26 thoughts on “I Confess, Moe Norman had The Best Golf Swing.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      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 says:

      +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

  1. ed chapman says:

    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.

    • ed chapman says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  2. Thomas Slagle says:

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

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      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

  3. maxxsee says:

    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 says:

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

      cheers JH

  4. maxxsee says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      +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!

  5. maxxsee says:

    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

  6. Gilles Aubin says:

    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 says:

      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

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