How I met Moe Norman

This blog is from a new newsletter on the making of the upcoming film documentary, The Feeling of Greatness: The Legend of Moe Norman. The documentary team asked for a picture of me and Moe. I regret that I never had one taken. I figure this is the next best thing. If you'd like to receive the newsletter, send an email to tim@oconnorgolf.ca When my book, The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, was first published in 1995, I was … [Read more...]

The secret to making a swing change revealed—ignore your whiny ego

The secret to making a swing change revealed—ignore your whiny ego Hey, we're not grizzled veterans, just veteran ... coaches. Mike Martz (left) has helped me get my game back on track--and to stay with the process when I struggled."That shot had character,” Mike Martz said, watching one of my iron shots flying on a penetrating trajectory to the yellow flag on the range.“Character?” I inquired.The coach explained: … [Read more...]

Some great big and not very scary words on commitment

In my twenties, I was in my Mordecai Richler novel phase. Geez, that guy loved to trot out some $10,000 words. I'd have to look some of them up. Words such as corpulent (obese), capacious (roomy) and perfidiousness (betrayal, lack of trust). After I'd look up the word, it seemed as though I would then trip over it every few days. I went from having never seen the word to seeing it all the time. Since delivering a series of workshops and … [Read more...]

Moe Norman mined his own gold; so can you

Ezine #11, August 30, 2017 — Moe Norman lived a bittersweet life. He was the best ball-striker in history but he had an excruciating inferiority complex. Not about his ability to hit a golf ball, but he felt inferior in just about every other way. Most people who are seeking to become better golfers also feel inferior. It’s part of golf's culture. The core message that most people take from golf culture is this:  ‘I am broken and I need … [Read more...]

Moe Norman Fans: A book launch party

All Moe Norman fans are invited to the launch party for my new second edition of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story. Join me and friends of Moe's on Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton, Ontario. Please drop by for a COMPLIMENTARY DRINK, share some of your favourite Moe stories and celebrate the life of Canada's legendary golf genius. The new hard-cover version has been expanded to 336 pages and … [Read more...]

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