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53 minutes ago, Rutgersgolf said:

Why do you think people on golf forums feel the need to give touring pros swing change advice? 

My thoughts are; 

A) They’re too stupid to know how dumb they sound

B) They drastically overvalue their opinion 

C) Ignorance 

D) Other

 

I’m interested in your thoughts as well.

 

 

D. 

 

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I'll go with D. for 2 main reasons 1. people will harp on the "bad" part of a swing, which yes Tour players can make some weird moves...but ignore the compensation moves to make it work under tournament pressure. Second, good players are notoriously terrible at explaining what is going on, they might describe feels or general ideas, but on face value it sometimes is bad advice. 

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Because PGA pros are better than all of us at golf, but they're not infallible.

 

Like Phil pulling driver on 18 at the U.S. Open...boneheaded move. We all knew it was a boneheaded move, but he did it anyway.

 

So that proves that sometimes, we know more than the pros.

 

So we keep giving them advice and criticizing them because sometimes we just might be right.

 

So my advice to pros everywhere:

 

'Be the ball.'

 

Everything will be fine after that.

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I remember giving a pro advice.........told him to put a tee behind his right ear, tie his shoe laces in a double knot, place all his change in his left pocket and stop trying to hit poop shooter up anyone's kister. It all was good till the 18th when he tried to carry the lake on his second shot and just about ran out of balls............Oh well.... 

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I actually believe its because of some of the equipment members here on WRX use. they get a hold of TOUR issue Scotty C's or set up their sets like TW, Rors, or DJ and in their fantasy world they see themselves hitting balls next to their idols so they feel that they are eminently qualified to comment on everything from their marital woes, to just how long a specific surgery would take to heal...I listened to a friend of mine on a podcast last night and he used the example of a single digit handicapper being the club champ at his home course, but take his show on the road to a new course each week and you will see that single digit blow up with each round

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Some people hate their jobs, friends, family, & have no hobbies

 

Give them something to live for

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On 4/26/2021 at 2:24 PM, m d g said:

Because PGA pros are better than all of us at golf, but they're not infallible.

 

Like Phil pulling driver on 18 at the U.S. Open...boneheaded move. We all knew it was a boneheaded move, but he did it anyway.

 

So that proves that sometimes, we know more than the pros.

 

So we keep giving them advice and criticizing them because sometimes we just might be right.

 

So my advice to pros everywhere:

 

'Be the ball.'

 

Everything will be fine after that.

Hindsight certainly is undefeated.

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