Els` victory at the 2012 Open Championship with a belly butter fueled the growing fire among those who had the power to impose a ban. Perhaps forgotten is Adam Scott`s bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey finish (while he also uses an anchored putter) that paved the way for Els. Els` wasn`t a flamethrower on the greens either. For those who want to try to lift the racket against your forearm, there are putters on the market that are specially designed for such a blow. Bettinardi offers a Kuchar-style putter, as does BioMech, whose putter was used on the PGA Tour by Bo Van Pelt, Heath Slocum and Tim Clark, among others. Most golfers prefer short putters and 34 inches is the most common length. Some like it even shorter like Phil Mickelson, who used a 32-inch putter for a spell. This technique reduces the putter`s ability to move, which should cause you to hit more putts. Before the introduction of the anchor ban, these putters were much more accurate than short putters. Named after Chicago`s tourist sites, Wilson Staff Infinite Putter has been a huge success for the company and this long-necked version is outstanding.

What is a long putter, who should use one and how can we use it legally? This article is designed to help you answer these questions and hopefully give you an idea of whether this type of putter could help your game. These putters are iconic, read on to learn more about them. The next step is for the PGA TOUR to follow the new rule or decide to set its own competition condition that would allow players to anchor long putters. Adam Scott often tries new putters, but he is a regular user of the long putter. His game dropped significantly after the introduction of the new rules, but after finding a new way with the broomstick, he recovered his game. Anchoring began golf in the 1980s with the introduction of long putters, a k a broomstick putters, which were pressed against the golfer`s chest or chin, creating a stable pivot point for the putting shot. Later, stuttering of the belly occurred and they were anchored in the stomach or sternum for the same effect. Some forms of anchoring have been around for at least 40 years, and old photos suggest they`ve been used even longer.

It wasn`t until after Bradley became the first major champion to use belly butter that the USGA and R&A said they would take a fresh look at the putting style. When the USGA and R&A approved the anchor ban by creating Rule 14-1b, USGA Executive Director Mike Davis wanted to clarify that the proposed rule does not restrict the use of currently compliant equipment. The new rule does not prohibit long putters, but only the way they are commonly used. Golfers will no longer be able to anchor the club to their body to create the effect of a hinge. Masters champion Adam Scott used a long putter that he pressed against his chest. British Open champion Ernie Els and US Open champion Webb Simpson used a stomach stutter, as did Keegan Bradley at the 2011 PGA Championship. We haven`t seen an entrenched putter mood win a major in 2016, but Adam Scott himself had a great year with two wins and five other top five in the world with a traditional putter. Scott held the supporting lining of the broom that earned him the 2013 Masters for as long as possible until 2015. Els` success with the anchored putter brought a big win, but he may have come to the right place at the right time in a career mixed with ups and downs.

The anchored putter appeared to be just one of 13 thugs in the bag this week. Again, this is a technique that was banned, not equipment, on the grounds that using a club in a very specific way prevented golfers from making a free kick. Banning arm anchoring would mainly require rethinking the underlying logic of the rule, which could prove the life-saving grace of arm anchors. Stomach stutters are legal on the PGA Tour. The PGA closely follows the rules of the USGA, and anything authorized by the USGA is allowed on the PGA. Any PGA player is allowed to use a belly butter in a game or tournament because it is completely legal. Some do, but they are certainly less common than those who use short putters. Belly butter is usually between 41 and 45 inches, the broom handle putter is even longer at 50 inches. When you see the big differences in length, you can only imagine the difference in weight of these putters.

No. Very important point: The anchoring ban was (and is) not a change in equipment rules. Belly cutters and long putters remain completely legal to use as long as they comply with equipment regulations. These clubs remain controversial and although no rule changes are planned, you never know with long putters. It`s clear that many golfers have struggled when the rules have changed recently, and you certainly don`t want to stay in that position. Thus, the R&A and the USGA announced on the 28th. November 2012, the proposed wording of a new rule prohibiting anchored strokes. This was followed by a 90-day comment period and then, after a short pause, the governing bodies announced on 21 May 2013 that a ban on anchored fire would come into force on 1 January 2016 and that the ban on anchoring is now part of the Gulf rules. For the most part, anchored putters are a choice. For Tim Clark, that was the only option.