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Tuesday
Oct162012

First Putter Anchoring Poll: Yes Or No?

Rex Hoggard gets another confirmation from the USGA's Mike Davis that a decision on anchoring putters is coming soon: "We do plan to make some kind of announcement, as promised, later this year.”

Most feel a decision has already been made and language has been developed by the governing bodies banning anchoring a putter against your torso, with a likely implementation date in January 2016.

So the initial poll question is not very deep, but there are so many elements to the notion of an anchoring ban that it'd be informative to start off with a simple, completely unscientific poll: Yes or No on anchoring. (I'd like to save the question of bifurcation or long putters or length of club for later on.)

So for now...

Should anchoring the putter against the torso be outlawed?
  
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Reader Comments (5)

I think it would be interesting if the USGA developed a method to poll actual golfers about potential rules changes. My changes:
1) Lost ball played like lateral water hazard to speed up play;
2) You cannot touch your ball on a green unless it is in the line of another player;
3) Illegal to have your caddie line up a player on a shot;
4) In tournament play, the committee shall set a time "Par" for the round. Each group finishing out of position outside the time limit will be penalized 2 strokes per round;
5) No belly putters
6) All clubheads (after suitable time period for amatuers) shall be no larger than 1980's driver size. The lenght of all clubs shall be reduced to 1980's steel lenghts.
7) The USGA shall purchase the patents needed to mandate the dimple design on all golf balls. That dimple design will be gifted to public domain so as to prevent any antitrust issues.
8) Greg Norman shall be banned from attempting to "design" any more golf courses.
10.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Ford
I don't see the value in popular opinion ruling this sport.
10.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Clayman
Huh Amen? You got the topics crossed?

Anyways...anchoring the end of the club to the TORSO...hmm...I like it, sounds like good wording, and the folks who still want to anchor will have to have the anchor the club to their chin or somewhere else.
10.17.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Or, just their hands.
10.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Clayman
Leave the putters alone. Why drive even more people away from the game, which is already in big trouble?

Slow play is a much bigger problem. Go after that, if USGA feels the need to pretend to be in charge.
10.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBud

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