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Golf traditionalist rejoice this week both the United States Golf Association.
And at the royal and ancient golf club.
Agreed on a band against anchoring the potter what I -- the cheater fighter but I'm the only one -- -- To most of the two most it was the obvious decision a long time coming but it's not without blow back.
For some of the world's top golfers who use the club carried away and teach -- -- a former LPGA tour pro am my instructor she is fantastic.
I -- have a conversation about these -- and I want you -- show lasts for example with this putter.
Just guys do with that now the experts are saying.
That would be cheating there's a couple of ways for -- thanks for having me.
There's a couple of ways they're using the tall potter the the most prolific in the won the side just a couple weeks go with Adam Scott -- was.
He anchors it against his chest -- his -- His -- stays close and anchored and this is very stagnant and he just simply it's strokes the ball sort of in a natural pendulum.
But here's the thing so your anchoring it against your body.
Isn't that cheating -- is supposed to be sort of free form well that's the stance that the US GA is taking so we're looking at the stance that.
They now twenty years after these have been on the market and players have been using them.
This is not adhering to the challenge of the game that it should be a free flowing swinging of the Asia and you're -- -- yeah exactly and you show me up against something that's stable for not moving trend that's just not fair how much where I have to say.
That's my view for the pros if you're like me here -- -- freer out there on the weekend you're hitting the ball around I -- Carol -- and and I think as a PGA member as an association.
You know we want people to enjoy the game so -- you really have to worry about this rule coming into effect on your every day golf game -- -- not really.
Will year old local club may be here to that rule if if they're staying -- in the USG -- They may but I don't think the average golfers gonna have to worry to -- much about it OK I want something yourself and what.
I cannot switch places -- -- so I don't even know how to hold that would be the belly putter so this one you have to put right into your bubble.
And then both hands on the club I learned that way or you can do what you're traditional either way but it is right into your belly literally.
And you just kind of let let the arms move a little bit.
So that way it's creating a very natural pendulum with the very.
-- very static.
And that is not moving.
So I just find -- sort of unwieldy either so -- they parallel to different not used the belly putter for a little while I found the -- it would help me.
Roll the ball well and interestingly Webb Simpson who won the US open with a bad belly potter.
Stated that it helped him with his distance control.
It's but interestingly you know not even beyond none of the guys who that have been winning with this potter.
Our top putters on tour that's please which I'm shocked I have we have we have this debate at at willow -- on that -- country club and we we have the debate with the four other PGA members I work with.
And we -- just -- they're going let's look this up.
The best putter on tour who anchor who as it is number nineteen Ernie Els.
The next one is 32 I believe is Tim Clark who is the best putter period while Tiger Woods is number one pottery was right now.
But OK but Adam Scott you know yeah see Adam Scott went from in the hundreds down -- the sixties.
Bomb so you aren't they getting integrated -- just -- they won a major.
And they're not moving up the ranks and -- We kind of decided that maybe it was the opposite that may be it just shows that -- ball striking was great.
Because yes think putted well for the majors but until we see.
About greater percentage I guess really tip being.
I I'm not sure there's a great advantage I think it's a loud and the potter who was on.
That didn't that lack confidence I think it gave them some confidence to become competitive welfare -- is you know.
It's all about what's between your ear -- rightly I mean it is this thing that.
If you're nervous and if he can't control your emotions that's what you're gonna ask her lap and that's been the other debate where you have Tiger Woods saying.
I want these guys to feel old you know the real nerves of being on the eighteenth hole in a major having to free flow putting stroke.
-- I can tell you that I kept this up into my belly in a tournament and I was still shaking down here wow.
So I'm not sure well let's talk about -- -- a second because you were on tour my friend -- now struggled a little I think the key to a good game you know this.
I think that you have to have.
Working in about 66%.
I think you have to be able to hit 66% of fairways.
I think you need to be able to hit 66%.
And fifteen yeah I can't get up and down 70% of the time that's thirty yards -- last.
And you have to be a good putter.
-- does that show if this helps people putt well.
And then so be and then so be -- you've opened my mind I was in negative person but now I'm not saying negative.
-- thanks for coming on the great and you hear what am I gonna see you in my domain very soon okay.
Our right not this weekend but next weekend and thank you so much good to see you really enjoyed it thank you thanks to golf Smith who provide us with all this fancy equipment to play with thank you so much.
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