The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story [NOOK Book]

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Tim O´Connor´s bestseller, The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, documents the bittersweet life of Moe Norman, one of the golf´s most engaging characters, from his working-class roots in Kitchener, Ontario to his recognition as one of the world´s greatest ball-strikers.

Now, Re-issued by the Graves Golf Academy, The Feeling of Greatness includes three new chapters covering the Canadian legend´s last nine years until his passing in ...
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The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story

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Overview

Tim O´Connor´s bestseller, The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, documents the bittersweet life of Moe Norman, one of the golf´s most engaging characters, from his working-class roots in Kitchener, Ontario to his recognition as one of the world´s greatest ball-strikers.

Now, Re-issued by the Graves Golf Academy, The Feeling of Greatness includes three new chapters covering the Canadian legend´s last nine years until his passing in September 2004. The biography features a foreword by Lee Trevino, who has commented, "He´s the best ball striker I ever saw come down the pipe. I don´t know anyone who could hit the ball better than Moe Norman." His ability garnered him fame and notoriety but alas, so did his extreme shyness and lack of social graces.

"O´Connor tells the story in an objective and sympathetic voice, relating and debunking much of the folklore that earned Norman the stinging derisive label of ´the Clown Prince of golf´ in a well-written, meticulously researched defense of one of golf´s most maligned and misunderstood figures"

James McCarten, PGATour.com

Norman has long been a nearly mythical figure among professionals around the world. In 1980 while still a college player, Paul Azinger spotted Norman on a Florida driving range.

"He started ripping these drivers right off the ground at the 250-yard marker, and he never hit one more than 10 yards to either side of it, and he hit at least 50. It was an incredible sight. When he hit irons, he was calling how many times you would see it bounce after he hit it - sometimes before he hit it - and he´d do it. It was unbelievable." In January 2005, Tiger Woods told Golf Digest´s Jamie Diaz that only two golfers in history "owned their swing": Moe Norman and Ben Hogan.
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James McCarten
"O´Connor tells the story in an objective and sympathetic voice, relating and debunking much of the folklore that earned Norman the stinging derisive label of ´the Clown Prince of golf´ in a well-written, meticulously researched defense of one of golf´s most maligned and misunderstood figures"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011960352
  • Publisher: Todd Graves Golf School L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 231
  • Sales rank: 728,325
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The Author of The Feeling of Greatness,Tim O’Connor lives in Rockwood, Ontario with his wife Sandy and sons Corey and Sean. He operates a golf communications consulting company and continues to write columns and articles about golf. He was been published in SCORE Golf Fairways (in Toronto), Golf Digest, GOLF and Golfweek. He is also the author of The Ladies’: 1924 — 1999: A History of the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto.
To visit Tim O’Connor’s website, go to: www.oconnorgolf.ca
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    Outstanding biography of the greatest ball striker - maybe ever

    Tim O'Connor has captured this remarkable man perfectly - his brilliance, his independence, his shyness and his uniqueness. The stories of hitting off Coke bottles, hitting six pins in a single round or out hustling the best hustlers are wonderful. At the end what stays with you, however, is the respect he earned. Moe is a legend, someone admired by the best ever to play the game, the likes of Watson, Trevino and Snead. He played the game like no other. Norman was as different in his approach to golf as Gretzky was in hockey and the results were equally entertaining. If you love golf you'll love The Feeling of Greatness and it will make you yearn to learn more about the 'golf savant' named Pipeline Moe.

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