Ah, you gotta love social media.
On Wednesday morning, the USGA and R&A had a news conference to announce the decision for a ‘proposed rules change,’ but it seemed clear that the governing bodies have decided to implement the new rule.
Since it has already been approved by the USGA and R&A’s rules committees, the next step will be to get it approved by the governing boards of both organizations. Over the next few months, the USGA and R&A will take questions and comments for and against the ban. If approved, the rule will not take place until 2016, giving ample time for players to adjust how they please.
The ban will become part of the Rules of Golf, which is applied in all countries, therefore the rule will apply to all golfers around the world, including pros and amateurs. To nullify the rule, a local rule would have to be put in affect for anchoring.
Many pros, college players and coaches took to Twitter before and after the USGA and R&A’s news conference.
The only good news for the USGA – they are trending worldwide on Twitter.
Here are some of the best Tweets: