About Left-Handed Golfers
About 90% of all golfers play the game right-handed. There are fewer equipment choices for lefties because manufacturers produce more limited quantities. Whether you hit right or left handed, the principles for choosing clubs and playing golf are the same.
However, finding golf equipment can be more difficult for left-handed golfers. Most golf shops have lots of equipment choices for right-handed people, but few if any clubs for lefties to try out. Additionally, golf instructions are mostly written from the perspective of a right-handed person. Holding a golf club is the same for a left-handed golfer, except that the dominant and non-dominant hands are reversed.
Left-handed golfers tend to have a natural draw as opposed to a fade for righties. Left-handed clubs must reflect this facet of play and be modified to accommodate the opposite trajectory in ball flight. The same adjustments made for right handed clubs in reverse.
Working with Lefties
At Better Golf Shot, we do custom builds, repairs, and fit clubs specifically for the left-handed golfer. Our Fitting Club sets do include left-handed clubs in both graphite and steel shafts as well as different head types and shaft sizes. If you are a lefty looking for a complete fitting program – we have you covered. Our machines, tools, and all of our equipment is set-up to be modified for left-handed clubs.
With the limited selection in left-handed clubs, sometimes the club you see for a right-handed golfer is not available in a left version. In many cases, we can make you a similar club to match the characteristics you need. Whether it is a wood, iron, wedge, or putter. This may involve assembling a club from scratch, or adjusting a left-handed club to meet your desired specifications. We can even retrofit older clubs for you to fit a new profile.