I think that anything that can "compartmentalize" golf into smaller chunks is a good idea for ANY golfer. I have considered a couple of possibilities:
1) Giving myself score, from 1 to 5, for every shot throughout the round, based on how well I hit the shot. (There would be penalties for losing one's cool, too. 🙂)
2) Creating a system for playing mini-games against your partner(s). Each "game" would comprise three holes. These would not be consecutive holes, but instead would be generated randomly, by partners taking turns adding a hole to the grouping, or by using the holes' handicaps to the clusters of holes.
These ideas came to me when reading Dr. Gio Vilante's book Fearless Golf (Vilante is a sports psychologist who works with some of the pros, such as Justin Rose). One of Vilante's main ideas that he teaches is "Hit the shot, accept the results, and then go hit the next shot." He says that all golfers, including the pros, have a tendency to let the results of one shot/hole bleed over into the next one. He talks about many golfers who will still be ruminating about a bad mistake or bad hole long after they happen. In Fearless Golf and Flow Golf, Vilante talks about people who really love the game and love executing a good golf swing. Every swing they take is another opportunity to enjoy a well-executed shot, regardless of what hole it takes place on or how far over par they are. (That's my shot-by-shot ranking game.)
Vilante also he works with many golfers who give up on a game because they are further over par than they want to be. They'll triple the first hole and say, "Well, this game's over." No, it's not; there's 17 more holes. Vilante said that in an interview, hockey coach John Tortorella was once asked, "Your players seem to give it their all, right to the last shift, even when they're several goals down. How do you motivate them to do this?" Tortorella said, "Well, first off, they love playing the game, so each shift is a chance to show their skills. Secondly, they're professionals. I expect that they are skating as hard as they can every time they are on the ice. If they're not, they don't belong in this league." I was thinking that my six three-hole games within a round would help keep all players engaged throughout the round. After all, the 18th is still an important hole even if a bunch of other holes have sucked.