Tommy Gainey Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
Tommy Gainey Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

So now if we look at Tommy two gloves Gainey, strange character of a golfer, but won his first tournament by shooting 60 on a Sunday. Now that’s unheard of, that is some game. When you look at his golf swing you kind of struggle to see how has this guy ever got through the, through the qualifying events, never mind on to the PGA tour, never mind shooting 60 on a Sunday to win his first event. He's got gold from the looks like it should belong on the country club on a Saturday morning with the guys playing off 24 handicaps. Really kind of unorthodox player but there are a couple of key movements that you can take out of his swinging and utilize yourself, but I stress only a couple.

When he sets up to the golf ball, his main problem really stems from a very, very strong grip, obviously something he developed as a kid, the left hand is turned around too far to the right, and the right hand way underneath this drops his elbow and drops his shoulder very, very low. So a strong grip is where the hands turn too far to the right, for the right handed golfer. For most people in this position would expect the club face to roll over and close but Gainey game works incredibly hard during his down swing to avoid that happening. Is that he sets up very strong grip here, low right shoulder really aggressively tilted if we made a normal swing from there the hands would close over, the ball would go way left in the hook.

The only way to avoid that would be to really push the hands forward though the impact face and have this position which is going to keep the club open and that’s exactly what Gainey does, he drives into impact with a very steep angle of attack, handle is way ahead of club head, hits the ball with a very D lofted golf club, and hence hits the ball a very long way because he's taking an A time, D lofting it like a six sign and drilling the thing from miles. And again that’s not something we would overly encourage you to do D loft everything and hit it very low.

The one thing that Tommy Gainey does very well is he doesn’t let that club face close too quickly through impact, he actually keeps the golf club face squarer for longer, than most of the tall players. So he has this very strong grip but then through the impact phase, drills that club in a straight line for longer before it closes over. He knows if he was to let it release early, it would hook down the left hand side too much out of control. So the one thing we can you utilize in your technique is trying to keep that club face squarer for longer, particularly with your pitching and your chipping and really if you extend it right the way up to your potter as well we don’t want the club head to be swing open close to much. We like the clubber to be square for as long as possible chipping and pitching club faces square we are not realizing the hands, full swing for Tommy Gainey he doesn’t release his hands too much of the ball otherwise he would hit a hook.

So the strong grip and the very tilted shoulders is not something I would encourage you to copy, but certainly the feeling of keeping the club face square for as long as possible, and not letting the hands flip over too much is definitely something I would encourage you to work on, particularly if you are a hooker of the golf ball, if you miss things down the left side, keeping the face open as long as possible with your pitching, your chipping and also your full swing could defiantly keep you straighter.

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2013-07-08

So now if we look at Tommy two gloves Gainey, strange character of a golfer, but won his first tournament by shooting 60 on a Sunday. Now that’s unheard of, that is some game. When you look at his golf swing you kind of struggle to see how has this guy ever got through the, through the qualifying events, never mind on to the PGA tour, never mind shooting 60 on a Sunday to win his first event. He's got gold from the looks like it should belong on the country club on a Saturday morning with the guys playing off 24 handicaps. Really kind of unorthodox player but there are a couple of key movements that you can take out of his swinging and utilize yourself, but I stress only a couple.

When he sets up to the golf ball, his main problem really stems from a very, very strong grip, obviously something he developed as a kid, the left hand is turned around too far to the right, and the right hand way underneath this drops his elbow and drops his shoulder very, very low. So a strong grip is where the hands turn too far to the right, for the right handed golfer. For most people in this position would expect the club face to roll over and close but Gainey game works incredibly hard during his down swing to avoid that happening. Is that he sets up very strong grip here, low right shoulder really aggressively tilted if we made a normal swing from there the hands would close over, the ball would go way left in the hook.

The only way to avoid that would be to really push the hands forward though the impact face and have this position which is going to keep the club open and that’s exactly what Gainey does, he drives into impact with a very steep angle of attack, handle is way ahead of club head, hits the ball with a very D lofted golf club, and hence hits the ball a very long way because he's taking an A time, D lofting it like a six sign and drilling the thing from miles. And again that’s not something we would overly encourage you to do D loft everything and hit it very low.

The one thing that Tommy Gainey does very well is he doesn’t let that club face close too quickly through impact, he actually keeps the golf club face squarer for longer, than most of the tall players. So he has this very strong grip but then through the impact phase, drills that club in a straight line for longer before it closes over. He knows if he was to let it release early, it would hook down the left hand side too much out of control. So the one thing we can you utilize in your technique is trying to keep that club face squarer for longer, particularly with your pitching and your chipping and really if you extend it right the way up to your potter as well we don’t want the club head to be swing open close to much. We like the clubber to be square for as long as possible chipping and pitching club faces square we are not realizing the hands, full swing for Tommy Gainey he doesn’t release his hands too much of the ball otherwise he would hit a hook.

So the strong grip and the very tilted shoulders is not something I would encourage you to copy, but certainly the feeling of keeping the club face square for as long as possible, and not letting the hands flip over too much is definitely something I would encourage you to work on, particularly if you are a hooker of the golf ball, if you miss things down the left side, keeping the face open as long as possible with your pitching, your chipping and also your full swing could defiantly keep you straighter.