Should they be? Perhaps the answer is a bit of both
Can golf lessons be funny? If you just paid $80 (or more) for a half hour lesson and you feel like you got WORSE, the answer would be a resounding no. Um yea, thanks for making me suck even more. But of course that’s usually the exception, not the rule.
What is your intent?
Hopefully, your intent is fun along with ideas and thoughts on ways to improve. Maybe you’re a beginner. The pro will probably start you out with some very basic ideas. Proper grip, posture and alignment are just a few of the basics most likely covered. You’ll probably end up taking 30 or so swings and the pro will be hoping you flush 2 or 3 of those. If that’s the case, you could get hooked quite quickly.
Humor for all
Beginner, intermediate or seasoned golfer-we can all have a laugh. Ideally you’ll find a pro that has a sense of humor you can gel with. Knowing you’re not there to ham it up, but at the same time keeping you engaged with some wry wit. Possibly a little off color humor. You’ll invariably hit some shots “off target”. A bit askew. Flippin’ sideways! Your immediate question…..”what the %$^# was that?!” Then you’ll laugh and the pro will most likely be yukking it up with you. Then he or she will line you out. Point out your (likely) error. Then you’ll be flushing it again in no time. Easy game…..
If it were only true
We knowwwww it’s not easy. We wouldn’t be forking over that $80 if that were the case. Therein lies the beauty. We can certainly try to improve, but we never have to take ourselves too seriously. The insurmountable challenge. The old “it’s not destination it’s the journey” rah rah stuff. But that’s ok. Improvement will be ours, a good teaching pro and a willing student and miracles can happen. Besides, we can just put the $80 on the Underhills’ tab.