A mental coach would read this post and say you’re just giving yourself permission to give up on your round because of a few bad swings.
I won’t necessarily go that far.
Look, sometimes we all have days where you just can’t even hit it on the planet. Those are rough. And some of this varies by where you live and what kind of course you play. I’m in Arizona and playing a lot of desert courses is rough because a missed drive is very often a lost ball and a penalty stroke. (It’s a real pleasure to travel and play a course where maybe I’m just in the trees or some high grass.)
But with that said, to me, the best feeling in golf is making a score after a terrible shot. I f-ing love making par after hitting a bad shot and a huge part of that is mentally not giving in after a bad shot–not getting down on yourself, choosing the best way to play your next, and grinding the rest of the hole. That’s where the mental side can benefit your game (and golf can start to be more fun). Hit a bad drive? It’s an opportunity! Is that corny as hell? Sure it is, but golf tends to make the mid sour so getting a little corny as an antidote is really not the worst solution.