DJ Khaled Lifts Lid On New-found Love Of Golf From 15lb Weight Loss To Screaming ‘Let’s Go Golfing!’
DJ Khaled is best known for his music but he has recently been captivated by a slightly quieter endeavor.
The 10-time Grammy-nominated producer recently took up golf, fell in love with it and has lost 15 lbs. through the sport, according to People.
His Instagram profile now has golf splashed across it with videos of his slick swing and photos of him gracing the greens.
The Grammy winner, who plays off a handicap of 14, has gotten the whole family involved, with his sons Asahd, 6, and Aalam, 3, taking up the sport, and has built a course in the backyard.
It seems golf is constantly on his mind, so much so that he wakes up screaming his new catchphrase, ‘Let’s go golfing!’
DJ Khaled recently took up golf, fell in love with it and has lost 15 lbs. through the sport
The 10-time Grammy nominee wakes up screaming his new catchphrase, ‘Let’s go golfing!’
‘Every day after I wake up and pray, I’m screaming it,’ Khaled told Golf Digest. ‘If the weather’s beautiful, I jump out on my balcony and scream, ‘Let’s go golfing!’
‘My kids are running around the house, ‘Let’s go golfing!’ I’m screaming it on my Instagram, ‘Let’s go golfing!’ I walk outside. I jump in my car, and if I’m at a traffic light, my fans pull the windows down and start screaming, ‘Let’s go golfing!’ If I’m at a concert, they’re screaming, ‘Let’s go golfing!!”
The sport, known for its tradition, rules and stuffiness, is perhaps an odd choice for the hits sensation but Khaled has taken the golf world by storm.
He said that he has plenty of people from around the world hitting up his phone to set up a tee time, including two-time major winner John Daly.
He even revealed that Daly gifted him a novelty headcover of a lion’s head with Rasta-inspired dreadlocks.
‘I have a trillion texts on my phone right now,’ he said. ‘Everybody wants to play, from Miami to Scotland, England to Barbados, Jamaica to the Bahamas, California to Vegas.’
He revealed people from around the world hitting up his phone to set up a tee time
His new passion hasn’t distracted him from his old one either. In fact, it has helped.
Walking the fairways helps clear Khaled’s mind ready to hit the studio with ideas for a new album to follow on from 2022’s God Did, which received five Grammy nods.
‘When I’m done playing golf, and I walk into the studio, I have a clear mind,’ he added.
‘On this new album, a lot of my great ideas came from me sitting on the golf course or me walking the fairway and just thinking. A lot of my great ideas come out when I jump in the car on the way home after a beautiful day of golf, and I’m driving home, and I’m saying ‘Man, I got a dope idea. I’m gonna go lay it down in the studio.”
Khaled took up golfing two years ago as the pandemic lockdown began to ease and he finally took his Miami neighbors up on their offer of a round.
He also hits the course in style and has already amassed an impressive golfing collection of apparel and equipment.
Diddy gifted him a luxury golf cart, while Khaled has also shown off his $22,000 Louis Vuitton golf bag on Instagram.
Khaled has also shown off his $22,000 Louis Vuitton golf bag on Instagram
He also teased a new television show focused on golf with help from Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg. In a series of videos posted on Instagram, Khaled was spotted with Puff playing a round of golf as the Bad Boy boss revealed they’ve already shot the pilot episode.
‘LETS GO GOLFING TV SHOW it’s in works. my team said KHALED it’s biding war for the show,’ Khaled wrote on Instagram.
‘I WIILL TAKE YOU IN THE WORLD OF GOLF FROM MY VIEW AND HOW WE DO, AND THEN ITS GETS EVEN MORE AMZING ON THE SHOW TO SEE WHAT HAPPMS AFTER WE PLAY GOLF!’
He added: ‘BE BE READY ! #LETSGOGOLFING @wethebest FILMS @markwahlberg let’s pick the best network that sees the VISION!’