What is a Playing Lesson?
A playing lesson is on course coaching from your PGA Professional. On course coaching is NOT swing focused, instead it focuses on how you play and manage your way around a golf course. You are coached in choosing the appropriate shot, picking the correct club and how to hit the variety of different shots that can pop up during a round of golf. On course coaching dives into scoring and how you can avoid big numbers and put yourself in a better position to play well.
Does my coach play with me?
In most cases Yes, however your coach is there to focus on you. That means they may pick up their ball from time to time to help with pace of play or may move their ball to play along side you and show you how to hit a specific shot.
In addition to the benefits of an individual lesson, on course coaching
Focuses on scoring
Covers situational golf
Shows how to manage a round of golf
Analyzes where you are losing strokes