by Standard Golf, our latest innovation, the Putt-saver Tournament Flagstick is officially “Permitted under the rules of Golf” and “Meets the Requirements of the Rules of Golf.”
“As with all of our products, we manufacture based on the Rules of Golf as provided by the USGA and R&A,” explains Director of Marketing, Matt Pauli. “With the rule about leaving a flagstick in the cup while putting being new in 2019, and with our flagstick a little more narrow than previous flagsticks, the USGA wanted to take a closer look at both our flagstick and their written rules for equipment and specifically flagsticks. It is great to learn, as we anticipated, that our Putt-saver Tournament Flagstick does indeed meet the requirements for the Rules of Golf.”
This new flagstick has two unique characteristics. First, the tapered flagstick is just 3/8″ in diameter from the ferrule to a point 3.5 inches above the ground. This is important as all other flagsticks on the market are 1/2″ in diameter. The stick then tapers out to 7/8″ before narrowing back to 3/8″. Secondly, this stick is two pieces. A 1/4″ inch steel rod is over molded in plastic making the product shorter when shipped and thus avoiding any shipping surcharges.
This flagstick is available in several color patterns: white, yellow, white/black, white/red, and yellow/black.
More details about the Putt-saver Tournament Flagstick can be found on our website.
Flagsticks will start shipping based on orders received on a first come first serve basis and expect to begin shipping June 1, 2019.
About Standard Golf:
Founded over 100 years ago in Cedar Falls, IA Standard Golf Company is the world’s oldest continually-operated manufacturer and marketer of golf course accessories, providing products and services for golf course superintendents, pro shops and driving ranges. In-stock and customized accessories include flagsticks, bunker rakes, ball washers, flags, course signs, cups, litter receptacles and yardage markers. The company is also the manufacturer of the Magnum Tool line of maintenance tools, which are considered the most durable tools of their kind. For more information, please call 866.743.9773 or visit www.standardgolf.com.