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About eaglelandings

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  1. Letting go of a golf buddy

    Thank you all for your answers, I really appreciate it. I think I will just come clean with him about his game and also tell him I have some other friends that I would also like to play with, and that I would like to practice more. That would shorten the amount of times we would be able to play a round. To answer some of your questions.... I have tried giving him advice on the basic fundamentals of golf, but he doesn't want to learn or practice. I have also suggested that he get lessons. He say's he just likes getting out and hitting the ball. He played baseball in college. I don't know if that is what is throwing him off, but the way he shifts his weight is just plain awkward. For those who inquired about "why can't I play with both groups".... I can't stand watching someone who doesn't better themselves. I myself actually enjoy practicing more than playing. I play around with my swing, stances, shots etc, and everyday I can see an improvement and I enjoy seeing those improvements. Once and a blue moon playing with my friend would be fine, but in a set schedule I feel that it actually slows me down.
  2. Letting go of a golf buddy

    I am in a bit of a predicament. I have a golf buddy that I just do not feel comfortable playing with anymore. The problem is, he is more than a golf buddy, he is my good friend of 17 years. We went through middle school, high school, and even college together, where we were roommates. I was even his best man and coordinator of the great bachelor party. Unfortunately, he sucks at golf. I took a long hiatus from golf when my father passed away at 16. I was classified as "good potential" and offered free lessons from professionals while growing up, but I just was not interested. Now as an adult, I have caught the bug. Three months back my friend and I started playing casually, first time picking up a club in 11 years I shot a 94. He didn't do so well but that didn't bother me then. I quickly hit the range. Spending about 15 hours a week practicing. Now I am shooting in the low-mid 70's.... and he is still shooting 110 + (and by his own rules). It is not so much his high score that bothers me, but the way he goes about it. He doesn't listen to advice. He won't get lessons, and he won't practice. Most of all, he doesn't follow the rules. Taking my time, I play a round by myself in 2:15 hrs, just with him 4:30 hrs minimum. We play 1 or 2 times a week and I pretty much would like to cut it off to about 1 every 3 months. I found a group of great guys that are scratch golfers and I think playing with them will really improve my game. How do I go about letting him down without ruining a friendship?