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Focus on: Golden Tate’s golf grip
Once Jim Gallagher and Bart Bryant got over the way Golden Tate holds a golf club, the Senior PGA players had to deal what the Seahawks’ wide receiver can do with the club despite his cross-handed grip.
Tate, using a 60-degree wedge, plopped the second on his three shots 10 feet, 4 inches from the pin on Tuesday in what has become an annual competition between two members of the Seahawks and two Senior players who are in town for the Boeing Classic this week at TCP Snoqualmie.
“This was great,” Gallagher said. “I was afraid we were going to get whupped, because I’d already heard ahead of time how good they were. But Golden had to go lift weights before this, so we had a little bit of an advantage.”
Bryant, who won the PGA Senior stop in New York last week, was third (10-4), while Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka was fourth (14-11).
Gallagher is from Indianapolis, so he grew up a fan of the Chicago Bears (the Colts did not move to Indianapolis until 1984). But he said, “The Seahawks have been fun the watch the last couple years.”
Now that he has dealt with the way Tate holds a club, and what he’s capable of doing with the club, Gallagher can set his sights on the real reason he’s in town.
“It’s great to be back in Seattle and the Boeing Classic,” he said. “It’s so pretty, so it’s hard to have a bad day out there (TPC Snoqualmie). It’s just a beautiful place and they get great crowd support. So I’m looking forward to a fun week.”