I won't go so far as to say I condone
writing on the baskets, but it really doesn't bother me that much. That was the tradition on the course I learned on in CA, and I've seen it on a few holes around here. As far as tagging goes, its pretty minimalistic, you don't see it until you're right up in front of it. I have much bigger issues with people leaving trash on the course, cutting/breaking trees, not picking up after their dogs, and REAL tagging (like the big spray painted "MS13" on the coolest tree at SeaTac
). I would definitely frown on somebody writing on a basket at a private course, however--that's just plain rude if the owner isn't OK with it. Pretty cool that Bob H. is
OK with it though.