From: Tom Yost on 6 May 2007 20:12
> "Ezran" <ezran6006(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>Assuming it is, is it still against the rules to have a lofted putter,
>>or two putters in one bag? I'd carry one normal putter and one lofted
>>putter (the chipper). Appreciate any insights, thanks.
> You can have 14 clubs. If you want 14 putters, that's ok but it will
> elimninate all your other clubs. :>)
> Something you might consider is using a hybrid for chipping. Grip down and
> stroke it just like your putter.
The question is not if you can carry more than one putter, but rather
can the chipper have a flat grip?
The OP proposes that because the chipper sort of looks like a putter, it
can have a flat grip like a putter.
I don't think so. A chipper is not a putter.
From: Ezran on 7 May 2007 02:01
>I don't think so. A chipper is not a putter.
I'm thinking there might be something in the rulebook that says "no
lofted club may have a flat area in its grip".
From: johnty on 7 May 2007 02:50
On 7 May, 07:01, Ezran <ezran6...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking there might be something in the rulebook that says "no
> lofted club may have a flat area in its grip".
No need to guess. Get a rule book and find out for sure.
From: Otto on 7 May 2007 12:53
"Tom Yost" <tom(a)nospamme.com> wrote in message
> I don't find where a "putter" is defined...
I think 1a General.
It is defined by it's shape and intended use.
From: Howard Brazee on 7 May 2007 14:09
On Mon, 7 May 2007 12:53:12 -0400, "Otto"
>> I don't find where a "putter" is defined...
>I think 1a General.
>It is defined by it's shape and intended use.
A putter is a club with a loft not exceeding ten degrees designed
primarily for use on the putting green.
The specifications above with regard to roughness, material and
markings in the impact area do not apply to putters.
Attachment to Grip or Shaft of Club of Player with Artificial Arm �
4-1/3 Status of a Chipper
Q. What Rules apply to �chippers�?
A. A �chipper� is an iron club designed primarily for use off the
putting green, generally with a loft greater than ten degrees. As most
players adopt a �putting stroke� when using a chipper, there can be a
tendency to design the club as if it was a putter. To eliminate
confusion, the Rules which apply to �chippers� include:
(1) The club must not be designed to be adjustable except for weight
(Appendix II, 1b);
(2) The shaft must be attached to the clubhead at the heel (Appendix
(3) The grip must be circular in cross-section (Appendix II, 3(i)) and
only one grip is permitted (Appendix II, 3(v));
(4) The clubhead must be generally plain in shape (Appendix II, 4a)
and have only one striking face (Appendix II, 4c); and
(5) The face of the club must conform to specifications with regard to
hardness, surface roughness, material and markings in the impact area
(Appendix II, 5).