According to Byron Nelson, Eddie was also a wizard out of the bunker. In fact, Nelson wrote about Eddie having a money game with Henry Cotton, seeing who could get closest to the pin out of a bunker, and beat him soundly. Byron said Eddie was the best bunker player he'd ever seen.
In his book, How I Played the Game, Byron spoke about Ken Venturi and Eddie Lowery. He wrote:
"One of the reasons Kenny's short game is so good is his bunker play, and he and I both learned that from Eddie Lowery. We were at Palm Springs, where I was working with Kenny one time, and back of Eddie's house was a green and a sand bunker which he and three neighbours had paid to have built there. Guess they played a little golf, too. Anyway, one evening after dinner Eddie, who was about an 8-handicapper, challenged us. 'I'll play your best ball out of the bunker, twenty-five cents a shot." We did this three evenings in a row and lost a lot of quarters, but from then on we both became excellent bunker players, thanks to Eddie."
Just imagine, an 8-handicap ex-caddie and car dealer taught Byron Nelson and Ken Venturi how to become better bunker players. That's why you should never be too proud to take a tip, or to learn from someone who does something better than you do. He needn't be a qualified teaching professional. On the other hand, you should probably adopt the approach Lee Trevino took when he said he would never take a lesson from someone who couldn't beat him. Makes sense to me.