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kro88kro88  207WRX Points: 85Members Posts: 207
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Been playing golf my whole life right handed but am a natural lefty. Writing, throwing, swinging a bat...all left handed. I'm curious to know who else is out there, if you have any tendencies in your swing, and how your equipment is set up if at all to help you.

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Bag of tricks - in Mackenzie Walker
Driver: Ping G40 Max 10.5 w/Fuji Speeder 661 Evo IV X
Wood: Titleist 913 F2 19 w/Diamana S+ Blue 72s - setting C1 | Titleist 975f 20.5 w/ Grafalloy ProLite S Flex
Irons: Miura 1957 Baby Blades w/Nippon Modus 120 Stiff 4-PW std lie
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm7 50 - 2 flt - 1 wk w/KBS 610 | Vokey Design V grind oil can 54 - 2 flt -1 wk w/KBS 610 | Titleist Vokey Design Low Bounc K oil can 60 -2 flt w/KBS Hi-rev | Taylormade Hi-Toe 64 w/KBS Hi-Rev
Putter: Mizuno TPM3 33.5 Inches - SS 3.0 grip
Ball: Titleist Pro-V1
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  • g-offg-off  402WRX Points: 136Members Posts: 402
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    I'm another one, also right eye dominant, I tend to set up to the right of target line and have to remember to straighten myself out

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  • jamgamjamgam  117WRX Points: 44ClubWRX Posts: 117
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    Yup. Left handed, left eye dominant. I have to work hard on using my right arm and hand more in the swing

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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4  523WRX Points: 172Lefty Boomers Posts: 523
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    I am just the opposite, right handed in everything but golf and swing a baseball bat. I used to want to pull the golf club through my swing with my right hand but I would get in a hurry and not let my back swing fully finish. This would cause a terrible slice or I would get what I call lazy left side and hit a snap hook. However after elbow surgery for tendonitis a few years ago I worked out those flaws because I did not want to repeat that pain. I tried a couple times to golf right handed but gave up.

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  • ModadModad  55WRX Points: 72Members Posts: 55
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    I am completely left handed and left eye dominant. However, when a kid I only had right handed youth clubs available so started and then played right handed until I was 35. Never could hit a draw right handed and shot in the mid 80's. On the last of a 4 lesson teaching session, the pro suggested I try to hit some left handed. 4 of the 12 shots turned over (the other 8 were bad... and hurt). He told me if I'd give up two years I'd be a better golfer left handed, so I made the switch. 25 years later and the best golf decision I ever made; your results may vary.

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    Cobra F8 Tour AD 6S @ 44"
    BioCell FW EvenFlow Blue 75 6.0
    BioCell 19, 22, 25* hybrids
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal- Nippon Modus 3 105s
    Cleveland CG12 DSG 56*& 60*
    Spider Tour Red
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2510WRX Points: 260ClubWRX Posts: 2,510
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    Left-handed and left-eye dominant but play right handed. But I am a mixed bag overall — would officially be tabbed as ambidextrous. Write left handed, throw a ball right handed but a Frisbee left handed. Play tennis right handed, play ping pong left handed. Can bowl with either hand. Goes on and on

    For me the main impact in golf is setup. I have to make sure I am not aligned right. My instructor told me, “I’d rather you align too much left than too much right, because when you line up right you try to correct it during the swing by coming over the top.” She showed me on video. Also I really line up putts under my left eye and I add loft at impact. A fitter put the loft of my putter at 1 degree and it really helped the roll.

    Overall I feel that being a left-hander playing right handed helps me because the left arm controls my swing and I have good coordination.

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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • Bogeygolfer55Bogeygolfer55  24WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 24
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    I am right handed but learned myself to play left handed to help teach my son who is lefty to play. Can break 100 left handed and love to hit them at driving range lefty.

