March 29, 2021 at 12:58 am #16352bandongolfParticipant
True story, shot my best round this weekend in years. A solid tee to green 76. But yet (a random playing partner) who joined us at the turn. Kept on saying “man you are so steep”. I finally looked at the bloke and said “I’m not a pro.. and wtf does it matter ?”. So he started rattling off this internet lingo mumbo jumbo. Funny enough he was duffing it all over the lot. I finally told him that his advice must not be working as he easily was the worst player in our foursome. He was livid, and drove off in his cart after the 14th hole. Just an internet golfer I guess
So I give it to you… does it really matter. I say phuckibg egg noMarch 29, 2021 at 11:18 am #16356xrmanParticipant
If you are hitting 76 with your swing method, why would you need to change/ follow advice of a random ( rude ) golfer?
I occasionally get told my alignment of my tee shots is wrong when I push a drive right. I follow Steve Johnson’s Eureka method for my drives ( feet open to target line, shoulders down the target line/ club face on this line, swing out right with a strong grip. Usually it means I didn’t flap my wrists and held the club face open. when I push it out right. Mostly once I correct it I hit the tee shots on the fairway and the advice stops.March 29, 2021 at 3:02 pm #16358xrmanParticipant
The consensus seems to be that golfers should never give unsolicited advice to others, either on the range or during a game.
I need to consult the rule book about coaching another player during a game. I am not sure it is covered. Over the last few weeks I have been playing with my mate who is new to golf. Generally I have been teaching him golf etiquette and course management while getting 3 match cards filled for his handicap assessment. While we have been playing alone it wasn’t a problem. Yesterday we played a social 9 holes with two strangers. At the outset when we did the introductions, we explained the situation that my mate was a learner and would be receptive to any tips. The other players were cool with the coaching I gave my mate and even added information to assist him.
My point is that there are some situations when giving advice is acceptable. What do you do if a player asks in frustration for help? Do you ignore his plea, or maybe tell him that the matter can be discussed after the game if he would like? Other options? ( tell him to get lessons)March 29, 2021 at 5:02 pm #16359DavidMParticipant
10.2A AdviceMarch 29, 2021 at 8:47 pm #16361WeetbixParticipant
I’m sure there is too steep but I doubt a casual golfer could tell just from looking in full speed
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