I am at Legend level, and have hit a wall as far as scoring goes. During matches I hear members talking about my math was off or dropped my calculator. I s there a way to calculate your shot with math? I've asked but all I get is silence. Need your help.. Thank You Ramjet007
Every shot requires a math calculation- however with Driver and an open fairway, basically I just aim for driver distance and then to offset the wind and err my misses into the wind. Since almost 90% of your drives hit the fairway, you already know this.
Your greens in regulation stat is not bad, 80%, however your average distance to the pin is 14 feet, while good players are around 10 feet and elite players 9 feet- which means all things equal, closer means more birdies/eagles. To improve this stat, aside from knowing how far your clubs go with x ball and x spin; as explained above- you must adjust for wind and elevation for a "true distance", then execute the shot after factoring hole "peculiarities" as well as knowing - for example- better short (ie below hole) than long (above hole). All designed to give you more "makeable" birdies.
Finally, your putting stats show a lot of room for improvement; e.g., your one putt % is below 50- where very good players are above 60 and the best even approaching 70% one putts. Basics of putting do involve math, but very simple math :distance plus or minus elevation, some wind factor on links courses (20 plus mph) and then your green speed calculation. The rest is learning how to aim and when to off-ding. Most good players do the latter part by feel and experience.
The forums have loads of opportunities to learn the more advanced nuances of the game and practice/competition are the keys to ingraining that knowledge. Hope I don't sound too preachy!