I think the solution, then, is to tell yourself that you're not playing a round, but you're just practicing on the course. You're not going to get better as fast as you'd like by just practicing. OTOH, I get that it's no fun to play bad either. So if I was you, instead of practicing for 3 hours on the range in the evenings, maybe half that time you could go out on the course, play 9 holes, and don't keep score, hit multiple balls if/when you can/want to, etc, etc. It gives you the opportunity to hit "real world" shots that the range cannot do.
I swear I am a plus handicapper at the range. A lot of good that does me on the course.
I see your point, and I'd like nothing better than to get out and play, If I could go as a single. I have a nice 9 hole course next to the range, 1/2 of the holes are par 4's which is nice, but it's usually crowded, so hitting 2 balls isn't much of an option. Think I'll do at least 2 more range sessions, then hit the short course.
Yep, taking your A game from the range to the course is if nothing else, a tough nut to crack..lol Thanks..