If get a chance I would also take a playing lesson.
this will help you and your coach focus on strategy and course management, equally if not more important than swing changes.
plus it helps form a special relationship with your coach as he can see your on course potential and give strategies to play certain holes at your course.
swinging well on practice tee is one thing, taking those good shots on to course and scoring is different,
you can still score well with a slice or hook if consistent and if other parts of game are OK.
200% correct, i am lucky to have a great coach who is like a friend.
we have had prolly 5 or 6 games over the last 2 years,
i paid for one and am allowed to ask anything while playing.
he doesn't say do this or do that we just play.
we just discuss a better shot shape or club choice
cant put a value on a playing lesson or game.
i regularly play with a 20+ marker who has never once tried a bunt out on to the fairway from the rough ever. He could shave 5 shots in one foul swoop if he had the ability to change his strategy.
hitting 600 balls is good for practicing whats wrong.
knock your self out
Don't get a lesson if you don't or cant practice, waste of cash.
also if your coach is worth his cash you will be in constant contact re how practice session's are going with the drills he gave you to do for home work plus any comp results.
Your coach should then decide on that info if a lesson is reqd