There are plenty of rules and customary behaviors on golf courses that beginners sometimes struggle to pick up on. It's not that these things are difficult - most are very easy, actually - it's just that, well, there's always a first time. And not knowing what to do in a situation, when you haven't been in that situation before, is sometimes all it takes to prevent a person taking up the game of golf.
How do you tend the flagstick?
It's a very simple process, but it's still a process, and one we describe for beginners here
If you're a newcomer to golf, check our Golf For Beginners
section for similar features, including a golf etiquette primer
and the Golf Rules at a Glance