The new rule of putting with the flag in has improved the pace of play but has raised another issue that needs to be addressed.
There seems to be a growing number of players that are unaware of the damage that they are causing.
Firstly under no circumstances it it appropriate to retrieve your ball from the hole with the head of your putter.
Secondly, do not pull the flag out with a ball in the hole, this can pull the insert up and disadvantage players following you.
Please also take the time to repair any pitch marks that you see on the green. Our corse is in a lot better condition than most clubs in the area and we would really like to keep it in the best condition for all our members.