By SwingFix.com staff
There are a lot of bad golf tips out there, dished out by know-it-all foursome members and cluttered pages of golf magazines. Some even come from sketchy golf teachers.
We asked a few of our top SwingFix instructors for the worst tips they've ever heard.
So if you happen to run into any of this crackpot advice, you'll be able to steer clear.
Here are SwingFix instructor Justin Bruton's thoughts on bad tips:
"To be honest, I think every tip that I've given and any golf tip that I've seen can be terrible for some golfers and tremendous for others,” Bruton said. “For example, just last week I gave two players the exact opposite tips. The first one was hanging back in his golf swing so I gave him a tip to feel that his hips were moving harder toward the target, and the second was firing his hips too hard toward the target and I gave him the tip of feeling like he's hanging back.”
Bruton then joked that, “One day in the near future we need to put either an asterisk or a little cautionary (blurb) at the end of each tip so that players know who the tip really applies to – much like you would see at the end of a pharmaceutical commercial.”
But on a more serious note, Bruton also offered the following advice.
“I see a lot of players mess up their swings by applying tips that they've seen in golf magazines or on golf shows without really knowing whether that tip was appropriate for them or not,” he said. “But once a player understands their swing and their physical abilities, it makes it easier for them to understand which tips apply to their swing and which tips should go in one ear and out the other.
“So one of my biggest pieces of advice for golfers who enjoy applying random tips to their game is to go get evaluated physically and technically first."