Neither TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO Mark King nor Executive Vice President Sean Toulon are fans of the USGA’s anchoring ban that takes
effect in 2016. King this past January went as far saying the ban – aimed at long putters and belly putters – would be the demise of the U.S. Golf Association. Toulon last week at an equipment seminar in Orlando said he believes the ban will keep Champions Tour stars Fred Couples and Bernard Langer from competing in 2016 when it takes effect.
TMaG’s next move? Probably within the next 18 months, Toulon told me, TMaG or one of its other companies (think Adams Golf) will unveil a
new line of “bunny slope” clubs.
“We’ll go right to USGA jail with all this stuff,” said Toulon, the implication being the new clubs will not conform to the USGA Rules of Golf.