What should have been an amazing golf weekend, turned into tragedy. Warm Minnesota weather, great pro golf with Jimenez, Kuchar, Wie, and Westwood all winning their tournaments, and me absolutely shanking everything over 100 yards.
This last few weeks have been the worst I've ever hit my irons and it all culminated with a par 3 course yesterday in which I was hitting every single shot (over 100 yards) either off the toe or the hosel. When I say every single shot....I literally mean every...single...shot.
I realize golf is a sport of ups and downs, but this felt like a whole different animal. Now as for the thread title, let me take you back a bit.
I play hockey and baseball left handed. Growing up, the only golf I ever had was random trips to the range in my gym classes. For some reason we never had any left handed clubs, but it didn't bother me too much because right handed felt natural...I could hit them pretty well.
Fast forward to today and I'm playing with a nice set of clubs my father in law gave me, they're right handed which once again...didn't bother me all that much because it felt comfortable...all the way up until this past month (i've been playing for almost a year now.)
So after the par 3 course yesterday evening, I went back to my father in law's house and asked him if he had a left handed club. He said he had a weird uni-club where you could hit off of either side. I tried it out. It was very awkward at first...I've never hit a golf ball left handed before. After about 10 swings, I was hitting the ball off the face every single time. I felt awkward, I'm sure I looked awkward, but when it comes down to it, I want consistency...and I'll try anything to get it.
So what I'm going to do today is go to that same par 3 course today, rent out their lefty clubs and play a round. I'm bringing a couple right handed clubs in case it's really awful. But I need to get this idea that I might be a lefty out of my head.
Wish me luck...or maybe not...
at this point I'm not really sure.
If I play well that means all the work I've put in for the last year has been for the wrong stance, haha.
I'll update here hopefully tomorrow.