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  • kro88kro88  207WRX Points: 85Members Posts: 207
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    I have the same exact story. but right eye dominant. 6.8 index and can hit all the shots to be satisfied on most days.. but i always wonder if i had started to play lefty how good i could get. i can time it up and hit it solid lefty every so often, and my footwork is arguably better. I'm 31.. maybe i'll make the move at 35.

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    Bag of tricks - in Mackenzie Walker
    Driver: Ping G40 Max 10.5 w/Fuji Speeder 661 Evo IV X
    Wood: Titleist 913 F2 19 w/Diamana S+ Blue 72s - setting C1 | Titleist 975f 20.5 w/ Grafalloy ProLite S Flex
    Irons: Miura 1957 Baby Blades w/Nippon Modus 120 Stiff 4-PW std lie
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm7 50 - 2 flt - 1 wk w/KBS 610 | Vokey Design V grind oil can 54 - 2 flt -1 wk w/KBS 610 | Titleist Vokey Design Low Bounc K oil can 60 -2 flt w/KBS Hi-rev | Taylormade Hi-Toe 64 w/KBS Hi-Rev
    Putter: Mizuno TPM3 33.5 Inches - SS 3.0 grip
    Ball: Titleist Pro-V1
  • mootrailmootrail  539WRX Points: 94Members Posts: 539
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    How does your eye dominance and your golf swing side affect you golf swing? I'm a righty period, but I seem to be left eye dominant. As I never gave this much thought until now, I'm wodering if there's anything in it that would help me with my swing?

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  • gdb99gdb99  1732WRX Points: 186Members Posts: 1,732
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    Tiger Woods is left handed.

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    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Redboard stiff flex
    Titleist 917F 16.5, Diamana Tensei Blue regular flex
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular flex 
    Titleist AP1, 5-PW, Dynalite XP R300
    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Cleveland 588RTG 60
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  • LeeaxdLeeaxd  47WRX Points: 20Members Posts: 47
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    I am left eye dominate and write lefty but play golf and do just about everything else with my right hand.

    I find that I tend to set up to the right of target giving me a closed stance. I think this has allowed me to play a draw for most of my shots with my swing path going right and club face being closed.

    I tend to have a terrible time putting however. I tend to aim right, then cut across the ball to bring it back on target. Any suggestions to help with putting alignment?

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  • spineshankspineshank Charlotte, NC 589WRX Points: 106Members Posts: 589
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    Ping G400 LST 10*
    Callaway Rogue 15*
    Callaway Apex 18*
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4-PW
    Callaway MD4 50* | 54* | 58*
    Scotty Cameron Newport Classic
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  • kro88kro88  207WRX Points: 85Members Posts: 207
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    Bag of tricks - in Mackenzie Walker
    Driver: Ping G40 Max 10.5 w/Fuji Speeder 661 Evo IV X
    Wood: Titleist 913 F2 19 w/Diamana S+ Blue 72s - setting C1 | Titleist 975f 20.5 w/ Grafalloy ProLite S Flex
    Irons: Miura 1957 Baby Blades w/Nippon Modus 120 Stiff 4-PW std lie
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm7 50 - 2 flt - 1 wk w/KBS 610 | Vokey Design V grind oil can 54 - 2 flt -1 wk w/KBS 610 | Titleist Vokey Design Low Bounc K oil can 60 -2 flt w/KBS Hi-rev | Taylormade Hi-Toe 64 w/KBS Hi-Rev
    Putter: Mizuno TPM3 33.5 Inches - SS 3.0 grip
    Ball: Titleist Pro-V1
  • SwingemSwingem  890WRX Points: 94Members Posts: 890
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    I'm a lefty on all fine motor skills (writing, eating etc. ). Righty on all gross motor skills ( golf, throwing, shooting etc. ) Weird.

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    TM EF 52* KBS Tour V wedge, 56* & 60* XFT, KBS Hi Rev
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  • VolnutVolnut  14WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 14
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    Lefty on everything except swinging. Golf right handed and bat rigtt handed. Growing up I only had access to right handed clubs and had watched my dad play softball and golf (he was right handed). I didn't know any better I guess.

