Contrary to belief, having a golf lesson when your playing well makes a lot of sense but something a lot of amateurs shun away from.
Most club players feel the only time to go and see their pro is when things are going wrong. Of course this makes sense and hopefully the swing can be fixed and your back on the course hitting the ball better again. A lot of golfers get scared that going for a lesson will ruin them and the pro will change everything. A good pro can stage changes so that the changes can be implemented softly and slowly to keep a functional element to the game. Any serious changes should be left to the off season.
However, my point is this. When your playing well, I advise golfers to go and see a pro then because you can get some good videos and Trackman data on a swing that is clearly producing results rightly or wrongly and this could prove invaluable when the day comes that the swing starts to falter again. A lesson might not always be about changing things, instead monitoring what works well and what is functional.
So golfers, don't hide from your pro when your playing well because your only making it tougher for yourself when your game takes a down turn at any point.
Brendan Howell, PGA Golf Professional.