No kidding about the difference between the course and the range. I started golf this year at 56, and have started to see steady improvement on the range, but it has yet to show up on the course. On the range my distance and accuracy of drives has been steadily improving. Drives on the range that this spring would have made me happy now feel like mishits and I now carry this little hill out there that I used to be happy just to roll one onto, but last weekend on the course it was topped ball after topped ball. I got one good drive in in nine holes , obviously I was trying too hard even though I was telling myself less is more and easy does it before every swing. I need to tame my inner gorilla. I think I will stick to the range and par three until I get my fairway woods hitting consistently well at the range then I will work on the mental aspect, which can only be fixed at the course, I think.
Don't worry about the comedians in this thread. They think they are feeling funny, but it is possible to shank a joke too.