J-Tizzle, on 13 June 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:
PGATourDriven, on 13 June 2017 - 02:35 PM, said:
I would like everyones opinion on this. I am left handed; but golf right handed, and am right eye dominant. I have both right and left handed Side Saddle putters. I would think using a left handed version would make the most sense as you need to have a throwing a ball towards the hole motion and if I were to throw a ball towards a hole I would do this left handed. However on older side saddle threads it has been recommended to try and use an opposite handed version putter. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
To me, the eye dominance is negated by the act of side saddling, as you're looking at the hole and ball without a "lead" eye, but both eyes at the same time. I'd just say use whatever one you feel the most comfortable with honestly. If you're left handed and its your dominate hand, I'd figure use your left hand.
I'm left handed, play golf right handed, and am LEFT eye dominant. FWIW, I agree with J-Tizzle that this problem pretty much goes out the window with sidesaddle; the whole thing is binocular, which is one of, if not THE, biggest advantage.
But to be honest, I'm not even sure that the eye dominance thing is really the issue in conventional putting vision. I think the real issue is parallax error, and I have never read anything that says that you can lessen that by which side of the ball you stand on. I'm willing to be corrected on that, of course, but I've never seen anything to that effect.
As to whether you should putt righty or lefty, I think I'd let my body decide that. I'd bet that if you practice some both ways, one or the other will pretty quickly feel more comfortable. Maybe the hand you bowl with or shoot a basketball with or throw darts with?