Anchors away: Golf to ban putt

GOLF’S ruling organisations have proposed anchored putting be banned from all competitions by 2016, in what would be the biggest shake-up to the sport in decades.

The new rules proposed by the Royal and Ancient Club and United States Golf Association would permit the use of long-handed putters, such as the broom handle or belly putter, but would outlaw players from anchoring strokes to a pivot point on the body, such as the chest or midriff.