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...]

More Moe: New expanded Moe Norman biography just released

Come and celebrate Canadian legend Moe Norman at the book launch of my new second edition of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story. Get a free drink, a signed book and share Moe stories on Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton, Ontario. More than 20 years after the compelling original biography, author Tim O’Connor has written the second edition of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, providing … [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...]

The Thin White Duke and Pipeline Moe: They did it their way

“They put you down, they say I'm wrong, You tacky thing, you put them on."                                                                        —From Rebel Rebel by David Bowie. With apologies to Sesame Street fave One of These Things (Is Not Like the Others), this blog somehow manages to wrap together David Bowie and Moe Norman with a nod to Frank Sinatra. I almost deleted it twice, but decided to take my own advice for once: take a … [Read more...]

How indifference can help you deal with golf’s ups and downs

Adapted from my most recent book, The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way. Paul Casey flew the green from the bunker on the second playoff hole of the Travelers Championship. His chances to win his first PGA Tour event since 2009 also appeared to fly away. You wouldn’t have known it from his reaction. He smiled, walked up to the volunteers earnestly trying to move people and gallery ropes away from his ball. “You … [Read more...]