Tips To Lower Your Scores | My Golf Background

Tips To Lower Your Scores | My Golf Background

wintery wet rainy conditions what is up
you all hope y’all having a great day and hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving
I did very thankful for the time I got spend with the family we’re out here at
Nashville golf today we’re gonna be playing the front nine and answering
some questions that y’all been posting in the comments want to cover why I do
certain things in my pre shot routine what my handicap is certain decisions
made on the golf course so we’re gonna try to cover several of those throughout
this nine holes we’re gonna be playing the front nine at Nashville golf from
the blue tees which is roughly seventy one hundred yards for the full 18
number-one par-4 410 yards for iron I haven’t kept a handicap in many years
the last time I did was quite a few years back the reason for that is I was
playing in professional events where you don’t need a handicap it was a plus six
the last time that I kept record now currently I would probably say I’m more
like a plus four plus five not quite playing to the same level I
was playing when I was full-time competition did shape right here 155 to
a back middle pen I’m gonna hit a little three quarter nine here and it’s starting to rain as you can
tell hit that one well should have a good
look at birdie when you get in these wintery wet rainy conditions I always
typically take more Club swing easier try to focus on making good clean
contact that’s what we did there a little long but about 20 feet left for
birdie this shot into the green here on one is
one of the most difficult approach Hut’s in golf
very tight landing area there’s ferret landed its where it ended up a little more break in that putt and I
thought tap this in for par alrighty as before here on line number 2 par 4
straightaway 405 yards you can see the pin off there in the distance to get
highlight of fly I’ve got 120 yards left to a back middle
pin I’m gonna try to flight this low I’ve got pitching wedge wanna focus on
good contact alright didn’t really flight that load
kind of got up here a bit little short right found the rough here on the second
shot on number two chipping back up the hill see if we can’t get this up and
down oh I thought we had our first pin
slammer right there Oh tap this in that’s a part here on to even par
through 2 let’s talk a bit about that chip real quick I normally don’t chip
with a 60-degree unless I have to shift right there with a sand wedge we want to
get that ball rolling like a putt as soon as possible so we did right there
also chip with a gap wedge pitching wedge and even up to a 9-iron just
depending on how much green I have to work with
number three par-5 614 yards is a castle right there off in the distance that’s
going to be our aiming point so I grew up playing baseball didn’t
really get into golf until later on into high school played some in high school
then went to Tennessee the University of Tennessee graduated from there didn’t
play golf at all pause in college picked up the game again after I graduated and
that’s really when I started taking the game seriously just missing the fairway
here right side long ways home going to be laying up kind of aiming middle right
side of the fairway little further right now with a light
foot should be all right 150 yards left 8-iron in hand back into the wind so
gonna hit this probably about 3/4 I was playing a long ways not as short
really felt like I hit down pretty good right there
I was just playing a long ways gonna need to account for that wind a bit more
it is breezy chilly raining so balls not flying a long ways today there’s where
we ended up right there straight up the hill are three even par through three
holes par par par on to number four par four four hundred and twenty five yards
our aiming point is going to be that little cart path there off in the
distance green kind of sits off back in there a little dogleg right decent Drive right there 140 yards left
to a back ripe and location walking on behind the green to give you a little
bit of vantage point for the approach shot there 1 2 also talked a little bit
about how I got started after college after I graduated wanted to give it kind
of a year to see how good I could get with the game of golf it was probably
about a 10 or 12 handicap at the beginning of that year I just pretty
much all day every day waited tables at night ended up getting to a plus 6 by
the end of that year I was focused mostly on short game and that’s where I
saw the biggest improvement at the end of that year really started thinking
about competition kind of the possibilities there this putts gonna
have a lot of break from left to right need to get the speed right tap this in for par here on for number
five par four goes back up the hill to the left dogleg laughs green sets back
in there 380 yards I didn’t come here to layup should be alright right there sure game
