We all know bad golf partners, or you’ve at least heard of them. You’ll no doubt have others to add to this list, but here are 5 of the worst type of golf partners I’ve experienced thus far..
- Unsolicited advice guy. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me at the golf range. The worst is when they stand behind me and comment on how my swing sucks. Don’t tell me how to fix my swing, or how I should bend my knees less. I didn’t ask for any help, don’t want your help. Thank you.
- The angry golfer. We have all been there. We have bad days. It happens! But, playing with someone who erupts at the first sign of a poor shot or bad break guarantees a very long round. Don’t throw your clubs across the green if you don’t make that 2-foot putt. Calm down and take a deep breath. You’re there to have fun with your golf partners, so don’t get hot-headed or it’s going to make everyone around you uncomfortable and it’s just plain annoying.
- Glued to your phone golfer. In the world of Millennials, we’re almost always on our phone. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, you name it. Our phone buzzes and we are compelled to at least check to see if it’s anyone important. But, when you’re on the golf course with your friends, why bother looking? It’s not only rude to your golf partners, but it’s probably affecting your golf game too. You aren’t paying attention to your shots or how your partners are doing. They might ask you to watch their ball, but you’re too busy snap chatting your friends. Do everyone the favor by shutting off your phone. It only takes a few hours to play 18 holes. You can wait to check it until later.
- The blabber golfer. Of course, it’s great to chat with our golf partners. But, sometimes, it becomes too much. It gets a bit tiresome when I’m trying to think or prepare to hit the ball and someone is telling me about what they had for breakfast this morning. Quiet down, PLEASE.
- Self-pity golfer. Have you ever played with someone who gets down in the dumps as soon as they get a bad break? “I’m done playing forever, I’m giving up my membership, I’ll never be good enough so what’s the point, I’m such a loser. Why do I even bother.” Pity party of one. Let me take out my violin.
Have you experienced any of these types of golfers? Let me know by commenting below!