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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

View PostAucaveman, 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

View PostAhotrain, on 03 December 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

View PostAucaveman, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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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