Kristi Scott... not just a singer/songwriter/musician, but...
To most people, Kristi is known as a professional golfer. Which, is pretty cool actually, but what she has kept to herself for so long just didn’t seem right anymore. Music has always been a major part of her life. Whether it was dancing, singing, playing the piano, there was always some music going around in her head. The funny thing is that friends and family always knew about her being a dancer, and they also new she took a couple years of piano in elementary school. But they didn’t necessarily think of her as someone who could create her own music. Sure, she would sing at the top of her lungs which she learned very early had to be done when no one was around. But when she did sing she felt an undeniable passion. Piano became amazing when she discovered that she could make up her own songs, and so she did. When no one was home she would go to the piano and just play and sing her heart out all of the songs dancing around in her mind; but as soon as she heard a car door... silence. So the secret lived on. The temptation to just play the piano when family was around would do her in on occasion, and so she would be asked, “what song is that?” And her reply would be, “oh just something I made up.”
Sports were also her passion and during high school she discovered golf... what does this have to do with music? Nothing. But it led her to where she is today. Now an LPGA Teaching Golf Professional who loves to teach others the game... always wondering what if she had just listened to her heart and let the world know that she loves singing, creating songs on the piano and watching them evolve to the music that plays so loudly in her head.
Golf has been such a blessing in that it brought her to her soul mate, to places she never would’ve seen and has given her experiences that are incredible. The experience that stands out most was a tournament that Kristi was fortunate enough to be a part of which people still talk about to this day. The 1996 US Amateur Finals when her boyfriend, Steve Scott (now husband) and Tiger Woods battled it out for 38 holes until Tiger made the winning putt on that 2nd hole of sudden death to beat Steve. Why was that a big deal? Well, Tiger made history that day when he won his 3rd consecutive Amateur title... and how was Kristi a part of that? Well, let’s just say she owes many thanks to Johnny Miller for giving her such great compliments as she proudly carried Steve’s bag- yes, she’s that blonde caddie that he ended up marrying a few years later! The experiences Steve and Kristi had chasing his dream to become a member of the PGA Tour have so much to do with the inspiration of many of her songs.
Golf taught her so much about herself, and with the piano she’s able to fully express what’s been in her soul. And it’s been an incredible journey to see how so many others are able to relate to Kristi’s songs- whether they golf or not. It’s now Kristi’s turn to chase her dreams with the exciting release of her debut album "The New Girl in Town" in February 2007.