123vlh - Yes it is. The ball can’t strike a flagstick in the hole when a stroke has been made from the putting green. It is a 2-stroke penalty in stroke play or a loss of hole in match play.
Is it a penalty if your ball hits the flagstick when putting from the green?
I bet that does not include a 1 stroke penalty
Just had this happen to me today! great video!
good to know—i thought moving a club while a ball is in motion was a penalty.
wright_ds: The person that moves the flagstick in this circumstance does not need to be attending or standing near. Regarding moving an attended, removed, or held-up flagstick when a ball is in motion, Rule 17-1 directs us to Rule 24-1 which states, “When a ball is in motion, an obstruction that might influence the movement of the ball, other than equipment of any player or the flagstick when attended, removed or held up, must not be moved.”
Simply put, a removed flagstick (as was the case in the video) can be moved by anyone from anywhere.
Your video on moving the flagstick with a ball in motion does not clarify the the person moving must attending the flag or standing near. Rule 17-1 talks about about this exact incident and refers you to 24-1.
Decision 17-1/1 gives an explanation of “standing near”.
Your video on moving the flag stick does not clarify that the person moving the flagstick must be attending or standing near. Rule 17-1 talks about about this exact incident and refers you to 24-1.
Decision 17-1/1 will gives an explanation of “standing near”.
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