I think it will help speed things up on longer putts. You will no longer have to wait for someone to walk from their ball to tend the flag. Then, as people get closer to the hole, pull the pin. It can also prevent a geezer moment. One of my old buds had his wedge laying on the flag stick on the green. After everyone putting out I saw him going for the club and flag. The next thing I see him doing is having difficulty getting his clubs back in the bag on the cart. I had to yell, "Hey Clyde, look up." He looked up and saw a flag on one of the "clubs." He was trying to cram the flag in his bag.