This includes what is known as the “through line,” the expected path the ball might take beyond the hole should the person miss.
WRITTEN ▶ If the attendant removes the flagstick during a putt and the hole liner is pulled out, your putt is considered holed if the ball falls in.
Can you putt with the flagstick in the hole?
And now it’s completely within the rules. As of the start of the 2019 calendar year, golfers of all levels can now putt with the flagstick left in the hole. Caddies can also take the flag out or have it attended – previously the only two options.
Does putting with the flagstick in help?
Allowing a player to putt with the flagstick in the hole without fear of penalty should generally help speed up play.
WHO removes the flagstick in golf?
“Tending the flag” means that someone — your caddie, another golfer — stands next to the flagstick in order to remove it from the cup after you’ve struck your putt. Note that (as of the 2019 Rules of Golf edition) a golfer may choose to play to the hole with the flag in or the flag out, at the player’s preference.
Can a Caddie remove the ball from the hole?
The player’s caddie is allowed to mark and lift the player’s ball on the putting green any time the player is allowed to do so, without needing authorization. The caddie continues to be allowed to replace the player’s ball only if the caddie was the one who had lifted or moved the ball.