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Should average golfers play the ball where it lies or do you feel its ok to improve the lie?

I think it goes both ways. When you are working on things in your swing and trying to get it grooved, consistency is important. That is actually one benefit of hitting off of mats. Your ball is sitting in the same position every time so you can build a repeating swing. It also helps when you are practicing to give your brain positive feedback. If you go out on the course and are constantly struggling that can be very discouraging and add tension. There is definitely a time to play "real" golf and not move the ball. I would say that is the majority of the time other than when you aren't worried about score and are just working on technique.

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