I am a 12 handicap on my course. I am hitting 45% of fairways, 35% of greens, get up and down at 40%, 31 putts per round, 2 penalty strokes per round. Average score is 83 on a par 71. My best is 77 with only 2 fairways hit, but 11 greens.
Looking at it, I have to hit more greens, especially on par 3's. I also have to eliminate the OB or water ball that bites me each round, though my course is narrow and on a lake so the water and OB are in play on some holes with a reasonable miss. Putting is aided by the up and down, but I miss every stinking birdie putt.
How important is it to improve on these numbers, or am I wasting mental energy trying to track and improve these numbers? Is improvement more a matter of playing each shot and striking it well with a good decision on club and shot type? Or, do I need to think fairway, green, 2 putt on every hole?
For instance, on some greens and pins, I would rather miss the green and chip than have a 40 footer. Not good for the stats, but better for me mentally. Just wondered what folks thought, especially if you evaluate your rounds outside of the basic stats.