We are mere days away from the turn of the year and with it brings a change for more than just a handful of golfers. I’m talking about the new regulations concerning the use of anchored putters and although we’ve seen the pros hoist some trophies and slip on a green jacket thanks to some killer long stick putting it’s time to say “buh-bye.”
Here’s what you need to know…
This new rule goes for every golfer. It’s not just the likes of pros but amateurs and social golfers alike must adopt the new policy.
If you were accustomed to an anchored style putter as of January 1st, 2016 that use is considered non-USGA conforming. For each hole you opt to use your beloved putter you are charged with a two stroke penalty. Are you one of those “damn the man” kind of golfers? Think about it… you would be taking on a possible total of 36 penalty strokes per round. Watch that handicap index plummet.
There are some products out there to help you re-learn the old traditional style of putting but with a twist, all of which fits into the conforming guidelines (such as the Arm-Lock).
What do you think? Any tips to transition to a conforming putter?