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Hey, I‘m Zach, the founder of The DIY Golfer! I created this site while playing D1 collegiate golf with a simple mission—I wanted to learn the golf swing and get better at golf myself.

Fast forward a few years, and my “journal“, The DIY Golfer, has been viewed by millions of golfers worldwide looking to do the same with their games. my mission is to make golfers more consistent in just a few hours a week through advanced practice strategies and timeless, first-principle golf instruction.

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The "Stoplight" Strategy in Golf

When you're hitting approach shots into the green, what is the best place to aim? The "stoplight" strategy is a great place to start.

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What is Strokes Gained Around the Green? Explained.

Strokes gained around the green is an objective way to measure a golfer's chipping. In this post, I'll explain how it is calculated and why it matters.

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What is Strokes Gained Off the Tee? Explained.

Strokes gained off the tee is an objective way to measure a golfer's driving ability. In this post, I'll explain how it is calculated and why it matters.

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What is Strokes Gained Approach Shots? Explained

Strokes gained approach is an objective way to measure a golfer's ball-striking ability. In this post, I'll explain how it is calculated and why it matters.

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What is Strokes Gained Putting? Explained.

Strokes gained putting is a golf statistic used by the PGA Tour that provides an objective measure of putting skill across golfers, courses, and tournaments.

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Why bogey putts are easier than par putts

Ever noticed how it's a lot easier to make those bogey putts than the high-pressure par putts? There's data to suggest why, and you might be surprised.

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What golfers and blackjack players have in common

Unlike many sports, golf is a game of risk management. The best pros all share one thing in common—they play a better, risk-managed strategy.

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Is Indoor Golf Practice Effective?

With the rise of indoor simulators and golf technology, golfers have spent more time practicing indoors. But is it truly helping our games?

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Partial or full wedge? You should rethink your strategy

If asked, most golfers would say that hitting a full golf swing is easier than a partial one. But the data suggests otherwise.

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5 Mental Shifts to Have Your Best Golf Season Ever

Sometimes, lower scores are between the ears. Here are 5 small, but impactful mental shifts you can make to have your best golf season ever!