Wednesday, The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association proposed a new rule that would ban clubs that are anchored to the body.
“Our objective is to preserve the skill and challenge,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said. “This rule is not performance related. This is about defining the game, defining what is a stroke.”
Two of the bigger points here to remember are that:
A.) The rule applies to professionals as well as amateurs.
B.) The long-putter itself isn’t outlawed, just the manner in which it is used.
To read more about the new rule, check out the story here.
What do you think about the new ban on anchoring clubs?
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I’ll be putting together another post in the next day or two with local reactions to the new rule.