Hi, my name is Zach, and I am the creator of TheDIYGolfer.com. Thank you for visiting!
Who my blog can help
I want to help golfers understand their own golf games through timeless and honest instruction, so they can improve quicker and more efficiently.
In today’s golfing world, there is no shortage of instruction. Golfers are getting better as a result, but many times, they don’t know why! This poses a problem when the golf game is hurting. The golfer has no clue how to fix it!
I want to change that. As a “DIY Golfer,” you will be equipped with the knowledge to improve and repair your golf game, without the constant frustration we commonly associate with this sport!
What I blog about
Here at The DIY Golfer, I write about a wide range of golf topics. Although I primarily focus on golf swing mechanics, I have also tried to include posts regarding the mental game of golf, as well as general playing strategy.
Why I blog
- Sharing knowledge is something I feel obligated to do- I’ve spent countless hours on the range, the course, and in my basement practicing golf (not to mention the endless daydreaming during class). I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to devote a large amount of time to the game, and I want to share the things that I’ve learned along the way.
- Blogging about golf helps my own game- I know it is a bit selfish, but I’m here to improve my game just like you!
- I wanted a place for golfers to come to get clarity about their games- Growing up with parents who didn’t know how to golf forced me to learn it on my own. I was so confused, and had no idea what I was supposed to be doing! I started this blog to prevent you from going through this confusion. Whether you’re just starting, or several years into the journey, I hope that I can guide you to the tools and resources you need to get clear about your golf game.
In a nutshell, I’m a golf fanatic just like you!
I started golf when I was 12 years old, and have never looked back. My parents weren’t golfers, so I had to figure the game out on my own. Thanks to the age of the internet, learning the game alone wasn’t an impossible task. Over the years, I’ve spent many hours reading golf books and watching YouTube instructional videos in hopes of finding the “secret” we all dream of finding one day.
After my first 9 holes of golf, I knew I would be a golfer for life. I couldn’t get enough of the game. Although I couldn’t break 50, the game just kept bringing me back. It took me a year before I could consistently break 50. About a year into my career, I decided it was time for some real golf clubs, rather than those kiddie clubs. I opened an Ebay account, and bought an entire mismatched set of clubs for $64 (bag included).
I think that was when I discovered the Golf Channel… It was my new favorite T.V. station, and I would literally watch it any chance I got. Why watch Netflix when you’ve got Golf Channel anyways?
While watching golf, I learned more and more about the professional tours, and realized that shooting in the mid 40’s wasn’t good. At all.
I wanted to shoot even par!
Gradually, I started to replace each of the clubs in that original set that I had purchased on Ebay. Like I said, I didn’t have any guidance, so I was left to the internet and the golf store to figure out what clubs to buy. In those first few years, I don’t think the guys at the golf store liked me much. I would stay in their store for hours and rarely purchase a thing.
Eventually, I learned a lot more about custom golf equipment. Since I was always researching, tinkering, etc. with my equipment, I had to learn how to do club work myself. I didn’t have a car, and couldn’t afford to go to the golf store every time I needed something re-gripped or re-shafted.
Well, I guess it was back to YouTube! I ended up learning the basics of club-making, and custom golf fitting. At this point, I was able to break 40 on occasion (I still hadn’t started playing 18 holes consistently).
A year or so would pass, and I had worked hard to improve my game. I shot my first even par round, and it may have been the best feeling ever. It was an adrenaline rush that I can’t explain.
From that point forward, I have worked hard to improve my equipment, club-making skills, and my golf game, and it has gotten me to a +2 handicap. I wake up every day hungry to improve, and this website it my next step. I hope you’ll join me!
Where to start?
I recommend that you visit my “Start Here” Page. It will show you how to navigate the blog!
How you can contact me
Although I won’t give you my personal email or cell phone number, I can be reached in many ways! The quickest way to reach me is by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), but if you prefer to stay on social media, here are my profiles:
I don’t have any “credentials” as a golf instructor, and do not claim to be a so called “expert.” If you want “professional” instruction/advice, this site is probably not for you. My content is my own, and comes from books I’ve read, advice I’ve received, and my own personal experiences. If you don’t like it, think it is invalid, or just want to pick on someone, I would advise you to find another site. I’ve started this blog to create a better golf experience for as many individuals as I can, not to challenge the opinions of other golfers!