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Anchoring Ban Instant Poll: Do You Support Rule 14-1b As Proposed By The Governing Bodies?

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Do you support proposed Rule 14-1b as presented by the governing bodies? free polls 

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The next move should be a ban aginst all R&A and USGA executives, that destroy the game of golf for many players. When is the next election for those positions by the way? What would life be like in general if everything was kept "just like it has been for 600 years"? Shame on you R&A and USGA!
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweden
Every pro golfer tinkers with their own equipment to suit their game. they custom fit every club in their bag to improve their game. Same with the putter, there are players who used it since they started to play the game while others switch to improve their game. Everybody is welcome to use it. If they (other players who oppose the long putter) think others gain an advantage by using the long putter over them then by all means why not switch? If they really want to level the playing field, then why not everyone starts using a persimmon driver, off the rack clubs and one golf ball (preferably a balata) as the gutta percha would be too cruel. That's leveling the playing field I guess.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlbert
Smart move by the USGA - let's drive away more people from the sport.

I thought the idea was to GROW the game?
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBud
What game? Golf is not a game played with anchored clubs. The pros will just have to eat it, having used a crutch to get over bad habits and mental problems. The amateurs, for whom so many anchor-using pros seem to be so concerned, will be prevented from developing bad habits early on -- if you play golf, you put with a putter, not a fulcrum. Get over it. For the social golfer, it's just a bit of fun with a challenge -- almost like a sport. For the ams with hopes of going pro -- do not develop terror of the game you want to make a career before you even begin.

The argument I do support is, get on with facing the manufacturers over the ball. And in this case I would support bifurcation if it makes ams happy. But the pros need a roll-back. Surely the disaster that is unfolding this very week is enough to get the powers that be to admit they have lost control of the great game they profess to be defending. Start with its historic sites, you morons, and do what you have to that lets them be left alone.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Too bad the folks at R&A and USGA don't have the intestinal fortituyde to confront the ball issue. Cutting back the ball a bit makes courses shorter. The old muni I used to play on is a prime example. Half the holes I can near drive the green. Literally half. I'm 5'9" and 165 lbs. I'm also 65. The course no longer plays correctly. It is no longer amazing to drive near the green. The young guys who are good players now have to hit hybrids or 3 woods or irons to keep from flying some of the greens. Enough is enough.
11.29.2012 | Unregistered Commenterrobert

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