New putters to help you navigate the ban on anchoring
New putters to help you navigate the anchoring ban.
Odyssey Golf, which sells more putters than anyone, says at the height of the belly-putter craze, more than 20 percent of its sales were models designed to be used by anchoring the club to the body. But e ective January, that method is banned by the Rules of Golf, leaving a segment of golfers searching for an alternative. Though the rule doesn’t ban putters, it has encouraged clubmakers to develop new ways to help those with shaky strokes. One solution has been “counterbalanced” putters that use heavier heads and grips. There are also new ideas for bracing the putter to your forearm (allowed) and oversize grips designed to keep your hands from becoming too active at the wrong time. These methods might do more than help the yips. A study by Nike suggests that 84 percent of golfers putt better with counterbalanced models. Interested? Here are six new models to consider.