The Secret in the Dirt Blog

Welcome to the Secret in the Dirt Blog, where members, staff, and guests contribute their wisdom. You can search by category using the menu item above

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form

Help a Young Pro!

Posted by on in Village Blogs
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 2906
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

Hi Dirters, and Happy Holy Days!

I'm working on an idea about helping young golfers turn pro, especially proven talents coming out of college onto the pro circuits without substantial parental capacity or other assistance meeting the demands of event entry fees, caddie fees, equipment and training costs, and travel, lodging, and meals expenses. The idea is to get many people vested in the young pro's career and for many people to help in small amounts, either by direct support gifts of modest size or by dedicating some proceeds of product sales or teaching revenue to the support effort. (And if anyone wants to sponsor and help arrange a clinic for me to teach at your club, we can cover expenses and dedicate at least half the balance to this project as well.)

In the future, I will try to identify a limited pool of other suitable young pros. With help like the SITD, perhaps we can have folks designate which pro any support will go to ... Just dreaming out loud here.

To kick this off, I have posted on the PuttingZone website requests for direct donations of support for Megan McChrystal, and I have also dedicated all proceeds of sales of my ebook and my 3+ GB Download offer to her start-up expenses. Megan won 5 times at LSU and finished her Senior Year with 7 top-5s in 10 starts, 2 wins and 2 runner ups. That's stout! She also set the lowest career stroke average in LSU history by 2 full strokes lower than the second average! And she fired the lowest round ever in the history of the NCAA Division I championship at 64 with 9 birdies and 1 bogey in 2010. She has limited support and needs it NOW, not later.

In January and February, Megan will play 4 events with entry fees and other expenses requiring up-front cash of about $3,000 in a 30-day period. My product sales have so far generated about $1,000, but she sure could use a bunch of $10 and $50 contributions.

Imagine being vested in her career at the beginning as one of her personal supporters, not with sentiment but with cold hard (small) amounts of cash ...

The Secret in the Dirt has as one main purpose the uncovering and furthering of good teaching in golf. Great, I thank all for the attention I get because of this. Now how about helping get some great golfers started, too! You bet!

For immediate action, visit either my website homepage ( or visit Megan McChrystal's "Partners" page. Got $10 for a young pro? You betcha!


Geoff Mangum
Putting Coach and Theorist

(336) 240-9079

Hi Dirters! My Flatstick Forum now has over 1,500 threads based upon golfers' asking me questions about putting and putters and players and training aids and putting history and greens etc., each with 2-3 response posts by me, so that is between 3,000 and 4.500 detailed, comprehensive replies I've written in recent years. So here's the link: