The transformation of Moe—how he became the best ever

Here's my column in the upcoming issue of Single Plane Golfer magazine published by Todd Graves, co-author of our new book The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way.  Grainy video of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy swinging with superb form as toddlers underscores the impression the best in the world came out of the womb with immaculate golf swings. Not Moe Norman. The best-ball striker in the history of the game was no … [Read more...]

It’s alive! Moe Norman Single Plane Swing book is printed… and for sale

Let the bells ring and the banners fly. After about 2 1/2 years, our Moe Norman Single Plane Swing instruction book is finally printed. My co-author Todd Graves and I are thrilled at how it turned out, and the reaction at the PGA Show was wonderful, especially for the design and photography by Jon Vopni (www.vopniparsonsdesign.com) which should cop him an award. Todd and I spent last Monday afternoon shooting videos of us talking about the … [Read more...]

Einstein and the theory of self-sabotage

A coaster on my desk that quotes Albert Einstein sums up my relationship with golf perfectly. It says: “Insanity. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” For the past two decades, I have followed the same pattern even though it nearly always guarantees that I’m going to be frustrated after a round of golf. It’s like Tim’s Golf Groundhog Day, and it isn’t a bit funny.   And I know that many golfers … [Read more...]

V1 Golf App and a great instructor make a difference

Finally, I don’t feel like a self-absorbed, anal-retentive geek on the range taking video of myself. I’ve been a big believer in taking video of my swing to see what I’m doing, but I’ve always felt self-conscious setting up my digital camera on the range. It was also fussy and I often wouldn’t bother with video. But about a month ago I downloaded the V1 Golf App on my iPhone. It makes it easy to capture video and review it on the range or … [Read more...]

How I learned not to care what I look like

  One of the hardest parts of converting to the Single Plane Swing was getting past the self-conscious notion that I’d look different. I’ve been exhibiting my new Single Plane Swing address at my course for about a month now and no one has walked up to me and gone, ‘Holy crap Tim, what the hell you doing there?’ Well, no one would say that. That was my big fat ego blustering away. As if anyone really cares what I look like playing … [Read more...]