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10. Moe and Me, Lorne Rubenstein

Rubenstein, the long-time columnist for Toronto's Globe & Mail, pens an intimate, bittersweet portrait of one of golf's great eccentrics. Considered by many to be the greatest pure ball-striker of all-time, Moe Norman, who died in 2004, dropped jaws on driving ranges for decades but never felt entirely comfortable competing in the public eye. Rubenstein stops short of defining Norman's nature as a product of Asperger's syndrome, a childhood trauma or something else, ultimately deciding this to be less important than simply celebrating Moe for being Moe. The book is at its best with the author recalling the sweet wisdom of a true golf-savant, as when Norman, standing on the tee and looking down the fairway, says: “The ball will fit.”  ($20, ecwpress.com)   

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