The Long Putter – To Ban Or Not To Ban?

The long putter has been in the news in recent weeks after Adam Scott won The Bridgestone Invitational and Keegan Bradley Won The PGA Championship (the first major he has played in!) Did the long putter help him keep his nerve coming up the last few holes or should we just admire a young talent that not only coped with triple bogeying the fifteenth then only to proceed to birdie the next two holes but also par the 18th- one of the toughest holes in golf to get into a playoff!

The Long putter isn’t anything new to the game, you see players trying it out every now and again, even greats like Colin Montgomerie, have used them in the past when they’re struggling for form on the greens, but they never seem to stick it. Do they feel guilty knowing that it is an aid or maybe they feel like it’s cheating deep down? This is a very interesting debate which will go on for a while yet, I think it should be banned, if you haven’t got the nerve coming down the stretch then you wont win major tournaments.

What are your views? Let me know?

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