Yesterday I went out with a friend of mine, a senior men's player, who originally insisted (last season) that I should play from the white tees. I took his advice and haven't looked back since. However good his intentions were, and however well they worked for me, I cannot say that you should do the same.
I find that playing with friends (including my golf buddy) although they may have good intentions, always try to give you advice during a round of golf. During one hole, he stood behind me, waiting for me to hit my shot (driver off the tee) only to tell me that I looked a little off balance and "...here's how to fix it".
Although might have seen a problem in that shot, I chose not to listen and to proceed with my round. That's my advice to you...
Make sure to block out all golf talk, from well-meaning friends to those who try to "trash talk"..you know what I mean. There's always someone in the crowd who wants to tell you how great their round is or how you shouldn't hit left because of that bunker straight ahead...etc.
DON'T LISTEN! Try to block all extraneous noise out and concentrate on how nice the day is or on a special song you've been carrying on in your head.
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