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When should I remove the flag for my playing partner? When is it a penalty to hit the flag with your shot?

First of all you should always ask your playing partner if you can take the pin out for them. Sometimes they will want it in if they are off of the green or tended if they are on the green and can't see the hole. It is only a penalty (2 stokes) if you hit the flag with your ball when you have shot from the putting surface. If you are on the fringe or off the green you won't be penalized.

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