The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story

The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story

by Tim O'Connor

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In The Feeling of Greatness, second edition, golf coach Tim O’Connor updates his previous biography of the late great, Canadian golfer Moe Norman, who was famous for introducing the single plane golf swing. This edition includes new anecdotes about Moe both on and off the course by golfers, journalists, friends, and family, and offers a more in-depth portrait of the man and golfer, especially in the last years of his life. O’Connor shares with readers his personal and professional friendships with Moe along the way. Some twenty years later, from a distanced perspective, O’Connor sets the record straight about Norman, promotes his legacy as the legendary golfer he was, and reflects on life lessons learned from their association over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612549798
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 842,067
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Tim O'Connor is an award-winning journalist who has written about golf for thirty years and plays the game avidly. Tim is the editor of Single Plane Golfer magazine published by the Graves Golf Academy. Tim has written three previous golf books, including The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, and he edited The Final Missing Piece of Ben Hogan's Secret Puzzle. Tim has written for GOLF, Golf World, LINKS, Golfweek, SCOREGolf, and Golf Canada. He was golf columnist for The Financial Post and covered golf for the radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tim was named International Network of Golf Reporter of the Year three straight years (1994-96). He was music critic for the Canadian Press news agency and has done communications consulting for the golf industry. Tim lives in Rockwood, Ontario, with his wife Sandy and sons, Corey and Sean.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface to the Second Edition xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 You Have to See It to Believe It 1

2 Incubator Avenue 15

3 Golf Takes Hold 27

4 Home Course of Champions 37

5 Blood, Sweat, and Blisters 47

6 The Red-Haired Amateur 59

7 The Magnificent Ragamuffin 67

8 Blue Bloods, TVs, and Bunker Sand 77

9 The Golden Years 91

10 Augusta 103

11 The Kind of Golf Dreams Are Made Of 115

12 Moe's Fall 125

13 Misadventures in Limbo 133

14 Operation Moe Norman 145

15 The PGA Tour 155

16 A Teaching Pro 167

17 Cleaning Clocks and Tying Shoelaces 179

18 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 191

19 Adjusting and Adapting 203

20 Hitting the Rough on the Back Nine of Life 215

21 Rain Man and the Hall of Fame 223

22 The Feeling of Greatness 235

23 Respect and Recognition 245

24 Ticker Trouble 267

25 The Feeling of Greatness-Revisited 291

Afterword 305

Moe-isms 311

Appendix: Moe's Repeating Swing 315

About the Author 325

Photos 327

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