Also, to add to all of this. As far as the rules go for handicap purposes, no one really cares if you’re taking gimmies. Feel free. Take a couple 10 footers every round for all I care. Get that handicap nice and low, then let’s play for some money, and see how well that handicap holds up.
How'd the chipping in the backyard go? Here's a strokes gained calculator for putting only, based on the handicap you plug in.
Strokes Gained Calculator
Use this tool to calculate the strokes gained metric for any round of golf. Track your putting improvement.