Golf Tip – Flagstick In or Out?

July 6, 2016 Posted by Matt

flagstickWhen you have a chip shot near the green, should you leave the flagstick in the hole or take it out?  If you plan to have the ball rolling as it approaches the hole, leave the flagstick in.  If you have a shot where the green is sloping away from you and you’re headed downhill, definitely leave the pin in.  If you are hitting a chip or pitch shot with more of a bounce as it approaches the hole, then take the pin out.  A rolling putt will usually strike the pin and fall into the hole.  A bouncing ball may hit the stick and bounce away.