Originally Posted by blang11
So I've got a question for you all to weight in on. I went out and played Horning's Meadow Ridge course today and carded an eagle 2 on hole 7, the one that fades to the right following the curvature of the ridge (the hole previous to the severe downhill shot). Anyway, my drive was about as perfect as I could have envisioned. I threw a flippy teebird high and straight to let in anhyzer the entire length of the hole following the path of the trail. I sank a twenty foot putt for the eagle. Needless to say, I was stoked, and thought it MIGHT be possible that I'm the first one to accomplish this on that particular hole. In my state of elation, I thought it would be a good idea to sharpie my accomplishment on the yellow part of the basket (as small as possible and on the back side). Only now do I realize this may have been a stupid thing to do because (A) I'm defacing someone else's property, and (B) some might not even think the accomplishment warrants that much celebration.
Anyway, what do you think? If it was indeed a bad idea then maybe I should pitch Mr. Horning some cash to fix it, or just go and paint it over myself. If not, cool. In any case, I'm still stoked I carded the 2.
This topic has been discussed a couple of different times in different threads on this forum, and I think the consensus was that it is better to get your disc signed, and not write on the basket. However unless he has changed his mind Bob Horning is fine with people writing on his baskets. Here is a response that he sent to me when I asked him that very question.
<<"Hey guys I went ahead and PMed Bob Horning and asked how he felt about people writing on his baskets since my original post was pertaining to an incident that happened on his course. Below is his response to me that he said I could repost on this thread.
Hi Cindy, Actually it is OK, for to me it adds a personal touch to the course and lets the one who aced it have a nice way to connect and add their own individually to it. Eventually we'll have to repaint them all anyway, to as long as they don't get carried away or as long as their is no defacing then I don't have a problem.
Thanks for watching out for us, I do appreciate it greatly!!
When I get my first ace I still am only going to have my disc signed that's just how I feel personally on the subject.
PS I did sign the two baskets I aced at Horning's, but I did not sign the three aces I go at Leverich #2. Dang five in one year. I probably won't get another one for about five years now.
PSS Congrats on the Eagle.