Hearn adjusting to putting post-anchor ban
David Hearn explains how he is doing switching from anchored putting. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
PGA Show: Anchors away with BioMech putters
Jake Reeves the Director of Instruction for BioMech Golf explains how the BioMech putter helps you to move away from anchoring. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Alternatives to anchoring your putter
Michael Breed shows options for players that have to stop anchoring their putters. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Anchors away: No more club anchoring in 2016
Explore the new rule from the R&A and USGA prohibiting club anchoring. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Infographic: Dos and don'ts under new anchoring rule
Tuesday, the USGA tweeted out an infographic reminder of what's legal and no longer legal under Rule 14-1b.
Bradley tosses the anchor
Advised by his mom and aided by Michael Jordan, Keegan Bradley tosses the anchored putting style overboard.
Golfing World: McIlroy's 63 and Stenson on home soil
Friday’s GW News brings you news of Rory McIlroy’s opening round 63 at the Memorial Tournament. We also round up the latest from the Nordea Masters and why one of the LPGA majors is changing its name.Hi, I'm Kara Robinson, this is GW News. We start at Muirfield Village where Rory McIlroy's brilliant 63 gave him a three shot lead off the opening round of the Memorial Tournament. Even a double bogey of 14 didn't disrupt him too much, in around that consisted of 2 eagles and 7 birdies. Bubba Watson , Paul Casey and Chris Kirk all started well. They're tied at 6 under par, 3 off the Northern Irishman. Meanwhile Keegan Bradley played without
Golfing World: Woods out of the U.S. Open & Keegan puts his belly away at Memorial
Thursday’s GW News brings you the latest from Tiger Woods, who has confirmed he will not play at this year’s U.S Open at Pinehurst.anchor putter. Bradley has used the belly putter since he joined the PGA tour in 2011. But along with the likes of Adam Scott and Ernie Els he'll be forced to use a standard club put 2016 after the USGA and the RNA agreed to ban anchoring. That's all
Clark: 2016 anchor ban had 'been on my mind'
Perhaps no player will be affected by the anchoring ban more than Tim Clark, who has a genetic condition that prevents him from turning his forearms and wrists inward.
Grandfather clause on recreational anchoring likely doomed
The bid by Tim Finchem and Ted Bishop for a grandfather clause covering anchoring by recreational ams isn't likely to succeed.
Let's debate: Controversy good for the game?
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay discuss the many controversies from the 2013 season and how it will affect the game of golf.-It was an interesting year on and off the golf course guys. As we take a look at the entire campaign in 2013 from the controversy side. What do you think was the most controversial of all the things going on? This might be one of them David especially from the USGA standpoint that was the anchored putter then you had the Tiger Woods [unk] that began in Abu Dhabi and ended up at the BMW of course you had the Tiger-Sergio thing going on. There were lots of things to talk about as Jeff was alluding to off the golf course and a few things on. What stood out to you? -Well, first of all the controversies. I think they are pretty good for the sport. I mean- -How's though? -It would be a quiet week in any team sport in terms of these big so called controversies but the fact that you now are in an environment where people are talking about things just off the golf course in addition on, I think that is good. It sort of elevates golf from an niche sport to something main stream. They may be controversies but they pale in comparison to other sports. -Well, the anchored putter yes. That's part of golf being in niche sport. There is no question about that. But when Tiger Woods is involved, he is the guy who is taking golf above the level of a niche sport. So when he is involved
No. 5 Newsmaker of 2013: Anchored stroke
GolfChannel.com writers Rex Hoggard, Randall Mell and Ryan Lavner sit down to discuss anchoring and why it’s the fifth biggest newsmaker of 2013.to correct something. -I think in the future, we're gonna see the PGA Tour have a bigger and a better seat at the table when deciding this matters. It was so clumsily done, few of the players were caught off guard, there is a threat of law suits, you know, there is so much public disagreement and I don't-I don't think you're gonna see that in the future just because it was not good for the game in the first few months. -Now, you talked about the players who specifically do you think is going to be impacted the most by this ban in 2016. -Hello Ron, I'm thinking Adam Scott who is the number 2 player in the world in his Rex's major championship record improved significantly with that long putter so. You know, other parts of his game improved too but I'm really curious to see what happens to Adam. - Adam Scott is curious case because he wasn't-he's not that much better with his anchoring to his-to his turn. He is not that much better statistically. He is still somewhere north of 90 in the rankings when he was maybe a 120th using the conventional putter but a player like Keegan Bradley who has been doing for a number of years, guys like Tim Clark and carol Petersen have been using this method since college. -I think it's really gonna impact them. -No this was really a polarizing issue in all of golf, the PGA of America spoke out against the ban the R&A and the USGA, they stood forth. The PGA -PGA Tour was almost in the middle of it at all. What surprised you the most about the whole debate? -The-what surprise me about the debate was the fact that the players begin to question the USGA's authority. To me that was stunning when we are at Torrey Pines and that issue came up and the player's meeting, when they are meeting with Mike Davis… -There is actually-actually asking him why do you have the authority, your-you know a bunch of amateurs and volunteers. Why do you have the authority over us, I found that stunning. -Yeah the threat of the PGA Tour creating its own set of rules as always a little bit unsettling for the game of golf and you know, luckily we
USGA won't extend anchoring 'grandfather period'
The U.S. Golf Association will not enact a 'grandfather' extension to the anchoring ban beyond 2016.