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#1 Night_Putter

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:11 PM

Why are left handers allowed on golf courses where there are normal people playing? When I see them warming up on the range as I walk past before my round I start to feel ill.

In the 2,000 years since golf was invented by Egyptians in Scotland there have only been 4 major winners who stand on the wrong side of the ball. Two of those don't even count because they are from Canada and New Zealand. What a complete waste of time and amenity for all.

Our club's online timesheet indicates a player's handicap and whether they are LH. This allows members to make informed decisions on who they can enjoy their Saturdays with.

Either ban them or have LH only courses. It is the right thing to do.
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:42 PM

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:38 AM

I read somewhere that most 'on the tee' accidents are caused by lefties while normal golfers stand where they thought they were a safe distance away.

 

However, I do know a number of lefties who at least are decent blokes.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

I'm just glad I learned to play with my cousins right handed clubs as a kid, otherwise I'd be a lefty.

The sheer lack of club choices would be frustrating.

 

I must say I hate being in a driving range bay to the left of someone who stands on the wrong side of the ball.

It's weird and off putting


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:25 AM

I read somewhere that most 'on the tee' accidents are caused by lefties while normal golfers stand where they thought they were a safe distance away.

 

However, I do know a number of lefties who at least are decent blokes.

 

Do they know any righties that are?


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:35 PM

Raise your right hand

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

Golf lefties aren't really a problem. Learning to hit a fade and a draw is the easiest way to almost eliminate a left handed advantage or disadvantage. Yes fades tend to land softer than draws, but at least we can shape the ball both ways.

 

In tenpin bowling, lefties had such a distinct advantage in many tournaments, because their side of the lane would play identical from start to finish over 10-12 games of qualifying. If they found a decent line at the start of the tournament, it was often impossible to keep pace with them. I lost count of the amount of tournaments where there were 5 lefties in the field, and all 5 of them finished top 10 out of 100 entrants.

 

Often, it is said that left handed people are pure evil.

 

Both myself and my wife are right handed, and our eldest child is indeed, an evil lefty.

 

The only logical conclusion here is that 2 rights can make a wrong.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:18 PM

I read somewhere that most 'on the tee' accidents are caused by lefties while normal golfers stand where they thought they were a safe distance away.
 
However, I do know a number of lefties who at least are decent blokes.

  

Do they know any righties that are?

Of course !
They know me for a start.




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