On the range, all is good. Every club shows improvement and I’m happy. But lordy, lord there is nothing positive on the golf course. Oh, a few good strikes but generally ugly.
So I ask myself ‘can I improve my self-confidence without time on the course’? Can’t play much because every outing costs US$120, without exception. Sure, on the range helps develop technique and skill but not much confidence when under pressure. I practice chipping on one green only and know that one like my hand. On the course all the technique and skill just evaporates when faced with some new situation.
I try to visualize the various holes and situations I know I will be finding but the time frame between play may be weeks. I can play 2x per month and get rusty fast. Can anyone improve their confidence level without the real thing?