Putting with the flagstick in. Yes or no?

Putt with the pin in or out?

  • In

    Votes: 42 49.4%
  • Out

    Votes: 10 11.8%
  • In for long putts and out for the short putts

    Votes: 33 38.8%

  • Total voters
    85
SeeMore Golf

Smiter

Dunce Cap For A Bit
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
9,120
Reaction score
5,177
Location
Ontario, OH
Handicap
4.7
Prefer out, but with this years rules for playing warmed up to the idea as long as no pool noodles.
One course I played regularly had floating pool noodles as the cups were always full of water. That was fun when there was no hole. We just played it as counting if it touches noodle or stick.

I never post scores from that course as conditions are horrible so you almost can’t play by the ROG and it’s tipped at 5600 yards. I just play each round there as a practice round.
 

gonyr

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Apr 12, 2017
Messages
1,027
Reaction score
538
Location
Western NY
Handicap
20
Poll needs an option for don't care. I'll putt either way.
 

NeverWiff

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 27, 2016
Messages
727
Reaction score
300
Location
Connecticut... sigh...
Handicap
12.9 GHIN
I chose in for long, out for short but in reality, I’m not fussy and will go with whatever the group I’m playing with prefers...
 

ddstanford

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 11, 2019
Messages
2,290
Reaction score
1,340
Location
Colorado
Handicap
9.5
I voted my preference, which is in for long and out for short, but in reality, with Covid, it is always in
 

PatsFan

Jedi Knight
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 28, 2017
Messages
5,235
Reaction score
1,077
Location
Massachusetts
Handicap
25.7
In for the sake of Speed and It doesn't bother me But I will leave it out if someone already pulled it usually.
Covid pretty much took care of that for me last year since most places were stick in permanently.
 

Sox_Fan

BHG Homer
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
45,285
Reaction score
7,441
Location
South Georgia
Handicap
Varies
In. Have been leaving it in for many years when playing solo rounds. Started doing it for all rounds once the rules allowed for it.
 

OldeDude

Still Alive and Well
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jul 2, 2018
Messages
5,089
Reaction score
4,139
Location
Sierra Foothills, CA
Handicap
--18--
I picked the last option for the poll, but it still really doesn't matter around here, not supposed to touch anything.
 

Chef23

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Apr 2, 2018
Messages
3,808
Reaction score
2,422
Location
Massachusetts
Handicap
2.9
I am generally fine with it in. For short putts I usually only pull it if the flag is flapping a lot and it distracts me or if the flag is leading.
 

Vortex

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jun 7, 2015
Messages
4,935
Reaction score
1,297
Proud member of The Old School.
 

donny475

You can call me SteakSauce
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 2, 2011
Messages
6,608
Reaction score
4,197
Location
Texas
Handicap
10.3
I hate having it in....
 

Snickerdog

Team THP 2019 Grandaddy Alumni
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 8, 2015
Messages
30,176
Reaction score
23,024
Location
KS
Handicap
3.6
Doesn't matter to me either way and usually go with what the group wants to do. If windy and pin is leaning towards me, it is getting pulled or tended by a playing partner.
 

TwoGlovesGarcia

Active member
Joined
Aug 8, 2011
Messages
554
Reaction score
83
Handicap
36
My preference is to never have the pin pulled again. Ever. Alas, some of my regular playing partners like it out. So I'm sure I'll have to putt at a pinless hole occasionally

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
 

GoldenBuff

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
Messages
9,282
Reaction score
7,230
Location
Montana
Handicap
Snow
I have had some short putts hit a flagpole and bounce out. I am confident they would have gone in without the pole. Note too that the pole in those cases had an extra hard plastic sleeve that is part of the mechanism for removing the ball. That makes the pole diameter significantly larger.

In general I have softened to leaving the “normal” flag in for most putts. It is faster, no doubt.
 

Wicked Cool Bearded Man

4thegolf+4thefriends
Joined
Oct 28, 2010
Messages
29,021
Reaction score
123
Location
Massachusetts
Handicap
6.3 GHIN
In. Playing on a time crunch early am - I do whatever I can to speed it up
 

MH

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Nov 27, 2015
Messages
1,961
Reaction score
948
Location
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Handicap
6
At first I didn’t really care for it but now I actually like leaving the flagstick in
 

Greg Kulbick

I don't golf good
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Messages
14,020
Reaction score
2,406
Location
Tallahassee, FL
Handicap
13.9 USGA
I hate it. I'm a back of the hole putter.
 

Rebel4life

Active member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Messages
606
Reaction score
181
Location
Alabama
Handicap
Mid
I'm in the long putt keep it in and short putt pull it crowd.

I played Wednesday and was thinking about a side effect of leaviing it in. There are 4 holes on my home course on which you can only see the top of the pin from the fairway. We used to be able to tell when the green was clearing when we saw the flag being put back in. That signal doesn't apply with people leaving the pin in to putt, so we have to send someone up to watch and signal when the green clears.
 

PKorf

"The Pin Slayer"
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 4, 2015
Messages
18,123
Reaction score
3,951
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Handicap
0-10
At this point, its been so long with it in.....I literally couldnt care less. Whatever is fastest. lol
 

sglj3

Looking for local playing partners
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
65
Reaction score
52
Location
Oregon
Handicap
14.3 ⬇
I think enough studies have shown that having in more likely to cause problems than to help. I would only leave in on a 40' or longer putt if I had the option but we still have them in because of COVID
 

Mark_UK

Legal Alien
Joined
Mar 28, 2011
Messages
9,497
Reaction score
1,559
Location
Monterey, CA
Handicap
NCGA 12.8
Used to pull the flag on putts of about 6’ and in. I found keeping the flag put me off. However, having been forced to putt with the flag in for the last 12 months, I’m now totally fine with it, and will probably never pull another flag in my life!
 

Gman79

Vegas Golf Baby #ShaftUp1
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Apr 1, 2019
Messages
10,409
Reaction score
6,882
Location
The Land...OH-IO
Handicap
16
Solo rounds probably keeping it in... 4 domes will probably take it out
 

greg19

Well-known member
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Sep 5, 2014
Messages
5,212
Reaction score
505
Location
Quincy,MA
Handicap
Growing!
I prefer to putt with it in because i'm too lazy to want to take it in and out.
 

GolfTravelDude

Team Hackers 2021 Morgan Cup
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
3,411
Reaction score
2,055
Location
Virginia
Handicap
8.6
Two options....1/2 of my golf I play solo and leave flag in as it just slows play to fiddle with it. With group play typically one of group prefers it out so that's what is done.
 

Buster1

Active member
Joined
Mar 15, 2018
Messages
572
Reaction score
172
Location
Ft Worth
Handicap
9 GHIN
In. There is a subtle depth perception cue that really helps me on all putts with the flag in. I think it’s an advantage having it in.
 

Welcome to The Hackers Paradise

Don't just play golf, live it!

Register Log in
Top