Is there such things as left handed golf clubs?

by John Cosstick
(Melbourne, Australia)

Hi,

In my younger days I was an avid cricket and baseball player and I always batted left handed, but bowled or pitched right handed.

Strangely, when I came to consider playing golf it did not feel right when I started playing golf as I did not have access to left handed clubs and started playing golf right handed. What are the pros and cons between being right handed and left handed at golf.

Your comments will be appreciated.

Regards


John Cosstick




John, thanks for stopping by. To answer your question, yes, there are such things as left handed clubs. It may have seemed there weren't any while you were growing up but these days they are more prevalent due to a growing market of left handed golfers.

This could be due in large part to players like Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, and recent Masters champion Bubba Watson that are encouraging natural lefty's to pickup the game to play golf left handed.

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If you are thinking about getting back into the game and trying it left handed then obviously you will need some clubs. You can find left handed sets at any of the major golf outlet stores. With a little research I found a retail store called Drummond Golf that should be able to accommodate you in Australia. Here is a link to their website Drummond Golf so you can locate a store nearest you.

You can also purchase customizable left handed sets online at sites like Edwin Watts Golf, Golfsmith Golf & Tennis, Amazon, and Ebay.

As for the pros and cons there aren't many differences between the two styles. The only thing I have observed from an instructor's standpoint is that natural lefty's tend to have a better swing plane than a right handed golfer but this could be skewed due to the few lefty's I have seen.

Another thing I would like to add is that it may benefit your golf game if you were to switch to playing golf left handed. Former baseball players including myself usually have an overrotation of the leading hip in the golf swing which can cause a number of issues with impact, swing plane, and timing.

By switching to left handed you will be able to utilize the normal turn of the leading right hip in the downswing which could increase your accuracy and enjoyment of the game.

I hope these comments will help and if there is any further questions please fill out the comment form below.

Bo

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