I did not take up the game until after I was married. My very strict and over bearing father-in-law was trying to teach me how to play golf one summer but his method was to interrupt my swing with “do this” and “do that” etc. Usually just when I was starting my setup. My score was at 113 on the 15th hole when I lost control and cursed at him. (First and last time!) I was so bad that I could not hit a golf ball more than a foot off the ground. We never spoke until the end of the round. I stormed off the course and stopped at a driving range. After a couple of minutes, a very well-dressed man came over and gave me some simple advice. For the first time ever, I started hitting balls, in the air. It dawned on me that he was a golf pro and was giving me my first lesson but he would not take any money from me. He just wanted me to promise that I would not give up the game.
That night I read an article in Golf Digest that Lee Trevino wrote about playing your own game and do not worry about others. Just relax and enjoy.
The next morning, I played with my father-in-law and for the first time broke 100 by shooting a 94. (Still have the score card). At the end of the round, he said “see what happens when you do what I tell you”
I never told him about the driving range golf pro and the article.