Challenges of being a left handed golf player

Hello, i am Mark, 30 year old left handed golfer, and i wanted to write this guest post to share my experience as a left handed golfer. Maybe others have gone through same challenges too, so  if you have, please let me know. I have been playing golf for about four years now, and i am proud to say i’m not that bad at it. As a beginner, being left handed was kind of a disadvantage, but now, i’ve grown with it and i think it makes me a better golfer. I think believing that actually makes me better. Few years ago, i believed that i could never be as good of a golfer as those who used right hand, but now i know i am as great on the course as everyone else.

First and foremost, the biggest challenge i came across as a beginner, was lack of choice when it came to choosing golf clubs. Only few of the manufacturers bothered to make golf clubs for lefties, which left me with fewer choices than my peers. Still, even with that in mind, i managed to find a golf club set that satisfied my standards. I did have to pay more than i would have if i were right handed, but i guess that’s the price you have to pay for being different. Second challenge was learning swing and other techniques from instructors, online and offline alike. I like to learn things from YouTube videos, but most of the content on golf was concerned with right handed golfers. In person, it was a bit better, but sometimes i still felt that right-handed golf instructors didn’t get to me as well as they did with my peers. I guess i could have taken time to find a teacher who was southpaw like myself, but i just didn’t have time.

Anyway, after reading a lot and considering many different golf clubs for left handed players, i landed on Callaway Strata 12 piece set. It was the most affordable option and everyone recommended it as great bargain for the price. Now, four years later, i can attest that Callaway set is indeed one of the best clubs that beginners can get. The best thing is, they make these sets for left handed as well as right handed players. If you want to explore more options, this article might be a good place to start your research on the process of choosing golf clubs as a leftie.

To sum it all up, being a left handed golfer isn’t that hard. You just need some time and experience of going through the difficulties that arise from being different from majority of golfers. Overall, i do think that me being different from others makes me better off in the end. I guess it’s kind of overused saying, but i think saying “what doesnt kill you, makes you stronger” applies really well in the case of left handed golfers too.

How to choose golf clubs as a woman

 

These days, there are a lot of women playing golf. Even though the overall number of golf players is decreasing, i’ve heard that number of women golfers is actually going up. Which is great news of course, but one problem is that there are, or at least used to be, limited options for women when it came to buying golf clubs. That problem is no longer relevant, at least not to the extent it used to be. Golf club manufacturers have finally realized what kind of force lady golfers are and have started making some great clubs for women. This tutorial is dedicated to that and is supposed to help you figure out ins and outs of choosing golf clubs as a woman. The difference between men’s and women’s clubs is very small. Mostly it revolves around the fact that men, on average, are taller and have longer hands than women. So their clubs have to be longer too. There are other minor differences as well. For example, almost all experts agree that women’s golf clubs should be as light as possible.

One of the best golf club sets for women, in my opinion, is Callaway Strata Series, especially the Ultimate set from that series. It includes everything a lady golfer might need – from headcovers to golf clubs. I think it includes around 11 or 12 clubs, which is more than enough for any casual or even professional golfer. If you know how to use these clubs right, they will allow you to achieve great results on the course. The problem is, a lot of people don’t know how to use them, and expect golf clubs to fix their problems on their own, which is just unrealistic. That’s why i always recommend to beginners, male as well as female, to take at least few lessons in the beginning. Instructor can be a great help when you’re total beginner.

One of my other rules for buying golf clubs as a woman is that if you’re a beginner, you shouldn’t pay more than five hundred dollars. As a high handicapper, you won’t get to utilize potential of high end golf clubs anyway, so the money spent on them will go to waste. Plus, you might not even like golf, and you shouldn’t spend thousands before testing waters properly. Then again, people are different and some of them aren’t concerned about their budgets. If you’re one of those people, i guess it’s okay to get started with whatever club set you like. If expensive club set is what you’re after, i would recommend checking out TaylorMade kalea set. You can read review of it here.

