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1994 Moe Norman golf swing Interview - Golf instruction video - (part 1 of 2)
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1994 Moe Norman Golf Swing Interview - Swing clinic golf video -  (part 2 of 2)
1994 Moe Norman Golf Swing Interview - Swing clinic golf video - (part 2 of 2)
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Moe Norman explains Golf
Moe Norman explains Golf's Master Move, and his Coin Drill. Learning golf video
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Jack Kuykendall
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Graves Golf Academy Presents "The Moe Norman Notebook - Lost Lessons" clip
Graves Golf Academy Presents "The Moe Norman Notebook - Lost Lessons" clip
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Learning the Moe Norman Golf swing, Free tips for faster learning.
Learning the Moe Norman Golf swing, Free tips for faster learning.
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Moe Norman Golf swing Demonstration Video 2002 - Part 1 of 4 - Best ball striker
Moe Norman Golf swing Demonstration Video 2002 - Part 1 of 4 - Best ball striker
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Moe Norman - One piece takeaway - golf swing slow motion video analysis
Moe Norman - One piece takeaway - golf swing slow motion video analysis
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Moe Norman on ESPN
Moe Norman on ESPN
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Moe Norman what did we miss?
Moe Norman what did we miss?
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Moe Norman Private Golf Demo Ballstriking Exhibition 2001 Orlando - Best golf video
Moe Norman Private Golf Demo Ballstriking Exhibition 2001 Orlando - Best golf video
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Moe Norman explains his Palm Grip - Online golf instruction
Moe Norman explains his Palm Grip - Online golf instruction
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Tiger Woods - "Moe Norman hits golf ball like Iron Byron"
Tiger Woods - "Moe Norman hits golf ball like Iron Byron"
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My Afternoon With Moe Norman.mov
My Afternoon With Moe Norman.mov
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Moe Norman Magic - Orlando 2001 Priv. golf swing demo - Slow motion analysis
Moe Norman Magic - Orlando 2001 Priv. golf swing demo - Slow motion analysis
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An Afternoon with Moe Norman Ball Striking Genius
An Afternoon with Moe Norman Ball Striking Genius
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Moe Norman Bunker shot technique.  Golf swing analysis video. Golf sand tips.
Moe Norman Bunker shot technique. Golf swing analysis video. Golf sand tips.
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Amazing unseen footage of Moe Norman, Nick Faldo, Matt Lane and more
Amazing unseen footage of Moe Norman, Nick Faldo, Matt Lane and more
::2014/02/05::
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Moe Norman Legacy from Graves Golf Academy
Moe Norman Legacy from Graves Golf Academy
::2013/10/15::
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Moe Norman Golf Swing Presentation, Canada Golf Show
Moe Norman Golf Swing Presentation, Canada Golf Show
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Moe Norman golf swing - 50 times PW - See the legend - video - DL view
Moe Norman golf swing - 50 times PW - See the legend - video - DL view
::2014/08/10::
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See how Moe Norman held the golf club - Grip analysis video - Single plane setup
See how Moe Norman held the golf club - Grip analysis video - Single plane setup
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Moe Norman vs. Ben Hogan - Comparison golf swing analysis video - how to golf
Moe Norman vs. Ben Hogan - Comparison golf swing analysis video - how to golf
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Moe Norman Golf Swing Analysis - Best ball striker ever! How to golf - best ever
Moe Norman Golf Swing Analysis - Best ball striker ever! How to golf - best ever
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Graves Golf Academy Presents "The Moe Norman Notebook - Todd
Graves Golf Academy Presents "The Moe Norman Notebook - Todd's Practice Notes" clip
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Moe Norman Driver Swing Views
Moe Norman Driver Swing Views
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Moe Norman slow motion 7 iron - face on golf swing analysis - Best video quality
Moe Norman slow motion 7 iron - face on golf swing analysis - Best video quality
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Moe Norman explains Lead & Lag, and setup club position, Golf instruction tip
Moe Norman explains Lead & Lag, and setup club position, Golf instruction tip
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Moe Norman on pitching - Best golf instruction - Slow motion pitch shots.
Moe Norman on pitching - Best golf instruction - Slow motion pitch shots.
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Moe Norman Swing Analysis
Moe Norman Swing Analysis
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Moe Norman on Left Side control, Left knee, Simplifying the golf swing video
Moe Norman on Left Side control, Left knee, Simplifying the golf swing video
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Match Moe Norman? Single plane golf swing video, online golf instruction
Match Moe Norman? Single plane golf swing video, online golf instruction
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Moe Norman - Episode #160
Moe Norman - Episode #160
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Sevam1 On Moe Norman - Episode #722
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Moe Norman 1997 Golf Clinic video - coin drill (Part 4 of 6) online golf instruction
Moe Norman 1997 Golf Clinic video - coin drill (Part 4 of 6) online golf instruction
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Moe Norman Genius Golfer - Swing Analysis by his Former Caddie
Moe Norman Genius Golfer - Swing Analysis by his Former Caddie
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My Afternoon With Moe Norman Part 2.m4v
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Moe Norman - 1997 Golf Clinic video - (Part 3 of 6) Best Golf Instruction
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Moe Norman - 1997 Golf video Clinic (Part 1 of 6) online golf instruction
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My Afternoon With Moe Norman Part 4.mov
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Moe norman Swing Analysis: The Secret to Moe Normans Swing
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Moe Norman Golf swing - 60 shots in 3.5 Minutes golf video - Learn Golf!
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Moe Norman Golf swing Demonstration Video 2002 - Part 2 - Best ballstriker ever
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Moe Norman driver - World
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Moe Norman Ceremony - Part 1 of 6
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Moe Norman 1997 Golf video clinic -  (Part 2 of 6) Online golf instruction
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Moe Norman golf swing - slow motion analysis of Hip & Lower body movement
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Meet Moe Norman, one of Golf
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Moe Norman golf swing analysis video (DL view) See the best Single Plane swing
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Moe Norman
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Murray Irwin Norman
Nickname Moe
Born (1929-07-10)July 10, 1929
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died September 4, 2004(2004-09-04) (aged 75)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Nationality  Canada
Career
Turned professional 1957
Former tour(s) Canadian Tour
Professional wins 55
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1957
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame 1995
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2006

