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Rule change will ban anchoring

Updated: November 28, 2012, 5:45 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Golf's governing bodies on Wednesday proposed changes to the rules of golf that would ban anchoring a club in making a stroke -- although they will accept comment on the subject before officially approving the decision early next year.

The proposed rules change would take place on Jan. 1, 2016, in keeping with the four-year cycle for such amendments to the rules. Long putters and belly putters allow users to anchor the end of the club to ...

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