For pete's sake! Dave Pelz has said for YEARS that he tests everyone, pros, amateurs, recreational golfers, pretty much anyone he can with belly, long, crosshand and conventional putting and he says ALL, with almost no exceptions, putt short putts substantially better with an anchored putter! He has recommend for years that most golfers at all levels would benefit from carring 2 putters, conventional for long putts and anchored for short! Pressure doesn't get you on a 20 footer, it does on 4, 3, or 2 footers! Yes sometimes people with an anchored putter miss from 2 feet, but they'd miss more with a conventional putter. Bob Toski said over a decade ago that one day someone would use an anchored putter from childhood and would arrive on the Tour and make everything, without this rule it would happen. I feel for those who have invested so much time using the anchored style. I do believe that eventually anchored style would close the gap between all skill levels. And none who love this game are going to leave because they can't hug their putters! Again unless you're a pro or playing in some "high" level competition, what the heck, use whatever style you wish, kick it in the hole! Did you take in "gimmes" in you last round? Did you hit a mulligan? Move your ball off rock, without penalty? Then anchor your putter, you've already cheated!