Golf clubs http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32756/all en Golf-'Big Easy' Els takes hard stance on long putters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/golf-big-easy-els-takes-hard-stance-long-putters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>PACIFIC PALISADES, California, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Having been on both sides of the 'long putter' debate, former world number one Ernie Els can see no good reason why putters anchored to the belly or chest should be banned by golf's rulemakers.</p> <p>In November, the game's governing bodies proposed a ban on players anchoring putters to their body, saying they wanted to outlaw the practice by 2016 in order to preserve the "skill and challenge" of putting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/golf-big-easy-els-takes-hard-stance-long-putters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernie Els Golf clubs Leisure Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755182 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-R&A will take time on 'sensitive' putter issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/golf-ra-will-take-time-sensitive-putter-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - The proposed ban by the Royal and Ancient (R&amp;A) on the anchoring of long putters was proving "particularly sensitive" in the United States, the sport's rule-making authority said on Friday in announcing it would take time to evaluate the responses.</p> <p>In a statement issued the day after the closing of a 90-day window for the worldwide golfing community to react to the proposed ban, the R&amp;A said it would continue working towards a final resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/golf-ra-will-take-time-sensitive-putter-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770781 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-R&A will take time on 'sensitive' putter issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-golf-ra-will-take-time-sensitive-putter-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds USGA statement)</p> <p>LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - The proposed ban by the Royal and Ancient (R&amp;A) on the anchoring of long putters was proving "particularly sensitive" in the United States, the sport's rule-making authority said on Friday in announcing it would take time to evaluate the responses.</p> <p>In a statement issued the day after the closing of a 90-day window for the worldwide golfing community to react to the proposed ban, the R&amp;A said it would continue working towards a final resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-golf-ra-will-take-time-sensitive-putter-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770885 at http://www.globalpost.com Els phasing out belly putter but will use it at Augusta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/els-phasing-out-belly-putter-will-use-it-at-augusta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - British Open champion Ernie Els will use the belly putter for the last time at a major during the U.S. Masters next week as he phases out the controversial club ahead of a proposed ban, the South African said.</p> <p>The rule-making Royal and Ancient and the United States Golf Association want to outlaw the controversial anchoring of a long-handled putter to the body during the swing - a technique employed by three of the last five major winners including Els - from 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/els-phasing-out-belly-putter-will-use-it-at-augusta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernie Els Golf Golf clubs Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798444 at http://www.globalpost.com Simple tips for sinking vital short putts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/simple-tips-sinking-vital-short-putts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A short cut to lowering your score is to improve your short game capabilities, particularly your ability to sink those must-make short putts. If you are desperate to sink those makeable short putts but are always left bitterly disappointed, here are easy answers to your headache.</p><P>Avoid too tight a grip</p><P>Of paramount importance is a loose grip pressure. With a tight grip it's not easy to deliver the putter face squarely to the ball and make a solid stroke.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/simple-tips-sinking-vital-short-putts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Sports Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:35:07 +0000 Asianet 5800983 at http://www.globalpost.com Scott's Masters win gives long putters a grand slam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130414/scotts-masters-win-gives-long-putters-grand-slam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Proponents of the long putter celebrated completion of the grand slam when Australia's Adam Scott won the Masters on Sunday in a playoff against Angel Cabrera of Argentina.</p> <p>The Masters was the last of the four major championships to be claimed by users of belly or broomstick putters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130414/scotts-masters-win-gives-long-putters-grand-slam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 03:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5815671 at http://www.globalpost.com Ban on anchored putts a cop-out, says Langer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/ban-anchored-putts-cop-out-says-langer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golf's governing bodies are expected to announce shortly whether they will go ahead with a proposed ban on players anchoring putters to their body, a rule change which makes no sense at all to Bernhard Langer.</p> <p>The German former world number one, long renowned for his meticulous preparation and attention to detail, describes the proposal by the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) and Royal &amp; Ancient (R&amp;A) as "a cop-out" with no empirical evidence to back it up.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/ban-anchored-putts-cop-out-says-langer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5820660 at http://www.globalpost.com Rule makers to ban anchoring of putters from 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/governing-bodies-prohibit-anchoring-putters-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>VIRGINIA WATER (Reuters) - Golf's governing bodies announced on Tuesday that they will ban the anchoring of putters from 2016 in a move which will please traditionalists but could lead to a split in the game among the professional ranks.</p> <p>The ban was first proposed by the Royal and Ancient (R&amp;A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) in November. Players and the golfing community were then given 90 days in which to discuss the proposal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/governing-bodies-prohibit-anchoring-putters-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games Golf Golf clubs Leisure Sports Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 12:02:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842778 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Anchoring putters banned from 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/golf-anchoring-putters-banned-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Golf's ruling bodies on Tuesday announced that anchoring putters will be banned from the start of 2016.</p> <p>The anchored putting stroke has been in the spotlight since being used by a clutch of players to win major championships recently, with the latest being Adam Scott, who used a broom-handle putter to win the Masters at Augusta in April.</p> <p>Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011 using a putter anchored to his stomach whilst Ernie Els and Webb Simpson used similar implements to land majors last season</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/golf-anchoring-putters-banned-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Sports AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 13:30:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842823 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Anchoring putters banned from 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/golf-anchoring-putters-banned-2016-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Golf's ruling bodies on Tuesday announced that anchoring putters will be banned from the start of 2016.</p> <p>The anchored putting stroke has been in the spotlight since being used by a clutch of players to win major championships recently, with the latest being Adam Scott, who used a broom-handle putter to win the Masters at Augusta in April.</p> <p>Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011 using a putter anchored to his stomach whilst Ernie Els and Webb Simpson used similar implements to land majors last season</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/golf-anchoring-putters-banned-2016-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Golf clubs Putter AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 02:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843390 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Els predicts battle over anchoring ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/golf-els-predicts-battle-over-anchoring-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ernie Els has predicted a legal battle over the ban on anchoring putters set to come into force in 2016 and admitted he would not have won last year's British Open without a long putter.</p> <p>Els' South African compatriot Tim Clark - who has been using an anchored putting stroke since turning professional in 1998 has already vowed to look into the legality of the ban.</p> <p>Four of the last six major winners, including Els who won his fourth at Royal Lytham &amp; St Annes last year, have used the controversial method.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/golf-els-predicts-battle-over-anchoring-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Ernie Els Golf Golf clubs Law AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 13:01:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843732 at http://www.globalpost.com