Junior Golf Alliance of NY

Nov 282012


Where do you stand on a controversial part of golf?

The United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of Scotland announce a proposed ban on anchored-putters. The putting style has come under scrutiny by some of the game’s top players such as Tiger Woods.

Read more from Golfweek Magazine.

Under the proposal, anchoring belly and broomstick putters will be outlawed, but the ban isn’t expected to take effect until January 1, 2016. At question is not the putter itself, but whether it can be attached to the body.

Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Ernie Els have won three of golf’s past five major tournaments and became the first three to do so using belly putters. Guan Tianglang of China will become the youngest competitor at The Masters this April at age 14 and won his spot in the event by using a belly putter.

The PGA of America has come out against the move.