The hot topic right now in golf is the potential banning of anchoring a putter to make a stroke. Golf anchor putting means to attach it to your body, serving as a fulcrum in the stroke. In theory, this makes it easier to putt by making a natural pendulum. The governing bodies of golf, the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, are proposing the rule that will outlaw the use of anchoring a putter, and will take comments on the subject for the next three months.
So what does this mean for you and me? Well the first thing is that belly putters and long putters are not going away, they are not banning the putters, just how you use them. If in fact the rule does pass and I believe all signs are pointing that way, it will not go into effect until the year 2016. The rule will read, ''In making a stroke, the player must not anchor the club, either "directly" or by use of an "anchor point.'' In conclusion, if the rule does take effect, you will have a few more years to either learn the conventional way of putting, or learn a new technique for using your long or belly putter. If you're looking to improve your putting, here's four tips for putting with a conventional putter. And you should practice at any of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation's golf courses!
Four Putting Tips for Use of a Conventional Putter