Savio Republic

Mind Golf: The Troubled Genius of Moe Norman


This may be the most unusual golf book ever written.

At one of a series of clinics that former USPGA teacher of the year Craig Shankland staged, he asked Moe Norman in front of about 300 people, “What’s it like to hit perfect shots, Moe?” Moe paused and looked at the audience. Then, in jest, said, “You will never know.”

Mind Golf assembles and ignites the mental energy of the image of the shot-to-be. Moe “Pipeline Moe” Norman was a Canadian professional golfer and the best ball-striker the world has ever known. Author Bob Young met the eccentric golfer and traveled between Canada and Florida from the early 1960s to 2004, where he was able to observe Pipeline Moe for decades. Mind Golf is about life and golf and the metaphysical connection between Norman’s mechanics and Young’s perception of the mental construct of ball striking. The core of Mind Golf recounts the trail to Young’s discovery, which will help you discover it too.