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Arm Lock Putting - Ban or Continue to Allow?


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Arm Lock Putting  

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  1. 1. If you were czar of the USGA and R&A, would you ban or continue to allow "Arm Lock" putting?

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The AMC guys think (and show) the arm lock produces a more consistent stroke:

My putting is so bad these days that I'll probably go try one.

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1 hour ago, Zippo said:

The AMC guys think (and show) the arm lock produces a more consistent stroke:

My putting is so bad these days that I'll probably go try one.

Showing and proving are two different things. This wasn’t a properly designed experiment. Sample size is small and not randomized. It may work for you, but having a properly fit putter could work just as well.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Showing and proving are two different things. This wasn’t a properly designed experiment. Sample size is small and not randomized. It may work for you, but having a properly fit putter could work just as well.

Yes. Simply another point of view. But I will probably still give it a try. 

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2 minutes ago, Zippo said:

Yes. Simply another point of view. But I will probably still give it a try. 

By all means try it. I was stating that their conclusion about consistency was a bit lacking of data.

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35 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

By all means try it. I was stating that their conclusion about consistency was a bit lacking of data.

I agree. 

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Our game is difficult enough without having the ruling bodies try to satisfy the butt hurt so called "purists. Play, enjoy, play again. And invite a non golfing friend! Rediculous arbitrary rules hurt the game.

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5 minutes ago, Bucks said:

Our game is difficult enough without having the ruling bodies try to satisfy the butt hurt so called "purists. Play, enjoy, play again. And invite a non golfing friend! Rediculous arbitrary rules hurt the game.

If you looked at the poll, you'd see that a significant majority of those here agree that armlock putting should continue to be allowed.  On the other hand, there's very little to be gained by insulting those who would choose otherwise, calling anyone "butt hurt" can't ever be productive.  And honestly, every rule of any kind draws some kind of arbitrary line, arbitraryness is inherent in rulemaking.  Overall, I think the Rules of Golf do a pretty logical job of drawing the lines.

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12 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

If you looked at the poll, you'd see that a significant majority of those here agree that armlock putting should continue to be allowed.  On the other hand, there's very little to be gained by insulting those who would choose otherwise, calling anyone "butt hurt" can't ever be productive.  And honestly, every rule of any kind draws some kind of arbitrary line, arbitraryness is inherent in rulemaking.  Overall, I think the Rules of Golf do a pretty logical job of drawing the lines.

Ahh, the voice of reason speaks up.  Good job.

 

1 hour ago, Zippo said:

Yes. Simply another point of view. But I will probably still give it a try. 

Zippo, put some clothes on.

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27 minutes ago, Bucks said:

Our game is difficult enough without having the ruling bodies try to satisfy the butt hurt so called "purists. Play, enjoy, play again. And invite a non golfing friend! Rediculous arbitrary rules hurt the game.

Already addressed, but to point out again… all of the rules are pretty "arbitrary."

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

Already addressed, but to point out again… all of the rules are pretty "arbitrary."

And some are even ridiculous to many 🙂

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I voted no, and personally feel the anchor putting should be allowed if this is.

I personally feel you should roll the ball in however you want and dont see why they like one style over the other.

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At the club level, I've never seen anyone using an anchored putter of any kind become anything better than an average putter. It keeps these guys playing, and enjoying the game. At that level, I am totally in favor of arm lock putting. At the professional level, I'm not too sure. 

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