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1994 Moe Norman golf swing demo - PGA Interview - Best ever (part 1 of 2)
1994 Moe Norman golf swing demo - PGA Interview - Best ever (part 1 of 2)
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman shows his Master Move, Vertical Drop, Coin Drill. Golf swing instruction
Moe Norman shows his Master Move, Vertical Drop, Coin Drill. Golf swing instruction
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman - What exactly did we miss?
Moe Norman - What exactly did we miss?
Published: 2013/10/18
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
Moe Norman 2002 - Clinic - Demo - Natural Golf hall of Fame induction.
Moe Norman 2002 - Clinic - Demo - Natural Golf hall of Fame induction.
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Kirk Junge
1994 Moe Norman Single Plane golf swing demo - Interview - (Part 2 of 2)
1994 Moe Norman Single Plane golf swing demo - Interview - (Part 2 of 2)
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman
Moe Norman
Published: 2012/08/30
Channel: Mark Evershed
Moe Norman on ESPN
Moe Norman on ESPN
Published: 2008/02/21
Channel: philouvet
Moe Norman Was My Friend   Fireside Chat   1
Moe Norman Was My Friend Fireside Chat 1
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: Jack Kuykendall
Moe Norman Private Golf  Ballstriking Exhibition 2001 Orlando - Best Moe Video!
Moe Norman Private Golf Ballstriking Exhibition 2001 Orlando - Best Moe Video!
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Analyzed by Todd Graves
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Analyzed by Todd Graves
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
My Afternoon With Moe Norman.mov
My Afternoon With Moe Norman.mov
Published: 2010/05/31
Channel: Tom Kowalsky
Moe Norman driver - World
Moe Norman driver - World's greatest golf ball striker video - 50 shots DL view
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: Kirk Junge
MOE NORMAN - with SHOT TRACER - See his amazing ball flight!
MOE NORMAN - with SHOT TRACER - See his amazing ball flight!
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Legends of Golf
Tiger Woods - "Moe Norman hits golf ball like Iron Byron"
Tiger Woods - "Moe Norman hits golf ball like Iron Byron"
Published: 2014/01/05
Channel: Kirk Junge
Todd Graves  and Moe Norman - moenormangolf.com
Todd Graves and Moe Norman - moenormangolf.com
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: Todd Graves
Moe Norman - Front Angle
Moe Norman - Front Angle
Published: 2009/07/13
Channel: Dj Watts
Moe Norman full length clinic demonstration 1997 PGA Show - Orlando
Moe Norman full length clinic demonstration 1997 PGA Show - Orlando
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman Magic - Orlando 2001 Priv. golf swing demo - Slow motion analysis
Moe Norman Magic - Orlando 2001 Priv. golf swing demo - Slow motion analysis
Published: 2012/08/29
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman "How to Square The Clubface"
Moe Norman "How to Square The Clubface"
Published: 2012/06/05
Channel: Mike OD
Moe Norman Private Clinic   Ball striking Exhibition 2001 x264 001
Moe Norman Private Clinic Ball striking Exhibition 2001 x264 001
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: Doug Risher
MODERN MOE
MODERN MOE
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: myswingevolution
Moe Norman explains Lead & Lag, and setup club position, Golf instruction tip
Moe Norman explains Lead & Lag, and setup club position, Golf instruction tip
Published: 2013/12/30
Channel: Kirk Junge
My Afternoon With Moe Norman Part 4.mov
My Afternoon With Moe Norman Part 4.mov
Published: 2010/06/02
Channel: Tom Kowalsky
Moe Norman on ESPN
Moe Norman on ESPN
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: Todd Graves
Amazing unseen footage of Moe Norman, Nick Faldo, Matt Lane and more
Amazing unseen footage of Moe Norman, Nick Faldo, Matt Lane and more
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: SuperAndrewschmidt
The Moe Norman Golf Legacy and the Single Plane Golf Swing 1991
The Moe Norman Golf Legacy and the Single Plane Golf Swing 1991
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
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
Published: 2014/06/29
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman - One of the Greatest Golf Swings in History
Moe Norman - One of the Greatest Golf Swings in History
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: jamesniblick
MOST ACCURATE DRIVER WAS MOE-HERE IS WHY:- Wisdom in Golf - Shawn Clement
MOST ACCURATE DRIVER WAS MOE-HERE IS WHY:- Wisdom in Golf - Shawn Clement
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Shawn Clement
Moe Norman on pitching - Best golf instruction - Slow motion pitch shots.
