How this cross-handed golfer’s legacy remains in pro golf

The saying in golf goes, “swing your swing,” and few pros have embodied that cliche quite like Josh Broadaway.

The former pro played his entire career cross-handed, turning many heads in the process. He made over 230 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour, racking up 17 top 10s and earning $734,000. Oh, and he putted left-handed despite swinging right-handed. Talk about swinging your swing.

On this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar, the former pro joined co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz to discuss how his cross-handed legacy has remained in the upper echelons of pro golf.

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“Kiz [Kevin Kisner] is chipping cross-handed. Matt Fitzpatrick is chipping cross-handed,” Knost said. “They notice the phenomenon.”

That “phenomenon” might have some roots in Broadaway’s influence, but the cross-handed chipping style also has plenty of short-game benefits. According to Fitzpatrick, the method forces him to fully release the clubhead and turn through the shot.

But while the cross-handed method has some benefits, Broadaway is quick to give his old Tour buddies a hard time about adopting his old methods.

“I said, ‘You’re chipping like me?'” Broadaway said about a text exchange he had with Kisner. “I’m like, ‘You’re the best chipper I know. And now you’re chipping like me? Good luck. Hope you get your resume ready. You’re done, bud.'”

Listen to the entire episode below as Broadaway talks his time on the mini tours, karaoke with Jason Gore and more.

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at GOLF, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with the Texas Golf Association, Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf. He can be reached at