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Pro golf bans ‘anchor putting’

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Nearly six months after first proposing a change to the Rules of Golf, the sport’s governing bodies on Tuesday announced that anchoring the club in making a stroke will be banned, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

New Rule 14-1b means that players who use a belly putter or long putter will no longer be able to hold the butt end of the club against their bodies while making a stroke, although the clubs will still be allowed — provided they are not anchored.

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