Rule changes about putting not necessary

On Wednesday, the Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association (USGA), golf’s governing bodies, announced changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club in making a stroke.

The following three paragraphs are from the USGA released statement.

“The proposed Rule 14-1b, which follows an extensive review by the R&A and the USGA, would prohibit strokes made with the club or a hand gripping the club held directly against a player’s body, or with a forearm held against the body to establish an anchor point that indirectly anchors the club.

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