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Jul012013

Instant Poll: Should Governing Bodies Adopt PGA Tour's Advice And Extend Anchoring Ban For Amateurs To 2024?

In light of the PGA Tour's intriguing press release buried lede about taking a page from the groove rule change and adopting the anchored putting ban in 2024 for amateur play, what do you think?

Should the USGA/R&A extend the anchored putting ban to 2024 for amateur golfers?
  
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I also think that the 460cc driver and domesticised Pinnacle should be banned for pros, but allowed for amateurs until about 2060. Bifurication, here we come!
07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
I think this is ab excellent suggestion.

If, as some people claim, there is a tiny fraction of people who've been anchoring the putter for some time, then letting them continue to do so for 10 more years is hardly going to hurt the game.

The knowledge that they won't be able anchor at the elite level should pretty well prevent the imagined flood of anchorers Davis and the sillyassed, out-of-touch USGA seem so worried about.

K
07.1.2013 | Unregistered Commenterkenoneputt
Spot on kenny! However, as evidenced by the recent issue with Casey Martin, the concepts of common sense and discretion are not something with which the USGA is familiar.
07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Voted no, because i dont believe in the ban on anchored strokes in the first place. Should be a condition of competition, so most people can use an anchored stroke and the USGA can keep there slow play, super narrow set up and dumb hole locations to make E the winning score.
07.1.2013 | Unregistered Commentermark
For those talking of bifurcation, don't forget we can use U grooved wages for another decade whie the pros game them up a few years ago. I see far fewer Ams anchoring than touring pros, probably because they don't want to be ridiculed by their peers. Almost no one at my club in Toronto anchors.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne
Merion setup and pace of play another example of bifurcation. Irrefutable proof of its existence.
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
I just as soon ignore the whole stupid thing. If municipal courses start policing putters, it will effectively damage golf by far more than this silly argument. could we find something a bit more worthwhile to spend time on?????
07.2.2013 | Unregistered Commentermixed bag
If the USGA is serious about improving the playing experience and speeding up play they should eliminate stroke and distance and replace it with a lateral hazard rule. Is anyone at the USGA listening?
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick
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If the USGA is serious about improving the playing experience and speeding up play they should eliminate stroke and distance and replace it with a lateral hazard rule. Is anyone at the USGA listening?
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Was a rule change responsible for rounds becoming slower and slower? If so, then that rule change should reverted. If not, then why look to a rule change to fix the problem of rounds becoming slower?

If numerous instances of stroke-and-distance penalties are slowing down your round then perhaps should consider using the Stableford form of play for your stroke play experiences. Then, when you find yourself compelled by the rules to return to the spot of your previous stroke you can choose instead to skip the rest of the hole and score no points for it.
07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson

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