Bridgestone J38 2010 Series Right Hand Only??

I thought the days of discrimination were over…

Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz going on about the 2010 Bridgestone J38 Irons. I spoke to quite a few folks who had hit them out at demo day during the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, and not a single person was disappointed. Most said they were probably one of the best sets of 2010.  They released two sets in the J38 series. Both are designed for mid handicap to professional golfers.

Bridgestone J38 Cavity Back Irons

  • Midsize premium forged 1020 carbon steel
  • Magnesium composite enhances perimiter weighting for more forgiveness on off-center hits and dampens vibration for better feel
  • Tapered sole design for versatility in shot making
  • Trailing and Leading edge relief for better performance from a variety of lies
  • Project X™ flighted shaft
  • Golf Pride® Tour Velvet® Grip
  • Available Right Hand Only: 3, 4-PW

I was extremely interested in trying out the dual cavity backs, they’re a bit more forgiving than the standard cavity backs, but they still retain that forged workability & shot shaping.

Bridgestone J38 Dual Cavity Back Irons

  • Midsize premium forged 1020 carbon steel
  • Dual Pocket cavity benefits:
  • Removes discretionary weight to the perimeter for more forgiveness
  • Provides more mass directly behind the hitting area for better feel
  • Tapered sole design for versatility in shot making
  • Trailing and Leading edge relief for better performance from a variety of lies
  • Project X™ flighted shaft
  • Golf Pride® Tour Velvet® Grip
  • Available Right Hand Only: 3, 4-PW

Imagine my disappointment when I went to Bridgestone’s website to learn more about the J38′s only to find that they’re right handed only! Really? Can you believe that?

Left handed golfers (like myself) only make up a small percentage (modified due to lack of specific %’s) of the total golf market. It seems to me that although it’s not the majority, it is still a good chunk of potential consumers. To alienate them all by refusing to make clubs they can hit seems dumb.

Now, I know I’m slightly biased, in that I’m in the offended party, but I would think that if I were a club manufacturer like Bridgestone, meaning that I’m not one of the top dog club makers out there, I would want to do everything possible to get new and recurring customers, including making clubs for both sides of the ball.

It’s not only the irons, they did an all around F-you Lefties, the Bridgestone J38 Drivers and the Bridgestone J38 Fairway Woods are also right hand only…

Ah well.. That’s enough of my ranting, me and my fellow lefties need to need to catch a ride sitting in the back of the bus and drink from our segregated water fountains….. :)

There’s still plenty of other companies who “swing” both ways, I still love the 2009 TaylorMade Burner Irons!

:)

Have a great weekend!

-Dave

  4 comments for “Bridgestone J38 2010 Series Right Hand Only??

  1. at

    They don’t care about you! :( The Burner Irons are better, anyway!

  2. DF
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    I am not sure where you got your statistics from, but LH golfers do not make up anywhere near 25% of golfers. You may want to check your facts again.

  3. at

    Hey DF,

    I updated the post and took out a specific %. I saw a couple different percentages when I was looking it up online and I took a rough average of the percentages and posted that up. If you have a definitive %, please feel free to share it.

  4. DF
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    The percentage is less than 6%. So posting one that high is not fair and as you can see has an effect on the companies. Of course a company like Bridgestone that makes only a small amount of clubs cannot make LH clubs. Nobody would buy them. I dont know, calling out a company that does not specialize in equipment for not making equipment for people that make up a very small section seems wrong to me. Just my opinion and your blog of course.

    If you check out every single equipment company out there you will see that not everything is available LH. Only those that are geared towards the masses and sold to the masses. Bridgestone does not do either in this case. But perhaps you should bash the industry and manfacturers as a whole since I am looking at our retail sell sheet and more than half of the new irons are not available in LH.

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