Even then a instructor is still the best way to learn the fastest and leech all of that good juicy information before playing again. My instructor tought me the basics, how to manage stress and stuff, and then told me how to treat the equipment, took me on a test, I passed, then he told me some pro attributes.white_tiger_137 said:I'm glad you realize this. No instructor has the "magic touch," or one secret that will take you down from a 20 to a scratch handicap. Take thier advice seriosly, but recognize that everyone has a different swing, and by them trying to make you conform to the thousands of technical instructions of "the perfect swing," they could easily mess you up even worse.
I agree. Let's say your friend looks through this amazing piece of technology and determines that the top of the pin is 197 yards, 2 feet and 7 1/2 inches away. Now ask him if he has a shot in mind that will travel 197 yards, 2 feet and 7 1/2 inches. Even if he can get close to that distance consistantly, it's not always the best approach. For example, if there's a sand trap in front of the green in the pin is in front, you might want to aim for 205 yards instead.A friend of mine bought a yardage viewfinder. Basically its a cheap bit of plastic that when you look through it, its supposed to tell you the yardage, using the height of the pin in the viewfinder.
Its complete rubbish of course, but for some reason he thinks it helps