Dave Pelz published an article in which he says this:
The test results were conclusive: You will hole a higher percentage of putts when you leave the flagstick in.
The hits just keep on coming. From shortly before Christmas, we got this gift:
Flagstick in or out? I conducted my own quasi-scientific test
I built a ramp to create repeatable path and distance and rolled over 2,500 putts.
Full write-up to come in the next few days.
I will leave it in a good chunk of the time! pic.twitter.com/PsL65BopIS
— Lou Stagner (Golf Stat Pro) (@LouStagner) December 23, 2018
The Cliffs Notes at the end give it away: leave the flagstick in. It’s going to help you.Read More