Murray Irwin "Moe" Norman (July 10, 1929 – September 4, 2004) was a Canadian professional golfer. His accuracy and ability to hit shot after shot perfectly straight gave him the nickname "Pipeline Moe".

Biography[edit]

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Norman developed his golf from childhood at the Rockway municipal course in that city, starting as a caddy in his pre-teen years. He refined his skills competing against talented area players such as Gary Cowan and Gerry Kesselring. He won back-to-back Canadian Amateur Championships in 1955 and 1956. He turned professional in 1957 and played briefly on the PGA Tour, but due to shyness, bullying he encountered from certain pros, and a preference to stay in Canada, he stayed primarily in Ontario rather than travel extensively outside Canada. In the 80s, Norman also played several events on the Senior PGA Tour.

Norman's play, along with his way of dressing, were both described as unconventional. He devised what is known as "The Norman Swing" —- rigid arms extended far from his body, a very wide stance with minimal knee bend, shorter-than-usual backswing and extended follow-through with minimal hand action, which produced amazingly accurate ball placement. He played extremely fast, sometimes not slowing to line up his putts. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. He was self-taught and never took a golf lesson.

Norman was known for sometimes unconventional behavior on the course. It is said that on one hole his caddy told him he could get to the green with a driver and a 9-iron. Naturally, he hit off the tee with his 9-iron and then hit the green with his driver. In another event, rather than lay up short of a creek hazard which could not be carried, he bounced his drive across the bridge which crossed the creek.

Norman's skills as a ball striker are legendary. Sam Snead, himself one of the all-time greatest golfers, described Norman as the greatest striker of the ball. In January 2005, Tiger Woods, the biggest golf star of the modern era, told Golf Digest's Jaime Diaz that only two golfers in history have "owned their swings": Moe Norman and Ben Hogan. Stated Woods, "I want to own mine." Late in his life, Norman found better financial security when Titleist, a major golf manufacturer, signed him to a lifetime contract to perform golf exhibitions across Canada after he allegedly told a reporter, "Titleist never did nothing for me."

Norman died in a Kitchener hospital from congestive heart failure, having suffered from the condition since heart bypass surgery six years earlier. He also had a heart attack two years before his death.

Career highlights[edit]

PGA career[edit]

According to ESPN, Norman played the PGA Tour beginning in 1959. After a tournament in New Orleans, PGA officials gave Norman a dressing down regarding his playing antics. Feeling let down by the PGA's attitude towards him, Norman returned to Canada to play golf.

According to the PGA Tour web site, the following is Norman's record on the PGA Tour:

  • 27 total events played, with 25 cuts made
  • 1 top ten finish and 7 top 25 finishes
  • $7,139 in tournament prize money

Additionally, Norman played on the Senior PGA Tour events from 1981 to 1984. According to the PGA Tour web site, the following is Norman's record on the Senior PGA Tour:

  • 5 total events played, making the cut in all 5 events
  • 1 top three finish and 2 top ten finishes
  • $22,983 in tournament prize money
  • A tie for third at the Peter Jackson Champions tournament in 1982, finishing with scores of 70-69-69-69, and winning $10,133 in prize money

Books and film about Moe Norman[edit]

Moe Norman's golf achievements and eccentric personality inspired many articles and three biographic books: The Feeling of Greatness – The Moe Norman Story, by Tim O'Connor (ISBN 1-57028-086-X) and Moe Norman: The Canadian Golfing Legend with the Perfect Swing, by Stan Sauerwein (ISBN 978-1-55153-953-9) and "Moe and Me Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf's Mysterious Genius" by Lorne Rubenstein (ISBN 1-77041-053-8)

A film about his life is in preparation; Wayne Gretzky is one of the investors.[2]

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moe Norman". Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ SCORE golf magazine, April 2011

External links[edit]

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