That’s because of more than one reason – the first, being my 2nd and last swing instructor was a Hogan/Moe fan, and had build his own swing model that he taught, based on Hogan and Moe.
The funny thing about both Mike Dunaway and Moe Norman is that they shared the same release action through the ball – with a flat heel and then a release of the right foot as the hips turned fully and the weight finished on the left foot.
And isn’t it funny that one is the so-called Father of Modern Long Drive (Dunaway) and the other was nicknamed “Pipeline” because he could hit the ball dead straight, time after time.
When I began my swing research ten years ago, I could hardly have anticipated what was going to happen.
First, the research began more with a desire to figure out Moe Norman’s swing model, as there was a belief at the time that his swing was “perfect.”
It wasn’t of course, but how would I have known that at the outset? Regardless, it was Moe Norman and Ben Hogan, and from there I looked at just about every known swinger on video as there was.
Let’s put aside the silly, spread-eagled Moe Norman swing model that everyone is used to seeing.
Instead, let’s take a look at Moe when he was creating the “Pipeline Moe” legend, which would have been when he was winning 2 Canadian Amateur titles in a row and playing at the Masters (back then, U.S. and Canadian Am champs were invited), and making his short-lived appearance on the PGA Tour.
targettom asked a question in a previous posting and I kept editing my response, making it longer and longer… it was getting to be almost post-length.
So I’ll just make a new posting regarding the subject of his question.
The Moe Norman you see when someone mentions his name – that swing was a later-years swing when Moe began to exaggerate things in his swing to get more and more attention.