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If you are a fan of Moe Norman or want to find out how to strike the ball "pure" as Moe called it, then this book is for you. It gives a great history of the long relationship between Moe and his only true friend and student Greg Lavern. In it, Greg reveals to all of us the mechanics of the swing, Moe taught him and him alone over the many years they spent together. This information is truly game changing. Enjoy.

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On 6/21/2014 at 12:05 PM, leftofmoe said:

If you are a fan of Moe Norman or want to find out how to strike the ball "pure" as Moe called it, then this book is for you. It gives a great history of the long relationship between Moe and his only true friend and student Greg Lavern. In it, Greg reveals to all of us the mechanics of the swing, Moe taught him and him alone over the many years they spent together. This information is truly game changing. Enjoy.

Pure speculation on my behalf here but I just don’t see how Moe could’ve effectively taught his swing to anyone. Video wasn’t a big tool then and of course no monitors. I’ve seen several videos of Moe ‘teaching’ and although an interesting character he really said what his feels were.
And as usual he wasn’t doing what he said he was doing. Two examples were his description of what he does with his trail elbow...similar to Hogan’s description...not done in the real swing. Another was Moe’s description of his hip movement. Claimed he didn’t use them..yes he did. Anyway I digress ...I’m off topic. Sorry.

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I have this book and read it before really getting into Moe Norman/Graves Golf. This is a nice book in which I think Mr. Lavern gives good details/history of Moe traveling between Canada and down to Florida at/near end of competitive career.

Mr. Lavern gives details regarding the student/friend relationship with Moe playing/practicing. The book is a very good easy read in my opinion and a great introduction to Moe Norman. Would recommend this book before getting into more modern interpretations/teachings today regarding how those teachings believe how/what Moe did during his swing. 

Not to get off topic but I think this book is kinda like  Moe teaching a friend/pupil by perception/feel through demonstration (1970's/80's) vs how Todd Graves learned through a different type relationship > had an established organization and some technology through Natural Golf based demonstrations/teaching models at a later period in time (well past Moe's prime / 1990's). Not taking anything away from Graves, I just choose to look at the topic/teachings of Moe Norman through a timeline perspective. This book is before the Graves/Natural Golf timeline that most people today know Moe Norman by. 

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