Getting a lesson can be the difference between producing the scores you think you’re capable of shooting, and the ones you’ve been shooting. But there’s a proper way to use the information suggested during a lesson by any teaching pro, says Don Daley, the head professional at Atlantic Country Club in Plymouth.
“One of the problems that I see a lot of amateurs have is that after they take a lesson they are too technical on the golf course. The practice range is the place to work on the fundamentals from your lesson, and the course is where you go and play.
“When you are playing, try to free your mind of the technical part of the game and swing freely. You will be surprised how much better you swing when you clear you mind.
“Between rounds while you are practicing is when you work on the fundamentals, and when you play is when you rely on muscle memory. If you do this, I feel that you will enjoy the game more.”