‘Mansplaining’: Stranger gives unsolicited golf advice to PGA golfer at driving range, video shows

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(NEXSTAR) – Professional golfer Georgia Ball says she was recently experimenting with a new swing when a stranger, completely unsolicited, offered his advice — and then took credit for her subsequent drive.

“On the day, I was kind of, at the driving range doing what I normally do,” golf coach Georgia Ball said in an interview on NewsNation’s “Dan Abrams Live.” She was also filming herself, just in case she captured any good content for her substantial Instagram following.

In video she shared to the platform this week, Ball can be seen making an impressive drive — right down the middle of the range — when, from off-screen, an unseen man attempts to get her attention.

“Excuse me,” he says. “What you’re doing there, you shouldn’t be doing that.”

He then proceeds to tell her to “follow through,” and claims she’s bringing the club back “too slow.”

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Ball politely tells the man she’s “going through a swing change at the minute,” but that doesn’t seem to deter him from continuing with his comments.

“No, I know,” he says. “But what you’re doing there is you’re coming back too slow. You know, I’ve been playing golf for 20 years.”

Georgia Ball viral video
Georgia Ball, a professional golfer, recorded an interaction with a stranger who attempted to give her a few pointers — not knowing she was a pro. (Instagram/GeorgiaGolfCoach)

After more unsolicited advice (and another polite attempt from Ball to explain that she’s practicing a “swing change”) she gets back to business and drives another ball straight down the range.

“See how much better that was?” the man says, taking credit for her drive.

At the time, Ball could only laugh.

“There’s lots of people out there that give advice, like myself, online,” Ball told Abrams. “I give lots of swing tips, in that way, trying to help others improve their game.”

But unlike the man in the video, Ball is a pro golfer who has competed in numerous PGA events in recent years. Many of her fans welcome her tips — and they wouldn’t be too happy with this stranger’s attempt at advice, or the way he was doling it out.

“The mansplaining in this video is major ICK,” one Instagram commenter wrote.

“He didn’t even want to hear what she was saying,” another said. “He just wanted to hear himself talk.”

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Ball told Abrams she’s grateful for her fans’ support, but that she’s no longer irritated by the incident.

“I’m glad I can kind of look back and laugh at it now,” she said.

When asked whether the stranger was even “any good,” Ball told Abrams she wouldn’t know.

“I actually didn’t get to see him hit the ball,” she said.

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