Would touching the flag result in a penalty? In competitions, of course.

jim8flog

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Interesting that you seem to be able to correctly position the flag using your putter, your head or your elbow but not your hand. Where's the sense in that :).
Ditto to rulefan's comments. It is why all clubs have the flagstick left in the hole with some sort of system so that you do not need to touch the flagtstick to retrieve the ball (or they should have).

Please remember greens staff still have to touch the flagstick when they move the hole and for their sake do not contaminate it.
 

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Penalty for breach is the General Penalty?
Not necessarily. It all depends on the penalty structure that the Committee has chosen to implement for a breach of Code of Conduct. See below for some suggestion from Committee Procedures:
(3) Sample Penalty Structure for a Code of Conduct

The following model penalty structures give an example of how the Committee may choose to penalize breaches of a Code of Conduct in the Local Rule.

The Committee may decide to implement such a penalty structure without a warning or sanction for a first breach, or it may provide different penalties for each item within the Code of Conduct. For example, certain breaches may result in a one-stroke penalty, with other breaches resulting in the general penalty.

Model Penalty Structure

  • First breach of the Code of Conduct – warning or Committee sanction
  • Second breach – one-stroke penalty
  • Third breach – general penalty
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct – disqualification.
 

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Not necessarily. It all depends on the penalty structure that the Committee has chosen to implement for a breach of Code of Conduct. See below for some suggestion from Committee Procedures:
(3) Sample Penalty Structure for a Code of Conduct

The following model penalty structures give an example of how the Committee may choose to penalize breaches of a Code of Conduct in the Local Rule.

The Committee may decide to implement such a penalty structure without a warning or sanction for a first breach, or it may provide different penalties for each item within the Code of Conduct. For example, certain breaches may result in a one-stroke penalty, with other breaches resulting in the general penalty.

Model Penalty Structure

  • First breach of the Code of Conduct – warning or Committee sanction
  • Second breach – one-stroke penalty
  • Third breach – general penalty
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct – disqualification.
That is breach of Code of Conduct - what if the other option of Local Rule is introduced instead - General Penalty?
 

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That is breach of Code of Conduct - what if the other option of Local Rule is introduced instead - General Penalty?
1.2b The Committee may set its own standards of player conduct in a Code of Conduct adopted as a Local Rule.

So the offending activity and penalty would have to be specified in a Local Rule not as an alternative.
 
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