I have been practicing in my yard(s) since I was a kid. Originally with wiffle balls on our 1/4 acre lot and today with dense foam/sponge rubber balls or "Almost Golf" balls in my 1 acre backyard. To this day I actually blame my father for my flippy swing. Whenever he would see me take a proper divot he would yell at me out the window that I was "digging up the grass". He had slaved away for months trying to create a decent lawn after we moved into our house and he didn't want his kid constantly putting divots into it. He used to make me prop up the wiffle ball on top of the grass and have me sweep it off the ground and that's the way my swing developed.
These days, even before the virus situation, I actually prefer to experiment with swing changes in private in my yard then at a range to see if; (a) the changes actually work and (b) to groove my swing if they do. I always keep a bucket with a mix of topsoil and grass seed handy and sprinkle some of it down afterwards on the divots I've made.
Rkrider99 might be one of the last golfers on the planet. You have until the sun goes down today. Get one last good one in for the rest of us!
Last weekend, over the objections of my wife, I drove a long way to find an open course several counties north, courtesy of Ron DeSantis. I shot a very ho-hum 92 on a super easy course. So I have no excuses. There's this habit I have got into of closing my trailing wrist (resulting in hooks) on the first few drives until it annoys me so much that I remember that I am a dumbass and simply stop doing it. High point though, I got to use my 3-wood a few times, which has been so nice to me lately. On the 520-yard par 5, I hit a decent drive leaving me with 243 to the center of the green, back pin. I struck the ball well, but lost it in the air until I saw it roll up to about 4 feet from the flag. Yes, I missed the putt.
Maybe. That's how I look at it. Everyone has their worst, best, and average scores and the majority of your rounds will fall in the average area.
To me, using the word "random" just obviates personal responsibility. If I'm playing poorly and really think about it for a second, I tend to realize that I'm thinking too much about a bug in my software or my back is tight and unconsciously changed my swing to avoid pain or something. But it's never just "random".