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post #73 of 76

The use of the word "forearm" is what intrigues me. Presumably hand/wrist/forearm anchoring's a no go but what happens with elbows or upper arms being against the body; is that also an "anchor" and at what point does it cease being one as eventually your arms 'must' be in contact.

(just curious by the way; have never and will never use one)

post #74 of 76
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The use of the word "forearm" is what intrigues me. Presumably hand/wrist/forearm anchoring's a no go but what happens with elbows or upper arms being against the body; is that also an "anchor" and at what point does it cease being one as eventually your arms 'must' be in contact.

(just curious by the way; have never and will never use one)

I think the purpose of the rule is to minimize use of a stable/solid anchor point so club movement isn't so pendulum like.

post #75 of 76
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Originally Posted by MiniBlueDragon View Post
 

The use of the word "forearm" is what intrigues me. Presumably hand/wrist/forearm anchoring's a no go but what happens with elbows or upper arms being against the body; is that also an "anchor" and at what point does it cease being one as eventually your arms 'must' be in contact.

(just curious by the way; have never and will never use one)

 

I think it's all described pretty well and the picture that's been posted several times should clear things up.

 

The club and/or anything below the elbow can touch anything else below the elbow, but neither the club nor anything below your elbow can touch anything above your elbow (not just the upper arm - including your "body," chest, stomach, chin, etc.).

 

That's the first time I've written it like that, but I think it works. Apologies if I missed out on a case that requires tweaking that language or the language can be made clearer.

post #76 of 76

Equpiment changes constantly in golf and  is simply because the need of change to make the game more interesting in my opinion. At the end of the day player's play and no one has an advantage over one another. It comes down to who wants it more and doesn't choke under pressure. When you are older maybe you could have the advantage to not end their careers shorly. 55+ simpliy because when getting that old you will start to have back aches. Interesting post

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