Cook and a few other online retailers sell long putters up to 50 inches or longer specifically designed for the face-on method per usga regulations, putter shafts must be at least 10 degrees off perpendicular to the horizontal axis of the putter head hendricks has had good luck with regular, unmodified long putters. For starters, almost every major putter company has been making counterbalanced putters for the last couple of years counterbalancing offers many of the benefits of anchored-style putters without anchoring by adding weight to the grip end of the club, it raises the putter’s balance point.
It possibly helps to control the yips and perhaps if one had a medical certificate() to that effect you could be allowed anchored putting nb conferring a degree of advantage is not of itself a reason to outlaw something (witness golf ball and club development which are permitted – within limits if the long or belly putter had any.
Golf authorities have ruled that the new belly putter ban will take effect in 2016, eliminating player's ability to anchor putters to their bodies. Eliminating the long putter or belly putter will only drive more people away from the game which is not what the game of golf needs at this point in time to get all these factor right it requires practice hours of practice to get it right the older you get the harder it is on your back. 5) consider a counterbalanced putter if you’ve been an anchorer and have procrastinated on finding an alternative, fear not—there are plenty of options at your disposal for starters, almost every major putter company has been making counterbalanced putters for the last couple of years. Shortening putter shaft = bad but not too heavy to affect my stroke my putting stroke travels on an arc and i hit down on the ball so i need to have some sort of dragging to pull the putter head in order to hit down on the ball now i can bend more at my waist and tuck my elbows in tighter without feeling the butt of the shaft.
Tim clark of south africa and pettersson have used broom putters for their entire careers, and they have suggested a new rule would affect their livelihoods els once mocked vijay singh for using a long putter, but then els switched to a belly putter last year when his putting suffered. Ban on anchoring of putters divides golfers even before rule goes into effect players meeting shows pga tour has difficult path ahead on anchor ban fred couples has a belly putter that.
You might have seen quite a few guys on the tour using these putters some to quite good effect well, other people think it’s cheating using a belly putter in fact more recently the r&a and the usga have agreed that it is cheating and from 2016 belly putters and any putt that’s going to be anchored into the body aren’t going to be allowed. I, along with millions of golfers who saw belly and long putters as important — and legal — putting alternatives, have officially lost the anchor battle even if you agree with the usga, and you think i’m nuts, it’s important to understand how the ban will affect your putting game. The worst rule of golf is eliminating the belly putter as one gets older, putting is the first to go i love golf, but was about to give it up since i had a flurry of 3 putt hole then i got a belly putter and i lowered my score by4 to 6 shots. A belly putter has a longer shaft than a conventional putter (but not as long as a long putter, or broomstick putter) the longer shaft was the right length for anchoring against the golfer's stomach (the end of grip pressed into the golfer's stomach), which serves as a fulcrum for making the stroke.
Now i don't know what the exact weight of my old putter was, but it might have been under 300 grams, head weight the new heavy putter has a 450-475 gram head weight it also has a counter weight of 250-275 grams in the upper shaft for balance info i have been able to find says the heavy m-1 putter has a total weight of 900 grams. The net effect is you cannot simply move back and through in the stroke, with the putter hanging from your light grip instead you have to lift and carry the putter back, and this adds a requirement of constant tension to your arms and grip.