Here’s my take on the flagstick. If 2 guys want it and 2 do not. You invite time wasted trying to appease everyone in the group remembering to remove it, put it back… 3-4 times on every green.
It may come down to state lines saying In NC one thing & SC another, or individual courses making rules. The same can/will be said for rakes in bunkers.
Make the rule as a tournament to decide based on current situations the week of? That way everyone knows before we tee off on day 1.
It doesn’t matter to me anymore, I haven’t made a birdie in 5 rounds & I don’t think that sucker in the hole has hindered that. You gotta hit GIR to improve your odds on that stat!! 🙂 🙂