GolfTEC offers some tips to help golfers adjust their stroke to comply with the proposed USGA and R&A rule change.
GolfTEC staff, video by Andy Hilts, GolfTEC Vice President of Instruction and Education
Since the USGA and R&A proposed a rule change in late November that would ban anchored putting, the opinions regarding the rule change have been widespread. Greg Norman, agreeing with the proposed change, said, “I just don’t believe in anchoring. It’s not a stroke.” On the other hand, as you might expect, Keegan Bradley, the first player to win a major using the belly putter, said, “This is a tough topic for me because I have to be careful of what I say. I personally…obviously I don’t agree with the ban.”
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Rule 14-1b will be finalized this spring, but will not go into effect until January 1, 2016.
It is important to understand that with the proposed rule change, a player can still use a broom-handle or belly putter—as long as it is not pressed against their body to create the effect of a hinge.
With that, Andy Hilts, GolfTEC VP of Instruction and Education set out to provide golfers with some tips to help adjust their strokes to comply with the proposed change.
Check out the video below and tell us your thoughts!