First of all, what is the purpose of playing golf? If you said “to have fun”, I like where your head’s at. Most people take golf too seriously and many golfers don’t seem very happy playing the game. I believe it’s due to high expectations that are inherited from what we see on television. It doesn’t make sense to me. It’s just a game, so why not enjoy it.
I agree, It’s definitely a more enjoyable game when you hit the ball well. So if you struggle with your golf swing or you are new to the game…It’s always a good idea to take lessons. It’s an even better idea to take lessons on a regular basis. You can’t learn the game of golf from just a few lessons here and there… just like you can’t become a doctor by only reading a couple of books. I remember playing hockey as a kid, practicing every week and having my coach teach me what to do. It would be crazy of me to only go to a few hockey practices and think I was going to be the greatest show on ice. To effectively learn a skill that lasts… It takes time, proper practice, and a mentor or coach to help you along the way.
There are many different ways to swing a golf club and many different ways you can play the game. Learning golf can get very complicated, but it doesn’t have to. There is no perfect method, only a method that will work best for you. Find a golf coach who can help you improve your golf game organically, keeping it simple and fun. This will help you enjoy golf for years to come.