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#1 BROWNMAN

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

many years ago when i began golf,i put two rods 4"long x "1/8 into back of my putter head 1 on each end to assist in hitting putts straight,is it legal to do this,im toying with doing same now...thanks in advance


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

http://www.usga.org/...tml#!rule-14323



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

none the wiser really!....it doesnt mention anything about alteration,some of the putters i have seen out there are quite radical compared to my two little rods out the back of head.but thank you for your reply AAA


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:31 PM

As you are not affecting the face nor (seemingly) the front to back vs side to side dimension ratio, I don't see a problem


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:55 AM

From Appendix II of the Rule book:

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:28 AM

From Appendix II of the Rule book:

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

If I deciphered those details correctly, just make sure the depth from face to the back doesn't exceed the putter width from heel to toe.

Four inches may be close to the limit, perhaps, maybe.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:49 AM

If I deciphered those details correctly, just make sure the depth from face to the back doesn't exceed the putter width from heel to toe.

Four inches may be close to the limit, perhaps, maybe.

i saw a mates odysey putter y/day,i reckon it was longer from face to back,but ,you raised a very good point,if i keep pointers under that limit it will still do the job,thanks OB


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:38 AM

i saw a mates odysey putter y/day,i reckon it was longer from face to back,but ,you raised a very good point,if i keep pointers under that limit it will still do the job,thanks OB

If it was an Odyssey, I'm certain that it complies with the Rues.  OEM's are careful about that for very good reasons.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:01 PM

According to the rules of golf, if you alter your existing " conforming " putter in the way you are describing, then you would have to re-submit it to the RandA and or the USGA for it to become approved and " conforming "

This would only matter if you are playing in any official competition, if using it in social play only then there is nothing that you can't have or use, whether conforming or not.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

According to the rules of golf, if you alter your existing " conforming " putter in the way you are describing, then you would have to re-submit it to the RandA and or the USGA for it to become approved and " conforming "

This would only matter if you are playing in any official competition, if using it in social play only then there is nothing that you can't have or use, whether conforming or not.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

There is no need to submit the club for testing.

 

In order to state that golf equipment intended to be used during the stipulated round conforms to the Rules of Golf or is permitted under the Rules of Golf, equipment designers and manufacturers must submit the equipment to the USGA Research and Test Center for evaluation and receive an official conformance determination permitting the designer or manufacturer to make such a statement.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:19 PM

I assume you've got an address to pass on from whenever you had your monstrosity checked ;)

No need to check my equipment, component head approved, standard shaft approved, standard matching split grip correctly installed and correct gap between the two grips, lie angle more than 10 degrees when the clubhead is grounded at 90 degrees, overall length not more than 48".

Not quite sure what you are trying to infer ???

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:27 PM

There is no need to submit the club for testing.

 

In order to state that golf equipment intended to be used during the stipulated round conforms to the Rules of Golf or is permitted under the Rules of Golf, equipment designers and manufacturers must submit the equipment to the USGA Research and Test Center for evaluation and receive an official conformance determination permitting the designer or manufacturer to make such a statement.

So if I weld 2 brake pads onto the back of a putter head then I'm not altering the originally approved OEM design ? ( Ben Lexon - winged keel style )

 

Or as the case in point, drilling two holes into the putter head and then inserting 2 x 1/4" steel rods that will protrude out of the back of said putter to give some extra balance and abit of a guide-line ?

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

So glad Im not confused......I mean confused.....i think...no,im sure...um ,not sure if i am or am not.....arrr....unsure..am sure...i think


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