One in ten people is born left-handed and if you’re lefty you have to overcome a whole bunch of disadvantages because the world isn’t always accommodating to you. You have to learn to work around everything from right handed desks at school to trying to use a pair of scissors, and playing guitar or learning golf are a whole new level of difficult. On that note, let’s talk about buying clubs for a leftie and what that entails.
Will It Cost You More?
The good news is that left handed golf clubs won’t cost you more, but the bad news is that there aren’t very many sets of clubs to choose from. The bigger companies that make golf equipment like Nike and Callaway and a couple of others will make clubs for lefties, but demand is far less so you only have one or two sets to choose from. You can get a decent set out of a sporting goods store but if you are a serious player then a custom set may be a better option.
Custom Made Golf Sets
There are perks to getting a custom made set of clubs, to start with they are made perfectly for you. Custom made clubs will take the following into consideration and design clubs that are just right:
- Height & Weight
- Speed of Swing
- Distance from your wrist to the ground
- Your handicap
Here is a look at how they make custom golf clubs.
Improving your Game
Not only will a complete set of custom clubs make your game easier to play it will improve it a great deal at the same time. That is why serious players go through the time, hassle and expense of getting a custom set. Let’s face it, right handed players can go out and by a new set every time that Nike comes out with a new and improved set of irons. Lefties don’t have that luxury, they have to wait around and see if one of the big companies will bother to adapt a good set of clubs for left handed players.
If a custom set isn’t in your budget you still have options for getting a great set of clubs. You can buy out of the store, check out online sales, keep an eye on ebay or other sites where you can pick up some decent clubs. Just because you are a leftie doesn’t mean you can’t be amazing at the game, there are a long list of left-handed pros who excel at the game.