I’m a big fan of lessons. Sometimes I have a lesson to fix a swing problem, or to check my putting stroke, but mostly I have lessons to learn how to hit shots. Sometimes you can get that done around the practice green, but I needed a golf course for what I had to work on today. These are the shots I asked the pro to show me:
He showed me, they’re easy once you know the secret, and it’s stuff you’ll never figure out on your own.
I had a playing lesson five years ago that I still benefit from. If you’ve never had one, give it a try. Make up a list of five or six shots you don’t really know how to hit, and have the pro take you on the course to show you how. You’ll be a better player instantly. I promise you.