4 Reasons the Belly Putter Should Be Outlawed

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4 Reasons the Belly Putter Should Be Outlawed
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Critics of the game of golf are plentiful.

There is a prejudice towards the game from many facets of society because it is often perceived as a discriminatory sport.

Arguments have been made that the game is racist, sexist and that it favors those with money who can afford to play at expensive country clubs over those that can't. All of those arguments have some degree of veracity.

Some may think that the "game" of golf is not a sport. Anyone who has walked a 7,000-yard, 18-hole course in 95-degree heat would know that argument is specious. However, when they see a golfer jam a belly in their putter to propel the ball, they may wonder exactly what kind of sport it is.

Here's a look at why the belly putter should be outlawed.

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