Thanks for the feedback. I completely agree that there is no perfect way to chart this data. I'm kind of married to it at this point though. Since I just started golfing in June of 2012 and have been keeping track ever since I started, it's nice to look and see what improvement if any at all there has been. If I keep changing what I keep track of, there is no way to look back and analyze the data to make decisions on changes and such.
The other hard part to this is that I am not exactly a good golfer. It's one thing if you are a scratch golfer or a pro, then there are tons of stats (like the ones that are on pgatour.com) that you can use to analyze all kinds of things. It's harder to do that with someone like me that is a 15 handicap. I can chart putts per GIR, but it's not going to tell me much because I do not hit that many GIR to begin with.
What I've learned so far since starting this thread is as follows: the higher your handicap is, the less important putting is versus ballstriking. The lower your handicap is, the more important your putting is compared to ballstriking.
In other words, I can focus mainly on putting and get to a point where I am averaging just around 30 putts per round. That's great and all, but if I cannot lower my strokes other than putts to well below 50 and nearing 40, I'm only going to get so good.....there's kind of like a ceiling.
As I mentioned before, I keep track of strokes other than putts which tells me how my ball striking is. A good round for me is 50 strokes other than putts (putts include putts from fringe and any stroke I use my putter with in the round). Considering my handicap is 15, is 50 strokes other than putts in line with my handicap would you say? Please post your handicap and an estimate as to how many strokes other than putts you have per round.