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Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by EnglishGolfer, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. EnglishGolfer

    EnglishGolfer Talks a good game

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    There is a chap that I work with who has been for 12 years and always will be off 28 handicap as he's the most uncoordinated person on Earth. However, he insists on giving me swing advice even though I know for a fact I will shoot between 20 & 30 shots less than him over 18 holes. At first I just humoured him, even pretended I might try some of his suggestions out but now I'm getting a bit fed up of it. He subcribes to an online swing clinic so thinks he knows everything and I know nothing.

    Any suggestions on how to get him off my case? (Remember we don't carry guns over here ;-)
     
  2. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Become a crmiinal...then you can! :emot-ange

    Remember, those that cannot do, teach.

    My high school football coach never played the game ever in his life, yet he has had several state winning teams....
     
  3. gwlee7

    gwlee7 Ho's from Rocky Mount, NC Supporting Member

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    Offer to play him in a match for the right to continue to give you advice. He wins, he can keep it up. He loses, he can shut up.
     
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    Skiddlydiddly Well-Known Member

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    Maybe start calling him 'Coach'? Might get the hint.

    Or pretend to follow his advice, and hurt yourself doing so. Take some time off from work. Play lots of golf.
     
  5. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Next time he gives you grip advice throw the club at him during your swing and claim it was because of his advice...
     
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    FATC1TY Taylormade Ho' Magnet

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    Ask Auguster, he can play without being bothered by anything. Is there money on the game when you guys play? If not, then his advice is worth ignoring. :)
     
  7. EnglishGolfer

    EnglishGolfer Talks a good game

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    Now this is more like it as he's a director at the firm I work for :thumbs up:
     
  8. 295yards

    295yards Well-Known Member

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    :biglol: :biglol: :biglol::biglol: :biglol: :biglol:
     
  9. 295yards

    295yards Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, he probably means real well, and he is only expressing his obsession for the game.

    If you could somehow go about it without getting into a whole "lay off it I'm better than you attitude" everyone would benefit from it.

    I personally think a good way to deal with this type of analytical thinker is to express any swing advice during a round is bad for any golfer ( which is actually true and he'll see the logic ). Tell him you'll sit down after the round and talk "swing" while enjoying a cold one.
     
  10. EnglishGolfer

    EnglishGolfer Talks a good game

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    I'm not sure he even does mean well, he is the sort of person who always likes to be seen to give a confident answer to any question whether he knows the real answer or not (also known as a smug git).

    So far I've avoided the "I'm better than you" conversation.

    The thing is, he has never played with me. He has only seen me as we pass on the course and he saw a couple of swing vids I did, so he keeps advising me whilst at work!

    EDIT: He gets a daily email from golfswingsecrets.com with a new "tip". Think about it, a new swing thought every single day!!!
     
  11. Stanters

    Stanters Trinket King

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    You could try telling him that you play better when your mind is clear and free from too many technical points and you prefer to just go out and swing naturally...could be a tactful way of going about it.

    If he keeps going on you might need to just be blunt about it.
     
  12. MyBluC4

    MyBluC4 Well-Known Member

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    Simply tell him while you appreciate his advise, it is distracting. Tell him you play with a certain philosophy handed down by the golf sages:
    "Hit the ball, Find the ball, Hit the ball again" and that this quite suffices for your game.
     
  13. wirehair

    wirehair Life's too short to drink cheap wine.

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    Whatever you tell him, don't be so politically correct that he doesn't get your message. If you want him to STFU, then tell him to STFU!
     
  14. EnglishGolfer

    EnglishGolfer Talks a good game

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    He started the other day with more pearls of wisdom so I said I will only take him seriously when I see him doing them on the course. I said it in such a way that it could be conveyed as slightly humourous but mainly serious. Result!
     
  15. 295yards

    295yards Well-Known Member

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    Chalk one up!
     
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    buykrux Well-Known Member

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    just tell him that when you want to shoot 108 than youll ask him for advice lol
    that will shut him up
    i have a friend like that kind of, i have yet to see him break 85 in the last 2 years
    he is always asking why he slices his driver, why he chunks his chips and why he cant putt a beach ball into the ocean but each time me and my dad (im a 5, playing since i was little im now 20, and my dads a 2 playing for 30 years) give him advice, he says we are wrong
    i still say to tell him if you wanted to shoot the temperature in nevada youd ask him for advice then lol
     
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    SplooGe Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I was gonna ask for his email and send him the link to this thread.
     
  18. 295yards

    295yards Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you are wrong!

    Just because you and your Dad can shoot a decent secore does not mean either of you are qualified to give advice to someone
     
  19. sssmokin

    sssmokin Retired and loving it Supporting Member

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    Tell him you use the KISS method (keep it simple, stupid) so that you don't have all those distracting swing thoughts going through your head when you try to play.
     
  20. buykrux

    buykrux Well-Known Member

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    well when your shooting in the 90's because of chunked wedges, bladed irons and erratic tee shots then asking for advice, i think any advice may be helpful
    after all, you cant see your own swing, we can see his swing
    otherwise dont ask for advice if you dont want to hear your flaws, correct?
    i dont know about you but id take advice from a single digit over a guy whos a 22 handicap
    just makes sense
     

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