I know this thread is supposed to be about improving beyond bogey golf, but for me, that's all I strive to be lately.
1: I rarely have time to hit the range.
2: I'm a terrible putter.
3: I drive the ball short.
All that being said, my game improved a LOT when my Dad told me to play each hole as if bogey was par for me. It relaxed me thinking I have 4 more shots. Or if I screwed up the 2nd, shot, I still had 3 more.
I worked a lot on getting a consistent swing...