rusch_bag wrote:I didn't want to make a new thread on this and it sort of fits in anyway, but I went and watched a tournament yesterday since I haven't played in like a month and the guy that won is a right handed person that drives lefty and putts righty. He drives lefty because it is a more natural motion for his body from previous sports experience like swinging a bat. Does anyone else do this? The guy can throw 500 feet so this isn't just some weird gimmick.
Sure lots of players are ambidextrous, or in the case of the guy mentioned above and others like him, AMBI-QUIRKY.
I have a friend who drives lefty backhand but does everything else (putts, forehands, overheads) righty and does it all well. I played with a guy yesterday who is righty for all shots except one trick shot, a lefty forehand upshot (which btw the is much better than his righty forehand upshot).
Because left handed people grow up in a right handed world, many of them learn particular tasks with their right arms. Then are some people who get the whole right brain-left brain stuff confused. Most of us not only have a dominant hand but also a dominant foot and a dominant eye and the interaction of those tendencies with particular tasks leads to ambi-quirkiness.