was definitely where I saw the most improvement during that year I would
spend four hours inside of 40 yards for every hour that I would spend on the
range working on the full swing and up those four hours I would spend roughly
two hours putting and over half of that time putting inside of sixty did shape
right here 40 yards left probably a little more aggressive there but you
don’t want to be long here still gives us an uphill looking bird let’s go tweeter hero 5 1-under through
5 on to number 6 par 3 down the hill 153 yards probably plays
roughly 12 13 yards down the hill pitching wedge in hand I didn’t misjudge the wind there just a
bit gonna have a lengthy one for birdie it’s on the front edge kind of front
right corner see if we can’t roll the rock all right here on six number seven
par-5 591 yards Green sits kind of off back in there are aiming point off the
tees kind of that corner right there should be good right there
as I continue to improve that year after college started thinking about playing
in competition started signing up for some events and those results varied
immensely I’d go out and have a good 9 I had rounds of 30 144 or I would go shoot
67 82 or and I would just have some big numbers there was no consistency there
but there were signs of playing really good golf through the years of playing
on the mini tours I ended up winning a few times and saw a little bit of
success from time to time however never really broke through to what was then
the now the corn ferry tour or the PGA Tour never quite got to that
level played with a lot of guys who are on tour now the game continued to
improve however wasn’t really able to stay out there full-time financially
that’s kind of when I got into the social media really enjoyed posting
videos and sharing the game of golf through social media content really
thankful to be able to do this now and hope y’all are enjoying following along
the dream is to get back out there competition one day to try to get on
tour good shape right here 80 yards left got
a sandwich here you might be wondering why I chose
sandwich there I could have probably gotten a lob wedge all the way there it
was a little into the wind but I wanted to take off the spin and wanted to fight
it lower control that distance a bit better hitting a lob wedge way up in the
air not controlling the spin even if it gets there it’s probably spinning back a
lot so next time you’re in one of those situations maybe take an extra Club
swing smooth flight it down control that spend you need to give that one a bit more
pace and as a par here on seven one under
through seven couple holes left I wanted to talk about my pre shot routine and
kind of why I do that pullback right before I hit the ball that helps me stay
in rhythm and it is part of my pre shot routine I don’t like to get stagnant
over the ball so I don’t like to stay still
over the ball right before I hit it I want to keep moving helps me stay in
better rhythm helps my tempo of the full swing that is a reason for that
I would highly recommend you know testing it out let me know your thoughts
on that I want to stay off let Akande react to the shot don’t want to get
stagnant over the ball number eight par-3 190 yards straight up the hill now all looks pretty good right there
we’ll see where it ended up if you don’t currently have a pre-shot routine I
would highly recommend working on one write it down on a piece of paper get
very specific and do the same thing every single time that way when you get
into you know nerves and tough situations you can rely and lean on that
pre shot routine for a little comfort there are here on eight
number nine par four three hundred and ninety yards straight down the hill hope
you’ve enjoyed this video today this course vlog of you know giving some tips
telling a little bit about my story answering some questions that have kind
of consistently been popping up if you did let me know down in the comments and
also any other questions you have drop them down below as well good shape right
there 140 yards left down the hill that is how we won to end today good tee
shot good approach see if we can trolled us and you’re probably also wondering
why I hit a sand wedge there and why it got all the way there when you’re on a
severe downslope like that your d lofting the club so that actually turned
into like a gap wedge maybe even a weak pitching wedge there so that’s why I got
that distance out of it also when you’re on a downhill or uphill
lie tilt your shoulders with the lay of the land that way you’re not fighting
against the slope it just makes for a lot cleaner contact and better results
all right there’s where it landed right there
there’s where it ended up roughly 20 feet left for birdie par here on the
last it is getting dark very quick the rain is coming in finished at 1-under so
pumped that we were able to get this round in hope you’ll enjoy coming along
drop a like down below if you did and until next time we’ll see who we see
yeah let’s go

