But the nuances of your game will get lost in the one-dimensionality of traditional statistics. For instance, Fairways Hit ranks the blooper that lands in the fairway as better than the ripper that flies 260 and ends up in the first cut. Two putts from 60 feet get counted the same as two putts from five feet. The examples are endless.
That's why I developed an online program of algorithms (ShotByShot.com) that breaks down a round into specific areas and interpolates a player's performance in each.
These four golfers submitted a minimum of 15 custom scorecards, and my program tracked their handicaps in Long Game, Chipping/Pitching, Sand Shots and Putting. Each then set a target of making their weakest handicap as good as their strongest. I've always said that skill in one area is an indicator of potential for any area.