The good, the bad and the ugly: Tommy ‘Two Gloves’ Gainey

Tommy ‘Two Gloves’ Gainey – Nationwide Tour graduate and former contestant on The Big Break – has emerged onto the PGA Tour with what can only be described as ‘the swing of horrors.’

His strong grip, compact swing and lightning tempo are far from the taught method but they are highly effective.

THE COLESIUM: Two Gloves in action at the 16th during this year's Waste Management Open

A key element in Gainey’s swing is consistency as European Tour player Simon Khan points out: “Tommy Gainey has a reliable swing that repeats. That’s what you’re looking for.”

This consistent – if ugly – style led to two wins on the Nationwide Tour. Gainey triumphed at the Melwood Prince George’s County Open as well as the Chiquita Classic, the later his seventh win as a professional.

Yet to win on the PGA Tour, Gainey came close at last year’s Honda Classic eventually finishing in fifth place.

Swing Analysis by David Forster

“Two Gloves’ swing is all about the upper body.

“We see in his setup that he’s very crouched, from this position he would really struggle if he used his legs aggressively throughout the swing.

“What we also see is his grip. It’s very strong and is the main cause for concern. By having such a strong grip he has had to compensate with the rest of his body in order to hit the ball effectively.

“For a club golfer, I would say that his tempo, although it is fast, is even throughout the swing. Finding an even tempo which you can repeat is key to a good golf swing.”

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