Question for the OP. Is Distance Really That Important for Amateurs?
What would your score difference be playing from the tees at 5000 yds vs the tees from 6000 yds?
Would you score better on a 250 yd Par 4 than a 400 yd Par 4?
Why are slope rating and course ratings higher from the longer distance?
Seems pretty simple to me. You score better on the shorter holes because your approach shots are not as far. You have the same short game skills at both...