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#1 PuttOvr

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:54 PM

I am amused at how some golfers have to hold the flag when the group is putting out. 
I like to gently lay the flag down on the green away from the play, when the last person has putted out myself or a partner will pick it up and replace back into the hole. 

Every so often I get a player that has to pick the flag up and hang on to it like he is Neal Armstrong on the moon after a few holes often the player then starts to show indignation that I don't follow his lead.

I like to read the other players putting line and address my putting line, not be the flag monitor.  

Is there some kind of educate for flag placement when the group is putting?



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:50 PM

I am amused at how some golfers have to hold the flag when the group is putting out. 
I like to gently lay the flag down on the green away from the play, when the last person has putted out myself or a partner will pick it up and replace back into the hole. 

Every so often I get a player that has to pick the flag up and hang on to it like he is Neal Armstrong on the moon after a few holes often the player then starts to show indignation that I don't follow his lead.

I like to read the other players putting line and address my putting line, not be the flag monitor.  

Is there some kind of educate for flag placement when the group is putting?

Etiquette maybe the word

 

Personally I hate the sound of of flag being dropped on the green...

 

We tend to work on the simple principle that the player closest to pin, marks ball and assumes control of the flag.

It is not hard to tend the flag for a FC if they require it and still be able to read other players putting lines from that position.

As soon as a player is holed out the flag is their responsibility .....

Not rocket science.....

 

Personally FC's putting line is their issue, nothing to do with me. When all are holed out there might be some commentary about which way a putt broke or didn't.... but then onto next tee to keep up pace of play....

 

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

I am amused at how some golfers have to hold the flag when the group is putting out. 
I like to gently lay the flag down on the green away from the play, when the last person has putted out myself or a partner will pick it up and replace back into the hole. 
Every so often I get a player that has to pick the flag up and hang on to it like he is Neal Armstrong on the moon after a few holes often the player then starts to show indignation that I don't follow his lead.
I like to read the other players putting line and address my putting line, not be the flag monitor.  
Is there some kind of educate for flag placement when the group is putting?


I agree with you, just put it aside until it's time to plant it back in the hole.
But others seem to think that it might catch some germs or something if left lying down.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:14 AM

Etiquette maybe the word

Personally I hate the sound of of flag being dropped on the green...

We tend to work on the simple principle that the player closest to pin, marks ball and assumes control of the flag.
It is not hard to tend the flag for a FC if they require it and still be able to read other players putting lines from that position.
As soon as a player is holed out the flag is their responsibility .....
Not rocket science.....

Personally FC's putting line is their issue, nothing to do with me. When all are holed out there might be some commentary about which way a putt broke or didn't.... but then onto next tee to keep up pace of play....

Simples

i agree that flag and stick never should be dropped. A simple laying it down or lay on foot then gently lay it down will do.

The other etiquette question sure that will come up in threads will be about taking cap off or not when shaking hands at end of round.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:10 AM

i agree that flag and stick never should be dropped. A simple laying it down or lay on foot then gently lay it down will do.

The other etiquette question sure that will come up in threads will be about taking cap off or not when shaking hands at end of round.

Judging a person on not 
removing your hat to shake hands is being to pedantic 



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:44 AM

Personally I think the flag should be placed (not dropped from a height) onto the ground where that is most convenient. But most like to play pass it around the group and I’m ok with that.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:23 AM

As of Tuesday it wont matter much who holds or doesn't hold flag as we all can leave flag in hole while putting.

 

(This we are told will help speed up play).


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:39 AM

i agree that flag and stick never should be dropped. A simple laying it down or lay on foot then gently lay it down will do.

The other etiquette question sure that will come up in threads will be about taking cap off or not when shaking hands at end of round.

 

The other etiquette question....... hmmmm always take ma hat off when shaking hands or whatever when playing with the lady golfer, usually pretty slack when playing with the usual groups....


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:42 AM

The other etiquette question....... hmmmm always take ma hat off when shaking hands or whatever when playing with the lady golfer, usually pretty slack when playing with the usual groups....

such the gentleman ;)

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:46 AM

I raised a flag this morning, but not even the Mrs would hold it.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:56 AM

Maybe it was flapping in the breeze and putting her off
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:58 AM

Just lay the thing on the ground, cos I’m sick and tired of you bastards putting your filthy hands all over the white flags. It grates me so much I anm starting to detest you all.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:05 AM

Holding the flag is not an option if you should be preparing for your putt when it is your turn. Nothing wrong with laying the flag down, gently on the green, certainly dropping it is not ok.

Nothing irks me more than players standing around watching other players putt and not being ready to putt when it’s their turn.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Just lay the thing on the ground, cos I’m sick and tired of you bastards putting your filthy hands all over the white flags. It grates me so much I anm starting to detest you all.


But they're good for wiping the mud off your ball.
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:44 AM

Yes that too...........also burning holes in with your cigarettes
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