I usually tee off around late morning (9:30-11) and I always try to give myself 60-45 minutes before tee off to warm up and putt. I typically get a small bucket to take to the range. When I get there, I spend a few minutes stretching. I pull my driver, 5i (because it gives me great feedback), 8i (my favorite club and I always seem to be 150ish out) and PW to warm up with. I start low and move high (PW --> Driver). I hit about 5 balls with the PW, 6-7 with the 8i, 10 with the 5i and the rest (15 or so) with the driver. I do this because I struggle most with my long game. After I hit for 30 minutes or so, I use the rest of the 15 minutes putting and getting my distance and "brush" stroke down. I then proceed to check in with the starter.
I don't understand why I always play the back 9 way better than the front 9. To give you an idea, here are some of my recent rounds:
-Plum Creek 70.7/125 (+13, +7)
-Republic 69.1/118 (+14, +11)
-Bandit 67.6/114 (+16, +8) honestly their front 9 is just insanely hard
-Quail Creek 70.2/121 (+13,+8)
Every time I finish the front 9, I go in, get something to eat and tell my self, "New 9. Let's get it". I don't adjust the way I play the game or attack the holes, I just execute much better.
It almost feels like I don't find my "groove" until the back 9. For example, I hit 4/8 fairways and 1 GIR on the front 9 and 6/7 fairways and 3 GIR on the back 9 last week. It seems like my confidence grows as I play. I feel better about picking a spot and being able to hit it (or get relatively close) as I play.
So the question is: What do you suggest I do to get my front 9 on track to play a "full round". Any warm up tips or routines you recommend? Thanks