27 Nov '12, 2pm

What you're saying about anchoring ban

What you're saying about anchoring ban

Belly putters and long putters should have been banned long ago, but the Rules people didn't act to protect the traditions of the game and the role of skill, and instead sort of had pity on old players and the objective of helping them get a "happy" score even though not able to score as usual without the help. The priority should not be scoring but any golfer testing his skill and developing skill, not score. In that view, the belly and long putters should be banned as non-traditional. Banning "anchoring" only sounds good, but it is a half-measure. Will it change scores? No, since it won't alter but a tiny aspect of stroke skill, while leaving unchanged the more significant skills in putting of reading the putt, aiming the putter, and performing the stroke with the touch or pace that matches the read. So, the ban is ineffectual and leaves the tradition blurred with the pr...

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