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    Long putters

    It was not surprising that Bernard Langar won the senior British open in those strong winds.
    When you use a normal putter your arms are away from your body so you are exposed to the wind.

    with Langars long putter his hand is not touching his body but his arm is across his chest so it's acting as a very good firm anchor against the wind.

    why don't they ban these putters, then everyone is equal?

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    I don't know why they banned anchoring anyway? What does it matter how you knock the ball in the hole as long as you use a golf club? If anchoring was so much better why wasn't every single player doing it that way when it was allowed?
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    Re: Long putters

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    I don't know why they banned anchoring anyway? What does it matter how you knock the ball in the hole as long as you use a golf club? If anchoring was so much better why wasn't every single player doing it that way when it was allowed?
    it was being used more and more as the default style for many golfers. not just old geezers with the yips. they still allow kuchar to anchor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    it was being used more and more as the default style for many golfers. not just old geezers with the yips. they still allow kuchar to anchor....
    an american friend was saying in the states it was getting to the point where you hardly saw a normal short putter anymore
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    They shouldn't have banned anchoring. As others have said, if it was such a massive advantage it would have been the default style for most people. It wasn't.

    It's a stupid rule IMO, as it can be nigh on impossible to see if someone using a broomhandle is actually making bodily contact with their arm, and if they are, whether it's truly "anchoring" or just a bit of light contact.

    Plus you could make the argument that someone using a short putter with an action that means their upper arms are in contact with the side of their body is, in fact, anchoring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Black View Post
    with Langars long putter his hand is not touching his body but his arm is across his chest so it's acting as a very good firm anchor against the wind.
    Langer is not anchoring. He has said time and again that he isn't and high up officials in the game have agreed. Why are people questioning his integrity? He's never come across as someone who flouts the rules and I've seen occasions where he's called himself up on fouls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    it was being used more and more as the default style for many golfers. not just old geezers with the yips. they still allow kuchar to anchor....
    To his arm though. Surely you can use your arms to hold the thing. Anchoring relates to the mid-section (stomach/chest) surely.
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    Think you're missing the point when you say "if it were that easy everyone would do it".

    The point is that people turn to Anchoring because they can't putt (or can't putt well) with a short putter. Banning anchoring is correct IMO and so should locking the shaft in place against your wrist and arm al la Kuchar. That's also anchoring and should also be banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Barzini View Post
    They shouldn't have banned anchoring. As others have said, if it was such a massive advantage it would have been the default style for most people. It wasn't.

    It's a stupid rule IMO, as it can be nigh on impossible to see if someone using a broomhandle is actually making bodily contact with their arm, and if they are, whether it's truly "anchoring" or just a bit of light contact.

    Plus you could make the argument that someone using a short putter with an action that means their upper arms are in contact with the side of their body is, in fact, anchoring.



    Langer is not anchoring. He has said time and again that he isn't and high up officials in the game have agreed. Why are people questioning his integrity? He's never come across as someone who flouts the rules and I've seen occasions where he's called himself up on fouls.
    have a look at footage of any of the top am comps in the US and you will see long putters were the norm, college golf to long putters the norm. its not true to say it wasn't the norm in the US.

    granted not over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yant View Post
    Think you're missing the point when you say "if it were that easy everyone would do it".

    The point is that people turn to Anchoring because they can't putt (or can't putt well) with a short putter. Banning anchoring is correct IMO and so should locking the shaft in place against your wrist and arm al la Kuchar. That's also anchoring and should also be banned.
    It's just another method of hitting it though, I don't understand the problem. If someone decided they could chip better one handed should that be banned as well? What if someone putted with the right hand all the way down the shaft by the putter head, should that be banned too?

    Edit: I could understand if you said putters over a certain length should be banned - because that pertains to equipment, and thus makes sense to me. Like how driver heads over a certain size are banned, sharpened grooves etc. But I don't see the logic in banning what you do with your clubs.
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    Re: Long putters

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    It's just another method of hitting it though, I don't understand the problem. If someone decided they could chip better one handed should that be banned as well? What if someone putted with the right hand all the way down the shaft by the putter head, should that be banned too?

    Edit: I could understand if you said putters over a certain length should be banned - because that pertains to equipment, and thus makes sense to me. Like how driver heads over a certain size are banned, sharpened grooves etc. But I don't see the logic in banning what you do with your clubs.


    its more of an issue in the US, plus and its not a golf stroke like you do with any other club. you don't stick your driver shaft in your belly button to hit it do you?
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