I know a guy like "that guy", he invited me out to play once. Not knowing he was "that guy", I accepted.
I used to be a decent player in my early 20's, but a knee reconstruction, marriage, a few kids, you know...life got in the way of golf.
So, I had just started up again when he invited me out. I was a bit nervous, playing my old stomping grounds again and knowing how I used to play the course.
First 2 holes, think I was at 2 over and I snapped hooked my drive on 3. "that guy" started it up ..."I think your clearing your hips to early..."
I gave him a quick smile,"Thanks Haney, what did you get on that par 5? 8 or was it 9?" The worst part is, he knows he's at a 20 ghin, but talks like he's a 3.
He did not get the hint as he kept at it even when I was obviously ignoring him. He ruined the round for me, waste of $60 and 5 hours of my life.
Needless to say, I won't golf him again.
On the other hand, I play with a scratch golfer and ASKED him "If you see something, let me know."
I don't get this at all.
So a scratch golfer automatically knows the swing and how to teach it better then a high handicapper? Playing and teaching are not the same thing, someone with a high handicap may very well know the principles of the swing and how to teach those principles without having the physical ability to put them into practice in their own swing. So I wouldn't just listen t the scratch golfer and ignore the high handicapper. With that said, I do not believe advice should be given out unsolicited, especially on the course
But going back to your round with the high handicapper and him not getting the hints. Here is an idea instead of giving hints, why not just tell him, you would prefer to not receive swing advice on the course. Whatever happened to just telling people what is going on, instead of dancing around the issue?