Comments (94)

  1. Hope y’all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. How have you been Zac? It’s been a while.

  3. Glad you are healed up, and are dropping new content, brotha!! Notification gang

  4. Tips to get better… quit 😪

  5. Great video. Love the content

  6. Loving the content, Zac! Any course vlogs to look forward to?

  7. Great tips on how to improve short game, “4 hours more on short game then full swing”

  8. Good job love the videos What are the grips on your irons

  9. I used the putting routine at a tournament two weeks ago and it really helped me keep my timing and putter even.

  10. You should make a video about you’re whole golfing career. From highschool to now.

  11. Insane drop in handicap in such a short time! Hoping I can do the same 💪🏼

  12. How bout we play and you give me an 18 hole lesson?

  13. What’s stopping you from grinding like you did and trying to get on tour?

  14. Your tip about spending 4 parts within 50 yards to 1 part range is something most people can't comprehend.

    I am sure you agree that its not exactly the most fun but when people sit back and want to go from just funning around to actually getting better, they think more time on the range is a better use of their time than their putting and chipping.

    Until then I am happy that the putting greens are always free for me :')

  15. Youre a +5. I'm a +3. Can I have a shot a side?

  16. Zac cool to hear your story,I too had dreams of mini tours when I was your age,my claim to fame was I beat the Oregon Amateur champ,head to head no strokes,instead of the mini tour I/we opted to start a family,I now have Two amazing young (22) yo boys 😁keep grinding 👍👍

  17. Great content. Easy no pressure 1 under

  18. Another great video and great tips! Best of luck in the future trying to get on tour! You definitely have the potential

  19. If you ever find yourself in DC area before the end of the month, would definitely love to play a round!

  20. Great information especially about pre shot routine and great video

  21. Great video as usual. Thanks for sharing your story and inspiring some of us 👍🏌️‍♂️

  22. Zac….
    The man…the legend! Happy Thanksgiving brother! Isnt it something when us golfers tweek our neck or back or hip or arms or legs how it effects our game!! Redicuouls! And people say golf isnt "a sport" THEY ARE WRONG! Missed ya bud. Glad your back!
    Question…where is my shirt? Just playing! Seriously…why no more professional golf? What made you want to stop playing pro?

  23. Keep following your dreams Zack, you definitely have the potential….if you make it I’ll caddie for you….lol…

    I been practicing and utilizing that stinger shot and, I have to admit it’s pretty darn fun!

  24. A NEW VIDEO!! That’s what I’m talking about bro ✊

  25. i just got the seemore m7tour and i ordered a rosemark grip for it!!!

  26. If y’all don’t show this post love simply for the fact my guy played and filmed for us in the rain, then what are y’all doing???

  27. Ive seen you play hole 1 here alot I know its tight with the water but is there anymore room for more than a 4 iron?

  28. Good play. You have an excellent short game. love the videos

  29. Have you ever played the gold tees at your course? would you ever do a video playing the back tees.

  30. I want a "Pin Slammer" ball marker

  31. Great to learn more details of your story Zac. So do you work a regular job and play golf in your free time, or do you make your living from golf alone? Have a safe trip to California sir!

  32. I seem to be stuck at a 12HC.. but when I play "fake golf" on an indoor Trackman simulator course, I can routinely shoot even par from 6700 yard tees. Any advice for me?

  33. Great Vid Zac, I have a solid comfortable pre-shot routine I can always rely on. I stand proudly over the ball after that routine and pull the trigger, It's at that point where my game goes to hell in a hand basket 🙂

  34. Love your videos, keep them coming. My nephew is a member at the same course. Hope to be there in the spring. Would love to play a round with you.

  35. Thanks for the vid! tons of useful tips I'll be trying out on the course next time!

  36. I found a routine, set up l I'll ke normal, waggle, set back up on hosel, then a similar pull back like yours. Started to keep me from hitting off toe a dramatically reduced blow up holes. Glad you're back!

  37. Lets gooooooooooooo Zac

  38. Such a good video. Well done

  39. I liked the insight, and was always curious about the pre putt routine. Question: do you ever use a tee on a par 3?

  40. Good stuff bro! 👊🏼 Conditions look BRUTAL

  41. Another great video! Love the tips and hearing your backstory. Keep them coming!

  42. Great video as always! Really rooting for you to make it big someday. I just recently started golfing but Zak is my favorite YouTube golfer. Great personality and outstanding character.

  43. Awesome video Zac! Great advice too!

  44. I definitely think you got what it takes to make it pro.

  45. Appreciate the candor and the mature way you provide commentary. Sadly, too many get caught up in style over substance, not you!

  46. Les try getting 0 dislikes on this vid because zac has to be one of the nicest people ever

  47. Can you please tell Nashville Golf & Athletic Club to build a pool so I can convince my wife to join?

  48. Good to see your back is better now. Was a +6 now only +4or5 you've been slacking😂😂😂 by the way so Andrew must be a +8 😎. Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving.

  49. Awesome to learn more about your golf experiences! It would be cool if you made a video about what you do in the winter months to keep practicing when you can’t always go to the course! Love the videos man!

  50. 234-0 likes. I shall give you a dislike just for balance

    Jk 👍

  51. Great vid. Yes, question, how long do you practice for and how do you make a living? Youtube?

  52. Happy Thanksgiving Zac! You mentioned in this video you were practicing all day and waiting tables at night. Do you still work a regular job or are you doing YouTube full time? Are you currently now or planning on playing on any tours?

  53. I said I was excited for the vid and it didn't disappoint, great vid Zac!

  54. Great vid man, I love your channel 😂😂😂😂😁😁

  55. Great videos – really dig the Hawaii clips – I live on Maui and youve helped my game lately so thanks for that

    Curious to know what you think of the trading aid Impact Snap? – just ordered it hoping to get my strike more consistent ..

  56. Solid vlog! Love the background and tips! Next level!🍻

  57. Miserable conditions but making it look easy.

  58. That chip in on the 2nd hole was too close.. I legit jumped out of my seat..

  59. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well Zac! I was wondering if you could do a what's in your bag sometime?

