A. Get over it. This is competition, an opponent or fellow competitor is not required to help you out. If you are so far away that you can't see the hole, chances are you will not make the putt, so just lag it toward the pin. If you can see the hole, just go move the pin yourself.
B. Ridiculous, an opponent of fellow competitor is required to tend the flag. refusal to do so results in their disqualification and loss of round.
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A. Larry is correct. The rules require that once a golfer takes a stroke after having the pin pulled, each subsequent attempt to sink the ball, rather on or off the green, requires the pin to remain pulled. Violation of this rule incurs a 1 stroke penalty for each stroke taken with the pin in the hole.
B. Scott is correct, there is no rule requiring a pin to be pulled, or if pulled to remain out of the hole until the ball is holed. There is however a two stroke penalty (stroke play) or loss of hole (match play) if the pin is struck by a ball played from the green.
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