Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
I'm mental about going below par. I was this way for years in my attempt to break 80, and I always psyched myself out. I've only shot 3 official rounds under par, and can't really explain why there haven't been more. I'm sure there aren't too many people out there that feel bad for me, and I don't blame you, but my desire to improve has never gone away. I'm trying so hard to take my game to that next level, and I just can't get past the mid 70's phase.
Something that helped me quite a bit was to just play 3 holes at a time. Try to play the the score you need on those three holes to make the round you want. For me this might be +2 for the first three holes, +1 for the next three, and +1 for the last three. Then +2 on the next 3, even on the next 3, and +1 on the last three. I needed a plan to break 80, and this would give me the blueprint for a 79.
I was regularly shooting 84/85 and had a number of 80-82 rounds, but had never shot below 80. Once I started doing this I was able to bust through my previous low score multiple times, shooting below 80 become rather common for me.