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post #19 of 46

Re: I hate being left handed.

A-FRIGGEN-MEN!!!!

I've seriously considered reteaching myself to putt right handed. Ive only been playing for 3 months so if I was ever gonna do it, now would be the time.
post #20 of 46

Re: I hate being left handed.

On the plus side, it is a rare occasion when your playing partner asks to try your driver, wedge, putter, etc.

Lefty equipment has come a long way in the last decade. I remember when I first got my starter set that it was a minor miracle to find anything nice in left-handed. Now, I even see more left-handed golfers than I ever had before. At the driving range yesterday, there were 4 lefties out there (including me.)
post #21 of 46
Originally Posted by Leftygolfer View Post
The only thing I dislike about being a lefty is that most courses don't set up well for a left handed draw and that is the only shot I play..
I feel your pain completely.

As far as demoing stuff - it's rough. I do the golf show thing in the winter and they have tons of LH stuff to demo. Other than that and the scraps at Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith, it's a rough go.

I've had to get good at finding tons of reviews & feedback online and buying untested stuff. For the most part, it's worked out okay.

A further point...

I'm phasing Adams stuff out of my bag completely except for, maybe, the hybrids. They're not a lefty-friendly company IMO. The companies that do higher volume (TM, Callaway, Ping) are the most 'lefty-friendly' because stores stock all of their stuff, knowing they'll sell it. No retail store is going to stock product it won't sell.
post #22 of 46

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I have 11 month old twin boys. I am seriously considering making them right handed golfers no matter what. What do you lefties think? Do you think it will limit their potential if they are left handed playing from the right side? Don't want to do that but know the difficulties lefties face.
post #23 of 46

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Originally Posted by 65withatriple View Post
I have 11 month old twin boys. I am seriously considering making them right handed golfers no matter what. What do you lefties think? Do you think it will limit their potential if they are left handed playing from the right side? Don't want to do that but know the difficulties lefties face.

i think if you start them off young as righty's they will get comforatble and never think about going lefty. when i was young i picked up being left handed because my dad was left handed and that was the only set of clubs we had for a long time so during the summer when i was home and he was at work i would go down to the local park and practice. i think if he was right handed that would of possibly made me right handed, who knows. i guess one good thing is i never have to worry about people wanting to demo all my gear with their crappy swings!!! :)

i have a friend that can golf both right and left handed. pretty amazing to watch him grab either one and still have a pure swing.
post #24 of 46

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Originally Posted by 65withatriple View Post
I have 11 month old twin boys. I am seriously considering making them right handed golfers no matter what. What do you lefties think? Do you think it will limit their potential if they are left handed playing from the right side? Don't want to do that but know the difficulties lefties face.
I am what is called cross dominate (throw Left, write right, etc.). I can switch hit OK in baseball or golf. I play right handed because equipment is easier to find and I am probably a better player from the right (but only marginally so). If I had any left handed kids/grandkids I would let them find their own way to play.
post #25 of 46

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I also learned to switch hit in baseball and golf, so I play right handed. (Throw left, write left and hit mostly right handed).
post #26 of 46

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Originally Posted by 65withatriple View Post
I have 11 month old twin boys. I am seriously considering making them right handed golfers no matter what. What do you lefties think? Do you think it will limit their potential if they are left handed playing from the right side? Don't want to do that but know the difficulties lefties face.
I'm left handed (64 yrs old) and has not been easy finding equipment for any sport especially golf. I have started my 4 yr old grandson with just putting and hitting an iron and have him setting up righty and he seems comfortable with it.
post #27 of 46

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Not every "lefty" golfs naturally as a lefty. Same goes for righties. Most left shooting hockey players are right handed.
post #28 of 46

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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
Not every "lefty" golfs naturally as a lefty. Same goes for righties. Most left shooting hockey players are right handed.
From what I was always told you want your dominate hand on the top of a hockey stick so in theory most nighties should be lefties. I throw right handed but play hockey/golf/baseball from the left side.
post #29 of 46

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Originally Posted by mike295 View Post
From what I was always told you want your dominate hand on the top of a hockey stick so in theory most nighties should be lefties. I throw right handed but play hockey/golf/baseball from the left side.
It's whatever feels natural. As a natural righty, I can make contact when I bat/shoot/swing as a lefty, but it feels weak - very very weak.
post #30 of 46

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Lefty in a right handed world here.

I write and eat left handed, but shift a tranny, play guitar, throw a ball, swing a bat, and play golf right handed.

My left handedness gives me wicked control over the fretboard of a guitar, and I have power in the right side of my body that doesn't have the same control.

I've thought about trying to go lefty with a golf club, but that is about it. Maybe when a set of lefty clubs falls into my lap.......
post #31 of 46

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I couldn't imagine playing golf right handed. Some can do it, but I wouldn't force my son to be right handed. Heck, I'd rather him be a lefty so I could pass my golf cubs on, but he isn't. He is very right handed and I think it would be freakish to try and change that.
post #32 of 46

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Sorry for Hijacking the thread but I have thought about "what if my kid is a lefty" in the past and when I reading the posts I had to get opinions. Its not the end of the world to golf left handed but as I am playing with my south paw friends it makes me realize that they can never hit my clubs and have all the other problems mentioned. I would love to have a little lefty pitcher in the family though. Thanks for the input.
post #33 of 46

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Originally Posted by 65withatriple View Post
Sorry for Hijacking the thread but I have thought about "what if my kid is a lefty" in the past and when I reading the posts I had to get opinions. Its not the end of the world to golf left handed but as I am playing with my south paw friends it makes me realize that they can never hit my clubs and have all the other problems mentioned. I would love to have a little lefty pitcher in the family though. Thanks for the input.
Got one, little lefty pitcher that is. Hits left as well...already stealing my clubs. he has one of my old X-20 in his bag. i aso have a younger one that i made lefty...i just switched him back to right and he already better on the right then he was from left, in just 2 weeks.
post #34 of 46

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Originally Posted by 65withatriple View Post
Sorry for Hijacking the thread but I have thought about "what if my kid is a lefty" in the past and when I reading the posts I had to get opinions. Its not the end of the world to golf left handed but as I am playing with my south paw friends it makes me realize that they can never hit my clubs and have all the other problems mentioned. I would love to have a little lefty pitcher in the family though. Thanks for the input.
Used to coach little league, at the end of every practise I'd pitch to'em for an hour or so, they loved trying to hit my lefty curve ball.
post #35 of 46

Saw something unusual this morning when I was mowing. Not worth a new thread so I'll stick it in this old one.

 

I was waiting for a group to tee off so I could mow the rough areas near their tee box. All four golfers in the group were left handed. I thought hmmm I've never seen that before.

 

Just as I was getting done mowing that area a single behind them came to the tee box so I watched him tee off as well. He was also left handed.

 

I'm thinking what in the heck is going on? Some kind of special rates for lefties today? :-D

post #36 of 46
Must have been a bunch of Canadian hockey players.
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