I Confess, Moe Norman had The Best Golf Swing.


Fred Bailey - July 23, 2016

hey JH..it looks like you keep your left foot in front of right foot

    1atomicgolf - July 27, 2016

    Hi Fred,
    Do you mean relative to a ‘closed’ stance, I do set up closed and try to
    stay that way at impact.
    cheers JH

    Fred Bailey - July 27, 2016

    +1atomicgolf hey JH…it just looks as is your left foot is always a little
    bit in front of the right on the longer irons…if course on wedges looks
    like left back and hips open

    Fred Bailey - July 27, 2016

    +1atomicgolf thanks for all the videos

    Fred Bailey - July 27, 2016

    +Fred Bailey do you have a video of an overhead view?

ed chapman - July 23, 2016

No way anyone can match Hogan – the man’s swing was absolutely perfect from
start to finish. To say that Moe Norman had the best golf swing is a joke
to those of us who are young enough to have seen Hogan in person. I was 16
back in 1960 and it
was like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine chapel. I saw Norman in
Florida (can’t remember when – guess I wasn’t too impressed) and he hit it
straight but his shots with a mid-iron didn’t land on a picnic blanket,
more like 30 feet across the pattern. His accuracy is greatly exaggerated
but people want to make a legend of the guy and he only won in Canada. I
guess money is being made at the Moe Norman golf schools but please don’t
compare him to Hogan because there is no comparison.

    Alan Martins - August 25, 2016

    He can compare to whoever he likes, if that’s what he thinks then that’s
    his right.

    ed chapman - August 25, 2016

    I agree – since this is something that is purely subjective then it becomes
    a matter best described as being “all in the eye of the beholder.” I was
    only pointing out how difficult it is to make a comparison without
    observing both objects being compared. Probably less than 5% of the Moe
    Norman supporters have actually seen Hogan hit a golf ball in person and JH
    admitted he’d never seen him either.

    Alan Martins - August 26, 2016

    sorry, if I sounded like I was putting your opinion down, what I meant was
    that Moe in my opinion was more consistent, Hogan had the better looking
    swing. Ed I think it’s futile to try and copy either swing. I say that
    because they were both homemade swings and I’ve seen people spend years
    trying to master the swing{s} and not have fun playing because they can’t
    master the swing{s}. I say steal from both and come up with your own swing.
    Kinda like JH is doing.

    ed chapman - August 26, 2016

    You definitely have the voice of reason. My Dad never played golf at all
    but when I was a kid he told me that trying to copy someone’s swing would
    never work – better to go my own way. Of course, I did try to emulate Hogan
    and discovered how impossible it was because his swing was uniquely his own
    – natural for him. All I came out with were the static components – grip,
    stance and posture. I share your opinion completely.

    Alan Martins - August 26, 2016

    sounds like your dad was a very smart man.

Thomas Slagle - July 23, 2016

Looking forward to the “atomic particle”. My question is will it work with
all or some other swing types?

    1atomicgolf - July 23, 2016

    Hi Thomas,
    The ‘Atomic Particle’ was used I am sure by a lot of other great players,
    Hogan for sure, its just the timing specifics of Moe’s particle that is the
    secret for me.
    But to answer your question the particle can certainly be used in any swing.
    cheers JH

Lee N - July 23, 2016

Looking forward to the next one!

rrasmussen32 - July 24, 2016

I love it and I agree. This is what brought me to your wonderful site.

Scott Hensby - July 25, 2016

Kyle Stanley, and Shannon Cosgrove.

    1atomicgolf - July 25, 2016

    Cosgrove is right up there for sure.

maxxsee - July 26, 2016

I confess too =)
I just made a huge discovery in Moe Norman mechanics (after swinging like
him 14 years now)
I can now make a full turn with balance at top and create great angles in
downswing WITH a true Moe Norman setup straight legs, arms etc. So it’s
starting to look good, think you will enjoy it if I decide to post video
soon. =)

    1atomicgolf - July 26, 2016

    Its always good to see how players have built ‘their’ version of Moe’s
    swing., and your ‘ discovery’ is eagerly anticipated.

    cheers JH

maxxsee - July 26, 2016

At 4:35 he actually had more hip turn after his discovery of Manuel De La
Torre paper Moe got sent. Left knee still slightly bent though, but less
lateral movement aka ‘less moving butt’.

    1atomicgolf - July 26, 2016

    I dont know if you saw him hit the ball with De La Torre swing change, on
    that video on youtube where he talks about the change to the De La Torre
    process he hit ball the very ordinary, I know guys that were there and they
    said he missed a lot of shots that day and his swing was clearly not his
    normal timing and impact quality, he dropped the change soon after.

    maxxsee - July 31, 2016

    +1atomicgolf I know you’re correct about some missed shots etc. Not so bad
    though since he had a new movement and setup etc and poor vision, that
    video was the first time he’s hitting balls using this new move.
    He stated in his video Manuel De La Torre is one of the best teachers in
    the world, ever. I do not believe he changed this statement what I know of
    atleast. Do you have information that says this?
    He gained a lot of clubheadspeed aswell.
    However if he dropped it like you say maybe it’s because he knew he
    couldn’t spend time practising this new move at his age or he didn’t want
    to miss balls having clinics.
    Thankyou for your answer, always interesting tp hear your thoughts!

maxxsee - July 26, 2016

What a fun tidbit about the Moe Norman note! For all those years.. I’m
intrigued!! I just wanted you to tell me straight away lol

Gilles Aubin - August 13, 2016

I discovered your site about a month ago and now I’m addicted to it!! I
spend hours and hours watching your videos .Moe Norman was one of the best
golfer and you JH are one of the best golf teacher there is. My hat to you.
Love it!!!

    1atomicgolf - August 13, 2016

    Hi Giles,
    Glad the videos are of interest, they are only videos I do for my general
    teaching roster guys as adjuncts to their normal personal stuff, I only use
    this channel as a storage bin for the videos and I just list them as public
    so if anyone like yourself who is an instruction sites surfer finds them I
    am happy for them to be seen, I dont promote the site because its just a
    rough and ready daily in between other stuff fill in type thing.
    Anyway if you get something from the videos its worthwhile leaving them
    available for public viewing, being low profile suits me and the videos
    general intentions, the videos are all personal opinion stuff and a little
    left field sometimes which on occasions can suit people in different ways.
    cheers JH

Alan Martins - August 25, 2016

I agree JH.

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