I recently posted a video on youtube discussing Moe’s address position and the importance of Shaft lean into impact. I mentioned the importance of taking a divot and one of the comments on the post mentioned the following:
“But MOE never took a divot, or very rarely did he. He even said it himself”.
I replied: “Moe took divots albeit shallow. As Moe said “Bacon strips, not pork chops”.
Then he replied:
“Todd Graves – maybe sometimes but I can show you a video where he said he doesn’t take divots and that he could , “ put your Casio watch on the ground and I could hit off of it and not break the grass.” Also, I have seen many of his hitting clinics on video and he rarely ever takes a divot. He said he would sweep the grass.”
Let’s set the record straight.
While Moe might have said he didn’t take a divot, what he felt he did and what he actually did were quite different. I have not doubt that Moe could have hit a golf ball off of a Casio watch face. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a divot. Moe’s swing was perfectly shallow into impact. He compressed the ball perfectly. Yet, when the ball was on tight turf, he took a shallow divot. Here are some pics that tell the story.