Longtime USGA observer Jim Achenbach explains how the anchoring ban comment period has gone for the governing bodies.
Then he lays out how he thinks the proposed rule and political infighting will play out from here.
The USGA and R&A once again will thank everyone who submitted comments. They will talk about the family of golf. They will make it clear we’re all in this together. Then they will discuss the sanctity of the rules – history has shown us that the rules are the foundation of the game; we cannot disturb that bedrock without shaking and agitating the game itself.
Then it will be over. Except for the details and the method of implementation, anchoring will be done and gone. And we will move on, as we always do.