Moe Norman on pitching - Best golf instruction - Slow motion pitch shots.
Published: 2013/12/27
Channel: Kirk Junge
Setup 4 Impact vs. Moe Norman Golf swing - Comparison
Setup 4 Impact vs. Moe Norman Golf swing - Comparison
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman Driver
Moe Norman Driver
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Todd Graves
Canadian Tour Legends Series - Moe Norman
Canadian Tour Legends Series - Moe Norman
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada
Bryson DeChambeau vs Moe Norman
Bryson DeChambeau vs Moe Norman
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: Bobby Lopez
Moe Norman Was My Friend - Scientific Analysis of Mechanics
Moe Norman Was My Friend - Scientific Analysis of Mechanics
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: Jack Kuykendall
Murray Irwin "Moe" Norman 1963 Interview
Murray Irwin "Moe" Norman 1963 Interview
Published: 2009/12/04
Channel: hogansquest
Moe Norman Swing Analysis
Moe Norman Swing Analysis
Published: 2010/11/25
Channel: Wayne Defrancesco Golf Learning Center
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Transition Drill
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Transition Drill
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
Moe Norman slow motion 7 iron - down line golf swing analysis - Best video quality
Moe Norman slow motion 7 iron - down line golf swing analysis - Best video quality
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Todd
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Todd's Tips #2
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
The Moe Norman Golf Legacy and the Single Plane Golf Swing 1992
The Moe Norman Golf Legacy and the Single Plane Golf Swing 1992
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
Moe Norman Secrets No 1
Moe Norman Secrets No 1
Published: 2015/10/03
Channel: 1atomicgolf
Young Moe Norman
Young Moe Norman
Published: 2009/11/11
Channel: LeftofMoe
Moe Norman Mechanics No 1
Moe Norman Mechanics No 1
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: 1atomicgolf
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Inside the Single Plane Swing POV
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Inside the Single Plane Swing POV
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
Moe Norman Hall of Fame Video (sample clip)
Moe Norman Hall of Fame Video (sample clip)
Published: 2016/09/24
Channel: Keenan Garrett
Setup 4 impact Golf swing different/easier than the Moe Norman swing.
Setup 4 impact Golf swing different/easier than the Moe Norman swing.
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman younger golf swing vs. older swing. (2001 vs. 1966) video analysis
Moe Norman younger golf swing vs. older swing. (2001 vs. 1966) video analysis
Published: 2014/06/20
Channel: Kirk Junge
Moe Norman Was My Friend   Fireside Chat   2
Moe Norman Was My Friend Fireside Chat 2
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: Jack Kuykendall
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Putting Drill
Moe Norman Single Plane Golf Swing - Putting Drill
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: GravesGolfAcademy
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Moe Norman
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 caddie 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 caddie 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 biographic books including The Feeling of Greatness – The Moe Norman Story, by Tim O'Connor (ISBN 1-57028-086-X), Moe Norman: The Canadian Golfing Legend with the Perfect Swing, by Stan Sauerwein (ISBN 978-1-55153-953-9), Moe and Me: Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf's Mysterious Genius by Lorne Rubinstein, (ISBN 1-77041-053-8) and The Single Plane Golf Swing, Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way by Todd Graves with Tim O'Connor (ISBN 978-1-61254-192-1).

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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