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Anchored putting ban starts in 2016

Updated: May 21, 2013, 5:26 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

Nearly six months after 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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