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Anchored Putter Decision Expected On Tuesday
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/17/13
The United States Golf Association will hold a televised news conference this coming Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT to announce their decision on the proposed ban on anchored putting. The presser will include USGA Executive Director Mike Davis, Rules of Golf Committee chairman Mark Newell, and current USGA president Glen Nager.
The USGA hasn't bothered to post this information on their own web site as of 1:42 p.m. ET this afternoon, but several media outlets, including Golf Magazine, Golf Channel, and CBS Sports began running the story early this afternoon. Interestingly, it appears that the Royal & Ancient will not be participating in the announcement, possibly because R&A chief executive Peter Dawson has made some rather controversial statements to the press in the last month, angering many golfers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
This writer is not a betting man, but if I were, I would predict that the announcement on Tuesday will send anchored putters the way of Milli Vanilli, lawn darts, and the Ford Pinto.
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It makes sense the USGA is going to announce its decision ahead of its major.
"to arms! to arms! ye soldiers!"
Maybe I should have grabbed the lawn darts out of my grandparents basement. I'll never understand what the big deal was. We played with them growing up, and nobody ever got hurt. Nobody even got hit with one.
I wonder if the USGA will make any changes to reflect the feedback they received during the commentary period? Perhaps they got it perfect the first time. Leaving everything unchanged after all the comments, however, creates the appearance, or to some confirms as fact, that the entire "Commentary Period" was a farce.
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