I have never got in the habit of pulling the pin immediately following the shot . I don't think many other players do either . It is very rare that a shot that would otherwise have dropped in the hole is deflected by the flagstick .
But not so rare for the flagstick to be hit . Or the edge of the green , or the edge of a pond . Deflecting the ball into a wild ricochet . At any angle , for any distance .
These have happened to me dozens of times . Maybe hundreds . Which means it happens to players all the time .
It actually gives some live animation to the game . Making it seem like there are real obstacles and barriers out there . Obviously .
Especially when it happens frequently . I have recorded nearly 100 of these bloopers ( click here ). Which is not even 1/10th of the number of times I have seen it .
It is in the program . No big deal .