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I use my left hand for most tasks but I throw right handed. I began playing golf as a lefty but switched to playing right handed in college and have continued to play right handed. I can still hit a ball pretty well left handed but I would not want to try to play a round that way.
By the way, I am using both hands to type this.
I write (and shoot pool) left-handed, but I'm a righty in every sport I've ever played. I haven't ever tried golfing left-handed, but I'm sure it would be as disastrous as my left-handed batting/throwing/bowling/basketball/hockey shot. The only exceptions are that I make better left turns on a dirt bike, and lead left-handed/footed when boxing/sparring (martial arts).
A friend of mine golfs right-handed, but putts left-handed. He's a righty in everything else, but can't putt worth a lick right-handed.
I am mostly left handed although I do write with my right hand. For the first couple of years did play left handed. But in my early days left handed clubs were difficult to get and instruction an issue so I just switched over and at this point am not temped to go back. But I can and still do upon occasion wow my buddies by hitting a few left handed on the range if someone will lend me a club.
I do about 40% of things left handed. Eat, write, shoot pool, shoot a rifle and a bow, weld, ect. Most things that require skill and precision.
I do about 40% of things right handed. Throw, swing a sledge, kick a ball, fight, lift something heavy, ect. Most things that require strength.
On the other 20% it doesn't make much difference which hand I use, although in things like tennis, ping pong, and hitting a baseball I am a completely different player right handed (where I play a power game) than left handed (where I play a finesse game).
I play golf right handed just because the guy that gave me a set of clubs was right handed. I've always wondered if I would have been better left handed if I had played that way from the start but the few times I did hit a ball left handed it seemed like if that horse was ever in the barn he's long gone now. (Although I can putt very well left handed).
P.S. The funny thing is that I write on a blackboard right handed but write on paper left handed.