Sunday I was playing with a close friend of mine. I gave him one of my signed copies to for his birthday in July. I am just off the green with about 3 feet of fringe and a foot of light rough. It is downhill to the hole about 30 feet away. He asks, "do you want the pin out?" I answer, "Didn't you read the book?" He says yes. He then states that a bunch of other guys he plays with argued with him that leaving the pin in is bad. I then quote from the book, "If it wasn't an advantage, they wouldn't make you take it out."
I proceed to use the @mvmac Chipping with a Putting method. The ball rolls gently toward the hole, hits the pin and sinks into the cup. I win the hole