Originally Posted by krupicka
I have advocated before to change the stance rules such that the supporting point on the line of play stays there until balance is maintained. This would allow for better enforcement of the stance rules and address the jump putt issue. It would still allow a run-up. Outside 10m, one could still follow through past the lie as long as their plant foot remained.
The criticism I generally here is that players would torque their knees or something along those lines. After I was done with my round, I watched the top 6 or 7 seven cards today throw their fairway drives on hole 5 at the USDGC. Roughly 80% of these throws would be legal under that proposal. Thus a number of pros at the top level are already doing this.
That's an intriguing option to pure "stand and deliver". Doesn't seem like it would be terribly hard on knees, not even my old fragile ones.