The USGA and R&A officially announced the ban of the anchored stroke on Tuesday morning, sending plenty of golf's elite players, coaches and equipment manufacturers to Twitter to make a statement.
Tim Clark confirmed news that probably won’t come as a surprise to officials at the PGA Tour, U.S. Golf Association and R&A. “We do have legal counsel,” he said. “We’re going to explore our options. We’re not going to just roll over and accept this.”
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Acting "for the Good of the game," the USGA and R&A announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b, which prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke.
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.
USGA executive director Mike Davis, USGA president Glen Nager and USGA Rules Committee chairman Mark Newell field questions about the anchoring ban.
PGA of America on anchoring: "Although we do not agree with the decision, we applaud the USGA for its willingness to listen to our concerns and engage in meaningful discussions."
Do you agree with the decision to ban the anchored stroke?
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