Walking around this afternoon at Bayville, I was struck by the conspicuous absence of a piece of equipment that has been receiving a lot of attention lately. In fact, I only saw one player using a long putter. And two of the favorites -- three-time champion Meghan Stasi and 2010 runner-up Carol Robertson -- were wielding standard-length flatsticks.
Granted, I only observed about 20 groups -- 60 players -- but it is interesting to note how this major topic of discussion on the pro tours is pretty much a non-factor in this top tier of amateur golf.
-- Hunki Yun