Report: R&A, USGA to Discuss Putter Ban with Players This Week

The English newspaper The Telegraph, is reporting that the two governing bodies of golf will meet with players of the PGA and European Tours this week to explain the proposed ban on anchoring putters.

The R&A and USGA are understandably declining to reveal any details of the review into the prospective rule change outlawing the anchoring of clubs, but it is understood an official will make presentations to the professionals at this week’s HSBC WGC Champions event in Shenzhen and then at next week’s Barclays Singapore Open.

Mike Davis, the chief executive of the USGA, has already held such a seminar with PGA Tour players as the executive decide how quickly to implement a ban with three of the last five major winners using belly-putters. They might even decide to bring in a ban in professional competition from the start of 2013, although it is probable they will take a formal vote in March.

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