I Play Into My Legs – Moe Norman

I was looking through some archives of Moe Photos, and I found this gem.

The picture you see here is Lee Trevino. It was sent to me by a friend a few years ago. Moe would often tell me how much he liked Trevino’s swing. You can see in this picture the way he moves into a flexed lead knee. Notice also how his lead foot is turned out so the knee can flex toward the toes of the foot.

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I also like the way his trail leg is flexing into the downing, showing how the hips are rotating into impact.

Remember how Moe’s head would position itself over his trial knee. You can see exactly how this is happening in this photo of Lee approaching the hitting area in the downswing.

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Notice how his hips are rotating open as his shoulders are lagging behind. The tilt of his body is increasing into the downswing showing a separation of the upper body from the lower body rotation.





2 comments on “I Play Into My Legs – Moe Norman”
  1. Chris A says:

    I really enjoy the photos from back in the day. If you have anymore, by all means, please post them.


  2. Christopher P Johnson says:

    Todd ~~ I was just sitting on my deck thinking about Moe’s statement of how he played into his legs. Then to come inside and find this post of yours and Trevino’s pictures of doing that very thing. Personally, with all of the hard work I’ve done to learn the single plane swing, THE MOST IMPORTANT factor for me making center contact consistently has been focusing on playing into my legs, and making sure that both legs are flexed through and after impact. I’m headed to the range to work on my short game today…


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