    I thought about switching sides, buying all new clubs, and taking lessons right out of the gate but it just feels so unnatural now swinging lefty.

    I'm about a 12 and usually play with high single digit caps (all righties) . I'm sure to remind them I'm playing opposite handed and to be fair they should play opposite as well. Always good for a laugh.

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  • tannyhobantannyhoban  1949WRX Points: 272Members Posts: 1,949
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    Lefty in everything but golf. Started at age 6 or 7 with a couple of clubs and never really thought about it. A lot easier to find clubs back then, still somewhat true.

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  • golowgolow I Gots Issues  913WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 913
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    Right handed but swing a club, bat, stick or ax lefty


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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ Florida 5302WRX Points: 423Members Posts: 5,302
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    Left handed, golf right handed, never give it much thought.

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  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk  791WRX Points: 119Members Posts: 791
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    Naturally left handed. Play golf left handed as well but if I had to start all over I would learn to golf right handed. Learned to use computer mouse right handed & for some reason throw a frisbee right handed.

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  • kro88kro88  207WRX Points: 85Members Posts: 207
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    Stenson is a natural lefty, heard him on the EAL Podcast this week saying it came from playing street hockey. He also believes the dominant hand should be on the top of the club. I found that to be very interesting... I'd love to know how many professionals are in this boat

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    Bag of tricks - in Mackenzie Walker
    Driver: Ping G40 Max 10.5 w/Fuji Speeder 661 Evo IV X
    Wood: Titleist 913 F2 19 w/Diamana S+ Blue 72s - setting C1 | Titleist 975f 20.5 w/ Grafalloy ProLite S Flex
    Irons: Miura 1957 Baby Blades w/Nippon Modus 120 Stiff 4-PW std lie
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm7 50 - 2 flt - 1 wk w/KBS 610 | Vokey Design V grind oil can 54 - 2 flt -1 wk w/KBS 610 | Titleist Vokey Design Low Bounc K oil can 60 -2 flt w/KBS Hi-rev | Taylormade Hi-Toe 64 w/KBS Hi-Rev
    Putter: Mizuno TPM3 33.5 Inches - SS 3.0 grip
    Ball: Titleist Pro-V1
  • smithy23smithy23 UK 62WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 62
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    Lefty but play like you as a righty , could probably do a job as a lefty but too far down the rabbit hole to change now !

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    TM UDI 17* Oban Isawa
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* Tour AD-DI 
    MP18 Fli HI 5# KBS C Taper Lite X
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW C Taper Lite X
    RTX 4 Wedges 50/54/60 Modus 120 S
    Evnroll ER1 / Spider X
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 28933WRX Points: 5,424Members Posts: 28,933
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    This is me. Not a true lefty as I write right handed ( sloppily ) but more ambidextrous. I hit a baseball lefty or righty. But lefty for more power. And I dribble a basketball equally strong left or right handed. But technically shoot righty. I eat left handed and caught myself pouring milk into a cup lefty just yesterday without thinking. I attribute this to being raised by a lefty and marrying a lefty.


    Things that I know are factors in my swing. My left hand is dominant. My right hand comes nearly off the club at times. This leads to blocks when trying to hit a draw , but makes a fade left proof. I’m also left eye dominant , Which makes alignment very tough. When your dominant eye isn’t looking down the line you tend to struggle to lineup. For me it’s more face than body alignment. I align the face open a lot. So I adjust to what looks dead shut to me and that is square.

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    Ping G410  11.2* Tensei pro OrangeV2 proto 70TX 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


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  • J13J13 Dad golf  15905WRX Points: 973Members Posts: 15,905
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    I'm left handed, play golf right handed and most things I do both. There is no rhyme or reason for what hand does what for me, fine motor skills are both hands, and say a sport like basketball I naturally dribble left handed but shoot right handed. The list goes on.


