I kind of already laid it out in the veered off thread - but here goes. And this would only apply to higher HC's. I'd imagine right around single digits the strategy would be very different.
For an 18 capper, you average worse than bogey on each hole. So when you stand on the first tee box at even par, all you are going to do is damage your score on nearly every hole going foreward. The only thing I can think to do for lower scores is to minimize that damage.
This means playing for bogey or a little better and not playing for par or a little better. Playing for par/birdie would mean maximizing distance off the tee and taking on trouble around the greens to ensure the GIR or try to get it close. Driver - wedge kind of play. The problem with this is that I (and I'd bet a lot of 18's) don't have a tee club that is both long and consistent enough to keep the 8's off the card.
Instead, I try to get it out there SAFE as first priority and long as second priority, even if that means being a 5-iron from the green. Then hit the long approach and probably miss the green. Then chip on and two put - or on a good hole, get up and down. This sounds like you are sacrificing par for the bogey. But I don't think it is that bad since:
A) you still have some chance to green it
B) you can still up and down par it
C) there are only so many pars in an 18's round anyway
D) you have the par 3's and par 5's to provide that shorter approach
When playing more aggressively, I got a lot more triples and worse. Shot over 100 a lot. I rarely get quads now and only a few triples. And my handicap came down.