There are so many opinions about how to play the game because a
lot of it is personal preference. When you're first learning, you'll
get a lot of information about a lot of preferences from many sources.
This can be very confusing, especially if you still don't have a solid understanding of
the laws and principles pertaining to the game of golf. The Golf Business is a
billion dollar industry of misinformation!
To avoid this confusion, make a commitment to follow your instructor's recommendations
until you feel you are well grounded in the basics which takes very little time.
I have two rules regarding coaching golfers:
Rule Number 1: The coach is always right.
Rule Number 2: If the coach is wrong, reread rule Number 1.
"He was never defeated by the vicissitudes of the game."