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So you think its tough to find a good selection of clubs when you’re a lefty? Try being a left-handed woman.

Demo days at the local driving range meant that I could maybe try King Cobra and that was about it. They seemed to be the only manufacturer that would consistently have these hard-to-find ladies lefty clubs in my area. Even the local Golfsmith and Roger Dunn had limited, if any, to try out.

My Grandfather’s passing meant that I had my first set of clubs. He was also a lefty but his bag was probably older than I am. The irons are nearly impossible to hit and I think the woods are really made of wood! There was no driver, but a 1-wood in its place. From there, I moved on to a smattering of clubs I found all over. Some were ladies, some not. I had a potpourri of new and used that were inexpensive so that I could learn with them. After a year’s worth of lessons, I moved up to a new set of irons. King Cobra, of course, but men’s senior flex with the graphite shaft. These were great for a few months, but I quickly became better than they were. You see, after spending thousands of dollars in lessons and hundreds of hours at the range, it turned out I could actually hit the ball. I remember going to another demo day and hitting a ladies driver. The club felt like spaghetti to me. It was time to move on.

I found my current set by accident while on a trip to Las Vegas. I was hitting some balls at the Callaway Center range and the club fitting expert took the time to try out several different irons with me. Sure enough, I didn’t need ladies or senior clubs. Men’s regular flex worked just fine. In fact, since I have a decent swing I actually hit the ball farther and with more control. It really is amazing what happens when you have the right clubs! I now use Callaway X18 steel shaft irons and they work just fine for me.

The moral of the story? First off, get fitted by an expert that takes the time to try out many styles with you. More importantly, just because you are a woman doesn’t mean you need women’s clubs. Take this into account especially if you are taller or more experienced. For example, why would a 5’5″ man use men’s clubs and a 5’10” woman not? Women’s clubs are usually shorter in overall length so this is not always ideal, depending on your level of play. In addition, if you’re left-handed you’ll have a few more options if you can hit men’s clubs. I still don’t get to try every new club when I check out demo days but there are more choices than I had before.

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  1. GB

    May 25, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Nice article. Try being the father of a petite left handed girl who likes golf… = (

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L.A.B Golf unveils new MEZZ.1 Proto putter

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L.A.B Golf has soft-launched its new MEZZ.1. Proto, which is currently limited to just 1,000 individually numbered putters.

The new mid-mallet putter is fully CNC machined from a billet of 6061 aircraft aluminum (body) and 303 stainless steel (midsection) for what L.A.B are calling their “best-feeling putter to date”.

The new addition includes 10 weights (eight on the bottom, two on the sides) that allow the company to individually build each putter to a golfer’s exact specifications.

Golfers can also choose their preferred alignment aid, with blank (no marking), line, and dot all offered with the new MEZZ.1 Proto.

The putter comes equipped with a headcover and is available to purchase now at LabGolf.com for $600.00.

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WITB Time Machine: Justin Thomas’ winning WITB 2017 CJ Cup

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Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX (tipped 1.5 inches)

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

5 Wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Titleist 716 CB (4 iron), Titleist 718 MB (5-9 irons)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (52-12 F Grind, 56-14 F Grind), Vokey SM6 (46-10 F-Grind, 60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), S400 (52, 56, 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Prototype (flow neck)
Length: 34 inches, 350 grams

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/14/21): Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

From the seller: (re_murphy13): “Bettinardi Queen Bee #7 = Just over 34”.  Comes with a leather sim mountain HC.  Few light patina spots on head and shaft.  Beautiful putter.  $175 firm”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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