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In 30+ years of playing, there have only been a couple of people that I've felt like laughing at. One was "Howie" who was the most depressing person I've ever met. Every word that came out of his mouth was just so negative and down, not angry, just absolutely Debbie Downer stuff. After a while it was just so obvious that I couldn't stop thinking about it and every time he said something, or hit a bad shot, I had to turn away. He was a horrible player, or at least having a really bad day.
But...the other person I've felt like laughing at, several times, is my father-in-law. We don't speak now, but that's because his wife has ruined everything (although he's pretty bad himself now). However we used to play golf a lot. He's got that slow burn like Judge Smails from Caddyshack. He's fine for a while, but when it goes off the rails at some point he loses his ****. We were playing a course and I was having a really good day, and he wasn't. He started crabbing big time on the 11th hole when he was in and out and back in (multiple times) a huge horseshoe bunker around the green. I knew it was coming after that. Duck hook off the next couple of tees and he finally lost it on the 14th tee. He duck hooked it after 30 feet into the weeds in front of the tee box. Then he comically threw his driver in after it and had to find it. This is after a few holes of hearing him beat himself up, muttering and complaining. I was trying my hardest not to laugh all thru the 14th hole, somehow made par. Then I started laughing on the 15th tee and blew one OB. It's just comical watch him come unglued.
He pretty much hits a big banana ball. So he aims left. It comes apart when his miss is to roll his hands over and hit a low hook. So frequently he is aimed left and then hooks it left, usually into a bunch of trees about 60 yards off the tee. He'll do it like 8 times in a row. It's funny up until he says things like "I'm just the biggest idiot who ever picked up a golf club", then I start to low grade feel sorry for him.
OMG, yes. I admit if I lose a couple of nice balls in a round I start to go looking when I have time, but never at the expense of the other players. Last month we saw someone fishing for balls on #10 and the three people he was with just left him and started to the next hole. Don't blame them.
I never comment on someone else's game. If someone if a good player, I don't mind hearing something they notice is wrong, but I don't feel qualified to comment on what someone else is doing nor do I think most people want to hear it. Especially since I've seen some really weird swings, yet these people know where the ball is going and score well.
The worst for me is subtle directed drops of tips/hints or what "his pro" told him..when he is a worse player than you..far worse. From what I've learned over the years is STFU and play. This post refers to my first round after years away. We were playing in a foursome..work group. One of the youngest guys in our group..all decked out in Dry-Fit Nike Golf/X-Armor (or is it Armor X) down to the TW golf shoes. He starts marking his ball for alignment and said I should also do this and that it helps with putting..LMFAO..I just smiled. He saw my bag (I have mostly Mizuno/Titleist stuff)..he said the best driver are Mizuno...LMFAO again..just smiled. As we play, he was constantly reminding the group what he was putting for (this is for par, birdie, etc..) which became annoying after the 2nd hole..yikes.