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Need advice on a challenging pairing tomorrow

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Hey fam,<br />
<br />
I’m in a tournament tomorrow, and my pairing all day he’s going to be with a guy who loves to trash talk. In our tradition where I’m from, there’s just not a lot of that, and the last time we played together it was unexpected and it, while within the rules, was just annoying as **** and was unexpected so I got into my head. <br />
<br />
Well, here we go again and tomorrow is a somewhat big day, and my pairing is again with this guy who is going to be jawing the entire time. Do any of you out there have any advice on how to mentally prepare before around for this type of eventuality? I’m pretty levelheaded and don’t get hot, but it was so unexpected last time that it threw me off.<br />
<br />
Looking for any advice on how to deal with a more vocal adversary.
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Titleist 917f2
Titleist 909H 19*
Titleist 909H 21*
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Callaway V-forged 54*
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members  2811WRX Points: 988Posts: 2,811 Titanium Tees
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    Let it go in one ear and out the other. It’s just white noise.
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  • jvincentjvincent Members  1651WRX Points: 897Posts: 1,651 Platinum Tees
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    Freeze him out. Play like you are out as a single.<br />
    <br />
    Walk on the other side of the fairway from him, stay behind him going to tee boxes, don't acknowledge anything he says. He'll either get the message or get pissed off and his game will suffer.
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  • StogiesNotBogeysStogiesNotBogeys Members  267WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 267 Bunkers
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    Thanks for the feedback Guys… The only problem that I foresee with this is that we will be paired up in the same cart the entire day. The guy really feeds off of it. We work together, and he’s a great dude, but you put them on the golf course and he has stage five little man syndrome. 😂 Unfortunately, I don’t see him getting pissed off that I don’t respond. It might actually feed it 🤨<br />
    <br />
    I’m from a different part of the country than the rest of these guys, so we kind of have different social rules for the game, so it takes getting used to.
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    The Grint App - CigarNate

    Current Setup for 2019:

    Ping Rapture - TFC 109 stiff
    Titleist 917f2
    Titleist 909H 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Wilson FG Tour F5 5-G DG S300
    Callaway V-forged 54*
    Callaway V-forged 58*
    Odyssey O-Works #7s
  • RohlioRohlio Members  2456WRX Points: 298Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    <br />
    I’m pretty levelheaded and don’t get hot, but it was so unexpected last time that it threw me off.<br />
    <br />
    Looking for any advice on how to deal with a more vocal adversary.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Your advice is right there... Last time it caught you off guard so you reacted poorly internally. This time you have the advantage of foreknowledge. <br />
    <br />
    You know it is coming so prepare yourself now.<br />
    <br />
    If it were me I would show up all business. I generally like to talk and joke with others, but I don't like trashtalk from someone who isn't a friend. If I let it bother me though I am going to get smoked. I know if I start polite talk, like I am used to, he is going to go into his usual routine. Instead I would politely say hello, wish him luck on the first tee, then not say a word except what is completely necessary til we shake hands on 18. <br />
    <br />
    I would write a note to myself to keep in my pocket and if something he says gets my mind racing I would consult it for how I am going to respond. Something like "Focus, breathe, release" or whatever works for you. <br />
    <br />
    Either way this is actually a really cool opportunity for you to work on your mental game. If you view like a really fun challenge to stay focused it can be really energizing to realize that what others do cannot effect you when you are in the right headspace.<br />
    <br />
    Have fun and go low.<br />
    <br />
    Oh and also don't ride in the cart... Take a pushcart if you can. It will help with pacing and give you space to breathe mentally.
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  • StogiesNotBogeysStogiesNotBogeys Members  267WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 267 Bunkers
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    I will say one thing… This is probably been the most helpful comment thread that I’ve been a part of on this website so far. Thank you
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    The Grint App - CigarNate

    Current Setup for 2019:

    Ping Rapture - TFC 109 stiff
    Titleist 917f2
    Titleist 909H 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Wilson FG Tour F5 5-G DG S300
    Callaway V-forged 54*
    Callaway V-forged 58*
    Odyssey O-Works #7s
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX  4273WRX Points: 1,161Handicap: +1Posts: 4,273 ClubWRX
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    What kind of "trash talk"?
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13941WRX Points: 2,752Handicap: 3.1Posts: 13,941 Titanium Tees
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    If you can remember this is his way of coping ... laugh it off internally ... and you ignore his BS ... you win
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  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members  3614WRX Points: 241Posts: 3,614 Titanium Tees
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    I’ve had this exact same situation in the past and dreaded playing w a guy who was forever talking and talking a lot of crap. <br />
    <br />
    Next time out, on the very first tee I walked right up to him and in a respectful way just said “apologies in advance but I need to stay focused today so no idle chatter for me”. Almost said it as a joke but the guy was like “**** man. I hear you” We then proceeded to play for the next 4 hours in silence and I played great as did my FC. <br />
    <br />
    At end of round he says to me “I think I’m going to talk less during competitive rounds. I tend to play much better”. 😂
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  • StogiesNotBogeysStogiesNotBogeys Members  267WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 267 Bunkers
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    Obee wrote:
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    What kind of "trash talk"?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Just annoying stuff.<br />
    <br />
    “**** I thought you were good.”<br />
    “You Southern boys probably should leave golf to men”<br />
    “That would have been a great shot if you weren’t so bad”<br />
    <br />
    Puerile stuff, honestly lol
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    The Grint App - CigarNate

