A playing lesson is the ideal format to develp good course management skills. You’ll evaluate each situation faced during the round: lie, distance, potential trouble and discuss options using risk/reward analysis before each player executes the chosen shot. The scramble format allows time for explanation and discussion on each shot while maintaining pace of play.
On the first tee and on each subsequent tee John will discuss strategy for playing the hole pointing out the ideal landing area for the tee shot and what area to avoid. Each player will then hit their tee shot and the best of the group will be selected for the 2nd shot. For each shot John will discuss lie, hazards and the ideal target for the approach shot and explain the “where to miss” concept. This process will be repeated until the group holes out. Risk and reward will be examined for each shot with discussion on when to be aggressive and when to be conservative. Player’s current ability level and normal ball flight are key factors to be considered in choosing the best shot for each situation….Questions and discussion are encouraged.