USGA Statement on Proposed Rule 14-1b 90-Day Comment Period February 23, 2013 By USGA

The United States Golf Association today released the following statement related to the 90-day comment period for proposed Rule 14-1b, which would ban anchoring the club when making a stroke.

“The 90-day comment period remains a very good process. We continue to listen to varying points of view, and have had many productive conversations across the golf community, which is a reminder of just how much people care about the game – regardless of their position on this issue.

“As we consider the various perspectives on anchoring, it has always been our position that Rule 14-1b aims to clarify and preserve the traditional and essential nature of the golf stroke, which has helped to make golf a unique and enjoyable game of skill and challenge.

“It is our plan to take final action on the proposed Rule in the spring.”