You can change your vote.
Anyway, this stuff used to bother me. More than it should.
Then I realized that someone was just trying to be nice, and they might not know what a "good shot" is for me if they don't know me very well.
Occasionally a long-time friend will say it, and if they were serious, sometimes I'll say something like "man, c'mon, you know that was just luck. I hit that three grooves thin" or something in a nice way.
But, I'm cautious with my compliments of the shots of others because I know that a good % of people do get upset. And I don't blame them, because like I said I used to, too.
Reed shouldn't be a Captain's Pick in any future Cups… and I was about to say "unless he's won the last five events in a row" or something, but no, not even then.
Not without some major downtime and some major behavior/attitude changes. It's too much of a distraction.
I have by force of habit complimented above the quality of the shot little too often. Many times in these instances I have sensed annoyance. I guess it can come across as patronizing. I am learning less is better.
I base my compliment on all the shots I've ever seen that guy hit and on what I know he's trying to do (i.e. working on his baby draw). If he hits that shot well and it sounds good I try to give him an honest atta boy, commenting on the arc, movement and roll out or check up of the ball. The best compliments are ones that comment correctly and enthusiastically on what just happened. Then again, when Mark sinks the 60 footer (waaaay too often!) he gets the "You SOB" compliment.