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Mutterer on the range

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nevets88

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Ever have a mutterer a stall or two away from you? Usually a nattering nabob of negativism and with a mouth as foul as Nixon in his lost tapes. I've been there, when it's frustrating and nothing seems to work. But don't go emanating your black cloud towards others. Laughter is contagious and it goes the other way around too, dourness will tend to make other people dour. Do something different, change it up. Go out there and read how to practice better, try out different pros. But F this. F that. F me. JFC F me. F all is working. GD it S F F me. Not productive. Luckily, my concentration was good and I was focussed and tuned him out, but dude, lighten up. There are a lot of anal type As I'm very good at what I do so I must be pretty good at everything else at this range. This guy was no exception, must be a blast as a partner.

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That's pretty annoying and one of the reasons I like to go as far out of the way for a stall as possible.

I hate playing with guys like that.

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Yeah, annoying as **** and certainly not going to do anything to help your game. Absolute waste of mental energy. And regarding spreading your black cloud around: my buddy used to have a saying about that. It went like this, "keep your shit in your ass."

 

What does "GD it S F F" stand for? :hmm:

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42 minutes ago, Ernest Jones said:

What does "GD it S F F" stand for? :hmm:

GD it S F F me - more clearly GD it! S! F! F me!

GD - G refers to The Almighty. D rhymes with ma'am. S is scatalogical.  :-P

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I had a guy who kept repeating, "Hit down on the ball! Hit down on the ball!", for the 15 minutes we overlapped. It was like he was Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. When he was done, he walked by and looked me right in the eye and said, you guessed it. "Hit Down on the ball!" He didn't say anything else the whole time. I didn't turn my back on him until he was in his car.

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Sometimes I'll speak out my own compliments like, "Yep, that one felt better." If I don't do something right I'll say, "Come on Matt".

I'm not loud about it. I understand that the range can be a social place as well. Some people will come with a group of friends just to hit golf balls. I understand it's not this library for golf. 

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I laugh sometimes after a shot. Sometimes a lot.

I'm a far end of the range guy. When I'm at the range I'm usually trying to accomplish something, but, yeah, you can't expect it everyone to be silent while you hit. Cell phones will go off, kids will do what kids do, and shadows will cross over your ball. But (continually) talking to yourself, especially repeating the same thing. That's a little unsettling.  

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Fun thread! Have you ever run into the "compulsive instructor"? The guy who can't hit the ball out of his own shadow, but thinks he knows everything about the golf swing?

I ran into one a while ago at the local golf dome. Space is limited, so you need to get in where you can. There was a "mutterer" to my right who was swatting it all over the place! I can hit the ball fairly well, but am not immune to self criticism. Next thing I know, this guy is stepping up on my mat, grabbing my forearm, and offering advice!

I try to be a nice guy. I try to be accommodating and understanding. I try to be tolerant! But it wasn't long before I wanted to bury a sand wedge in this guys skull!

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I'm the same as @saevel25. I'm pretty quite to myself about it, but probably someone 10-15 ft from me could hear me if they tried. Usually it's "commmonnn, James! You're better than that." or "Ummmmmmm oops" or "Common-I-got-this!" and every now and then I give the "well that was the best shot of my life" lol.

I never swear at myself at the range. I've occasionally gotten upset with what's going on with my swing at the range and will half-heatedly slam the heel of the club down a little but that's probably not very acceptable either :-\ 

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On 4/6/2016 at 11:04 PM, Buckeyebowman said:

Next thing I know, this guy is stepping up on my mat, grabbing my forearm, and offering advice!

I would definitely have given that guy some advice on minding his own business. Unsolicited swing advice, especially by the unqualified, is way out of line. 

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9 hours ago, georgep said:

I would definitely have given that guy some advice on minding his own business. Unsolicited swing advice, especially by the unqualified, is way out of line. 

You have crystallized my thoughts exactly! I will NEVER offer unsolicited advice, even if I can plainly see what's jacking the guy up! If he asks, I'm happy to help. A local author described unsolicited advice as, "a headache looking for a forehead to slam into!"

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Lately I've had people turn and look at me because I give these little groans when I'm stretching before hitting any shots.   It's pretty funny, actually.   I have to suppress myself. 

I also talk to myself sometimes on the range.  Stuff like, "Jesus Christ."  Or "Damn."   Or "What the hell was that??"  I have to consciously suppress that, too. 

 

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I kept telling myself not to look up and acknowledge the mutterer who chose to set up 1 stall apart from me despite the entire range being empty.  I'm a lefty so I was facing her the entire time, she was obviously was just learning to golf.  She also must have bathed in a gallon of vanilla perfume which was making me queasy from the heavy scent (I was down wind).  

With each swing I'd hear a grunt, followed by a sigh, some cuss words and then a I'd get another whiff of her perfume.  I quickly finished my bucket of balls and left but the scent of her perfume was stuck in my nose for hours.  

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Two things on the range -- I do not offer advice and I do my best to keep quiet.

I practice on a course range with grass, and try to stay on one end of the range. As to my personal habits, around the 6th time or so, I hit the same mistake, I put the club down and get a drink of water. Between shots, I take practice swings - drills.  When I am tired, a few bad words come out. This usually happens when I am hitting off bare lies and its sand, or when my tempo is too quick, and I am tired.When I'm tired, I go hit short pitches on the practice green. The older I get, the more I must watch fatigue.  It's golf, it's hard. It's life. 

Edited by Mr. Desmond

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