Originally Posted by iacas
It won't do any good, but I emailed the general PGA address, Joe Bishop, and some others a very short reply saying that I fully support the USGA and the R&A's anchoring ban, and directly oppose the PGA's for any actions it takes to delay or oppose the proposed rules change.
They are trying to equate this with the groove change, yet they are very different issues - the only similarity is superficial at best in that both have some involvement in club use. Otherwise they have no relationship. One was truly a change in conforming club design, the other is a change in the allowed method for making a stroke. One affected nearly every player in the world, as square grooves had been in common and popular use for some 2 decades, while the anchored putting stroke is used by a tiny minority of golfers. The groove change requires players to ultimately replace their outdated clubs, which could have been a significant financial burden on many amateur players if they had been immediately required to make the change. The anchor ban only requires them to change the way they swing the club, which can be done with a few hours of practice.
This is nothing more than a final attempt to push their own agenda and assuage their collective egos. They continue to confuse and conceal their real mission with a phony front that makes them look like they are trying to cater to a significant portion of their golfing population, in the hope that the underinformed public will support them. Hopefully the ruling bodies will hold their ground and put a quick end to this last ditch attempt to find support for a nonexistent cause.
Edit: Looks like we are all on the same page.