My mission at The DIY Golfer is to make golfers more consistent in just a few hours a week through advanced practice strategies and timeless, first-principle golf instruction.
“DIY” stands for “do it yourself” because I believe every golfer can become their own golf coach.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that the average golfer has the best chance of decreasing their score if they understand the why in the golf swing.
Everything that I teach on this site abides by two simple principles:
I have personally utilized the advice in my own golf game
The advice is based on logical analysis rather than “common knowledge”
Let me elaborate.
When I started this site during my sophomore year of D1 collegiate golf, my goal was to create something that helped me play better golf. I wanted to understand how everything in golf worked whether that be the mental game, short game, or full swing. I read a ton of books. I practiced a ton of hours. And I tested what I learned.
Because of this, everything on the site is battle-tested at the highest levels of competitive golf.
My goal with this site has always been to eliminate the useless drills, training aids, and advice that large golf companies use to fill the pages of their magazines and daily shows.
Martin Hall, Michael Breed, and other instructors on Golf Channel must invent new drills, training aids, and lesson plans every single day to keep their audience entertained. Unfortunately, golf doesn’t work like that. In reality, the best players in the world stick with just a few drills and a few training aids for their ENTIRE career.
Nobody is forcing me to create new content every day for this site, which means I only publish things that are truly beneficial to your golf game and that I’ve personally tested.
This site is not prescriptive.
When someone asks, “How do I fix XYZ problem?”, they are usually prescribed a solution by way of a drill or training aid.
I have plenty of drills and training aids that I could recommend for each golf problem, but if I did, you would never learn how to diagnose and fix your own swing.
My mission on this site is to create self-reliant golfers that can analyze, diagnose, and fix their own golf swings. The only way this is possible is to learn the cause and effect relationships in the golf swing. For example…
How does an inside takeaway affect the top of the swing?
How does a wide stance affect ball-position?
How does the grip influence your release motion?
We must be detailed in our golf swing education, and simple in our execution. There is no other way to become a great golfer.
These might sound like difficult questions now, but if you hang around The DIY Golfer long enough, you’ll begin to see the pieces come together into a beautiful puzzle we call the golf swing.
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