Golf is a game that requires a fair bit of attention to master. I only know of a few players that I would consider to be naturals and even they have to put the time into be a better player. Generally, better players stick to their own game and avoid offering suggestions to less skilled players, even when asked. They understand that what works for them does not necessarily work for other players; especially if the receiver of the suggestion is not will to work on their game.
Over the years, I have helped many golfers to try and improve their game. I do not interject my views unless asked and even then I try to offer the fundamentals. Then I explain to players that they have to use and develop that information in a way that will help their game. I also explain that it takes practice to adopt these fundamentals in a manner that lowers they golf scores.
Experience has shown that better players are not necessarily the best resource for offering golf suggestions, but I understand why they are asked. Because they have a great grasp of the fundamentals it seems easy to take suggestions to them regardless if the asker is ready for the answer.
There is a special skill to truly help golfers improve their golf game. First the golf must be open to suggestions that might take them out of their comfort zone. Most amateurs think that hitting the long ball is the key to lower golf scores and seem despondent when I suggest that they focus their efforts around the green. Or mention that ‘the grip it and rip it’ approach to golf might be fun, but is not really the place to start. There is a special skill to offering the right suggestion, at the proper time, to proper player so it has the best impact to their game.
If you are looking to improve your game, be sure that you are open to the right suggestion when happens to fall into your lap. I always, I suggest seeking out professional help because they will lower the your learning curve and speed up your ability to lower your golf scores. Good luck on your golf journey regardless which path you chose.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!