Originally Posted by ejimsmith
erik is talking about live instruction where he can actually gauge the advice of people. my complaint was about the 20+ handicappers that are on this thread making no damn sense, saying we should devote 50% of our practice to putting, since 50% of our shots are putts.
one thing i've noticed about this site is people immediately react to the post right above them without reading any of the other posts. its why many of the threads on this forum get off track .. its like a painful version of the 'operator' game.
Not sure why 20 handicappers would be able to give good advice only in person, but whatever.
What you are doing is the golfing ability equivalent of racism. You are saying that because a 20+ handicapper suggested that we should devote 50% of our time to practicing putting that all 20+ handicappers are morons and incapable of giving advice. I think all you should have done is complain about the one idiot who thinks that, rather than generalize based on his golfing ability.
There are people of all golfing skill levels who disagree with Erik's theory (not sure why, but they are out there), so I am sure you can find scratch golfers who think that you should devote an extra large amount of time to putting. Is their opinion more "right" than 20-capper guy because they are better golfers? How could it be, when it's the exact same opinion? The equivalent to your theory is the reason why everybody is so ingrained with the old, backwards, ball flight laws lies. We assumed because really good teachers and players were telling us, that the information MUST be correct, when, in fact, it was very, very wrong.
And regarding your last statement ... it's really hard not to. Even if you have read the entire thread from the beginning, you aren't going to go back and read it all every time, so I totally agree that over time these threads veer for that reason. Heck, there are probably some older threads where I have contradicted myself if I posted on there enough times.