Trevino says it is Moe Norman by a long shot...
is it possible for a golfer to be both unknown to most casual fans and a legend in the golf world? Yes, if you're talking about Moe Norman. The enigmatic, eccentric, infuriating and inspiring Norman - a golf genius according to many golf greats who say he was the greatest ball striker they've ever seen - died Saturday at the age of 75.
He would go on to set 33 course records, win 13 Canadian Tour events, play for Canada in the World Cup in 1971, shoot 59 three times and record 17 holes-in-one.
The year 1995 was a good year for Norman - he was elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. And he was also given a $5,000-a-month-for-life stipend by Titleist/FootJoy ... for doing nothing. Just to help out a legend who'd had some hard times.
Hogan had always asserted that there was no such thing as an intentionally straight golf shot. After watching Norman hammer one perfectly straight shot after another, Hogan just scratched his head and walked away, suggesting that Norman "keep hitting those accidents."
Would love to see a film about Moe Lily! quite a story!!!!
I found this on youtube. I think moe's age was Middle 60's here.My fav line was when the interviewer asked Moe how long he has had that Tee for when he was hitting driver because it always stayed in ground.Moe replied!! " Around 7 years now"[View:http://www.wgt.com/themes/wgt/utility/:500:0]