    Current Setup for 2019:

    Ping Rapture - TFC 109 stiff
    Titleist 917f2
    Titleist 909H 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Wilson FG Tour F5 5-G DG S300
    Callaway V-forged 54*
    Callaway V-forged 58*
    Odyssey O-Works #7s
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX  4273WRX Points: 1,161Handicap: +1Posts: 4,273 ClubWRX
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    <br />
    Obee wrote:
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    What kind of "trash talk"?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Just annoying stuff.<br />
    <br />
    "**** I thought you were good."<br />
    "You Southern boys probably should leave golf to men"<br />
    "That would have been a great shot if you weren't so bad"<br />
    <br />
    Puerile stuff, honestly lol<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Well okay then. <br />
    <br />
    Wow. I would literally never play golf with a guy like that unless I had to. In a tournament. Which I guess is what the is about. LOL<br />
    <br />
    Advice:<br />
      <br />
    1. Do NOT take a cart with him if you can help it.<br />
    2. If you are in the same cart, walk a lot of the time<br />
    3. Get in your own bubble. Your goal is to play YOUR game, ONE SHOT AT A TIME.<br />
    4. Agree with an earlier poster: It's absolutely just "his thing." Let him be him, YOU BE YOU.<br />
    <br />
    Good luck!
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  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members  965WRX Points: 306Handicap: 9Posts: 965 Golden Tee
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    Feed off of it. Use it to increase your focus and concentration. Don’t let it make you mad. Let it feed your desire to kick his ...
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  • kozubskozubs Members  319WRX Points: 112Handicap: 5Posts: 319 Greens
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    You got time. Sneak over to his place and sleep with his wife. Get some photos. When he starts the trash talk whip out you phone and show him. That'll throw him off.
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  • Loomis13Loomis13 Members  219WRX Points: 77Handicap: 9Posts: 219 Fairways
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    I like talking like that if it is someone I am comfortable with. I would be giving it right back to him. See if I can handle it. <br />
    <br />
    But like someone else, you are already prepared for it because you know it's coming.
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX  4273WRX Points: 1,161Handicap: +1Posts: 4,273 ClubWRX
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    kozubs wrote:
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    You got time. Sneak over to his place and sleep with his wife. Get some photos. When he starts the trash talk whip out you phone and show him. That'll throw him off.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I like it. He goes low, you go way, way lower. Nice. LOL
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  • texcromtexcrom Franklin, TNClubWRX  3699WRX Points: 330Posts: 3,699 ClubWRX
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    I live in Franklin, so I’m guessing this guy is from another part of the country, as we typically have gentlemen golfers in Middle Tennessee.
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    Rohlio wrote:
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    <br />
    Either way this is actually a really cool opportunity for you to work on your mental game. If you view like a really fun challenge to stay focused it can be really energizing to realize that what others do cannot effect you when you are in the right headspace.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    ^ This is GREAT advice. I try to do this at times when I'm having a bad start to a round. Use it to show yourself what you can do.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7331WRX Points: 647Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,331 Titanium Tees
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    Ask him if he knows you did 5 years for manslaughter for killing someone in a bar fight.<br />
    <br />
    Then show him the .45 you always keep in your golf bag and casually mention how much you hate trash talk on the golf course.<br />
    <br />
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    In all competitive endeavors, the tip to staying focused on the game and not distractions- is to approach every segment with the idea, "No matter what, I will find a way to win this, even a cheeky way if that's germane."<br />
    That acknowledges the challenge, but puts you on the track to solution rather than sidetracks that distract. <br />
    It becomes motivation.
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    It is hard for someone to trash talk when they are 5 down. Let your game do the talking. <br />
    <br />
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    texcrom wrote:
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    I live in Franklin, so I’m guessing this guy is from another part of the country, as we typically have gentlemen golfers in Middle Tennessee.<br />
    <br />
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    Yessir. Spring Hill/Franklin area here as well.
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    Current Setup for 2019:

    Ping Rapture - TFC 109 stiff
    Titleist 917f2
    Titleist 909H 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Wilson FG Tour F5 5-G DG S300
    Callaway V-forged 54*
    Callaway V-forged 58*
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  • StogiesNotBogeysStogiesNotBogeys Members  267WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 267 Bunkers
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    You people are amazing 😂
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    The Grint App - CigarNate

    Current Setup for 2019:

