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I personally think they should ban both the belly and the long putter.

 

Being able to anchor the putter is a distinct advantage IMHO. If they made it such that the hands were

only allowed to touch the club, then this would eliminate the longer putter straight away.

 

What does everyone else think? Should they ban them.....? ;)

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I personally think they should ban both the belly and the long putter.

 

Being able to anchor the putter is a distinct advantage IMHO. If they made it such that the hands were

only allowed to touch the club, then this would eliminate the longer putter straight away.

 

What does everyone else think? Should they ban them.....? ;)

 

I see no reason long/belly putters should be banned. The percentage using them on tour is low compared to those using an average 33"-35" putter. It's not the equipment, it's the person using it.

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I personally think they should ban both the belly and the long putter.

 

Being able to anchor the putter is a distinct advantage IMHO. If they made it such that the hands were

only allowed to touch the club, then this would eliminate the longer putter straight away.

 

What does everyone else think? Should they ban them.....? ;)

 

 

BAN BAN BAN. I'm not sure how much of an advantage it is, but IMO - It's ludicrous to me that the golf rules allow anchoring a club against your body. This is a permanent Fulcrum, and should not be allowed IMO. :D

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I am using one and know it makes my puttinggame better, thats why I would say BAN THEM!!!

 

On the other hand, why are just a few people using them, it probably isn't easier for everyone then. So DON"T BAN!!!!

 

Another thing, I think the difference in easyness is minimal compared to a 'normal' putter. The short putts are definitly eassier but the long putts definitly not!

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I've yet to see anyone use one to take relief, so that is not a good argument for banning it.

 

I tend to agree that if they were that great an advantage, you would

be seeing a lot more of them on tour, so I don't see why there is

such a fuss. Believe me, I've used some version of a long/belly

putter for the last 10 years and they definitely have their draw-backs.

 

1. They are much harder to use as a "Texas Wedge" on uneven

lies from off the green.

 

2. I feel as though they require much more practice to retain feel

on long putts. Believe me, if I could cure the yips on three

footers, I wouldn't be using one.

 

3. Very few manufacturers even consider that segment of the

market when designing new putter lines. They are usually

offered as an after-thought.

 

I'm sure I could come up with more reasons not to use one, but for

me the main reason I do use one is to give myself a reasonable

chance to enjoy the game I love........

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Only one person has it right. You keep saying it is unfair but anyone can use a belly putter. You still have to read the putts and execute and with a belly putter you have the same problems. Most tour players do not use them because they done like them. Look at the best tour putters. Not many are long or belly putter players. So why ban something that is not really proven to be an advantage.

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Personally, I putt with a 35" putter, but practice with a 48" long putter (not wholly just for about 20% of putts during a practice session) because it helps my shoulders work better and I can translate that into the conventional length putter. As far as belly putters go, I SUCK. I can't figure out how belly putters work, I 3 jack nearly everything and it's just not pretty. I average around 29 putts/round with the conventional and it would probably be about 39 with the belly. Never played one, just hit putts with it on the green to see what the hype was about.

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