From: Loudon Briggs on 27 Feb 2007 13:16
"warren montgomery" <wamontgomery(a)worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>Several years ago at one of those goofy "skills challenge" events the
>competitors were hitting irons (around 8 irons as I recall) at a green and
>being scored on distance to the pin. They got 3 tries each. VJ Singh was
>hitting last and hit his first shot close enough to win so he decided to
>have some fun and borrowed a lefty club from one of the other competitors.
>He made a smooth swing at it and stuck it even closer as I recall. Made me
>wonder if he could play scratch left handed.
I saw this, Warren, and was going to post the same thing you did. He
made it look so easy, and yes, the second shot, left handed, was even
I used to play either way for the fun of it and, always carried a LH
club in my bag... just in case!
Loudon R. Briggs larebe(a)bbz.net Phoenix, AZ
"How Can You Not Like A Game Where It's Okay To
Get Teed Off, Tote A Six-Iron, Shoot Birdies,
and If You're Under Par It's A Great Day!"
(from "Frank & Ernest" by Bob Thaves -- used with permission)
From: Rex on 27 Feb 2007 16:26
> But there was someone who used to claim when they were
> having trouble figuring stuff out, they'd switch sides until they
> did. Hogan?
Bob Charles was right handed but his family only had left handed clubs -
that was how he started and that is the way he played.
From: Howard Brazee on 27 Feb 2007 16:50
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:26:20 +1300, "Rex" <rexroh(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> But there was someone who used to claim when they were
>> having trouble figuring stuff out, they'd switch sides until they
>> did. Hogan?
>Bob Charles was right handed but his family only had left handed clubs -
>that was how he started and that is the way he played.
Righty Phil Mickelson started off playing left handed - emulating his
father's swing while they faced each other.
Wayne Gretzky didn't know that clubs were available left handed when
he bought his first set of clubs.
I've always wondered if there is a good way to determine which clubs
would be better for one's game - when starting off. The advantage of
right handed clubs is that they're easier to find (rental and
hand-me-downs). But maybe most of us would be better if we started
off with opposite clubs.
From: WW on 27 Feb 2007 19:09
You guys sold me. I'm half retarded anyway....I'm going to get a cheap
set & try it. I see some REAL steals too on L clubs/drivers too.
From: David Geesaman on 27 Feb 2007 19:16
> On Feb 26, 9:42 pm, "WW" <dirt...(a)msn.com> wrote:
>> I was thinking of getting some used lefty clubs & playing around. I
>> know it's hard enough righty but thinking about it...it really is all
> I know a guy who's a natural lefty but grew up playing to the right.
> He switched around a couple years ago and plays equally well each way.
> He's also dead to me - both right and left handed.
BTW, he's dead to me because he already had a hole-in-one shooting each
way. Not because he plays both left and right handed.