How to Create a Golf Flag Hole Marker

By Herm Otto

The flagstick marks the location of a hole on a golf course. Golfers sometimes refer to it as the pin. The flagstick stand upright in the hole, with a small flag flying on top. Golfers use the flag to see where the hole is located from the fairway or tee and to read which way the wind is blowing.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Determine whether any graphics or logos should be imprinted or embroidered on the flag. A golf course may have a logo that serves as its trademark, and it may want this logo on the flag.
Step 2
Find out whether the course has any corporate colors that it wants on the flag.
Step 3
Determine the color system typically used by the golf course for marking tee boxes and fairway yardage (to the center of the green) on the holes throughout the course. On typical par 72 courses, at least three colors are usually used to mark the forward, middle and back tee boxes and the points on the fairway that are 100, 150 and 200 yards from the center of the green. Red, white and blue are the most commonly used colors.
Step 4
Find out if the flag's color will indicate the flagstick's location relative to the center of the green. If so, you'll need flags in three different colors for each hole.
For example, a red flag might indicate that the hole location is forward (about 10 yards in front of the center of the green). A white flag might indicate the hole is in the center of the green. A blue flag might indicate the hole is toward the back of the green, about 10 yards from the center.
Step 5
Determine the size of the flag.
Step 6
Create a design incorporating the required colors, logos and so forth. If it's entirely your choice, use your creativity to come up with a custom design or select a design (such as a black-and-white checkered pattern) from a manufacturer's catalog. Don't forget space for grommets along one vertical edge of the flag for attaching the flag to the flagstick.

Tips & Warnings

Select colors that stand out against the typical golf course background so golfers can easily see the flag from a distance.
Remember that the flag has two visible sides, and the design on one side will be reversed on the other side. Symmetrical designs without words, letters or numbers work best when the flag is semi-transparent and the design on each side must align with the design on the other side.
Remember that the flag has two visible sides, and the design on one side will be reversed on the other side.
Symmetrical designs without words, letters or numbers work best when the flag is semi-transparent and the design on each side must align with the design on the other side.

About The Author

Herm Otto is an architect and was a university instructor for over 25 years. He is also an avid golfer who began golfing 10 years ago. As a Demand Studios writer, Otto writes golf and travel articles for GolfLink. He now resides in Arizona.

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