The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the USGA have announced that starting in 2016 the infamous belly putter will no longer be allowed in professional golf. I for one am glad to hear it. I never thought it should have been allowed anyway. I felt at the time it was allowed that it was one of the worst decisions by the RAGC and USGA. I am glad they have realized their mistake and have corrected it. When I see a professional golfer using the belly putter that tells me two things about him: 1) he does not know how to putt and 2) he is not interested in learning how to putt. A hellova attitude for a professional golfer to take. Every club in a golfer's bag has to be swung. The putter should be no different. The belly putter completely removes the hands from the putting game. Another major factor in the decision was the fact the young kids are going to the belly putter and not bothering to putt - a bad sign for golf.