Dear Readers, For those of you who may not be aware of the back story of Secret In The Dirt it basically goeslike this. Back in 2008 I filmed a number of backyard golf videos and threw them up onto YouTube. Itwas just me hitting golf balls into a lake and talking golf with a guy who became know as Cameraman. I’djust hit balls while his dog Casey ran around and chased after them and he would ask me a bunch ofquestions. Cameraman didn’t know much about golf, but that turned out to be good because theconversations could start with basic information and then go wherever I wanted to take them fromthere. Pretty soon I was talking about golfing greats Moe Norman, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, GeorgeKnudson and a whole bunch of other great players who I’d studied years ago when I’d learned to playgolf. Since people seemed to be interested we kept making videos and as they came out peoplestarted talking about them both at YouTube and also at golf forums all over the web. After making morethan 30 videos (which have now been viewed more than a million times) and answering more than 1000questions from golfers all over the world I decided to combine both the videos and the most valuableinformation that came to light in answering all of those question into an ebook that would help peopleget better at hitting golf balls. That book Secret In The Dirt came out in December of 2008. By mid 2009The Secret In The Dirt phenomenon was helping thousands of golfers. Even Tour Pro’s were watchingthe videos and buying the ebook. In spite of the homegrown nature of what I had put together, betterplayers, teachers and even top pro’s were taking it seriously. One of those pros was Steve Elkington.Next thing you know it I’m on the phone with him and then on a plane and before you know it I’m inNew York City hitting golf balls with Elk and telling him first hand what I had learned about hitting golfballs all those years ago. Steve liked the information that I was putting forward and also liked the spirit of what I wasdoing in trying to get good, credible golf information to people without a lot of fanfare and at areasonable cost. I told him that I was going to be adding some chapters to the book and he said that hewould love not only be a part of those chapters, but he also wanted to help to expand the whole idea ofwhat “Secret In The Dirt” could be and what it could do for golfers. We both agreed that the goal was toget the best information possible together and to present it to golfers in an affordable way. “Free” wethought was about as affordable as we could make the main information and so with the help of JackieBurke and a few other great people the new free instruction and golf social network secretinthedirt.comwas born. So I guess you could say that that all came from this little book.
What follows in this free primer is a few chapters from the original book as well as the table ofcontents to give you an idea of what the balance of the book contains. Before you start reading the primer I just wanted to let you know that this book isn’t exactly likeany other e-book on the web. In addition to my stories and thoughts about golf, there are also videosjust like this one called “The Move”. It caused a real storm in the golf world when it first came out and isstill a key part of the whole book. To see these videos, you need to have Acrobat Reader 9 installed onto your computer. So, ifyou can’t see the video just click the download button below and get your FREE copy of Acrobat Reader9. Other than that, I sincerely hope you enjoy the book! If you like the Primer the Original ebook isavailable in the Secret In The Dirt Store, or at secretinthedirtebook.com Click to Download Acrobat Reader 9 FREEHit ‘Em Straight,Mike Maves aka “Sevam1”