Colt Knost realizes his belly putter is about to go the way of the dinosaur, so why not have it preserved preemptively in a museum?
That's what Knost suggested in a tweet on Wednesday when he said he would be donating some artifacts to the USGA museum in New Jersey. You see, Knost won three USGA events in 2007 -- the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links and was a member of the winning Walker Cup team. In all three of those, he used a belly putter.
USGA asking me to send something from my AM and publinks wins for the museum todsy. Definitely sending them my belly putter I used to win
— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) May 29, 2013
With Rule 14-1b and its associated ban of the anchored stroke set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, the USGA might not be happy to see this land at their Far Hills headquarters.
Knost no longer uses a belly putter.