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I do not get the problem. If you are using a belly putter it is because on a professional level "suck" you have the yips. And until you can get past it you will only be a streaky putter.





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Carl Pettersson


forgot about him






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TheMightyTerrier
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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



This is not proof of anything. Great putters will be great putters regardless of what putter they use. The guys who use anchored putters aren't great putters, and therefore would not be on this list either way.






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mytigger
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I think the ban of the anchored putter has nothing to do with the best putters on tour, but is trying to put everyone on a level playing field. certain players have achieved significant benefits by using the anchored putter... Adam Scott for one. Players that at one time struggled with 8 footers change styles and are nearly automatic from that distance.

IMO I think banning them is dumb if everyone can use them. But I thought banning square grooves was dumb too. I put changing this putting style in the same category of the square grooves and the sidesaddle putting... didn't have to be made illegal, but it was.






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Sidesaddle is legal. Can't straddle the line





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mytigger
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Sidesaddle is legal. Can't straddle the line


Is it bad that I knew some know-it-all would chime in to make this distinction?






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JJ27
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Nah...just clarifying because I've been seriously debating going to sidesaddle. Everytime I've played around with it the putts just go in... Thinking of buying a custom sidesaddle putter, but wonder now if its worth it since you can't anchor the club.





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hehateme2285
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This is not proof of anything. Great putters will be great putters regardless of what putter they use. The guys who use anchored putters aren't great putters, and therefore would not be on this list either way.


Exactly. Which is why a worldwide ban of it is completely unnecessary..

They have completely botched the handling of the ball and the driver, so they are panicking now. The USGA is a joke



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mtntiger
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The ban was completely unnecessary. Anchored putter players weren't dominating anything, but all of a sudden a couple of guys who weren't great putters are able to be competitive again, so it became an issue for what are probably a handful of players.

If the USGA wants to 'level the playing field,' it should come out with one approved set of clubs and see to it that all PGA Tour players use them. Same with balls. Play the USGA clubs and balls or go home.






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TulaneUVA
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I would like to see some statistics. Facts. What is a typical golfers putting average before the belly anchor and after? I'm not sure the advantage is that significant.





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