Is it legal to putt like happy gilmore in golf?


u know how he putts like a hockey player? with his left hand at the bottom of the stick and his right at the top, can u do that in golf but with a real putter?



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Yes, it is legal to putt like Happy Gilmore, and in fact Sam Snead who played on the PGA tour from the 1930's to the 1970's used that very putting style, which is commonly refered to in golf as "side-saddle" putting. Snead won a PGA record 82 events in his career that still stands today.

The putter that Happy Gilmore used in the movie is also completly legal, the guy who gave you the first answer doesn't know what he's talking about. In fact Oddessey Golf produced the putter for the general public in the mid to late nineties after the movie came out.
If you want to see some pictures of one that recently sold for $500 on eBay check out the link below.

Also, just a footnote - despite what several people are posting here, it is NOT legal to putt "pool-style" This is from the USGA web-site refering to the first US Amatuer Championship at Newport CC in 1895 and putting in that style...

"Newport was chosen as the host site for the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open championships. One humorous footnote to the first Amateur was participant Richard Peters, who reportedly used a billiard cue as a putter. The strategy didn’t pan out too well as he was eliminated in the first round of match play. Charles Blair Macdonald went on to win the title, and the USGA acted quickly by eliminating the use of this “pool cue” implement."

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yes, however there are standards for the putter itself. The putter he used would be illegal. Also, it is illegal to putt like a pool shot.

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Yes its completely legal, you can putt with any thing you want to as long as its not your hands or feet,

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first answerer is on crack you can putt like a pool shot. Check out those hammy putters they are made like that. and five hole ones.
http://www.fiveholeputters.com/...
http://www.hammyputter.com/hammysite/how...

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the guy that said you can do it like a pool shot is an idiot. you cannot.
• e. Standing Astride or on Line of Putt
The player must not make a stroke on the putting green from a stance astride, or with either foot touching, the line of putt or an extension of that line behind the ball.
meaning if you do the pool cue shot, your whole body is on the putting line. you have to be on the side of the ball. can't be behind it. F*cking moron.

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yep perfectly legal to do it happy style, just not with hockey stick

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