Dewsweeper asks t is it ok to practice on the course or do I need to hit balls to get better?
Personality dictates the most effective way for you to practice as well as where you are in the development of your game. Some players hate hitting balls they will get more out of time practiceing on the course. Practicing on the course is excellent when working on playing and scoring . It is important to keep in mind that you must still alllo for work on your short game.
If you are making a change or working on mechanics it is important to use the range and not worry about ball flight. It is critical to work on making changes initially away from the course and focus on the process of changing rather than the flight and results of the ball.