Originally Posted by newtogolf
I'll agree it's not a magic wand, but given your passionate objection here to the rule change you must view not being able to anchor the putter as a detriment to your game and ability to score.
I doubt anyone just grabs a long / belly putter, anchors it to their body and starts sinking every putt they hit, but for some, like yourself, after practice they might find that they are more consistent with an anchored stroke than they ever were without.
The more passionately you argue that it's a bad or unfair rule, the more you convince me that there's an advantage for you and most likely anyone else that uses one.
And here's another example of how it WAS a "magic wand" for one guy...
Azinger still doesn’t know what made him try it at his home club in Florida toward the end of 1999. There was a longer putter that had been made for someone much shorter than him. For some reason, he stuck the end of the putter into his belly button.
“I was making stuff all over the pro shop,” Azinger said.
He switched the putter head to one he liked. He changed the lie and angle. He moved the ball back in his stance and put more weight on his right leg to make him feel anchored.
“I was instantly better,” Azinger said. “[Legendary PGA instructor] Paul Runyan watched me putting in 2000 and said it was the best single-lever action putting stroke he’d ever seen. To this day, I don’t know what that means. But when I grabbed that thing, I became a better putter. And I was back in the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup and in the top 20 in the world.”