Being naturally left handed is both a blessing and a curse. Depending on whom you ask and when you ask them, it may seem that being left handed is more curse than blessing. This is particularly true when a lefty is also a golfer and is looking for left handed golf club sets. The good news is that a quality set of left handed golf clubs isn’t difficult to find and with a little clever shopping, doesn’t have to cost a leftie his right arm.
Most of the major golf club manufacturers such as Ping, Callaway Golf, Taylormade, and others, also make the exact same models in both right handed and left handed varieties. Of course, the demand for left handed clubs is significantly smaller than that for right handed clubs, so the numbers they actually produce will be less. This can sometimes result in certain left handed golf club sets being out of stock at your local sporting goods store. However, most times, the left handed club sets cost exactly the same as the right handed models.
Golf clubs can also be custom made. This service is either provided by a store specializing in custom made golf clubs or by a golf pro who provides this service as a sideline. Custom made golf club sets are a great option if you want a set of clubs that are perfectly fitted for you with respect to length, shaft flex, weight, loft, and materials.
Custom made left handed golf club sets are a particularly good option for left handed golfers. Just be prepared to spend quite a bit more for custom made clubs. This service doesn’t come cheap!
So what other options are available to left handed golfers who are in the market for left handed golf club sets? One source of golf clubs of all types is to seek out used club sets.
Every year thousands of people take up the game of golf with full intention of learning how to play and make golf a regular pastime. But then reality kicks in, and they either find out that golf is not an easy game to master or they never find the time to even get started. They then find themselves with a very nice set of golf clubs collecting dust out in the garage.
And do you think some of these failed golfers may just happen to also be left handed? That’s one thing you can count on! And best of all, after they get tired of those expensive clubs taking up valuable space in their garages or closets they are probably going to breakdown and put them up for sale at a mere fraction of their original retail price.
The great thing about most used left handed golf club sets is that many of them were either never played or were just very lightly played. This means that unless they were seriously abused, that they will be in almost new like condition. Just imagine expensive Ping and Callaway sets being virtually given away and left handed varieties to boot!
And you can find not only used men’s left handed club sets offered for sale, but also ladies and junior sets. The important thing to is to know exactly where to look for used left handed club sets and then knowing how to evaluate the condition of the clubs and assess their true value. Armed with this very important consumer knowledge you will be in the driver’s seat when it comes to snagging yourself a great deal on a used set of left handed golf clubs.
by Rich Rojas