Played this morning and there was a 3 ball in front of me and instead of letting me through they asked if i would like to join them. It was so much fun, no scoring just relaxed game. Two of the guys were older and one said he was a 3 handicap OMG every shot he hit was great. Not a single bad shot all day, guess thats whys hes 3 handicap. was totally different experience playing today and i really enjoyed it. Usually im just focus focus focus on score and i do enjoy trying to get me score down but its also good to have a laugh.
As I said earlier do not focus entirely on your scores to judge your improvement.
I have had beginners who were making very good progress lose heart as they start believing that they are not getting any better because they are not scoring any better.
It is a long journey, you are doing exceptionally well and your scoring pattern shows that you have it in you to be pretty good. Not losing a ball in 18 holes and nothing worse than an eight is brilliant for the time you have been playing.
Watch out for the inevitable bad days and don't beat yourself up about them.
Spend time studying the rules and do not be afraid to ask more experienced players advice.
There is nothing club golfers enjoy more than tripping up and coming new golfers on their lack of knowledge of the rules.