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.