But what if doing so makes it difficult to see the hole? That's where a caddie or fellow-competitor or even an opponent - someone else in your group of golfers - can be of service. And that's where you can help out your playing partners, too, by tending the flagstick.
Tending the flagstick is pretty simple, but there are a couple etiquette issues you need to be careful about.
Step 1: Approach the flagstick and take hold of it, standing at arm's length. Be aware of the different players' putting lines, making sure that you are not walking across or standing in anyone else's putting line.