Maybe it was his blue-collar upbringing but Moe always paid attention to how he dressed. Its’ also part of a golfer’s individuality. He enjoyed fancy sweaters, nice pants and stylish shoes. His trunk was full of classic Footjoy golf shoes.
Moe also liked the attention he received from how he looked. On one occasion, during a dinner party Moe was proudly wearing a multicolored sweater. One of the lady’s at the party mentioned to Moe how much she liked it. Moe disappeared for ten minutes and came back to the party with another wildly colored sweater.
When Moe would go to dinner on a dressy occasion, he would wear his nicest Footjoy’s with the spikes removed. He would often proudly show me the alligator skinned ones that lined the back of his trunk.
In 2007 I held a Memorial Tournament for him in Kitchener, Ontario Canada. We had about one hundred Moe Norman fans show up for the event. One of them was Barry Morrow – Academy Award winner for Rainman. Barry has written the screenplay for Moe Norman’s movie “Dance the Green”.
When Barry arrived at the tournament the airline had lost his luggage including his golf clubs and shoes.
To play the tournament Gus Maue gave Barry a pair of Moe’s shoes and the last set of clubs Moe was using before he died. Barry recently donated the shoes to the Graves Golf Academy.
Here are pictures of the shoes. Footjoy ‘s of course.