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Well said Mr. downlowkey. I'm not much of a conversation starter in person anyways. Everyone says I look Mad all the time, so that might be why this guy didn't say anything. I'm an easy going guy most of the time. I'll try to smile more or something.

 

 

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I'm often asked for advice and always oblige but never offer it prior to being solicited. That said, when someone nearby is struggling mightily I'll make some attempts at commiseration via conversatio

Once at the range where I practice, a gentleman in the stall next to me asked if I had any advice for him.   I told him that if he were to go to the other side of the range, he will see a garage looki

I never offer advice unless asked for it. You never know how someone will react to it Now in my regular foursome I'll offer up the "wrong" advice on purpose! HA!   Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapa

On the opposite side of this, the last time I was at the range there was a guy who had an absolutely perfect swing and hitting the ball, dang near perfect every time (He was not the range pro/instructor).  

 

Would it be ok to ask for tip or to pick his brain and how would you go about it.  

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On the opposite side of this, the last time I was at the range there was a guy who had an absolutely perfect swing and hitting the ball, dang near perfect every time (He was not the range pro/instructor).

 

Would it be ok to ask for tip or to pick his brain and how would you go about it.

I would wait till the have a pause in their practice. Then just strike up a convo. Like a lot of the stuff in here, I don't know why but people get weird when they get talked to or asked questions on the course. I'm open to talk to whoever, whenever but there was a guy last week asking me to use my equipment and I politely declined the first 3 times. 4th time i got a little irked.

 

 

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I never ask for advice and never give it. I know what works most of the time for me. I don't know if any of it is good for anyone else. Let the kid "dig it out of the dirt". If approached, I refer them to my teaching pro.

 

 

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I also seem to get asked a lot for advice when I get paired up with random people. I always make sure to reference that every swing is different and I am not their local licensed PGA pro but try to give my best judgement. 

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I also seem to get asked a lot for advice when I get paired up with random people. I always make sure to reference that every swing is different and I am not their local licensed PGA pro but try to give my best judgement.

That's why you shank the ball off the first tee... They won't ask any advice after that ;) ha ha ha

 

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I'll never give advice without being solicited by a stranger. Now my best buddy or my dad I will make a comment because I know their swings so well. If asked by someone I will give the most basic of thoughts. Not meaning like I blow them off but simple thoughts like grip or over the top suggestions. I'm not changing your entire swing bc all kinds of swings can work for all kinds of people

 

 

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That's why you shank the ball off the first tee... They won't ask any advice after that ;) ha ha ha

 

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I'll give that a try  ;)

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I feel weird talking to people I don't know on the range, let alone giving out tips. I have given exactly one tip to a stranger on the range. I overheard two guys planning a crawfish boil. They had a kettle but didn't know where to find a suitable sized burner. I let them know that there was a beer brewing supply store around the corner that stocked what they needed!

 

As for "actual" on course tips, I never give swing advice but I will share course info with folks playing my local courses for their first time. 

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If the guy is struggling and he looks like a beginner... then I might...

Or you might want to strike a conversation first... wouldn't want to make a fool out of myself trying to give tips to a scratch player who's just having a bad day :P

I would go this route also.

 

 

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My general rule is to not offer a tip unless I am asked for one. Even then I am apprehensive as what works for me generally will not work for someone else.

I'm right there with this and the guys issue has to be something obvious even after he asks, miss alignment, declaration, something like that. If not I will say go take a lesson.

 

 

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If I see something that jumps out, I will ask "would you like a tip". Played with a group of randoms a while back and I could tell this guy used to be a baseball player.....strong 10 finger grip and a lot of swing speed. He was playing his driver in the middle of his stance and was hitting slicing worm burners. He accepted the tip, so I moved the ball up to inside his front heal and told him to take the same swing. The result was a high draw 290yds down the center. He was so stoked that he wanted to buy me beer after the round, but I had to get the kiddos.

 

 

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If I see something that jumps out, I will ask "would you like a tip". Played with a group of randoms a while back and I could tell this guy used to be a baseball player.....strong 10 finger grip and a lot of swing speed. He was playing his driver in the middle of his stance and was hitting slicing worm burners. He accepted the tip, so I moved the ball up to inside his front heal and told him to take the same swing. The result was a high draw 290yds down the center. He was so stoked that he wanted to buy me beer after the round, but I had to get the kiddos.

 

 

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I would have a standing tee time with this guy and give him tips like that all the time. You'd never pay for a drink again!!

 

 

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