Late to the party but lessons can enhance handicap in many ways:I was talking to a guy on my league team the other day. He practices all the time and has played for a good number of years. He’s not old. In his 30’s. APA 5/6. He is under the impression that he will never get any better no matter how much he practices. He said in a sense he knows how to do it but can’t. I know people do get stuck at certain levels. Why is that? Always thought it was an effort issue rather than skill apex. Especially at that level of play.
Is it true that no matter how much some people practice they actually can’t get better no matter how much effort is put in? It seems wrong. I’m always under the impression you can always get better and the Sky is the limit as long as you put the effort in.
1) A lot of lower level players aim to a wrong part of the pocket
2) " " do not know how to sequence a run in Eight Ball
3) " " do not know simple, powerful safety play technique or play safe nearly often enough, etc.
Whether winning more games or running more tables, a short lesson is of great benefit--not just stroke and stance, which I do also. I've helped a lot of players increase their handicap one or two points in an hour's lesson or so.