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Old 05-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

I think it is great for the novice...bad for tourneys...

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

the concept of anchoring the putter as an advantage is the reason behind the ruling. does anyone know if it goes into affect for the champions tour?

as far as the average guy, it doesnt really matter. they will still use it
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

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the concept of anchoring the putter as an advantage is the reason behind the ruling. does anyone know if it goes into affect for the champions tour?

as far as the average guy, it doesnt really matter. they will still use it
As late as the end of February of this year the PGA Tour was still saying they would be against the ban. I don't think Finchem has had anything to say since around the Accenture.

It's interesting to me because I can understand both sides of the argument. The PGA Tour thinking popularity and sales numbers versus the R&A and USGA thinking about the purity of the game.

Personally, I don't putt that way although I do "anchor" the grip against my leading arm. I don't like to see it against the body on tour. It takes the "yips" out of the game in a sense.

The thought does cross my mind if they do get rid of the long putters and that leads to less hackers on the course?!?! Can that be all bad?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

They need to limit the distance tech
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

I consider myself a fairly good golfer. been playing for 21 years, and played every year in high school(except senior year). normally shoot from 73 to 80.

that said, I have tried like hell to putt with an anchored putter, and I have no control of the ball at all. I do fair with the long putter, but the belly putter is not for me.

however, there seems to be quite a number of pros using it with great sucess. I'm not really sure that it has an advantage, or at least not one big enough to make a difference. I could see it keeping the yips away, if one got used to such a putter, but other than that, no advantage in my book.

hell, the best way to never get the yips is to look at the hole while putting, and not the ball. I began putting this way a while back, and will never switch back. its like shooting a free throw. you don't look at the ball when you shoot, you look at the rim, and let your brain take over your muscles and aiming. try it if you play golf. takes some getting used to, but do it on the putting green for an hour, and watch how many 20 footers you drain.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

Seriously, I think y'all need to try this putter out, the Radi-Eye. I've been using it for 2 years now and I won't use anything else. It is USGA approved and has something actually unique for a putter in that it has a curved face. So, no matter if you typically push, pull or just have bad stroke, the putter corrects up to 3.5 degrees of error.


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Check out the videos on their website you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

My opinion is that the long putter has given no one a distinct advantage. Most that use it still struggle. I think it flies against the spirit of the game, and I for one would not lament it's passing.
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

Have been playing golf for 20 years and anchoring the putter is simply wrong in my opinion and I was thrilled when they made the call to change the rules.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:23 AM   #9
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

Someone explain to me what anchoring a putter is? Im not familiar with the therm.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:38 AM   #10
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Default Re: Anchored Putter Rulled Illegal by R&A and USGA..Your Thoughts?

The belly putters.
Adam Scott uses one.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #11
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Slow play, in my opinion, is a bigger issue.

That said, I agree with the ban.
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