I recently took a lesson from a local golf pro. He teaches a specific swing patterned on Moe Norman and Iron Byron. His basic philosophy is that Moe Norman found a way to swing a golf club in the same manner that Iron Byron was designed. I.e., the swing keeps the golf club on the same plane throughout the swing.
This particular pro's focus is on taking a very wide stance, so wide in fact that the hips are almost locked in place. The grip is a "baseball grip" with all fingers on the club and grip pressure is as strong as you can grip it. The arms are fully extended at address, with the forearms matching the angle of the shaft. As a result, the lower body is almost effectively removed from the golf swing placing almost all emphasis on the hands and arms, with the club being "pulled" down the target line and resulting in almost a half swing each time.
I am curious to know if anyone has adopted this particular type of swing and whether it has produced consistent results for them. I would appreciate any insight from the community on the pros/cons of such a swing. I know Moe Norman had success with this swing and was extremely consistent. Was he just a golf genius that tuned his body to his the same shot over and over or is there more that we can learn from the way he swung a golf club?