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EnglishGolfer

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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 ;-)
 

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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 ;-)

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....
 

gwlee7

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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.
 

Skiddlydiddly

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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.
 

FATC1TY

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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. :)
 
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EnglishGolfer

EnglishGolfer

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Maybe start calling him 'Coach'? Might get the hint. Oh god no, he would love that! lol

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

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

295yards

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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. :)
:biglol: :biglol: :biglol::biglol: :biglol: :biglol:
 

295yards

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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 ;-)

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.
 
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EnglishGolfer

EnglishGolfer

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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.

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!!!
 

Stanters

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Aug 13, 2006
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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.
 

MyBluC4

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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.
 

wirehair

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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!
 
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EnglishGolfer

EnglishGolfer

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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!
 

295yards

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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!

Chalk one up!
 

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