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Different Colored Flags

Posted June 14, 2015 in beginner distance rules

Typically there are different colored flags on the green. A red flag (pictured) means that the flagstick is located on the front 1/3 of the green. A white flag indicates that the flagstick is located in the middle of the green. A blue flag means the flagstick is located on the back 1/3 of the green. Knowing the different colors allows you to add, subtract or play it the yardage it says depending where the flagstick is on the green. This is important in choosing the correct club!

Rule of thumb: For a front pin, located on the front 1/3 of the green, you will subtract 5-10 yards off the distance provided on the course yardage marker. For a back pin, located on the back 1/3 of the green, you will add 5-10 yards to the distance provided on the yardage marker.