4/4/2009 5:30 PM
I imagine many are familiar with the story of Moe Norman and Sam Snead. Playing together in a PGA event they came to a hole where the fairway was crossed by by a stream with a footbridge. Snead's advice to Moe "Don't try to carry the green kid, its a layup"
At this Moe takes his fairway wood, the shot bounces on the footbridge onto the green. "I wasn't aiming for the green" says Moe "I was aiming for the bridge!"
I was playing in the Kings College Alumni tournament at Ken-Wo a couple of years ago and there is a hole there played from an elevated tee. A stream with a footbridge crossing it below in the valley reminded me of the Moe Norman story.
In fact the last thought that went through my head as I swung my driver was of Moe's ball bouncing off the bridge and, you guessed it, my drive hit the bridge first bounce and carried on much farther up the fairway than I could have driven it otherwise.
So much for the power of swing thoughts!
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