That is a good point.
I don't think its a pace of play issue.
To me, its about what golf should be about.
I wouldn't mind green reading material less information. No numbers. Nothing specific toward pin locations. Like, you can't have book that shows the pin and the putting lines. Just a general green, with contours arrows is fine with me. They still have to determine the amount of break they want to play. If it lets them know which way it breaks, fine.
It is tough to maintain sub par quality of play for 18 holes when your handicap is a 5.
Also, where are you losing those strokes at? Which part of the game?
This is good advice. Pre shot routine is a good way to stay focused. I need to get mine back into shape. I have been pretty lazy lately. Like not taking any practice swings, just lining up and go 😛
45 minutes is way to long. I usually show up to the course 45 minutes before hand. I spend 20 minutes on the range, and the rest at the putting green till the group is called. Also, the issue with range work is, if you just hit shot after shot, you can get into a rhythm of good shots. You don't get that luxury on the course.
Do you walk the course or ride?