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Choupique19
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Golfers, about the possible ban of "anchoring" putters

I think it's dumb for people to say, "Golf should have the same rules for everyone, from pros to the amateurs. It's part of what makes the game great."

I play a good bit of golf and I occasionally play in local tournaments ( BREC, local country clubs) and I rarely play the game under the same rules as the pros. I bump it in the fairways, I might occasionally move my ball off of a root (I can't afford to break my clubs), little stuff like that. Even some of the tournaments I play in allow the ball to be bumped in the fairway. Something else I don't do like the pros, I don't play 495 yard par 4s. I would probably quit golf if I had to play 7,500 yard courses lie the pros.

My point is, allowing the amateurs to keep anchoring the putter will not ruin the game of golf.
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We need to bring back the flood of golf threads. MSB isnt the same without them


Choupique19
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re: Golfers, about the possible ban of "anchoring" putters
Off season....


And Rory is still dominating.


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Sounds like evidence to me that we don't need a golf board


Choupique19
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It could be cyclical, like the Coaches Changes Board.

April-August


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we need a golf board



I would just park it there.


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hehateme2285
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My point is, allowing the amateurs to keep anchoring the putter will not ruin the game of golf.


Allowing pros to use it won't either. It's a complete overreaction. For 30 years, it was fine.


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I agree, let whoever anchor the club, but not the pros. Of course nobody plays like the pros (for the most part) when it comes following the rules. However, I'm glad they made the change bc bringing the club back to square is not easy to do while putting, and if it's anchored, the pendulum allows the club face to do that. And like Tiger said, it's an art, and I think it's better for the game overall on the PGA level with this change


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I bump it in the fairways, I might occasionally move my ball off of a root


Frick you, cheater.
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My point is, allowing the amateurs to keep anchoring the putter will not ruin the game of golf.


i will keep anchoring


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lsuroadie
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Totally agree. I play for fun, I play the way I want too. Now if I'm playing scramble or robin, totally different story. Except for the 14 rule...which I carry 17


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hehateme2285
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I think it's better for the game overall on the PGA level with this change


Here are the top 25 putters on tour last year. 1 guy uses a method that will banned in 2016. If the USGA can explain how this is the issue facing the game, I'll be for it. There are far more pressing issues than bellygate


1 1 Brandt Snedeker 81 .860 55.874 65
2 2 Jonas Blixt 72 .806 51.593 64
3 3 Luke Donald 63 .797 38.276 48
4 4 Brian Gay 91 .671 52.364 78
5 5 Bryce Molder 83 .647 45.940 71
6 6 Martin Flores 95 .643 52.756 82
7 7 Derek Lamely 64 .630 35.280 56
T8 T8 Aaron Baddeley 73 .599 32.922 55
T8 T8 Zach Johnson 95 .599 44.356 74
10 10 Phil Mickelson 79 .591 35.440 60
11 11 Bo Van Pelt 84 .577 37.506 65
12 12 Y.E. Yang 64 .551 26.464 48
13 13 Gavin Coles 72 .547 31.183 57
14 14 Ben Curtis 62 .531 25.473 48
15 15 Jason Day 57 .509 23.941 47
16 16 Jimmy Walker 101 .461 41.906 91
17 17 Greg Chalmers 88 .460 34.468 75
18 18 Brendon Todd 78 .458 28.841 63
T19 T19 Ben Crane 73 .451 27.937 62
T19 T19 Jim Furyk 85 .451 29.330 65
21 21 Carl Pettersson 92 .450 36.029 80
22 22 Ryan Moore 89 .444 35.966 81
23 23 Ryan Palmer 81 .432 30.691 71
24 24 James Driscoll 83 .425 29.736 70
25 25 Matt Kuchar 86 .409 27.012 66


Choupique19
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Allowing the pros won't either


I think anchoring is cheating. There are rules in pace against things like strattling the ball, so I agree with the rule to ban anchoring...for the pros.


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Choupique19
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I think I heard that something like 27 or so golfers participated in this past year's US Open with a long putter.


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KingRanch
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25 25 Matt Kuchar 86 .409 27.012 66


he's the only one that anchors if i'm not mistaken


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It could be cyclical, like the Coaches Changes Board.

April-August


I agree with this


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Athens Gator
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re: Golfers, about the possible ban of "anchoring" putters
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I bump it in the fairways, I might occasionally move my ball off of a root (I can't afford to break my clubs), little stuff like that.


Dang, I understand doing that when you play for fun but that shouldn't ever happen in tournament play. I wouldn't even do that if I was just playing my buddies for money.


Choupique19
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I wouldn't move a ball off of a root in a tournament, but I do ant other tie. I don't move it to give me a shot, I'm just not going to break a club over it.

Also, I have played in a few tournaments that allowed scorecard relief up to the green.


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hehateme2285
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he's the only one that anchors if i'm not mistaken


Carl Pettersson is the only one in that list that anchors. Kuchar's method is still legal.

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I wouldn't move a ball off of a root in a tournament, but I do ant other tie. I don't move it to give me a shot, I'm just not going to break a club over it.


Broke my wrist in an event a couple years ago.
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this thread is reminding me of my round of golf today. I had the shanks like a mother fricker
Giant balloon slices and I'm not usually much of a slicer, this was ridiculous and it was every club. I almost broke my 6 iron in half on 18 when I hit what I thought was a perfect shot to the green, about half way there it just shoots right; I swear it was like a 90 degree angle turn. I have no idea wtf I was doing either


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