Tips For Left Handed Golfers More To Help Your Golf Game

Tips For  Left Handed Golfers: Let’s face it the majority of the world is  designed for right-handed people, with the lefties, or southpaws,  virtually ignored. If a right-handed person wants to take up  the game of golf, getting equipment is no problem. They can go  virtually anywhere to find clubs. The same can’t be said for the  left-handed person who wants to play from his or her natural side. Of course, there are those lefties who can,  and do, play from the right side.

This is fine for those people who  can accomplish this feat. But for the majority of southpaws, the only  real option is to play from the left side. (Actually, this is a  misnomer as the leftie will be on the right side of the ball, while  the right-handers are on the left side. Left and right, in this  instance, is being used in terms of a person’s dominant side.)

Buying golf clubs for those who play  left-handed can be a challenge. Unless he or she lives in a  reasonably large city with a good, hopefully, national golf supply  store, he or she will most likely wind up having to order his or her  clubs, whereas the right-handed person can walk in off the streets,  make his or her selection and leave.

Most golf stores, though, carry a selection  of left-handed sets of clubs, with some left-handed putters (this is  important as well, because it is as difficult to putt from the  subordinate side as it is to hit from there. Basically, it does not feel natural to the  player, and this will result in poor putting.)

However, should the southpaw want to  upgrade individual clubs, say go from a metal shaft to a graphite  shaft, he or she will most likely have to order the club. The right-hander, though, will simply be  able to walk in, select the club he or she wants and leave, unless  he or she is looking for custom clubs and has to get measured, in  which case the club will have to be ordered.

Because the majority of people in the world  – 90 percent at last count – are right-handed, it only makes sense  that golfing equipment would be designed for them. After all, this is where the money is, and  golf is an industry as well as a game. But there are companies who  realize the lefties of the world want and deserve quality equipment, and quality golf equipment for the left-handed player is available.

When on the golf course, the lefty can  expect to be razzed by his or her right-handed counterparts and be  told he or she is playing on the wrong side of the ball. There will  likely be other jokes made about the person’s left-handedness as  well.But, golf is a game that makes no  exceptions as to a person’s dominant side. Courses are designed to  be challenging, and challenging they are to both right-handers and  left-handers.

Some would argue right-handed golfers are  better players, but this has no bearing in fact. A good golfer is a  good golfer regardless whether he or she plays from the right or  left side. Statistics, however, will show right-handers to be  better, simply because there are more of them and the statistics are  weighted accordingly.