Why do the caddies hold the flag?

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raley001raley001 Members  63WRX Points: 1Handicap: 12Posts: 63 Bunkers
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We see this on all the pro tours where the caddies hold the flag between them. Why not lay the flag on the fringe out of the way of play? Just wondering?


  • One PutterOne Putter Members  381WRX Points: 152Posts: 381 Greens
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    Among caddies, on those caliber of golf courses, the flag touching the ground is not an option.....
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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Members  1378WRX Points: 195Posts: 1,378 Platinum Tees
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    What else do the caddies have to do on the greens? Holding the flag in your hands prevents it from flapping in the wind and disturbing players over their putts.
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members  10322WRX Points: 570Handicap: 12Posts: 10,322 Titanium Tees
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    tradition. noticed that the caddie holding the pin his guy is closest to the hole?
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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16720WRX Points: 962Handicap: Low-Mid SDPosts: 16,720 Titanium Tees
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    If any players ball accidentally hits a flag stick on the ground, that player may face a penalty, depending, and won't be happy. Flag stick penalties only apply when playing on the green.
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    prob don't wanna bend over to pick it up...
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