Originally Posted by Texian
Then you're choosing to ignore the inconsistency in the USGA's "explanation" graphic that calls a stroke anchored with two forearms touching the body with a short putter legal and one with one forearm touching the body with a long putter illegal.
Everyone's entitled to their opinion. Obviously, the ones in the USGA and R&A who think like you have more votes.
That aside, I enjoy the forum and look forward to other discussions.
Well, if you want to get that picky about it, then all shots are anchored because my hand bone is connected to my arm bone, and my arm bone is connected to my shoulder bone, etc, etc.
I don't find the distinction to be that difficult to understand at all (that is if you are trying, and not just being contrarian for fun). You cannot create an anchored PIVOT POINT.
In the example in red, his forearm is braced such that his left hand can act like a pendulum, just as if he braced it against his chest or chin.
In the blue example, the forearms are braced against the side of the body, but there is no pivot point that the club is being anchored to ... you still have to swing it with either your shoulders or wrists.