Left Handed Golf Clubs

Left Handed Golf Clubs

Why is it so hard to accommodate left-handed golfers with Left Handed Golf Clubs? Even though there are 10 to 15% of the world’s population who are naturally left-handed, that percentage really reduces when you consider that a fraction of those that play golf – that figure reduces to approx. 5% of the world’s golfers that play left handed.

Perhaps now you can see why golf manufacturers do not really accommodate them for their golfing needs and requirements, and favour the masses in the right-handed golfing ranks! Bit unfair though isn’t it?

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Where to buy left handed golf equipment

Locating stockists for left handed golf clubs can be an arduous task as most golf retailers tend to stock for the right-handed golfer, but with limited choice for the left handed golfer. Approx 25% of all golf clubs manufactured are made with a left-handed golfing options, but then there will also be a restricted choice of lofts and shaft flexes available so inevitably your choice will end up becoming a custom or special order.

Even when I have worked in pro shops it is always even difficult to custom fit left handed golfers because most of the well-known brands do not supply demo clubs, club heads or fitting equipment to customise sets of clubs for the poorly catered for lefties!.

So in this article, I want to look at where left handed golfers can buy left handed golf clubs online (best place is always on Amazon because of the amount of choice), plus because I have many years of custom fitting all golfers whether right or left handed players, I have chosen a few sets that will help and improve plus enhance the game of left handers playing this great game.

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If you have been playing for a year or so and still finding your feet for the game but you are not getting the results that you want, I would recommend two sets listed below:

Palm Springs Golf Visa V2 Mens Left Hand Graphite/Steel Golf Club Set with Bag – about this set

  • Great quality golf package set is ideal for new and improving golfers
  • Oversize 460cc driver with huge sweetspot, 15° #3 low profit fairway wood, 100% pure graphite shaft, regular flex
  • Includes 2 hybrids – a #3 (18°) and #4 (21°), 100% pure graphite shaft, regular flex
  • 7 irons 5-6-7-8-9-PW-SW, Fitted with Steel Shaft
  • 7 way divider top stand bag

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Wilson Men’s Stretch Golf Club 10-Club Set with Stand Bag – about this set

  • Wilson complete set of 10 golf clubs for men (left hand) with stand bag, ideal for beginners and casual players with a height of 167-186 cm, wood is titanium/steel, irons are 17-4 stainless steel
  • Wilson stand bag with 5 compartments, upper grip and collapsible stand, rings for hanging golf towel, gloves and shoulder strap, holder for tees and umbrella, pouch for beverages and golf balls, lightweight: 1.9 kg
  • Wilson Stretch XL golf clubs: Driver with 10.5 Degree loft for long, straight shots from the tee, 3 wood for fairway shots, 5 hybrid for difficult shots; replaces the 5 iron, 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons for approach shots and extra ball control
  • Pitching wedge and sand wedge for precise approaches and shots from the bunker, stretch XL heel-toe weighted putter for straight and controlled putts, faster club head speed and more distance
  • Contents: 1x Wilson Stretch XL Stand Bag with 10 golf clubs (men’s left hand): Driver, 3 wood, 5 hybrid, 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge and putter, weight: 4.99 kg, dimensions (L x W x H): 109 x 23 x 23 cm, Black/Grey/red, WGG157550

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And here is a set for the more intermediate left handed golfer 

TaylorMade SiM 2 Max Iron Set Mens – about this set

  • Cap Back Design – The all-new multi-material Cap Back Design utilizes high-strength stainless steel and ultralight weight polymers. Designed to maximize distance, forgiveness and feel with an extremely low CG.
  • Fast Forgiving Face – The all-new SIM2 Max irons use a fast and forgiving face to give golfers more performance exactly where they need it.
  • New ECHO Damping System – The new ECHO Damping System uses a softer polymer blend and multiple contact points across the face to channel away harsh vibrations creating forged iron like feel.
  • Thru-Slot Speed Pocket – Patented TaylorMade technology engineered to maximize face flexibility for increased ball speed and forgiveness for mishits low on the face.
  • Progressive Inverted Cone Technology – Each face has been uniquely designed to position the Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) on each iron face to optimize forgiveness and minimize side spin to counteract the common right miss.

