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Buying The Right Left Handed Golf Clubs In 5 Easy Steps

Left handed golf clubs often give lefty players trouble, especially beginners in search of rentals. If you're planning on buying them, here are the 5 steps anyone should follow.


Finding a good set of clubs, even when you’re left handed, doesn’t have to be that difficult.  You’re going to find that there are always a ton of options out there in terms  of the style of clubs you buy, even those made for lefties.  And shopping for left handed golf clubs is about the same as you would do for right handed golf equipment, only in the reverse way.  Instead, you’re standing on the opposite side of the ball, and you’re holding the club on the opposite side of your body.  But everything else is exactly the same.

So that means just exploring the game from a reverse standpoint. Instead of listening to direction, and holding your club in the way that is right for right handed people, you want to use just about all the reverse strategies.  However, shopping for the type of clubs that work with you the best is in essence, still completely the same.  No matter what you’re looking for, the fundamentals of finding the right type of club are always going to be exactly the same.

That means you want to think about more how the club was constructed.  So long as it’s certified as a left handed golf club, you’ll find that you more want to break down the mechanics of what makes this model good or bad.  That means thinking about things like these 5 points:

1) Think about the length of your club.

This really important, and makes all the difference when it comes to setting yourself up more naturally for a shot.  By ensuring that you have a long enough club shaft, you’re going to be able to stand totally naturally when putting, and driving, to get more power behind the ball.  Ideally, you should be able to stand squarely, with your arms in a natural and comfortable position, and still have the club face right on the ball itself.

2) Find a loft that works for you.

This is in direct relation to the face of your club and it’s important that you find the right type that’s set up to smack the ball just right as well.  With the right loft, you’re going to be able to either push the ball higher up into the air to squeeze out a bit more yardage.  Or if you usually drag your shots a little high, you can get a face that’s angled more downward, so that you instead are able to drive the ball forward, also increasing how far you’re able to hit every stroke.

3) Shaft flex is something else that affects your swing.

The flex of the shaft is simply it’s flexibility, and how much it naturally bends when it actually is swung.  That means with a more flexible shaft, your club is going to bend quite a bit, to put some added power into the drive.  But with a less flexible type, it’s going to be more reliant of the speed of your swing, so you have to be a great driver to begin with in order to make the most out of your club.

4) Make sure that all the clubs have a low center of gravity.

This is important, and is something that has been a standard of club manufacturing for some time now. But you need a low center of gravity, so that you’re able to keep each shot on target. With a low center of gravity, the head of the club wants to automatically gravitate towards the ball, and really smack it with true intention without you trying overly hard to be able to do so.  That means you can count on a faster and harder swing, and one that’s going to mean so much more.

5) Practice with a set before playing.

Finally, once you find a set of left handed golf clubs that you really like, you just want to practice with them for a time to make sure you’re used to the feel.  You would be amazed at how clubs with a different loft, or flex than what you’re used to, are going to feel when put into practice.  That’s why you have to give it some time, and work with them for a while, to be sure that you’ve got the feel of the clubs right, before you can guarantee you’re going to come in under par every time.

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