One stat I'd like to see, automatically calculated, is putt distance after chip
, derived from 1st putt distance and the number of chips. How close I get to the hole after chips is way more critical to be within 6 feet, then approach shots. Its interesting to know how close my approach shots are to the pin when I hit but in my case they tend to be all over the place, can range anywhere from a few feet to 40 feet. So if I see my average 1st putt distance is say 12 feet, right now that includes chip shots which I can put way closer on average then approach shots. but in both cases, I really don't know what my average chip to hole distance is, or what my average distance from the hole after approaches really is either. Those are two different things and need to see them differently. Looking at the post-chip putt distance might shed some light on improving up-downs.
actually, I'd prefer to see a derived stat for 1st putt distance after approach as well. (not just global 1st putt distance, which is almost meaningless when not broken down into separate classifications).
And a third category would be 1st putt distance off par3 teebox, though I could always enter those as approach shots to get it.
On similar lines, the stat about made putt distance is also somewhat useless. I mean if the number is small, then it could mean you 3 putted and tapped it in every time, or it could mean you're a great chipper or great lag putter. Its hard to quantify meaning from that stat. What would be interesting would be something like number putts made from over 6 feet, or something. I don't know, need to think about that one. If I am able to put almost all my 15 foot putts within a few feet of the hole, then does a small final putt distance mean I accomplished that or does it mean I blew it. Maybe a derived stat would be something like final putt distance for less than 3 putts. 3 putts are ignored for that stat? A lot can be derived from the existing data if chips and 1st putt are entered. Because you can determine that if there is 2 putts, then you know from the 1st putt distance and made putt distance whether it was a big successful lag putt or not, for example.
So basically I'd like to see the derived statistics for putting be more in line with the putting issues we face. Right now I see you have putts after GIR, putts after GIR+1, putts for par, putts for birdie, etc. I find most of those useless, though the distinction between GIR and GIR+1 is interesting...because it implies the person may have chipped on, theoretically closer. But really what is more interesting to track in putting is, did we chip on? if so, the first putt dist should be closer and the number of putts should be less avg, based on chip or not. We can then derive how close our lag putts get to the hole (on 2 putts we can, for 3 putts its lost in the fray), if we enter the made putt distance.
At that point the final made putt distance is somewhat interesting on 1 and 2 putt holes. But again its a bit confusing because small might mean great lag putt performance or chip performance, or might mean a blown 10 footer. Or it might mean a superb 40 foot lag. On the other hand big made putt distances at least tell us when we made made some beauty 12 foot putts. but since they get averaged together with all the short tap ins, its kind of lost. That's why it would be somewhat interesting to see a derived stat that is made putt distance (for only over 6 feet), or something along those lines or maybe there is a better way.
Essentially want to see putting track our putting performance more in line with the technical challenge we face while chipping and putting to the hole.