FOLLOWING the announcement from the Royal and Ancient Club, along with the United States Golf Association, that belly putters are likely to be outlawed from 2016, it is arguable what effect – if any – it is likely to have on local golfers and professionals.
Former PGA captain and Bradley Park professional Parnell Reilly agreed with the decision to outlaw the putter, but said the impact would be minor.
“It is only over the last couple of years that they have taken off on the Professional Tour, coming to light through the victories of Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson. Prior to that there was only really Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer who tended to use them,” said Reilly.
“Personally, I think it’s the right decision. Read more