Without knowing more, I’m less impressed with the total putts unless I know where you started to putt. Two puts from 12 feet versus three putts from 50 might say more about where your approaches are going.
Best way to lower your putts/score is to play a course until you know the greens before you get there; know where to put your drive to have a better approach to the green; know how the green slopes. These all keep your score down … just like GOLF.
Distance off the tee that puts you behind a tree on the wrong side of the fairway is a no-brainer. I’m with the theory that a good approach shot that doesn’t run off the green is the most important part of scoring.
You have a good putter. Get some wedges to give it a fair chance. I may be all wet; but it’s my feeling.