This is more of a story than a tip....We used to play golf with a guy that would never accurately count his strokes. He would take one more stroke than us then felt that was OK. We entered a tournament and Kenny (the inaccurate counter) hit his drive at Rancho Murietta (near Jackson in Sacramento area) way over a fence out of bounds. Kenny engaged in a discussion with the foursome behind us as we walked up the fairway. He used a highly unusual ball the Royal Plus 6 (in the 1970's and 80's) was his ball. Somehow it must have hit an overhead electrical or phone wire. I found it laying against the cyclone fence on the edge of the golf course...unplayable but in bounds...I picked up the ball and put a tee in the ground where I found the ball. As I progressed up the fairway to my ball Kenny behind me stated he had found his ball. I said "great" and walked back his way. I pulled the ball out of my pocket and said "you mean this ball". It's the only fight I have ever got into on a golf course. If you need to cheat at anything it's pathetic...especially at golf.
@Caseyj15 And @ErikF- I agree, what a shame that he can't understand that. Now my dad when we played together, he always had this foot wedge-(if you know what I mean). ONe time i said why don't you just put a tee under it, so he did! LOL That was the extend of his golf effort, but it drove me to be better and play better, thank heavens!
Caseyj15, I understand your frustration but you also picked up another player's ball and made the decision for him that it was unplayable. That's a penalty for you, because you aren't allowed to make those decisions for other players.
Back to the topic, one of my favorite joking advice tips is "There are very few swing flaws that can't be fixed by just swinging harder." It always gets a laugh because it's so untrue.