Watch The Awkward Moment Female PGA Pro Gets Unwanted Swing Advice From Driving Range Golfer

A video of PGA pro and online coach Georgia Ball getting some awkward advice from a driving range golfer has gone viral on social media

Online golf coach and PGA pro Georgia Ball
(Image credit: Instagram: georgiagolfcoach)

Everyone's an expert on the driving range aren't they? But sometimes even if you think you're offering out some helpful swing tips it may be better to keep them to yourself.

And a classic example has now gone viral on social media with a veteran of the game trying to give his advice out to a female golfer - who just happened to be a PGA professional and golf coach!

Georgia Ball is a Merseyside-based PGA pro and online golf coach who dishes out hints and tips to her 173,000 Instagram followers, so probably not one who is in need of range tips from amateurs.

The awkward exchange begins when the man in the next driving range bay spots Ball making a slow exaggerated backswing while working on a few things - prompting a remark of "what you're doing there is you're coming back too slow."

Ball explains: "I'm going through a swing change at the minute, so..." but our helpful amateur continues with his sage advice, backed up by his assertion that "I've been playing golf for 20 years".

Little does he know that he's offering his advice to a PGA pro, with Ball offering a few awkward looks to her camera as she was filming her swing - as she does continually for her online coaching tip videos.

The video, posted on her Instagram page @georgiagolfcoach, attracted 1.4m views, while on X it was picked up and posted by @EmiliaRxse where it was watched a whopping 14.9m times.

And, naturally enough, attracted a huge number of comments, mainly commending Ball for smiling throughout and taking the unsolicited advice in good spirits, while the "I've been playing golf for 20 years line" was the highlight for many.

Renowned golf coach Peter Finch wrote: "Oh that was very diplomatic of you."

Caitlin Cain focused on the end of the video when our amateur expert seemed to take credit for 'fixing' ball's swing: "The way he cuts you off. The way he took credit for your swing and the way you strike the ball. Absolutely not… Props to you for laughing it off, I probably wouldn’t have been as nice."

Even Hollywood actor Don Cheadle spotted the video, and simply said "yuck" about the interaction, before complimenting Ball on her "nice swing".

Paul Higham

Paul Higham is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience in covering most major sporting events for both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. He is currently freelance and covers the golf majors on the BBC Sport website.  Highlights over the years include covering that epic Monday finish in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and watching Rory McIlroy produce one of the most dominant Major wins at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. He also writes betting previews and still feels strangely proud of backing Danny Willett when he won the Masters in 2016 - Willett also praised his putting stroke during a media event before the Open at Hoylake. Favourite interviews he's conducted have been with McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn, Rickie Fowler and the enigma that is Victor Dubuisson. A big fan of watching any golf from any tour, sadly he spends more time writing about golf than playing these days with two young children, and as a big fair weather golfer claims playing in shorts is worth at least five shots. Being from Liverpool he loves the likes of Hoylake, Birkdale and the stretch of tracks along England's Golf Coast, but would say his favourite courses played are Kingsbarns and Portrush.