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Poll Results: Should long putters (belly, chin, chest, etc.) be banned?

 
  • 43% (131)
    Yes
  • 56% (170)
    No
301 Total Votes  
post #361 of 376

These quotes from that link make me believe that if there is a ban, it will apply to everyone:

 

"So maybe the potential change isn’t exactly keeping play-for-pay types up late and, to be clear, Davis & Co. have stressed that this isn’t about the long putter’s use on the PGA Tour so much as it is the club’s growing popularity among amateurs and newcomers to the game."

 

"Although the USGA and R&A have stressed that the recent review of long putters is in reaction to the implement’s growing popularity at the grassroots level...."

 

Both of those sound like any ruling that comes down will affect all players, not just tour pros.

post #362 of 376
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Originally Posted by Willie Malay View Post

How do you ban a club that has been in use for 30 years? Why do you? "Anchored"? I see nothing that anchors the club to the body more than any other club.There is nothing other than the hands that holds the club. There is no anchoring mechanism. Do you also ban the short putter because some guys "anchor" the shaft to their forearm?

I don't use one nor doubt I ever would. I've tried it and it feels very awkward to me.

How it "cures the yips" is beyond me. You still have to hit the ball.

Are you joking or is your grasp of mechanics and physics as bad as it appears?

post #363 of 376
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

Are you joking or is your grasp of mechanics and physics as bad as it appears?


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post #364 of 376
Sometimes I grip my clubs too high on the grip and the butt touches my hand. Oh no it's "anchored". Guess I better ban my 4 iron.
post #365 of 376
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Originally Posted by Willie Malay View Post

Sometimes I grip my clubs too high on the grip and the butt touches my hand. Oh no it's "anchored". Guess I better ban my 4 iron.

 

Does your hand move while the palm of it is touching the grip of your 4 iron?  If so, it isn't "anchored" to anything.  Have you ever heard of a ship anchored to a raft?

post #366 of 376
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Originally Posted by Willie Malay View Post

Sometimes I grip my clubs too high on the grip and the butt touches my hand. Oh no it's "anchored". Guess I better ban my 4 iron.

Are you is such dire need of someone explaining this simple concept to you that you are going to dig yourself into a deeper hole with every post you make until you look completely stupid? Moreso than you do now?

You can be as glib as you like, but you are coming across as being a little on the dim side.

post #367 of 376

I tried out a few belly putters and I'm not a fan; It just doesn't feel good to me. Is it an advantage? Maybe a little, but I think the advantage is minuscule. As far as the USGA banning the belly putter, from the wording I keep hearing when I listen and read PGA tour news; it sounds more like they will let pros use the putter, but they will not be able to anchor it to their bodies (belly & chest).

If you can't anchor the belly/long putter to your body then why use it. So, I think they will probably ban it without using the actual phrase "banning the belly/long putter".

post #368 of 376
I played with a golfer who is fat
How fat you asked?
So fat that even with his standard length putter his extreme pot belly touches his hands or the butt of the putter.
He doesn't intentional anchor the putter to his belly , he's just obese.

So you say he's cheating ?
post #369 of 376
I think theyre retarded and remind me of a 4yr old with training wheels. Oh look little johnny needs special help with his putting, hahaha.... I laugh in the face of people who use them. Ban this ridiculous gimmick.
post #370 of 376
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Originally Posted by hanalei View Post

hahaha.... I laugh in the face of people who use them. Ban this ridiculous gimmick.
That says a lot more about you than it does about the guys using them. What a dick.
And how is it a "gimmick"?
Edited by Shorty - 9/22/12 at 2:56pm
post #371 of 376
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

That says a lot more about you than it does about the guys using them. What a dick.
And how is it a "gimmick"?

I think he is joking. I do find it comical to watch an athletic guy like Adam Scott use a putter that I associate with old men.
post #372 of 376
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Originally Posted by RGoosen View Post


I think he is joking. I do find it comical to watch an athletic guy like Adam Scott use a putter that I associate with old men.

The whole move against them, though, is based on the fact that people do not like the fact that young guys are using them.

Seems to me that there is opposition to them partly based on the fact that they are not a "good look" for a young player.

As far as older guys using them - anything to keep them in the game is a good thing.

post #373 of 376
Golf has more gimickie junk then any other sport I know, even putter heads are getting retarded, bet I could sell a broomstick attached to a hubcap if I paid pros to endorse it. If I was to connect all the crap used to improve my accuracy or score I'm sure it would wrap the circumference of the earth several times. I despise long putters, I'm sure the golf gods are rolling in their graves...
post #374 of 376
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Originally Posted by hanalei View Post

Golf has more gimickie junk then any other sport I know, even putter heads are getting retarded, bet I could sell a broomstick attached to a hubcap if I paid pros to endorse it. If I was to connect all the crap used to improve my accuracy or score I'm sure it would wrap the circumference of the earth several times. I despise long putters, I'm sure the golf gods are rolling in their graves...

If your hubcap putter sank putts, you would have an infomercial. When did the golf gods die?
post #375 of 376
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Originally Posted by RGoosen View Post


I think he is joking. I do find it comical to watch an athletic guy like Adam Scott use a putter that I associate with old men.

Athletic and putting dont belong in the same sentence.

My grandma putts better than a lot of "athletic" guys.

post #376 of 376

Long/Belly putters - News

http://www.golfcanada.ca/professiona...icleId=5718575

 

 

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A) will hold a teleconference from 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday Nov. 28th. The ruling bodies of golf are expected to announce their joint decision regarding whether it will be illegal to anchor a putter against one’s body, as has become increasingly popular. Golfers who use a belly and long putter tend to anchor it against the belly or chest.

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