Todd Graves is the world's best-known teacher of the Single Plane Swing, which was developed by Moe Norman, the greatest ball-striker in the history of golf. A former player on the Canadian and Asian professional golf tours, Todd became known as "Little Moe" for his ability to replicate the swing of Moe Norman and became an authority on Moe's Single Plane Swing. In 2000, Todd and his brother Tim Graves co-founded the Graves Golf Academy, the only golf program dedicated to teaching Moe's approach to golf. The academy has taught more than 5,000 students in its golf schools in Florida, Oklahoma City, and around North America. Todd lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tim O'Connor is an award-winning journalist who has written about golf for thirty years and plays the game avidly. Tim is the editor of Single Plane Golfer magazine published by the Graves Golf Academy. Tim has written three previous golf books, including The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, and he edited The Final Missing Piece of Ben Hogan's Secret Puzzle. Tim has written for GOLF, Golf World, LINKS, Golfweek, SCOREGolf, and Golf Canada. He was golf columnist for The Financial Post and covered golf for the radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tim was named International Network of Golf Reporter of the Year three straight years (1994-96). He was music critic for the Canadian Press news agency and has done communications consulting for the golf industry. Tim lives in Rockwood, Ontario, with his wife Sandy and sons, Corey and Sean.
"Moe Norman was an extraordinary man who intuitively developed the
Single Plane Golf Swing, which he taught to Todd Graves. Through
this wonderful book, frustrated golfers can learn to swing like Moe
and improve their games." -- Anthony Robbins, Best-selling author,
America's #1 Life & Business Strategist "Praise for The Single
Plane Golf Swing"
"Nearly twenty years ago, I asked Moe Norman this question: 'If I were to write a movie about you, who's the person I should talk to about your swing?' Moe didn't hesitate. 'Todd Graves, ' he said. 'Yep, Todd Graves. When I see him swing, I see me. Yep. I see me'." -- Barry Morrow, Oscar (Rain Man) and Emmy (Bill) award-winning writer "Praise for The Single Plane Golf Swing"
"One of golf's greatest untold stories, Moe Norman's life illustrated a simple and powerful truth: greatness is built from practicing the right swing in the right way. In this book, Todd Graves has given us a blueprint for that swing, for those practice habits, and most of all for a process that builds success." -- Dan Coyle, NY Times best-selling author of The Talent Code and The Little Book of Talent "Praise for The Single Plane Golf Swing"
"As a practicing spine surgeon of some forty years and wannabe golfer, I was introduced to Moe Norman's Single Plane Golf Swing. I was overjoyed to learn that my patients with aging and degenerating spines could continue to participate in the sport they love so much by adopting this swing. The Single Plane Swing taught by Todd Graves is exactly what the doctor ordered. I have continued to introduce my patients to this alternative and proven golf swing." -- Ralph Rashbaum, MD, Co-Founder, Texas Back Institute "Praise for The Single Plane Golf Swing"