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The launch of the Secret in the Dirt Production, "Martin Ayer's - The Most Powerful Move in Golf" has been a big success. We appreciate the outpouring of support for the video.
Since the launch, Martin has received a number of emails regarding the video, and he has decided to add some bonus material to complement the video and he will be doing a live Q & A session Monday night on Ustream.tv
Twelve. That’s how old I was when I fell in love with golf. That is also the number of years it has been since I’ve played a competitive round of golf. Why try and play now?
We are happy to announce the release of Martin Ayer's new video, The Most Powerful Move In Golf produced by Steve Elkington and me along with Martin for Secret In The Dirt.
As many of you know Martin developed a large following in his own right by expressing his unique ideas on Youtube and in various golf forums. He was also one of the earliest members, supporters and advocates of Secret in the Dirt, both the ebook and our social community. In fact Martin was the 3rd of now thousands of people who bought the original Secret In The Dirt Ebook.
My hopes for some continuous good weather were dashed yesterday when we actually got more snow. I finally had had enough and there was something I wanted to work on so I just went out there into the side yard and started hitting balls.
What do Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Moe Norman and even modern greats like Kenny Perry have in common?
Simple, repeatable, consistant footwork. I guess it comes as no surprise to any of you who know what a stickler I am for what the feet are doing in the golf swing. At any rate it is good to be reminded of this as Jack Nicklaus was reminded annually by Jack Grout during their tune up sessions for each season and in particular The Masters. Grout taught Nicklaus to "roll the ankles" from an early age and the importance of this action and feel remained with The Golden Bear always.
The intersting thing about the idea of rolling the ankles is that the feel is very much a lateral one running parallel to the target line rather than something that feels cirular like many other elements of the swing feel. The feeling and look of eversion in the right foot also comes from this action, and this feel is also something that retards the spinout lower body action that you see in many beginners and poorer players.