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#1 Ahotrain

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:37 PM

Any right handed players (or left) putt the opposite hand? I have been giving some thought to trying out putting left handed and cross hand. Didn't know if anyone else has tried this or has any experience with someone who has. Might grab my brother in laws putter and go out and play a round like this soon


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:57 PM

I have tried it and occasionally still do. I purchased a bobby grace switch hitter. My experience is that when I putt left handed (I'm a righty), my speeds are better and lines on short putts are better, but my lines on long putts aren't. I think it would benefit me for the switch hitter to be heavier.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:04 PM

 Aucaveman, on 03 December 2018 - 06:57 PM, said:

I have tried it and occasionally still do. I purchased a bobby grace switch hitter. My experience is that when I putt left handed (I'm a righty), my speeds are better and lines on short putts are better, but my lines on long putts aren't. I think it would benefit me for the switch hitter to be heavier.
I feel like the cross hand is effective I just can't do it from my natural side (right) but thought lefty might be easier for me

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:14 PM

 Ahotrain, on 03 December 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

 Aucaveman, on 03 December 2018 - 06:57 PM, said:

I have tried it and occasionally still do. I purchased a bobby grace switch hitter. My experience is that when I putt left handed (I'm a righty), my speeds are better and lines on short putts are better, but my lines on long putts aren't. I think it would benefit me for the switch hitter to be heavier.
I feel like the cross hand is effective I just can't do it from my natural side (right) but thought lefty might be easier for me

That was my feelings exactly. I Cant cross hand from the right side, but do from the left. I just keep my natural and traditional right hand grip. Again, I believe I could totally commit if I found the correct putter.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:21 PM

Iím a natural righty.
I went thru the yips about 14 yrs back. I tried crosshand, not much better.
Finally it got so bad I went to lefty.  My lefty stroke is smooth, albeit a little mechanical.  I have to use a line on my ball...I donít naturally see the line I want the ball on.  But it saved my game.  I now consider putting the. Most consistent part of my game.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:04 PM

I’m a right hander, left hand low, who went through a 3+ year battle with the yips.  Couldn’t take the putter back, double hits, the whole mess.  Started hitting short ones with the back of the putter just to get it in the hole.  People commented on how much better my stroke looked.  Bought a left handed putter and I’ve never looked back.  Didn’t switch my grip so I suppose that I actually use a standard grip now.  

Absolutely game changing.  Line, speed, confidence all better.  Probably the best part of my game these days.

Definitely worth trying, but I’d suggest committing to one side or the other.  I know a couple of people who go back and forth and they’re not very good from either side.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:12 PM

Hockey player here before I took up golf so I swing lefty but am right hand dominant. Have always putted traditionally with a reverse overlap. My home course got a big moss green in the pro shop recently and with only right handed putters I grabbed one and used my regular grip so left hand low and drained 4 in a row from 10 feet with their demo.

With winter blues and no golf for the next few months the inner putter ho is stirring. Have a lefty spider on the way and I'm seriously contemplating trying something in righty

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:50 PM

Thinking I may just have to get me a LH putter soon and just start practicing and see what it takes me.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:30 PM

Right handed player, switched to crosse handed lefty putting because of yips. I am left eye dominate and feel putting left handed has helped me see the line better while addressing the ball. Have not felt yippy putting left handed at all. Rolling the ball smoother  and making short putts at a higher percentage.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:10 PM

I’m a lefty and the only good putters in the store are right handed, so I always try them in the store. I seem to putt really well with the cross handed grip. I’m thinking about trying it out.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:13 PM

The best putter I know putts LH and plays RH.  Always has since he was a kid.  If it works do it.
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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:19 AM

One of the guys in my regular foursome plays right, putts left.  Like others, he did it out of desperation from the yips, and it's worked well for him.

I think those that have been afflicted with a case of the yips (not just bad putting or a bad streak of putting, but a full blown case of the yips) reach a point where they know almost to a certainty that they have to do something new, or they have to stop playing; the scar tissue becomes too thick to overcome.  Putting LH is one way to do that.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:52 AM

I do it for fun sometimes. Putting is a strength (left hand low) so I would never fully switch, but my lefty stroke is really good and putts go in. I donít have much expectation when I do it so the stress of puttingjust isnít there. Its amazing how well you can putt when you arenít worried about missing. Notah Begay notoriously switched between righty and lefty depending on the break (righty on right to left). If a guy is willing to go with it on Tour I donít see why giving it a shot would be crazy.
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:08 AM

I have an uncle who does it...tho he's a bit weird. He throws lefty, writes lefty, golfs righty, putts lefty.

When he was younger and played more he could really putt. Now...not so much.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:35 AM

I putt left hand low (right handed played) and have for a better part of 24 years. I cannot for the life of me putt "regular" any longer. If I use dad's old Bullseye, I keep left hand low which is correct for a lefty (and putt left handed), feels normal and rolls great. Never been tempted to play a round putting lefty much less the Bullseye.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:55 PM

Keeping up with some of the Lefty ones going on the forums probably going to jump in and grab me one soon. Need to use this winter to really work on my putting, I probably gain 12-15 shots around on the greens. ITS BAD!!

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