Monday, July 23, 2012

redanman weighs in on anchoring and Congrats BIg Ernie!

Stroke

A “stroke’’ is the forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball,



It seems to me:

The decision has already been made (I believe it was made this past winter)
It is all about anchoring, it will be declared to not be consistent with the definition of  "a stroke"
It will be announced after the US PGA at Kiawah that anchoring is forbidden

The only question is date of institution of the change? For elite competition?  For All golfers.

Elite:
Start of 2013?
Before Masters 2013?
Start of 2014?
No later.

All golfers:
2015

My guesses.

Still congrats to Els despite the early inaccurate coronation by someone at the theopen.com website's coronation of Scott as posted yesterday.  Condolences to all in OZ staying up all night just to be gutted, I feel for you. 

Els is specifically working to get away from the anchored putter, hopefully he can look back soon and say he was literally using a crutch.  Here's to Els and a career Grand Slam.

Huzzah!

1 comment:

the redanman said...

I just checked, it has been 8 months since I first got wind of the anchoring "statement" calling it within 2-3 weeks at that time. It is now clear in retrospect why that was not released at that time and delayed. It is just a matter of guessing the timing and I'm sticking with after Kiawah and the US PGA.

-r-