Moe & Me: Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf's Mysterious Genius

Paperback | April 1, 2012

byLorne Rubenstein

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Spotlighting Moe Norman, a golfer admired by Tiger Woods himself, this memoir by a sportswriter who knew Moe Norman for 40 years details Moe's unique and controversial life. The record investigates how, despite winning almost every title in Canada and having his name celebrated in golf circles around the globe, Norman failed to make a mark in the wider world of golf yet still referred to himself as “the happiest guy on two feet.” His uncommon swing, mannerisms, and lifestyle are explored, illustrating how he played very quickly, never took a practice swing, often repeated phrases when talking, and lived in motel rooms most of his life. Norman’s crippling insecurity and introversion are revealed, documenting how these conditions kept him from publicly succeeding at the highest levels of play. Penned by a sports journalist who knew the subject for 40 years, this study examines Moe Norman’s utterly exceptional technique, his character, how he lived his life well in spite of his significant handicaps, and what this most sensitive and peculiar man meant to those who knew him.

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Spotlighting Moe Norman, a golfer admired by Tiger Woods himself, this memoir by a sportswriter who knew Moe Norman for 40 years details Moe's unique and controversial life. The record investigates how, despite winning almost every title in Canada and having his name celebrated in golf circles around the globe, Norman failed to make a ...

Lorne Rubenstein is the golf columnist for the Globe and Mail and his work has been featured in Golf Digest, Golf World, Links, and Travel & Leisure Golf. He is the author of A Disorderly Compendium of Golf, A Season in Dornoch, and This Round’s On Me. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame for journalism. He lives in Toro...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770410538

ISBN - 13:9781770410534

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I read Lorne Rubenstein's Moe & Me and found it to be one of the most intriguing and enjoyable books I've read in ages. If you enjoy Lorne's writing in the Globe and SCOREGolf, then you know just how wonderful a crafter of tales he is. This is about his relationship with the curious golf great Moe Norman that gives insight into Moe's life as never before. Even if you thought you knew everything about Moe, you will learn a lot in this book. And you will also learn about Lorne and how his relationship with Moe became a deep and lasting one. Pick up this book and you won't be able to put it down.
Date published: 2012-03-16

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"Lorne Rubenstein is one of the game's great historians as well as being a wonderful journalist. Moe Norman is arguably one of the most interesting men to play professional golf, and Lorne has captured him brilliantly." —Sean Foley, swing coach for Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose and many others