Golf is a game that comes with a bad bug!A bug that doesn't let you live in peace ever.So, there is plenty to grumble about.This blog is dedicated to everything that is even remotely connected to golf.Frustrations related to golf,gaffes that you can giggle about,the tricks of the tiny golf ball,all these and more are going to be a part of this blog.Apart from that, there may be those occasional brain wave about swing, stance, rhythm,etc that I may share with you to help your game come along!
This snap below was taken after she played a tournament in Kolkata(Calcutta) on 3 Jan 09. Saurav Ganguly was the chief guest. Somehow, I managed to get a snap of my daughter with him. No, truthfully he readily agreed when I requested. Thanks to him.
At that particular moment she didn't know about Ganguly much , now she knows a little, but I am sure she is going to cherish this photograph later on in life.
The proposed ban on anchoring of belly putters by R&A and USGA seems to have brought up a few subtle debates. I, for one haven't used or seen a belly putter(except on television)! So, my opinion on belly putting shouldn't matter to anyone,for or against, yet I seem to have one and you want to read on?
The belly putter definitely looks unwieldy when I watch the tour pros use it and I cringe when my favourite professionals walk on to the green with a long, complex(to me) belly putter. When they walk around to read the slopes of the green, I feel like easing it out of their hand through the television! Anchoring against the belly? Nah! Not for me.
My thoughts aside, I wonder how easy it is in reality to use a belly putter. The talk is that few of the tour players like Ernie Els, Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley have won major tournaments using this unwieldy belly putters and I think they wouldn't like to let the belly putters out of their bag ever!
I also wonder whether a proposed rule change can be revoked because of protests. Sure R&A and USGA would have done some substantial research into this to come out with such a proposal and now to hear all the nos and nahs may be a little frustrating, I guess.
Nevertheless, we will have to wait quite a while to see what the players want, how the PGA will be affected, how and when USGA and R&A will tackle it. Meanwhile, the discussions, the debates, suggestions and opinions will be criss-crossing hazards, bunkers, oceans and greens all across the World of Golf!
Apart from the touring pros, I wonder how the average amateur golfers feel about banning the 'anchoring' of belly putters. Sure, belly putters are not proposed to be banned, it is just the anchoring of belly putters that is not accepted by R&A and USGA. So, assuming I am talking to club golfers, weekend golfers and hobby golfers, how do you feel about the belly putter that is slowly causing ripples across the clear ocean?