Maybe not kids, what about the 30 year olds who've played long enough to develop the yips? I think at my golf club, like most, there are about 20 members between 25-35 years old. There are juniors, and seniors, and no one inbetween!
i find it laughable that people think banning the anchor is going to prevent kids from enjoying golf, or that its going to run golfers out of the game, or that this is sucking the life out of golf. Really? sorry i just dont think that if some kid can't anchor his putter that he's going to find another sport to play because of that, or that for some reason he won't find the game fun otherwise. Agree or disagree with the ban, i just think people are making a huge deal out of nothing. this ruling isn't going to make or break the growth of golf.
I have seen exactly ONE player using a belly putter, and that's because he is my golf buddy and neighbour. Ever since the long putters came out that's the only one I've seen. And if the fact you can't use a belly putter in competition anymore makes you want to leave the game of golf, well, then good riddance to those people.