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Now some interesting stats about left handed golfers and also some famous people who are left-handed but maybe you just didn’t know it, so here we go:

  • Numerous left-handed people choose to play right handed golf because then their strong hand doesn’t come into play – If you are a right handed golfer and play right handed then your right hand can be too dominant by pushing into your leading left arm – fact
  • The majority of professional golf instructors cater for the masses and the right-handed golfer plus most of the instruction manuals on the market also cater for the right handed golfer – perhaps the masses think the correct way to play the game is right handed – bit unfair again though don’t you think?

A couple of golfers you may have heard of who play left handed but are in fact right handed in everything else they do is Phil Mickleson who has three US Masters to his name and also Mike Weir who won the US Masters in 2003, plus another famous golfer called Greg Norman who is left handed in everything else he does play the game right-handed, so as you can see there are no set rules on how you should play the game.

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Other notable left handed golfers that you might have forgotten about are:

  • Bob Charles – New Zealand – won the Open Championship
  • Bubba Watson – USA – won the US Masters twice

Notable golfers who are naturally left-handed that play right handed golf are:

  • Nick Price
  • Johnny Miller
  • Curtis Strange
  • Len Mattiace

Notable people who are left handed:

  • Harry Truman – US President
  • Gerald Ford – US President
  • Ronald Reagan – US President

Pretty impressive list of natural left-handers there isn’t there?

Some interesting scientific facts about left-handers that you may not be aware of:

  • Left-handers are more likely to have allergies
  • Prone to more migraines
  • More likely to be insomniacs
  • They use the right side of the brain the most
  • Three times more likely to become an alcoholic because the right side of the brain has a lower alcohol tolerance level
  • They reach puberty quicker than right handed people
  • More chance of suffering dyslexia
  • More chance of suffering from a stutter
  • They have better 3D perception and also lateral thinking
  • Mush better at multi-tasking

Some other Interesting Left Handed Trivia

Left-handers make good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, boxers and fencers (almost 40% of the top tour tennis player’s play left handed)

Celebrate left handed day once a year – August 13th – International Left Handers Day

Write figures facing to the right

Left handed people recover from strokes quicker

Left-handed people are more likely to pursue creative careers

Left handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates

On a normal QWERTY keyboard, there are 1447 English words typed solely with the left hand, whilst only 187 are typed with the right hand

Some weird Left Handed Statistics

Left-handers can adjust to seeing underwater quicker

Left-handers nails grow faster on the left hand than the right

Things left-handers find difficult

Telephone boxes – because the handset and coin slot are placed on the right

Record Player – because the arm and stylus are on the right-hand side

Scissors   

Cash dispensing machines

Ticker barriers on underground – because ticket slot is on the right

So there you have it some interesting facts that you may have or may not have known of, but because today’s article is all about left-handers and left handed golf clubs it seemed appropriate to throw in some trivia about the left-handed community.

So now that I have covered the good points and bad points of trying to find decent left handed golf clubs that are going to enhance your golf game, you still have to make sure that even though it seems to be a mammoth task to get clubs to suit your game, do not overlook the basic fundamentals of making sure that the golf clubs you do purchase have the correct shaft for your swing and club head speed, the correct degree of loft when the club head is laying on the ground at address position –  you may have found Aladdin’s Cave but you still need to make sure you have the correct left handed golf clubs for your game!

Hope that you got a bit out of this post for the left-handed golfer, and as always if you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to leave some comments below, I am more than happy to respond to you with an answer if the question is relevant to the article.

Also, if you have any requests or suggestions for some future posts please do not hesitate to leave me a comment or contact me by email on michael@bogeystobirdies.co.uk  – I will be more than happy to collate and research and topic regarding the game of golf for you.

Have a great day, keep hitting it straight and happy golfing!

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2 Responses

  1. Is your friend a left handed golfer?

  2. Mario Velazquez says:

    I’m brook because of Covid-19 but I need a driver help a golfer out

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