Worst tip

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By Derekb

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  1. I was lucky when I played in the UK that I played with some of the finest strikers of the golf ball of there generation and went on to win major championships etc so I got a lot of good tips

    So my question is what is the worst tip anyone has given you

    Mine must be .... try to control your breathing during the swing to which I said to this guy I breathe normally

  2. SJW PM

    SJW PM
    Pennsylvania

    When I was a kid my Dad and I went to a place to take a lesson and they had computer equipment to assist with your swing path, speed, etc (before all the new devices we have today). I have a rather slow back swing and the system could not read my swing. The teacher kept telling me to speed up my back swing which clearly was not my normal swing. Never went back there again!
  3. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Military
    Not one that goes much for golf tips. Go to see my pros for help to cure my problems. Never listen to anyone in my group. So cannot recall any bad tips because like water on a ducks back let it slide off and do not pay attention to them.
  4. EddietheKarp

    EddietheKarp
    Pennsylvania

    During my years as a professional, I over heard an unbelievable amount of bad advice, which sometimes bordered on the criminal. Worst of the bunch would have to be “don’t let your head move”, “try not to swing so hard”, and “turn your hands and your body at the same time” or any variation on those ideas.
  5. DK

    DK
    Central Bucks County, PA

    Worst tip ever...Don't drink beer while playing golf.
  6. JYoung

    JYoung
    Ohio

    A bad tip for me would be to drink while I'm playing. I get worse the more I drink but I have buddies that need a few before they can play.
  7. JoeyD

    JoeyD
    Texas

    I love seeing dads out on the range with their kids but it's criminal some of the things they try to teach their kids. I remember hearing one dad tell his daughter, " you have to hit the ground before you hit the ball!" I was like... WOW!!! This kid is going to need some help...maybe therapy...to recover from that instruction!
  8. Bob G

    Bob G
    New Hampshire

    Worst tip I ever got was to swing slower. The issue isn’t swinging fast, it was just I was doing it at the wrong time, a bit too fast on the backswing and using all my strength in the transition instead of through the ball.
  9. dennis n

    dennis n
    San Diego, CA

    Military
    Used to be the best first tee needle of all time. "Do you inhale or exhale at the top of your swing?" Not so much anymore.
  10. Swing hard to hit it further..the harder you swing the further it goes.
  11. casey h

    casey h
    salt lake city, UT

    "Put your right hand more on top of the grip to fix a slice" is probably the worse piece of advice I've ever heard.
    "Lock your elbows and keep your left elbow pointed at the hole when putting" was the worst advice I ever received.
  12. Lou G

    Lou G
    San Diego, CA

    casey h said:

    "Put your right hand more on top of the grip to fix a slice" is probably the worse piece of advice I've ever heard.
    "Lock your elbows and keep your left elbow pointed at the hole when putting" was the worst advice I ever received.

    There are a number of things that cause a slice. Besides my bad shot is a left miss.
  13. devinjd

    devinjd
    Los Angeles, CA

    Military
    "You should be exhaling right when you make contact with the ball"

    HAHA
  14. devinjd

    devinjd
    Los Angeles, CA

    Military
    "You need to lock your knees to stop from topping the ball"

    I couldnt even process that thought.
  15. Lou G

    Lou G
    San Diego, CA

    devinjd said:

    "You need to lock your knees to stop from topping the ball"

    I couldnt even process that thought.

    Topping the ball, snap hooks and slices all have a common fault: back foot getting stuck.
  16. Worst tip ever was when I was told to try pxg clubs!
  17. Lou G

    Lou G
    San Diego, CA

    Probably the biggest farce in Golf is the “big ninety degree backswing.

    Not everyone uses a rotational swing either. The Don Trahan “in da mitt and tru da tree” compact backswing works for me.

    And how many right handers lift their left foot on the backswing? Old school.
  18. I was at the range and a random gentleman offered a tip to steepen my swing by getting my hands over my head and move my weight forward onto my toes for pure strikes. Lol

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