Not for much longer it seems. In the tempest that is the game of golf, it's a case of anchors away. After a frenzy of deliberation over the past year or so, the Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association, the two governing bodies of the game, last night announced a proposed rules change that would ban the anchoring of a club while making a stroke. The long putters that have burgeoned in popularity and use will still be allowed in the bag but the controversial process of anchoring the club to a fixed point, be it the chin, chest or belly, or with a forearm being held against the body to establish an anchor, is set to be outlawed. The debate will continue, though.
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