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Anyone ever try or know someone that hits righty but putts lefty


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My swing instructor did that for a period of time... She played in the European tour for a couple of years... She said it worked, because her right hand is very strong and it would "flip" through impact... she played like that for a while... it didnt last too long, but she liked it... whatever works for you i think....

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I putt left and golf right. I started playing putt-putt lefty as a kid (the only thing I do lefty by the way) and so when I started to play golf I just naturally went to the left side on the green. Since I have gotten more serious about the game I have tried to switch but I am always better putting left handed. I now have accepted it as fact and only buy left handed putters. It makes some sense if you think about it: Most right handed players are right eye dominant and putting lefty puts your right eye in front looking down the line. It takes the dominant right hand out of the stroke like putting cross-handed does. It also messes with people ... it's usually 3 or 4 holes into a round before some notices and just has to ask. It works for me ... glad you asked. :)

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When I was about 20 I started to develop full blown yips. It was quite odd as I was a good putter as a junior. I don't know how the yips developed. There were several serious wrist injuries from playing hockey and being a soccer goalkeeper and the twitches seemed to start after my injuries. I was a very competitive player but was such a bad putter that one of my left handed buddies who played on the Canadian Tour went to his car and gave me a Scotty Newport after a round where I hit 17 greens and shot 76. It was an instant cure except I had no idea where I was aiming the putter so that is when i started lining up the label on the ball. This method worked for about a year and a half and was so good that I turned pro and had some decent tournament results. Then one day I twitched the putter left handed and it started to spiral out of control from there. Several years later after going back and forth, I finally went to the long putter and it is the only thing that has kept me playing the game today. Right now I can use The Heavy Putter or my cut down belly Bobby Grace with the claw grip and it is nearly as good as the long putter. After 7 years of the long putter I started to feel like a bit of a gimp and if I am not going to compete anymore, who cares.

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One of my best friends did that with some success. He was an amazing ball-striker, but just couldn't putt at all. So he got a broom-stick putter, a few training aids and nothing worked. So he bought a cheap lefty putter and starting using it with some success. He then decided to invest in a decent lefty putter and got a Rossa Monza Mezza.

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For a celebrity listing, the famous Yankee Yogi Berra plays righty and putts lefty.

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