    I also have wondered if I should give putting left handed a try as my stroke seems better than right handed and I see my lines better. Never got around to buying a lefty putter but think i might give it a go for a few rounds and see how it goes.

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2510WRX Points: 260ClubWRX Posts: 2,510
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    Exactly. It is mental hurdle to conquer when it looks closed but is actually square. My natural setup will be right of target. I have much better accuracy if I find a spot a foot in front of the ball in line with my target — as seen from behind the ball, not beside it — and use that when I get over the ball. At address the face looks aimed left to me, but it’s not. One key is to see video of yourself down the target line. What golfers think they are doing is often different from what they are doing.

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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8374WRX Points: 950Members Posts: 8,374
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    I'm reverse of you, RH everything but I swing stick objects LH. I think that it makes you have to think about the swing a little differently sometimes... I have to think in terms of my lead hand when it comes to face angle of my club, shallowing out the shaft, etc. I think it also makes it a liiiitttlleee harder to stay behind that ball because I just naturally want to get into my dominate side a little too soon.

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    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B Series
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Accra TZ6
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - T20 50/7 | Modus 120
    SW - T20 54/8 | Modus 120
    LW - T20 58/12 | Modus 120
    P - Bettinardi 360-M
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS


  • AmazinBlueAmazinBlue  1119WRX Points: 117Members Posts: 1,119
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    Lefty all things except golf. Shooting a rifle, throwing, hitting a baseball and raking leaves. Figured I was I good company with Ben Hogan. If I involve my right hand I hit every thing fat with an iron.

    Now I'm 55 and my left shoulder hurts like heck, got an x ray today, they are saying some arthritis, not sure if I can fix that, but it really limits my back swing

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    Callaway Rogue SZ 9* Tensei Blue S 44.5"
    TM Aeroburner 16.5 HL Tensei Blue S
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* PX LZ 75g Stiff
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 23* Kuro Kage 80 Hy stiff
    Taylormade P770 5-PW Nippon Modus3 120 S
    Vokey SM6 48* F Grind Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 54*/08* M Grind Steel Gray
    Vokey SM7 58*/14* D Grind Tour Chrome
    TM Spider X 35" 3* flat 
    Maxfli Tour
  • llamontllamont  1847WRX Points: 87Members Posts: 1,847
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    I am left-handed when it comes to writing, shooting firearms (law enforcement), and I am left eye dominant BUT I play most sports right handed (throwing arm, kicking leg, hitting a baseball, basketball, and swinging a golf club).

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  • bmmonahanbmmonahan  59WRX Points: 65Members Posts: 59
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    Interesting info. I am left handed, throw, bat left handed, the only sport I do right handed is golf. I am also right eye dominate and people I golf with always say I am aimed right of target.

    I have always wondered if I should switch to left handed for golf. But at my age (55), it seems too late to make the switch.

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  • cheesercheeser  920WRX Points: 101Members Posts: 920
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    I'm a lefty in everything but writing and golf. I am left eye dominant and I wish I knew the title of the book I read but it had to do with eye dominance and putting. Do a Google search and you'll find plenty of information but it is eye-opening (pardon the pun). It really helps to understand how your eyesight plays tricks on you on the green/course.

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  • ModadModad  55WRX Points: 72Members Posts: 55
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    One swing coach told me that being left eye dominant was great for a right hand golfer; and vice versa. He said that when you play golf the same handed and eye dominance, your nose comes into vision on your back swing and that you will naturally shorten the backswing to keep from loosing focus of sight on the ball. Made sense to me and I have consciously tried to overcome this tendency.

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    Cobra F8 Tour AD 6S @ 44"
    BioCell FW EvenFlow Blue 75 6.0
    BioCell 19, 22, 25* hybrids
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal- Nippon Modus 3 105s
    Cleveland CG12 DSG 56*& 60*
    Spider Tour Red
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  • canfinfancanfinfan  5WRX Points: 19Members Posts: 5
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    This is a good reminder for my own game, need the reminder at least twice a year.

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