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Nationwide Tour pro Josh Broadway shows off his cross-handed grip at the Knoxville Open

8:48 PM, Aug 25, 2010   |    comments
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As a professional golfer on the Nationwide Tour, you'd better have great fundamentals in your golf swing if you want to be successful.

Most swings share the same basic concepts: head down, left arm straight, turn through the ball, etc. But if you've ever seen Josh Broadway hit a ball, you'll notice that something just isn't right.

"I started playing golf when I was five years old and didn't have any left-handed clubs, and I was naturally left handed, so I grabbed the club with a left handed grip which was cross-handed and played that way, and been doing it since I was five." Broadway said. "I tell everyone it's kinda like everyone else's, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't."

For Broadway, golf has always been a family affair.

"Most of the guys that tried to help me with my game were my brother and my grandfather who taught me how to play the game and, they kinda just let me do it and see what happens, I don't think they ever thought I would be as successful as I have been," he said.

Although Broadway makes it look simple, the cross-handed grip isn't for everyone. Just ask Manny Villegas.

"I think I whiffed it twice trying to hit it cross-handed, he's got an amazing talent to be able to compete out here gripping it like that," Villegas said. "He's done it for a long time I guess so it works for him but I felt pretty bad trying to swing like that."

As you can imagine, finding a swing coach hasn't always been easy for Broadway.

"Most coaches when they look at it they say 'Wow that's pretty different' but then when you look at my swing on film, I get the club in a lot of good spots like normal people do, so it's just the way I do it I guess."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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