Over the last three summers I have been taking lessons with a local pro. I like him and really think he has helped my game. We both use excessive course language and bust on each other constantly ... which I enjoy. However, he is not that good of a player. I can (and have) beaten him in tournaments. Also, my friends are often surprised when I share how much he has helped me. They think that he is a good coach for beginners but lacks the ability to move me much further along. So this is the question: This is the only coach I have ever known. Is the relathionship and trust we have developed more important than his ability. Or should I value the opinnion of my friends that think I should look for a new coach to help me improve faster?