Posted by: randyhaaggolf | December 3, 2012

THE PUTTING LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED BUT WHY 2016? WILL SIDE SADDLE PUTTING BECOME POPULAR?

Took a little time away from the game and this amateur golf blog, but yet the golf world rages on with this new ruling to take effect in 2016. Goodbye anchor hello Side Saddle, I doubt it!!

Putting Side Saddle is not an easy transition from conventional putting, it will take up to a year or longer to regain the feel of the longer putts. I am sure there will be exceptions to this, but for me it took a good year to get a handle on the speed of the longer putts, especially those up and over ridges and dealing with undulation. Is this new ban on the anchored belly putter fair, or really good for golf? Who really knows for sure, seems Adam Scott has some good and accurate views on the subject when he said that anyone can chose to putt this way, and that statistically it doesn’t show it’s easier or an advantage to putt using an anchored belly putting style. And yes Tiger just doesn’t like all of the Belly Putters beating his ass in all of these majors. What a whiner, but then again I have always loved and not loved Tiger for his antics on and off the course, but love his immense talent, and dominance in the game for such a long period of time. What also did for the game I believe was to make the amateur game less relevant in the media and press it receives, okay that’s me whining now.

I enjoyed this Post by the Global Golf Post and thought I would share it with you: Pretty small go to their website www.globalgolfpost.com

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Stay tuned for more thoughts on the ideal off season golf work out, and a focus on the short game.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES

RANDY


Responses

  1. I’ve battled yips at times and have been able to overcome them with practice, patience and attitude but the fight is frustrating and long. I would consider side saddle but would have a fear that the USGA would end up outlawing the method eventually as well.


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