I looked at my 3 lowest rounds this summer, two 81's and an 82 (all at my home courses).
The round of 82 (East course) I had 4 GIR, 9 pars, 29 putts.(one double, the rest bogeys)
The round of 81 (East course) I had 6 GIR, 8 pars, 32 putts (the rest bogeys)
The round of 81 (West course) I had 5 GIR, 1 birdie, 9 pars, 29 putts (the rest bogeys)
So the West course is approx. 120 yards longer overall from the forward tees. I've noticed before that to go in the low 80's for me, since I don't get a lot of GIR, I have to have less than 31 putts, in general. I don't measure proximity to the hole, but you could theorize that despite not having the GIR, my putts may not be overly long (as a whole) because I'm hitting my approach shot with a wedge, so I put myself in to position to get the one-putt.
I think you have a mistake somewhere for the first two rounds shown. In the first round you shot 82 with 9 pars one double and that leaves 8 bogeys for 10 over, That adds up fine.
the second round you shot 81, with 8 pars, nad the rest bogeys, ( that comes to 10 holes) and that SHOULD add up to 82, or 10 over again. For the last round you were 1 under for 10 holes, and then 8 over for the other 8 holes which would come to 7 over for 18 holes which would mean the course has a par or 74. Is all of this what you meant to type? Either I"m wrong somewhere or you made a typo or two when you typed in the data.
Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.
May have mis-typed, I know there was probably a birdie or two mistakenly counted as a par. Threw away the cards. Courses are both par 72.
It's not how...it's how many
Great that you track stats. Interesting that your second round on the East, had more GIRs and less Pars and more putts than the first.
Question..West course to East course: do they have similar bunkers/hazards? Courses where there's not as much trouble short it's easier to have those 'chip it close' and save par chances. Not sure if there about the same there or not. Or if certain holes on East give you tee shot fits where West doesn't.
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The East course is links style and if you stay out if the bunkers, easier. West has some water, only one hole requires water carry. That is the one I dread. Both have fairly small greens with minimal contouring. I think both courses, as I run the layout in my memory, have similar greens layouts, most of them not highly elevated with bunkers guarding the opening. The East course rewards shot placement more for strategy. The West is the traditional "keep it in the middle of the fairway". So perhaps because I have figured out the angles to play the East, it works better for me. One more note ref putts...if I am just off the green, I might "putt"/chip with my hybrid, but I don't count as a putt unless it is on the proper surface.
It's not how...it's how many