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Is a Happy Gilmore "Hockey stick putter" allowed?

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If you haven't seen it, it's from 0:32 in this clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_xIu_Od3w

It's a putter shaped like a hockey stick, and he holds it like one too (one hand on the grip, one half way down the shaft)

I assumed it would be legal, just impractical, but as they're banning belly putters I wasn't sure

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Not an anchored stroke, so legal.

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If you haven't seen it, it's from 0:32 in this clip [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_xIu_Od3w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_xIu_Od3w[/URL] It's a putter shaped like a hockey stick, and he holds it like one too (one hand on the grip, one half way down the shaft) I assumed it would be legal, just impractical, but as they're banning belly putters I wasn't sure

Belly putters are not being banned......

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Originally Posted by David in FL

Belly putters are not being banned......

Indeed. To be even more accurate, no putters are being banned, only the style of the stroke. Similar to the ban on croquet putting in the 60's.

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Originally Posted by golfingnooob

If you haven't seen it, it's from 0:32 in this clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_xIu_Od3w

It's a putter shaped like a hockey stick, and he holds it like one too (one hand on the grip, one half way down the shaft)

I assumed it would be legal, just impractical, but as they're banning belly putters I wasn't sure

Legal? Quite possibly.. Can't imagine it would be very good with long putts though, lack of weight would make it very hard to judge.

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Can't imagine that anyone truly interested in that putter and putting style would have much concern about the rules of golf.
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

Can't imagine that anyone truly interested in that putter and putting style would have much concern about the rules of golf.

But what if it was this putter?

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Originally Posted by boogielicious

But what if it was this putter?

If it was that putter you would have to be under 5' 8" to use it and whom ever you took lessons from would have to be a Francophile

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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke

Indeed. To be even more accurate, no putters are being banned, only the style of the stroke. Similar to the ban on croquet putting in the 60's.

Never knew about that stroke and a youtube search proved entertaining.  For anyone interested his set up begins at :40.

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How about using it like a hockey stick then?

One hand on the grip and the other half way down the shaft? Should give you more control and keep the putter steady?

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You can actually buy those on Ebay from time to time.  I see no reason why it wold be illegal, as long as you dont anchor it.

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But what if it was this putter? [URL=http://thesandtrap.com/content/type/61/id/81297/] [/URL]

Meh. Not my style at all but I suppose it's better than a Bruins one, Christ I'd have to wear four gloves to putt with one of those things.

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Originally Posted by boogielicious

But what if it was this putter?


Ive owned a couple hockey stick style putters.  Ive had a Wisconsin Badgers and Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Stick Putter ( http://hockeystickputters.com ) as well as a putter that has the shaft of a hockey stick but a traditional putter head ( http://www.fiveholeputters.com ).  They were OK but the feel of either wasnt all that great and if I wanted to play my best, it wouldnt be the putter that I would use.  They were a cool conversation piece though and a lot of people asked me if that was a real putter and wanted to try it out.

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

Meh. Not my style at all but I suppose it's better than a Bruins one, Christ I'd have to wear four gloves to putt with one of those things.

What's that you say?  You would love a Bruins putter!  I send you one for Christmas!

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What's that you say?  You would love a Bruins putter!  I send you one for Christmas!

Ha! Awesome, I can use it to knock the frozen dog poop out of my yard!

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You'd probably play better with the Habs one though, those usually go into action about mid-April and the Bruins ones typically don't get used until sometime in June.

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

Ha! Awesome, I can use it to knock the frozen dog poop out of my yard!

LOL!  You realize that is probably how Hockey got started, eh?  Bored Red Coats stationed in Canada in the winter time.  More likely cow pies though.

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I think that "putter" might give more luck as an iron!

Good ol slap shot off the tee!

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