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Supposedly the Left Handers represent 10% of the population. If MGS has over 60,000 subscribers  - where are the rest of the LH? We could use your input. 

 

Being a lefty & golfing lefty are two different things. I write lefty and do a lot of other things lefty, but golf righty.

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Thankfully I don't hear that too often unless I get paired up with someone of the boomer generation. I play at least 50% of my round solo so get match up with random groups a lot and I've noticed there's a significantly higher number of millennial and younger aged golfers playing lefty. In fact, of my 10 or so friends I play with most often half of us are lefty. I think the ability to shop for clubs and learn the game via the internet has really killed off most of the push for lefties to switch to righties. 

 

It amazes me when I get paired up with a group at a course get up to the first tee box and there is always that one guy who says “o you're swinging from the wrong side”, I don't get upset but I think to myself does he see me as a unicorn do people not often play with lefties
 

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My brother-in-law played baseball lefty but does just about everything else righty. He was such a head case on the golf course about it that he had two sets of clubs in his locker...a LH and a RH set. It was ridiculous. There were a couple of times he would play poorly on the front nine and then switch sets for the back nine. It was hilarious. Now we plays left-handed...but putts right-handed. 

 

I used to play with a fellow lefty but I stopped answering his calls/texts when he felt the need to hit my equipment without asking. We'd be walking up to the 1st tee and I would notice he had my 3-wood in his hand. He just thought since we were lefties that we were some sort of blood-brothers. I wouldn't have minded so much if he had any sort of skill set...but man, he was good for putting a nice ball mark way out on the toe of a fairway wood or sky a driver here or there. I figured it was easier to just ignore his communication then straight up whooping his arse on the golf course. 

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Being a lefty & golfing lefty are two different things. I write lefty and do a lot of other things lefty, but golf righty.

I know a few guys who are true LH but golf righty mostly due to equipment available.

 

 

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So, are there specific Manufacturers that some of you like to go with specifically because they provide a decent amount of equipment for the Lefty? I have found that Cally, Mizuno and Cobra Golf do a pretty good job of making LH equipment available, so I try to look in that direction first, because the more they sell, the better chance we have for it to continue. Anyone else have their favorite OEM

Add Titleist & Ping to the LH friendly list.

 

 

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Put my name in the left handed rooster. I am confined to using my left hand for just about everything. My right hand is there just to sometimes support my left hand when needed. Although, I have found sometimes that by the time left handed golf equipment is available, new right hand equipment is out making available left handed equipment cheaper.

Know what you mean, my right side is for ballast.

 

 

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I was going to go mizuno until I found out they don't favor lefties, so I went titleist for irons at least

 

 

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A few years ago, in one of the golf publications, I saw that Mizuno offered some clubs labelled as extreme game improvement  type clubs.   So I contacted Mizuno through e-mail to explore purchasing them.   They responded that the clubs were not available in a left handed model.  They further explained that the lack of demand for them made changing the manufacturing process to produce them too costly for such lack of demand.  They then suggested a configuration of their other available clubs that I might like.  While I was disappointed that the clubs I wanted were not available, I genuinely appreciated their response and, more importantly, their honesty.  In a sense, they just stated the unfortunate facts of life.   I understand the costs of doing business and its not their fault that I was born with an apparent affliction.

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Know what you mean, my right side is for ballast.

 

 

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That's an excellent description. I'm going to borrow it since my left hand serves almost no purpose other than to keep me balanced.

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OK, I know I'm not a lefty.  Sorry.  But I would be willing to bet that nearly all right-handed people that wanted to pick up the game of golf would be better off learning the swing with left-handed clubs.  Probably same for lefties learning with right handed clubs.

 

Here's my point from my own learning perspective.  People start playing golf using clubs for their dominant hand... naturally.  Why is that a problem?  Well, putting the dominant side of your body on your trail side tends to promote an over-the-top move; the dominant side just wants to... well, dominate!  If the dominant side is pulling down from the top of the backswing, it's much easier to get the club on plane.  I have been working this past week on feeling the left side pull rather than my right side trying to push, and I can immediately feel a difference in my swing with noticeable improvement in distance.  Now, control is a little issue, but I think that will come with more reps.  I have made some swings left handed, and I feel a much better downswing.  If I weren't so dang old, I might consider switching to left-handed clubs!!

 

I'm not saying that it happens in all cases.  I'm sure that very well-coordinated people have a natural ability to make the golf swing happen as it's supposed to happen.   I wonder what Charles Barkley's swing would look like of he took lessons with left-handed clubs??  Couldn't be any worse, could it?

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Being a lefty & golfing lefty are two different things. I write lefty and do a lot of other things lefty, but golf righty.

 

Yep, me too.

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Add Titleist & Ping to the LH friendly list.

 

 

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Yes, they do a good job of LH equipment as well. I just have never gotten along with either one of them. I am intrigued about the G400, but not sure when I will get a chance to try one.

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That's an excellent description. I'm going to borrow it since my left hand serves almost no purpose other than to keep me balanced.

No problem

 

 

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Yes, they do a good job of LH equipment as well. I just have never gotten along with either one of them. I am intrigued about the G400, but not sure when I will get a chance to try one.

I currently have the G400 irons. I'm somewhat happy with them but I'm a senior and we are never happy .

 

 

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So hard to find lefty shoes....anybody have a place to get them ? :D :P :lol:

 

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2 left feet?

 

 

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I used to play with a fellow lefty but I stopped answering his calls/texts when he felt the need to hit my equipment without asking.

 

OMG! Anybody reaching for my wrenches without asking is likely to draw back a bloody nub.

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Not a lefty myself, but my brother is, and lefties do get screwed as far as new club options, but the deals on used clubs are incredible, every time I look for a club on eBay, I find left hanged versions for about half the price.

 

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You what really grinds my gears about golf

Galaxy... I walk in looking for putters and I'm giving about 10 total putters to try. And 3 out of the 10 are for my slight arc putting stroke. I have to drive 2hrs to a pga superstore to get the proper club selection

I've had a few rants about that issue at GG. It looks like they have more than they do since they'll display 3 or 4 of the same putter.

 

 

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