Let’s not kid ourselves. The ban on an anchored putting stroke, to start in 2016, would seem to focus on “sport” rather than “game.” On competition rather than recreation. On game-face golf rather than social golf.
As it turned out, there were no changes to the rules proposal to ban an anchored stroke, first presented on Nov. 28, 2012. Tuesday’s tranquil gathering wasn't lengthy, ending after a few predictable questions from journalists.
Rule 14-1B bans the anchored-swing method but does not ban long or belly putters. Enforcement and interpreting the rule often will boil down to intent.
PGA of America president Ted Bishop, an early dissenter regarding a ban of the anchored stroke, must wrap his arms around how his 27,000 members will deal with the USGA's new rule.
In a new weekly video called The Toy Box Winner's Circle, our David Dusek breaks down Adam Scott's winning bag at the Masters.
The original oversized SuperStroke was designed to take hands out of the stroke. That innovation has led to an array of putting grips and growing popularity on the pro tours.
Callaway Golf has announced that it plans to have the new, four-piece Hex Chrome+ golf ball in pro shops on April 19. It will be positioned as a tour-quality ball for mid- to fast-swinging golfers who want to maximize distance.
Francesco Molinari agreed to use special Pirelli grips on his Nike clubs. He chose grip manufacturer Lamkin because he already felt comfortable using Lamkin’s i6 3GEN grips.
Bifurcation is the big word on everyone’s lips these days, but one form already seems to exist, as players continue to pay little attention to pace-of-play, including Sunday at the Avantha Masters.
Bubba Watson, one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, has a driver grip as big as a Sequoia. Ping's Tour technician, Daniel Udd, explains the custom work done for the 2012 Masters Champion.
With the season’s first major just weeks away, Cobra Golf announced its Masters-themed commemorative: 1,800 AMP Cell Limited Edition drivers.
Tim Clark broke his monthslong silence on the proposed ban on anchoring and shed light on the presentation he gave at a PGA Tour players' meeting Jan. 21 to preserve the stroke.
Golf Pride's green Victory grip popularized slip-ons and transformed the category. Though it's no longer available at retail, its legacy has shaped Golf Pride's evolution as a leading grip maker.
With industry veterans at the helm, Oban is building its shaft business with one word in mind: premium. Company officials say they're all about top-tier performance for a top-tier price.
Our Jeff Rude hopes that the USGA and R&A will listen to those dissenting corners and continue to allowing anchoring for the sake of the game’s enjoyment and growth.
With the help of his new Bettinardi putter, Matt Kuchar won his first WGC-Accenture Match Play. Check out the latest Toy Box Notes!
Shaftmaker Matrix has taken a giant step toward simplifying shaft fitting. The company’s new Flight System contains three designations for shafts: Black Tie (low trajectory), Red Tie (mid trajectory) and White Tie (high trajectory).
What started as a proposed rule change has intensified into a showdown between golf heavyweights: the USGA in one corner versus the PGA Tour and PGA of America in the other. The outcome remains in doubt as the USGA and R&A’s 90-day comment period expires Feb. 28.
The British Professional Golfers’ Association will not resist the proposed ban on the anchoring stroke, chief executive Sandy Jones told Golfweek.
For 75 years, steel iron shafts have dominated the marketplace, mostly for their consistency and stability. New lightweight versions – suitable for tour players and amateurs – are bound to continue steel's popularity.
Our David Dusek was on the range at Bay Hill and got a look inside the bags of plenty of PGA Tour pros.
Our David Dusek is on the ground at Doral, checking out all the golf equipment on the range before this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Oakley staffers, Dave Ortley and Gregg Hemphill, surf the Southern California beach known as Trestles.
TaylorMade employees from various departments spend mornings before work and occasionally lunchbreak surfing.
Carl Pettersen of Lamkin Grips spends Sunday's surfing in Del Mar with his family.
Take a look at pictures from the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day at Orange County National.
Our David Dusek spent time in the Ping trailer learning how Bubba Watson likes his driver to be gripped.
TaylorMade's Chris Piniarski talks about his love affair with surfing and its similarities to golf.
A GolfTEC Player polishes his backswing with GolfTEC Certified Personal Coach Dusty Oakwood, learning how to rotate more in the arms and the hips. Coach Oakwood also goes over the game plan for sequential lessons.
A GolfTEC player gets started with a Swing Evaluation from GolfTEC Certified Personal Coach Dusty Oakwood, learning exactly what’s going right and wrong with his golf game.
Stephanie Meadow, along with instructor Colby Huffman, displays a drill that helps to maintain an in-sync downswing.
Instructor Gary Gilchrist shows how pupil Morgan Hoffmann is able to generate so much club head speed due to his "powerful setup."
Instructor Colby Huffman and student Stephanie Meadow demonstrate a simple 3-ball drill that will help improve putting touch.
Morgan Hoffmann and instructor Gary Gilchrist discuss a method to train yourself into more effective drawing or fading of the golf ball.
Michigan teaching pros Dave Kendall and Lynn Janson share their methods for creating a more balanced backswing.
Top Michigan teaching pro Lynn Janson shares a tip that will help with your short-range chipping.