    Ping Rapture - TFC 109 stiff
    Titleist 917f2
    Titleist 909H 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Wilson FG Tour F5 5-G DG S300
    Callaway V-forged 54*
    Callaway V-forged 58*
    Odyssey O-Works #7s
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  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers  3968WRX Points: 282Posts: 3,968 Titanium Tees
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    **** as he's taking his address on the first tee
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX  15230WRX Points: 1,276Posts: 15,230 ClubWRX
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    augustgolf wrote:
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    **** as he's taking his address on the first tee<br />
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    <br />
    &#55357;&#56832;just be careful not to s!!t yourself......although if you do that will take care of the cart issue! No ways he’s riding along. <br />
    <br />
    In all seriousness OP, like others have said, just the fact that you are prepared for it this time is going to be a tremendous help for you.
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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3717WRX Points: 667Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,717 Titanium Tees
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    This is very simple...you HAVE to give him a constant dose of his own medicine. <br />
    <br />
    Bullies are bullies until they get punched in the mouth. So start early and give him heavy doses of sarcasm. <br />
    <br />
    If he hits a shot offline, tell him about it. Your response should be a bit technical in nature "that shot was terrible, must have really shut the face down with the hands on the way through"..."was that a dead pull or did you mean to putt on that line?"<br />
    <br />
    This guy thrives on getting into your kitchen and then cooking your eggs. Get into his first and he won't be able to get into yours.<br />
    <br />
    Now, I'd play this coy. Before the round let him do his jabbing and jawing...say nothing. Acknowledge him with niceties but don't jar yet. On the way to the first tee, don't jar.<br />
    <br />
    On the first tee say "good luck guys, play well". Then to him, be completely different than the other 2 guys in your group. When they hit say "good shot" or something like that. To him, even if he pipes it down the middle say "is that all you've got? You need to swing a little harder if you're going to compete today".<br />
    <br />
    If you can handle being him and playing your game then it won't take long for him to pipe down. <br />
    <br />
    Get in his kitchen before he gets in yours. You have to be able to refocus on your shot though. If you can't dip into and then out of character then this strategy will backfire.<br />
    <br />
    Have fun with the guy. Golf is always better when you're having fun. So have fun with him.
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  • homergolfhomergolf Bay Village, OHMembers  1707WRX Points: 128Handicap: 14Posts: 1,707 Platinum Tees
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    Obee is right. Just be yourself. If you are this concerned he’s already in your head. Get him out of there and play your game. He probably won’t change so you shouldn’t either. If he hits a nice shot, and it’s normal for you to say “nice shot”, then say “nice shot”. You gotta be the gentleman you are and forget about this guy
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    Ask him if he inhales or exhales on is backswing. <br />
    <br />
    Or say something like, It's funny how far to the right you aim, but seem to pull everything back to target so much.
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  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members  3614WRX Points: 241Posts: 3,614 Titanium Tees
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    getitdaily wrote:
    <br />
    This is very simple...you HAVE to give him a constant dose of his own medicine. <br />
    <br />
    Bullies are bullies until they get punched in the mouth. So start early and give him heavy doses of sarcasm. <br />
    <br />
    If he hits a shot offline, tell him about it. Your response should be a bit technical in nature "that shot was terrible, must have really shut the face down with the hands on the way through"..."was that a dead pull or did you mean to putt on that line?"<br />
    <br />
    This guy thrives on getting into your kitchen and then cooking your eggs. Get into his first and he won't be able to get into yours.<br />
    <br />
    Now, I'd play this coy. Before the round let him do his jabbing and jawing...say nothing. Acknowledge him with niceties but don't jar yet. On the way to the first tee, don't jar.<br />
    <br />
    On the first tee say "good luck guys, play well". Then to him, be completely different than the other 2 guys in your group. When they hit say "good shot" or something like that. To him, even if he pipes it down the middle say "is that all you've got? You need to swing a little harder if you're going to compete today".<br />
    <br />
    If you can handle being him and playing your game then it won't take long for him to pipe down. <br />
    <br />
    Get in his kitchen before he gets in yours. You have to be able to refocus on your shot though. If you can't dip into and then out of character then this strategy will backfire.<br />
    <br />
    Have fun with the guy. Golf is always better when you're having fun. So have fun with him.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face - Tyson
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  • crapulacrapula Golf! Members  2041WRX Points: 245Handicap: 0.0Posts: 2,041 Platinum Tees
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    Just start crying and ****, then instantly stop crying and stare at him.<br />
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    You could also be overly positive and compliment him on everything.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX  25496WRX Points: 2,699Handicap: 2 ManyPosts: 25,496 ClubWRX
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    Look at this and realize that he knows you're better than him and the only way he can try to beat you is to be distracting. You own your mind and thought process so the only way he can get into your head is if you let him. Own your swing, own your mind, own the results.<br />
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    And after you kick this MF's ****, give yourself a mental pat on the back and realize you've taken your game to the next level.<br />
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    Excited to hear the results!
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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9371WRX Points: 3,004Posts: 9,371 Titanium Tees
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    Obee wrote:
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    kozubs wrote:
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    You got time. Sneak over to his place and sleep with his wife. Get some photos. When he starts the trash talk whip out you phone and show him. That'll throw him off.<br />
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    I like it. He goes low, you go way, way lower. Nice. LOL<br />
    As terrible as sounds, it can be very effective. In my experience trash talkers like this unravel immediately once you put the heat right back on them. They typically get real quite/short/dejected if you lay it on after they hit a bad shot. The key is to let them go on the offensive first, let them talk the trash for the first few holes, let a bad shot pass, then on mid way through the front 9 drop a bomb.
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