nbg352, on 05 February 2018 - 07:19 PM, said:
sonnygolf, on 03 February 2018 - 02:44 AM, said:
golfho50, on 02 February 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:
Even Tiger was a big fan of Moe Norman. Tiger talked about only two golfers (Moe and Hogan)
ever "owning their swing".
Titleist tested Moe's ball striking one day and indicated that they had
never seen anyone hit balls with zero sidespin and even the Robots had some sidespin.
Did you ever see him hit balls?
If you had, you never would have typed those two letters exclamation point.
I described a story about Moe Norman hitting balls in the late 80s at a Senior CPGA in another thread. I was able to play in a Jr Pro am setup in a group in front of him.
His swing seemed a little awkward but he hit everything pure. I was on the range and some other pros were having fun and challenging him to hit things in the range at Greenhills just outside of London, ON.
It is near a highway and had telephone poles running through the driving range. Yup, he was challenged to hit the telephone pole. He hit three drivers before he hit it, just missing with the other ones. He acted like it was no big deal and was kind of joking with the other pros saying 'see no problem' or something like that. He couldn't stop fidgeting and the only time he stopped joking around was when he was about to hit a ball.
Looking back, he was definitely a little 'different' as others have mentioned in the posts. He pulled up in his big car for the dinner and was dressed in a bright multi-coloured sport jacket and pants that reminded me of the Rodney Dangerfield character in Caddyshack. None of the other pros cared as I assume they were used to it. They treated him awesome and gave a standing ovation for his award during the dinner.
Never thought much of it, but looking back, I guess I was pretty lucky to have seem him hit balls in person.
Edited by Dave22, 06 February 2018 - 02:49 PM.