This model is a group of four putting green pins with green metal/plastic markers rather than flags.
In the 3ds Max file, each pin is a single editable mesh object (which includes the cup), so merging this into your scene is simple plug and play. It also includes a sample section of putting green. Materials and textures are already applied. For the other exported formats, the model will import as five individual objects. All objects and materials have sensible, descriptive names. Some materials do contain Vray maps and materials, so they may need to be recreated in a non-Max or non-Vray environment. The .OBJ format contains its own set of texture bitmaps so it should import needing little or no extra attention.
Model created with 3dsMax 9 and rendered with Vray 1.5 SP2.