News for Wednesday, November 28, 2012
5 Things from Day 1 of the final PGA Q-School in La Quinta, Calif., on the PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course and Stadium Course.
Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, Robert Karlsson. Three different personalities, three different golf swings, one common malady. All three suffered from the full-swing yips. They reached a point in their professional careers where they couldn’t start the swing.
The final stage of PGA Tour Q-School got underway on Wednesday at PGA West. And it was Steve LeBrun who finds himself out in front early. See how it happened.
Kathleen Ekey, Moriya Jutanugarn and Kim Welch hold the early lead after Day 1 of LPGA Q-School at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Citing concerns about hurting the game's growth, PGA of America president Ted Bishop urges golf's governing bodies to reconsider a proposed ban on anchoring.
Benjamin Arnett of Webster, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Houston in 2014. He currently attends J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston, Texas.
Alabama head coach Jay Seawell has been selected to coach the United States team at this summer’s Palmer Cup at Wilmington (Del.) Country Club. The annual Ryder Cup-style contest will he held June 7-9 on the South Course.
Matt Kuchar didn't know if his unique stroke would be banned or not, but was all smiles on Wednesday after the R&A and USGA said his putting technique is fine moving forward.
Michael Jordan wore cargo pants to play a round of golf at the high-end La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach. That’s a no-no.
With the Tiger Woods World Challenge slated to begin on Thursday morning in southern California, here is a look at the first round tee times and pairings.
What long had been anticipated finally happened: The game's ruling bodies proposed banning the anchoring of a golf club – not only putters, but any club – beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
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. Take a look . . .
With the USGA and R&A proposing a ban on the anchored stroke - set to begin on Jan. 1, 2016 - there have been plenty of reactions from the golf community, but none more important than the individual tours and tournament hosts.
So, what can you do with a putter now? This graphic provided by the USGA breaks down how you can take a stroke with your putter after Jan. 1, 2016.
Initial reaction to the anchoring ban among prominent Tour winners who use long putters: We'll play by the rules, albeit grudgingly.
What other sport takes nearly 25 years to make a decision like this? None. Talk about falling asleep at the wheel, closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. It’s embarrassing says European writer Alistair Tait.
Chris Maletis is a four-time Trans-Miss Senior Amateur champion who has plenty to say about the U.S. Golf Association, the R&A and their decision to outlaw the anchored stroke. And it's not very supportive.
The long putter and the decision to ban the anchoring stroke, golf’s rulesmakers are picking on a pretty obscure and insignificant target. The effort, while overdue, is welcome. At least to our Bradley S. Klein.
Senior writer Adam Schupak says that it's about time that anchoring was banned and that creativity will rule the day as those using long or belly putters will find another avenue to improve.
Don’t expect to see any of the major amateur tournaments going against the U.S. Golf Association and its ban on the anchored stroke.
These are questions we’ll be forced to answer after yet another muddled mess of making a very confusing game even more complicated says Golfweek Editor Jeff Babineau.
Our director of design, Jason Lusk, adopted the broomstick in the summer of 2010 and has seen his stroke improve immensely. Needless to say, he won't be relinquishing his long putter until Jan. 1, 2016.
Our senior writer Alex Miceli says that no specific statistical evidence will be forthcoming as it was when the larger-volume, U-shaped grooves were banned in 2010. This decision was based on a belief.