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PostSubject: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:40 am

Why do stranger walk up to your bay and start offering swing advice, what is wrong with this ppl? Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:43 am

Which range?

Anyway, get used to it. Just tell them,'Thanks, but no thanks'
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:45 am

p3nboy wrote:
Why do stranger walk up to your bay and start offering swing advice, what is wrong with this ppl? Evil or Very Mad

These pple how lian lah... usualy play like shit but think they better than Tiger Woods and wana teach you lor... I usually replied them wana have a game together, play $5/$5/$10 level
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:50 am

ya that is rather inappropriate.

which range is this?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:57 am

I think they dont read forum..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:59 am

People see my swing and term me hopeless. No one gave me advice before
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:02 pm

Sadly enough, it is quite common and being friendly normally encourages more "tips"

normally, a polite "Thank you, but I would like to practice by myself" suffices

Golf incites passion, and most people like to share their passion, so it is sort of understandable, most of them will politely walk away if you make it clear

Try not to fall into the trap of trying to show them just how could you are as that could negatively affect your practice session

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:04 pm

Duval_S wrote:
People see my swing and term me hopeless. No one gave me advice before

Maybe because you are a pudgy old, fat uncle as well and not a hot chick with a good body?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:05 pm

I actually start packing to TELL them off....
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:07 pm

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People see my swing and term me hopeless. No one gave me advice before

I get advice all the time but it's typically along the lines of, "start by losing weight" at which point I just hit the ball harder and try to aim at them as they walk away.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:11 pm

This happens to me all the time... both at the range (on the rare occassion when I go) and on course as well. NBz... practice on chipping green also got some uncle come and "teach" me how to chip.

Must be I too lousy that everyone wants to teach me how to golf.

Anyway, I usually entertain them by asking them to demonstrate. Then if they really suck, then I bet with them the following games:
1) Uncle on chipping green, 3 balls closest to pin
2) Uncle at driving range... see who can send a ball to the back of the net
3) Uncle at driving range again (as he say his driver is short)... 8 iron, see who can hit further

If they are good, then most prob they will not be giving "advice" in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:12 pm

As a super newbie, I constantly encounter this when I decide to practise alone at the driving range.

Guess its quite hard for me to turn someone away, I always find myself chatting with them and listening to their 'advices'. maybe subconsciously its messing with my swing, thats why I'm not improving at all. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:14 pm

i got 'jioed' for a game while practicing at the range...
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:19 pm

LousyGolfer wrote:

If they are good, then most prob they will not be giving "advice" in the first place.

Agreed!

Played with a low HCP last weekend with very good golf etiquette, only miss a few par.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:24 pm

I always receive "advice" from the uncles...

I know I don't swing well, but sometimes, I feel a bit embarassed by their advice...

Nonetheless, I do listen (hoping to catch some advice) coz obviously they can swing better than me.., Personally, I think it's more of a friendly gesture of the golfers...
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:44 pm

Derek wrote:
Sadly enough, it is quite common and being friendly normally encourages more "tips"

normally, a polite "Thank you, but I would like to practice by myself" suffices

Golf incites passion, and most people like to share their passion, so it is sort of understandable, most of them will politely walk away if you make it clear

Try not to fall into the trap of trying to show them just how could you are as that could negatively affect your practice session


This is the best solution... dun let your practice be affected. And i agree that some people are just passionate about the game. No point getting upset... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:56 pm

Just curious from this 'outlander to SG golf culture', is this kinda thing happening frequently at driving ranges?

Cos I never have anyone coming up to me on the Driving Range in thailand offering me 'friendly' advice. The only advice I got from was from my instructors.

Wondering what would happen once I come back and start hitting local ranges for practice....
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:31 pm

p3nboy wrote:
Why do stranger walk up to your bay and start offering swing advice, what is wrong with this ppl? Evil or Very Mad

I usually peeked at others golf set and admire shining new toys.
I walked back to my range bay and sulk..

On a serious note, you can learn a thing or too if someone is keen to offer some pointers. the decision to accept is yours ultimately. (I would gladly stand back and drink my beer and watch what he feels is wrong with me, and I observe. Whether I take his advice, its a different matter, but I do get a perspective from someone watching my butt..)
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:06 pm

nobody ever give me advice at e range leh! becos my swing is too PERFECT! haha just kidding.

My 2cts worth - improve ur swing and less and less ppl will come n bother u becos not many will b better than u then, except the pros lah.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:17 pm

smallhorse wrote:
p3nboy wrote:
Why do stranger walk up to your bay and start offering swing advice, what is wrong with this ppl? Evil or Very Mad

I usually peeked at others golf set and admire shining new toys.
I walked back to my range bay and sulk..

On a serious note, you can learn a thing or too if someone is keen to offer some pointers. the decision to accept is yours ultimately. (I would gladly stand back and drink my beer and watch what he feels is wrong with me, and I observe. Whether I take his advice, its a different matter, but I do get a perspective from someone watching my butt..)

I am a self taught golfer, i learn by watching how golfer(good) swing. Hence, i know what is the difference between good and average golfer.
There are a few uncles whom i will seek advice from at the range, many thanks to thier advice, i am enjoying the game now.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:27 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
Duval_S wrote:
People see my swing and term me hopeless. No one gave me advice before

Maybe because you are a pudgy old, fat uncle as well and not a hot chick with a good body?

In general ... As the saying goes ... "Dun teach old dogs new tricks ... " Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:38 pm

Never had this problem in most ranges I go to... Laguna , mbgc, occ or even nsrcc.. but last sun while range cum dinner session in bukit batok I encountered an uncle telling me to follow thru on my pitches... I also see many others with him hanging ard there drinking beer..
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:20 pm

I just hope I have the chance to show my swing to any of my 5 idols......and get tip/s.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:24 pm

ok for me especially when I got great tips once from this sweet pretty auntie. She drove 250m straight.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on swing not welcome at range...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:30 pm

I've been looking for any advice from any young hot chicks... But even any auntie/uncle also stay aways from me... Probably because of my smell clown
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