Re: Do you think the long putter should be banned?
Originally Posted by Zachwright1
The "yes" answer option is qualified/supported in the poll by the phrase "golf is a game of tradition." If tradition was important in the area of equipment, we would be playing with clubs made out of the materials that their very names imply.
I don't really want to bicker about that, though.
Your argument about the long putter making use of a more or less fixed point is something quite different and, I think, much more plausible. However, that doesn't necessarily mean less skill is involved in using a long putter. It may make use of different skills, maybe even skills that are easier for some people to master, but that does not mean it is absolutely easier to be a good putter with a shaft stuck in your gut.
Personally, I can't stand the posture you have to use for it. I believe my alignment suffers when I use one, and I cannot stand the feel of it. I find the touch I have with a long putter quite lacking. And I don't think my experience is unique. If it truly was absolutely easier to use one, wouldn't more people do it?