Hitting with the Opposite Hand

You’re stuck behind a terrible block and if you don’t switch it up, you’ll risk hurting your hand or ruining your club. Find out how to play with the opposite hand with these useful tips from Jason Birnbaum.

Released on 4/28/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Birnbaum

Transcript

00:00
Look at this terrible break.
00:02
I've got no shot.
00:03
I'm gonna hurt my hand, or I'm gonna break my club.
00:06
My only way out of this is to become a lefty.
00:13
Subscribe to the Golf Digest YouTube channel
00:15
and comment below.
00:18
Sometimes you have to think outside the box.
00:20
I think my only way out of this is to hit it left handed.
00:22
I've chosen a sand wedge because
00:23
it's a club with the biggest head.
00:26
I've turned the club upside down
00:28
and reversed my hands on the grip, to grip it left handed.
00:31
The key here is to make a really short back-swing
00:33
to ensure center contact.
00:35
I'm gonna swing through as fast as I can
00:38
and keep my head still.
00:44
Oh yeah.
00:46
I've turned the club upside down.
00:48
I'm gripping it like a lefty.
00:49
Make a really short back-swing.
00:52
Accelerate the club as fast as I can,
00:54
keeping my head as still as possible.
00:58
Almost holed it out.
01:00
Sometimes with some creativity, and a little bit of luck,
01:02
you might advance that ball
01:03
closer to the green than you think.
01:09
Let me know what you think of our nerve wrackers
01:11
and comment below.
More from golfdigest.com
Equipment The Complete Hot List
Equipment The Complete Hot List
Golf Culture Most Annoying Golfers
Golf Culture Most Annoying Golfers
Instruction How To Do Everything
Instruction How To Do Everything
News & Tours Blog: Stay In The Loop
News & Tours Blog: Stay In The Loop
Ranking 100 Greatest Courses
Ranking 100 Greatest Courses
Cover Story Paulina Gretzky
Cover Story Paulina Gretzky