Nothing to me at all. I was just discussing basic statistical analysis......apparently not very effectively.
The comparison happens all the time. We even do it on here pretty often. Set a standard and then compare results against that standard. How many keys vs handicap as one example recently. If we didn't measure either attainment of the key itself or the hcp index the same for everyone, then the comparison means very little.
I compare my stats to where I want to be based on scoring/handicap/performance goals I set for myself. I have a group of buddies that are several shots better than me. If I'm averaging "x" GIR and they're averaging "y", I look at my own performance and it would be reasonable to set a goal to improve my own GIR to match theirs. But if I'm not calculating GIR in the same manner they are, that comparison isn't valid. In fact, as I look at my stats compared to theirs, it's likely that since I'm also counting putts that they're not, my putts will seem much higher and again, could lead me to think that I really need to be working on putting, rather than focusing on ways to hit more greens.
I sure don't think that sacm3bil is a moron! The old saying is that responsibility for any poor communication lies with the one doing the communicating. I've just failed in communicating my point about the basic statistical comparison effectively. No big deal at all. I'll quietly move on.