Need advice from the scratch guys like @Soly out there to help me get from my current HCP of 4-6ish down to <2.
Background- played as a kid but never competitively since I was too busy doing other sports (soccer, swimming etc). Didnt play more than 5 times per year from 24-30 b/c of work/living in the big city. Last few years I actually have a little time to play and have taken some lessons and actually improved a good bit. From 12-14 down to the 4-6 range where I have been stuck for 2 years. I play 1 18 hole round per week and maybe an additional 9, plus ~1-2 hours of practice time per week (normally in 30-60 minute chunks after work). I belong to a club with an ok range (downhill, downwind, mats half the time) and a great short game area (putting, chipping, up to ~100 yds, bunkers etc).
I have been tracking stats on Golfmetrics this summer to get an idea where I need to improve. I have the SG of a +3 off the tee (50% driving accuracy, 295 yard 75th percentile- yes I hit it far) so I know thats my strength. I am a 2 approach (mostly due to being good (+2) from 150-200, Im a 6 from 100-150), SG is a 14 and Putting is a 5 (but 17 from 7-21 feet). So- to summarize- I need to improve from 100-150, short game and putting 7-21 feet.
Despite this knowledge, I feel like my practice time ends up just being pounding range balls for fun and doing a lot of aimless chipping from fairway lies, and half/ 3/4 wedges. Does anyone have a routine/regimen/games they like to do on the range and practice area that has actually helped them improve? I have tried a few, but I end up just reverting to doing the same chip 10 times and being super impressed with myself.
Also, full disclosure, some of my issue is likely that I fold like a cheap tent on the course and clearly am in my own head. I am way better by myself on a Wednesday than with my brother on our boys trip. Trying to work on my fear or going low.
Sorry for the long post- hopefully someone who actually knows what they are doing has some good resources.