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Moe Norman movie
Executive Producer ... Wayne Gretzky of all peopleThat's right, there's going to be a movie made about the life of "Pipeline" Moe. read here
It's currently titled "Dance the Green" and it's being written by the screenwriter of Rain Man. And like it says in the topic title, Wayne Gretzky is the Executive producer.
It's going to be interesting to see if they can effectively portray such a complicated and sublimely talented man. Living in Southern Ontario and growing up about 45 minutes from where Moe was from, the Moe Norman stories never seem to end. I had the chance to see him on the range once and it was an experience I'll never forget. What a ball-striker ... OMG.
This quote from the Toronto Star after his death in 2004 sums him up quite well,
He didn't belong to any fancy clubs, he never won any million-dollar tournaments, and at times he'd get so flustered he couldn't face anyone. But put him on the tee with a club in his hand, and Moe Norman was recognized as a sporting genius, a golf savant - an original.
A few stories to whet your appetite:
Moe and Sam Snead were playing an exhibition. Both players needed about 250 yards to clear a stream. Snead laid up, then watched Moe prepare to go for it.
"You need to lay up, Moe," Snead told Norman, "You can't carry that creek."
Norman replied, "I'm aiming for the bridge."
And after his laser-straight shot rolled right across the bridge, over the hazard. Snead didn't try telling Norman again how to play a shot.
At a Canadian Tour stop in the early '90s, an Australian golfer approached Moe on the range and asked him to hit some shots.
Moe hit a couple dozen with the guy's driver and the tee didn't move.
"I can't believe you can do that," he said.
"Didn't come here to hit tees, didn't come here to hit tees; came here to hit the ball," said Moe.
Moe had an amazing mind. After bypass surgery at London's University Hospital, doctors asked Moe if he knew where he was.
"On the fourth green," Moe told them.
The doctor might have thought the anesthisia hadn't worn off but the truth was, Moe was right.
The hospital had been built years earlier on the land of the old London Hunt Club.
Maybe other WRXers would like to share some more Moe Norman stories ... he deserves it.
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