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New put­ters to help you nav­i­gate the ban on an­chor­ing

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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.

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