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If the ball is chipped in the hole and the flag stick knocks the ball out from the wind blowing the stick around, is this a birdie or a par?

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Hi Les:  According to the USGA, "A ball is “holed” when it is at rest within the circumference of the hole and all of it is below the level of the lip of the hole."  So, if in fact the entire ball was below the lip of the hole, it would have been a birdie.  Otherwise, a par.

Thanks for the question Les.

Fairways and Greens,

John

PS.  The definition of 'holed' can be seen here:  

http://www.usga.org/Rule-Books/Rules-of-Golf/Definitions/#Holed

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PGA Member since 1982 Winner 1996 Senior Club Professional Championship Former Head Instructor- Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation Will compete in the PGA Seniors Championship and the National Club Professional Championshi this year.

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