New Moe Norman site developed by Graves Golf Academy

New Moe Norman site developed by Graves Golf Academy

Joined: September 3rd, 2004, 7:57 pm

December 12th, 2008, 4:58 pm #1

Just an FYI, Graves Golf Academy has developed and released a new website as a tribute to Moe. http://www.moenorman.org

The site contains pictures from Moe Norman's scrapbook that Todd was able to copy while in Canada with the blessing of the Norman family. This is the scrapbook started by Moe's mother, then continued by his sisters.

The site will be updated regularly with new Moe pictures, vidoes, etc., so bookmark and enjoy.

Scott
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Joined: January 13th, 2001, 8:30 am

December 13th, 2008, 3:15 pm #2

Notice:
Cupped left wrist at top?
Looks like a reverse weight shift, not very slantdicular on backswing?
Close to parallel at the top.
Nice pre impact position!

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Joined: November 17th, 2001, 6:19 am

December 13th, 2008, 3:55 pm #3

Moe was not only the first single planer, he was also the first stack and tilter.

Ham
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Joined: January 13th, 2001, 8:30 am

December 13th, 2008, 4:37 pm #4

it was talent not technique that made Moe great.

I think that it is interesting that the various articles on the site seem to mention how fast Moe played more often then anything else. There are also several references to Moe being extremely smart, genius in mentioned several times. It is nice to get a look at what writers actually said about Moe at the time back in the day...

Here is another picture:
I wonder how much he got paid for the clothing add?


Regards, Herbert
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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 3:58 pm

December 13th, 2008, 5:33 pm #5

I see from the promotional deals and other things
like clinics that Moe seems to have been well off
financially in his younger days.

What about stories about him sleeping in his car
and Titleist giving him 60k a year for the rest of his life?
Was he poor in his later years, thus the Titleist deal?

JC
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 13th, 2008, 5:37 pm #6

Notice:
Cupped left wrist at top?
Looks like a reverse weight shift, not very slantdicular on backswing?
Close to parallel at the top.
Nice pre impact position!

This was prior to the the Bertholy 're-connection' that Doug described. Combining these photos with some others you can see Moe's evolution to a 'slantidicular' position at top of swing.

Peter
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

December 13th, 2008, 5:41 pm #7

I see from the promotional deals and other things
like clinics that Moe seems to have been well off
financially in his younger days.

What about stories about him sleeping in his car
and Titleist giving him 60k a year for the rest of his life?
Was he poor in his later years, thus the Titleist deal?

JC
From a couple of biographies it is clear tha Moe never had a lot of money and not too long before the Titleist 'grant' he was unable to support himself (friends held a fundraiser for him).

Peter
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 11:35 am

December 14th, 2008, 1:48 am #8

Notice:
Cupped left wrist at top?
Looks like a reverse weight shift, not very slantdicular on backswing?
Close to parallel at the top.
Nice pre impact position!

Interesting picture. I have seen a lot of clips of Moe, but I have never seen him address the ball in this position. I have never seen him with a cupped wrist like that either. Interesting.

These pictures are static and appear to be contrived, which Moe (and the magazines) did in order to appear more normal? Almost all the pros of that generation would mislead, including Hogan...could that be the case here?

I would love to see some actual swing sequences of Moe between 19-26.

Have seen three golf mag presentations of Moe over the years, and none of them were accurate.

Too bad more of this isn't available, because he was an odd kind of celebrity in Canada in his younger years. Lot of pictures and film were made of him.

Doubting Thomas on this one.



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Joined: January 13th, 2001, 8:30 am

December 14th, 2008, 2:44 am #9

Notice:
Cupped left wrist at top?
Looks like a reverse weight shift, not very slantdicular on backswing?
Close to parallel at the top.
Nice pre impact position!

Here is a close up of Moe's grip. Looks rather strong in the lead hand a lot like simple swing. He is not making a simple swing though as the he is obviously opening the club head on the back swing.



Regards, Herbert
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Joined: January 13th, 2001, 8:30 am

December 14th, 2008, 2:46 am #10

I see from the promotional deals and other things
like clinics that Moe seems to have been well off
financially in his younger days.

What about stories about him sleeping in his car
and Titleist giving him 60k a year for the rest of his life?
Was he poor in his later years, thus the Titleist deal?

JC
said that Moe was doing really well and had 200 grand plus a couple of Cadillacs... This was during his playing career.

Regards, Herbert
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