(Proverbs 13:20 KJV) He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Life is full of choices. It can really be important whom you travel with. I enjoy playing golf once in awhile. I am over the “gotta play” passion. I am not really very good. If you know what it means, if I ever break 100 I have a shouting spell. I enjoy playing on courses I have never been to before but they have a problem. What looks like a simple, direct path from tee to hole is often anything but. In cases like that it helps to have someone playing with you with certain qualities.
It helps to have someone who has played the course enough to know it. I had one guy who would constantly tell me things like, “Try to stay to the left. If you hit it right it will roll down a long hill.” It also helps to know if there is some water just over a rise and hidden in a low spot. Knowing where to hit the ball doesn’t make me any more accurate but at least gives me a chance to try.
It helps to have someone who has better eyes. One of the most common questions I ask is, “Did you see where my ball went?” The problem is that the ball went farther than I could track. It could be hazy conditions. It could be I wasn’t looking. Often there are others who can help out.
What you don’t want is the guy who wants to tell you how to change your grip and stance when it is obvious he isn’t doing so well himself.
So? As far as possible, choose whom you walk with.