On the other hand, if you’re a lady and have especially tight budget for golf clubs, there are few routes you can take. One of them is buying entire set of clubs at once. That can be great money-saver because sets of clubs are often heavily discounted. The other, and in my opinion much better to save money on the clubs, is to buy them in slightly used condition. I’ve seen many listings on eBay and Craigslist for golf clubs in pristine condition, and they cost half of the retail price, or sometimes even less. But shopping on eBay and Craigslist requires experience too, you need to know how to avoid fake golf clubs and bad sellers.

 

6 golf accessories every golfer must have

Except for the golf clubs, which are obviously the first thing you should buy if you want to play golf, there are many other sorts of accessories that will turn out to be helpful on the golf course. So, to sum up my point, i will be discussing all the useful accessories, other than golf clubs, that you can buy to improve your golf game. If you’re a beginner and curious about golf clubs, you can get some pointers about golf clubs from George on GolfClubsGuru. Now, let’s get to talking about golf accessories.

Golf gloves are probably the cheapest and most useful accessory any golfer can have. That’s why i think that it doesn’t make sense to not have them, even if you’re tight on budget. They are particularly useful for golfers who live in areas where it often rains, but for others as well. When you are often playing golf in areas where’s damp air, you’ll notice that your hands get slightly wet and are more slippery than normal. That’s where rain golf gloves come in. They are built to work against that exact effect, which, most of them, do very well. Even if air is rather dry where you live, not wearing golf gloves can have real consequences. One, for example, is that you might get blisters and other damage on the skin of your hand from swinging golf clubs too much. So, whether you live in place where air gets moisty or not, you will benefit from using nice golf gloves.

Putting mats are also very popular among golfers, and i think, for a good reason. They are excellent way to practice and improve your putting skills. For me personally, putter is one of the hardest clubs to use. So whenever i find the opportunity to do so, i’m always tempted to practice putting. Practice putting mats make that task pretty easy. They don’t cost all that much, either. I think you can get one for under fifty dollars right now. For something as useful as putting practice mat, that is ridiculously cheap. Golfers usually like to receive them as gifts as well, so if you are looking for inspiration, as to what kind of golf gift you should give to your friend, putting mat might actually be a good idea.

Let’s get back to the problem of rain. It’s always annoying when it rains when you’re playing golf, but just being annoyed won’t help you. I think you should also take time to be prepared for the rain when it happens and for that, you need a golf umbrella. Like other accessories overviewed here, golf umbrellas are also very affordable, as they cost around 20 to 30 dollars, at most. Of course, there are more expensive versions, but you shouldn’t worry about them. Golf umbrellas are useful for protecting your golf clubs, bag, and basically your entire golf gear, from water damage. You can probably realize how dumb it would be to risk damaging thousand-dollar-worth (or more) golf gear, just because you didn’t want to spend a twenty on golf umbrella.

Now, we come to a golf bag. This is definitely a cornerstone accessory for any golf club set, because it’s the thing you use to store everything else. You must make sure that every golf-related thing you own is organized neatly and easy to access at moment’s notice. Golf bag should also be properly designed, both in terms of being ergonomic and stylish. The reasons for why it should  be stylish are probably obvious, but on top of that, it should also be comfortable to use, because you’ll be carrying golf bag a lot. There are some bags that have sort of feet that they can stand on, they are called stand bags and are very convenient. Bags usually are more expensive than the rest of golf stuff listed here, but one shouldn’t cost you more than hundred dollars. If you don’t have that kind of money, it’s good idea to buy entire golf club set, which usually comes with golf bag as well as clubs. They aren’t perfect, but some of them, in particular, these club sets , are good enough for women.

And last, but definitely not least – golf club cleaner. These are useful for maintaining your clubs and making sure that erosion and rust don’t get to them. Obviously, they are also for cleaning your clubs, but to me, that’s their secondary function.