Since the advent of practice fairways, "swing instructors" have found it easier to stay on the range and do 1-hour lessons one after the other. It is an easier business model for the instructor but not even close to the best way to get the results their students are wanting.
Most golfers have also been brainwashed into believing that if they can just get their swing "right" or "correct", their scores will come down.
I am a golf coach.
I will guide you to better golf by teaching you how to improve all the skills required to shoot lower golf scores and enjoy your golf more.
I believe that the majority of golfers would like to play better golf, and they do not have the time and commitment needed to make big swing changes.
The golf course is the only place where an accurate game assessment can be done on your whole golf game. On the other hand, trying to assess someone's game at a driving range is guesswork.
I have found that golfers never reach their goals mainly because they don't have an accurate picture where they are starting from.
It is like putting your destination into a GPS Navigation System but never allowing the GPS to find out where you are starting from. I don't care how many different plans it tries to make for you, it just isn't going to work, and you will probably be more lost!
It is only on the golf course, in real game-like conditions, that we discover where the true strengths and weaknesses are in your golf game.
Only on the course will I see every single part of your game to gauge where you are truly starting from.
Only on the golf course in a group of other golfers will I truly be able to see how you handle all of the problems that playing golf throws at you.
You simply cannot get better at golf just at the driving range!