Anchoring the Club
Golf Canada's position on the new proposed Rule banning anchoring of the golf club
Rules of Golf Chair, Dean Ryan shares Golf Canada's position on Rule 14-1b which could come into effect in 2016.
Published on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 09:28AM EST Last updated on Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013 09:16AM EDT
As the National Sport Organization and governing body of golf in Canada, Golf Canada, in conjunction with the R&A and the United States Golf Association, have proposed an amendment to the Rules of Golf by introducing Rule 14-1b as it relates to the prohibition on anchoring of the golf club.
One of the key fundamentals of the game of golf is to have the entire club swing freely from the body during a stroke. The recent trend in stabilizing the club by anchoring it to the body goes against the principles and traditions inherent with the sport.
As a member of the Joint Rules Committee, Golf Canada has worked closely with the R&A and USGA in drafting the proposed new Rule and over the next three years will communicate this revision to the Rules of Golf to all Canadian golfers in order to effectively implement this proposed change if it comes into effect.