Golfer Troy Reddell Comments on New Plan to Ban the Anchored Putting Stroke in International Golf

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More international golfers are coming to support a ban on the anchored putting stroke—a development that has won a comment from amateur golfer Troy Reddell.

According to a recent report from the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, many international golfers favor a ban on the anchored putting stroke from professional play—a finding that has won the attention of golfer Troy Reddell. The R&A report notes that not everyone is in favor of such a ban; while the ban is popular with international players, it is less popular among golfers in the U.S. Troy Reddell has issued a new statement to the press, offering his own take on this issue.

Troy Reddell is an Australian business executive, best known for his work as a financial officer; he is also an avid golfer, and has played in Australia, the UK, the US, and Asia Pacific. In his new statement to the press, Reddell offers his assessment of the ongoing anchored putt debate in professional golfing circles. “The biggest part of the game is the nerves aspect, especially under pressure,” he notes. “As such, I agree with Greg Norman’s view, which is that how your brain and your synapses connect electrically with your muscles is key, and that anchoring the putter halts that process and makes it easier.”

Reddell says that, his personal views on the anchored putt aside, the biggest disappointment in the ongoing debate is how long it has taken to reach a clear decision. “I would have liked to have seen a clear-cut decision straight away rather than having to wait so long for its introduction.” Reddell concludes his statement with a note about one of his own favorite players. “From a supporter’s perspective, I’m disappointed for Adam Scott, who has had a resurgence using the belly putter. We can only hope he finds his mojo with the shorter stick in time and collects a major.”

The R&A and the U.S. Golf Association jointly announced their proposal to ban the anchored putt from international play, all the way back in November. Noting the “sensitive” nature of this policy proposal, the two organizations allowed a 90-day period for golfers around the world to weigh in with their own thoughts. That comment period is now over.

The “anchored putting stroke” refers to a method of using a belly putter or a long putter stabilized against the chest. Both the PGA Tour and PGA of America have publically stated their opposition to a ban on this common putting technique.

Troy Reddell is a business veteran and a golf enthusiast, who regularly plays in charity matches throughout Australia and around the world.


Troy Reddell is an Australia business veteran. His areas of specialization include business turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, business improvement with significant cross border experience. He is an experienced a CFO, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Additionally, Troy Reddell is an enthusiastic golfer, regularly taking part in charity golf events sponsored by his company. Reddell has played golf across Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond; his personal mission is to play on each of Australia’s Top 50 ranked courses.

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