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Yesterday, at Heistand Park in Madison, WI, I got my first ace on Hole 14, the beautiful downhiller that overlooks the city. From the am tees (about 250 ft), it was a bit into the wind so I threw a 171 g Star Sidewinder with a bit of hyzer so that it helixed perfectly and slammed the chainz and stayed in the basket! