I started calling myself Professor Macklemore a few years ago I was like, ‘You, where are all these’ seizures ‘?’
“I grew up writing graffiti and the idea of a crew has always appealed to me. Me and my friends started playing golf and we were the bogey boys, that was our squad. We’re allowed to go out, run around for four to five Hours and enjoy each other’s company.
“I thought if I did that I might as well be the prettiest guy on the course!”
Macklemore stated that he is passionate about golf because the sport challenges him “both mentally and spiritually”.
The 37-year-old star said, “I wake up today and the first thing I think is that I have to go out and correct it. There is something incredibly addicting and beautiful and challenging about golf, both mentally and spiritually.”
Macklemore admits that by working with the bogey boys he wants to tackle the lack of diversity in the sport.
He said, “It’s such a privilege game. It’s really expensive to play golf, own clubs, keep losing golf balls, pay for laps, get lessons.
“And we really need to figure out how to diversify the game so that anyone who wants can go out and play a round. I want to make sure we work on issues of social justice and equality in sport.” we are growing.”
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