1 X 60 min – Beta SP
Director: Anne Pick
Producer: Anne Pick and Michael Savoie
Executive Producer: Anne Pick
Copyright: Real to Reel Productions Inc.
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Moe Norman may be the greatest golfer who ever lived. But we’ll never know for sure. When golf was still an elite sport, the golf establishment that gages greatness turned him away.
Who was this world-class golfer who carried his own bag? Who dressed and behaved so oddly? Norman is a high-school dropout and math prodigy. Is he a genius? Or did a childhood accident leave him with a different window on this world?
When Norman won the Canadian Amateur Golf Championship in Calgary in 1955, he hid in the bushes by the Elbow River when the championship trophy was awarded. He couldn’t bear the thought of people looking at him, or of having to give a speech. His behaviour resembles autism but he has never been diagnosed. Perhaps tobogganing accident had left him with some brain damage. Whatever the cause, Moe was, and still is, a man emotionally crippled by shyness.
His colleagues are unanimous in their praise. Canadian stars like Mike Weir. Old pros like Lee Trevino, Nick Price and Tom Watson. No one has ever been able to strike the ball like Moe Norman, they say.