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Body Anchored Putter: USGA and R&A Putter Ban in Effect

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in New News, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Tweet Those who follow the doings of the golf equipment industry with interest are aware that on May 21, the USGA and the R&A officially announced their decision to ban the anchoring of putters to the body.  The decision was made despite the publicly stated opposition of the PGA of America and the PGA Tour to the ban, as well in the absence of any facts which prove the use of a body anchored putter automatically enables a golfer to make more putts. Body anchored putters have been in play for more than 30 years.  Up until 2011 you could count the number of tournaments on one hand that...

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Who Benefits the Most from Professional Custom Fitting?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Tweet No doubt, this is a valid question for any golfer who has been playing to the same handicap for years with several different sets of clubs.  After all, full specs professional custom fitting hasn’t yet become a household term and most golfers believe the reason their handicap never drops is because of them, not the clubs.  On top of that, the term “professional custom fitting” can leave a connotation of a much higher cost – ala the cost of a fully tailored suit vs one bought off the rack in a department store – so any golfer is justified in wondering...

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Is There Something to the Increase in Long Putter Use?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Tweet Interesting isn’t it how all of a sudden the number of tour pros making a move to a Belly putter has increased so dramatically.  I mean, it’s not like longer putters are new – the “Adam Scott” style pendulum style long putters have been around for more than 20 yrs, the Belly style putters a little less. No, this is just one more example of a trait possessed by MANY tour pros that I quickly learned back in the days when I would spend time on the tour servicing the players for whom I had designed clubs.  The pros are no different than any of us.  Despite...

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