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
Re-issued in 2005, 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
"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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