Graves nails single plane swing in new book

Todd Graves in conjunction with Canadian golf writer Tim O’Connor has published a coffee table book on the single plane golf swing first popularized by Canadian golfer Moe Norman.

Graves and his brother Tim Graves, both of Edmond, have spent a career teaching the principles of Norman’s Swing to golfers throughout the U.S. They operate Graves Golf Schools in Florida in the winter and at Coffee Creek Golf Course in Edmond in the summer, as well as doing clinics across the country.

The hard back cover book is 205 pages featuring more than 300 pictures. Titled simply The Single Plane Golf Swing, it has a forward by single plane enthusiast Rick Carlisle, the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. The book details Moe Norman’s history and goes though the mechanics and drills of the single plane swing.

“We didn’t want to get too deep and too technical with the bio mechanics of Moe’s swing,” Graves said. “The drills are to give you the feeling of Moe’s swing.”

Graves said that more than 1,500 books have already sold. Cost is $29.95 and books can be purchased at www.thesingleplanegolfswing.com.

Graves and O’Connor have worked on the book off and on for more than three years. Norman was a self-taught, eccentric golfer with an uncanny ability to hit the ball solid and straight every time. He won numerous tournaments in Canada, including two Canadian Amateurs, two Canadian PGA Championships and five CPGA Senior Championships. He played briefly on the PGA Tour and PGA Senior Tour as well.

O’Connor previously wrote The Feeling of Greatness – The Moe Norman Story.

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