  60. Inspiring as always💪Thanks for the tips

  61. thats honestly super inspiring to hear that u really didn't start taking golf serious until later in life. I had a messed up back for like 4 years and this year was the 1st year i was fully healthy. I was able to get my handicap down to 9. hoping to make even more progress next year. all of your videos inspire me so much man. keep up the great work zac!

  62. Glad you are feeling better, love the content as always. That hole 1 would be tilter for me, seems so tough to get a good start.

  63. Not sure I enjoyed the video… gonna watch it again just to be sure 😉 👍👍

  64. Love the vids Zac! How do you feel you measure up distance wise to the Korn Ferry players? Do you think you have the firepower to play those big courses?

  65. You make it look so easy man 👍

  66. Love the video! And those stingers!

  67. Without a doubt you put out some of the best content.. great camera work and thanks for grinding out through this weather.. in ohio for us we are pretty much at simulator time

  68. 8:40 Such a beautiful sound!

  69. Crazy to see this video has zero dislikes but honestly I can’t see why someone would dislike this quality content

  70. Love the explanations and tips. Hearing a pro think through on-course strategy and tactics feels valuable and applicable. Thank you!

  71. Wondering some you often go to the 4 iron off the box versus a driver on many straight par 4s. Thanks for any feedback.

  72. Most underrated YouTube golfer for sure. Great to hear some of your back story. Ever play Montgomery Bell GC? Played there last year on vaca,nice secluded track.

  73. there's no way you're a +4. From my view you're more -1 to even par

  74. I loved the tips in this one!

    You should think about uploading your content to LBRY, it's a video sharing site similar to YouTube. Some creators who have already synced their channel have said they generate more revenue there than on YouTube. You can check out to get a glimpse of the app.

    Disclaimer: I'm the lead developer that works on and our desktop app. Honestly, I'm just a big fan and would love to watch you on a platform that doesn't take a cut of your money!

  75. Go Vols! Love your vids Zac.

  76. You should do a road to tour series

  77. Man, more videos like this! That was so great. Awesome tips, terrific insight and just great to watch you do what you're best at. I will always be a sub no matter what your aspirations. Glad to hear you're well and back posting. I sincerely hope you'll grind for the tour because I know we'll all help support you however we can!

  78. Zac I’ve watched your videos now for about three months and from what I’ve seen about your game is you good from tee until you get to the green. Now you could be better on the green but I don’t think you study and concentrate on your putt, I think it’s because your concentrating on making your videos. Now don’t get me wrong I think you make great videos just try to concentrate on that putt and you’ll drop that handicap down to a two or maybe even scratch 👍👊 on the video

  79. You’re an excellent driver of the ball, maybe some driving tips in your next video?

  80. What’s up dude! Love the vid like always!! What part of Cali you headed to!?

  81. Now as far as the title of this video I think what helps me the most is playing more, if I don’t play for a month I don’t hit as good off the tee but when I get a few rounds in I get better that’s just me

  82. How do you lower your handicap? I know it's by getting better but how do you actually lower the handicap number? Do you have to card 5-6 rounds of better scores?

  83. Really enjoying your content Zac. YouTube should fund a YouTubers tour – creates content people watch and maybe some coin for participants….

  84. My favorite vid you’ve made. One of the chillest vlogs ever! I’d much rather watch this than a video with a thousand things happening.

  85. You putt very well but they never go in

  86. I really hope you do get on tour someday Zac! Your videos have inspired me to play golf again. Really enjoy the videos bro! Keep em coming! 👊🏻👍🏼

  87. Another great video, Zac. Very interesting about the handicap. I hope a door opens up for you to start touring.

    Best of luck


  88. I’ve been told the only club in my bag that will ever make me any money is my ball retriever. Jokes on the assholes that told me that, because I need to get the thing regripped every week.

  89. I always try to explain to my father-inlaw that the short game is more important than the full swing. But he doesn't play golf think he might of tried one time to hit a golf ball. I remember when I was younger and playing more often I practiced the 100 yard and in shot a lot and it helped my game out tremendously!! Thanks for the tips keep the awesome videos coming!!

  90. Wait! You went from a 12 to a +6 in ONE year after college?!?!? Gotta be the craziest thing I've ever heard.

  91. I am here from Pete Finch's channel, glad I found it. Great videos! Plus sitting here in Minnesota where we have around a foot of snow, so glad someone is at least still playing golf.

  92. Great video , great information from you and hopefully 1 day you will get on that tour you deserve it , hope your keeping well and looking foward to your next video

  93. Hey Zac I’m new to your channel and am loving your videos, keep ‘em coming

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