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There you have it, ban the anchored putter. 7 years 4 months ago #55130

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I agree they should be BANNED. Here is the write up from GolfDigest:

www.golfdigest.com/golf-equipment/blogs/...ban-on-anchored.html
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Re: There you have it, ban the anchored putter. 7 years 4 months ago #55132

I'm fine with them being banned...

I just posted about this in the "Official Rules" thread. My thought is, most sunday golfers don't play by the rules anyway... this shouldn't affect them as they disregard the rules right? I don't see the big deal. If you're not playing in a tourney or competing then play what you want, as long as its not affecting my round or score then I say let it be. But on the tour, etc, I say ban it.
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Re: There you have it, ban the anchored putter. 7 years 4 months ago #55155

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So you cant anchor your body against your body? :blink:

What a load of hooey in my opinion. Your body is a whole entity, not a group of disconnected parts.

I am well aware of many other sports that prohibit the use of specific body parts when participating. No need to remind me (though I bet some of you will anyway)

If someone figured out that closing your eyes during the putting stroke made for a vastly enhanced putting average, the governing bodies would create a rule prohibiting closing your eyes because the game is fundamentally a game that uses eyesight.

Or if someone was to develop a method of increasing driving accuracy and distance by using one arm would they ban that as well because golf is fundamentally a two armed game?

I think this sucks eggs. Royal and ancient eggs. :P

Sorry Corey, but disagreement is what makes the world go round... :laugh:
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Anchoring a club to your body is like creating a hinge effect (which is illegal too). You can disagree with me all you want, I have no problem with that. This is going to be a messy clean up for sure. They need to send in the Wolf:
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Re: There you have it, ban the anchored putter. 7 years 4 months ago #55160

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Yup, this is going to get dirty. I for one like the ban on a higher level. But on the recreational level it should be fine. If you track your handicap, then play at a higher level. If you play for fun, then go out and use whatever.
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I am not so sure that I object to this particular rule so much as I object to the precedent it sets.

Either way, I will continue to play golf, and I do not anchor my putter.

However, if my belly gets too much bigger, I may have no choice. :laugh:
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