Welcome to Secret in the Dirt

You have stumbled upon a thriving golf community of over 25,000 members from around the world. The site was started in 2009 with two simple goals in mind: connect golfers and give them a place online to improve their game.

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In 2008, Mike Maves began selling his now infamous ebook, Secret in the Dirt, to the public. The ebook reached thousands across the globe, including PGA Tour Legend Steve Elkington as well as future Secret in the Dirt co-founder, Terry Okura. 

In 2010, Steve Elkington, Mike Maves, and Jackie Burke Jr. launched the site as it is known today, and created a social network for golfers around the idea that it should not be expensive to get a golf lesson. Golf happens from constant learning, feedback, momentum, and talking with golfers better than you.

Since the original launch in 2010, the Secret in the Dirt team has launched 6 more digital products for sale in their marketplace, covering all areas of the game. The products include:

  • The Reality of Putting
  • The Most Powerful Move in Golf
  • The Stroke of the Future
  • The Sequence: What Moves When
  • Tour Quality Short Game
  • Alex Mercer's Golf Wise

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Features of Secret in the Dirt

  • Clubhouse
    • The Clubhouse is where all of the action throughout the site is aggregated. Comments, forum activity, photo uploads, videos, blog posts, etc... Anything big that happens on the site will show up in the activity stream on the Clubhouse page. 
  • Videos
    • The videos tab is the key to the Secret in the Dirt video vault, hosting videos related the short game, putting, course management, golf history, featured instructors, and more!!
  • Podcasts
    • In early 2013, the Secret in the Dirt team started podcasting several times a week on a variety of topics from Fantasy Golf to golf history, instruction to useless golf information. You can subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, or through iTunes..
  • Forum
    • The Secret in the Dirt forum is one of the hotspots of the website. Heated discussions on Hogan, Moe Norman, golf equipment, and the "best swings on tour" are commonplace. As long as you're a secret in the dirt member, you can add your two cents to any topic that interests you. 
  • Blogs
    • Whether you want to see what Sevam1 is writing about or what the latest blogs are from the Secret in the Dirt Community, the blogs tab will give you access to them all. If you're a registered member, you can even create your own.
  • Products
    • All 7 of our products are for sale inside of our digital store. Unfortunately, we do not yet offer DVD copies of any of our titles - all 7 titles are digital download only. 


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