IT’S STILL OK TO USE YOUR LONG PUT­TER

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

When The R&A and USGA ap­proved the an­chor ban, USGA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Mike Davis wanted to be clear that the pro­posed rule didn’t re­strict the use of any cur­rently con­form­ing equip­ment. “We’re not try­ing to hurt the game, we’re giv­ing you op­tions,” Davis said in May 2013. “I say to (golfers), ‘We’re not go­ing to take away your long put­ter. All you need to do is hold the club away from your body, where you con­trol the whole club with your hands.’ It’s al­most a light-bulb mo­ment. They look at me and say, ‘Are you se­ri­ous? This would be okay?’ Yes, be­cause if you move the club away from you, you’re controlling the whole stroke. The typ­i­cal re­sponse is, ‘Oh, wow, this isn’t as bad as I thought it was go­ing to be. I can putt this way.’ ”

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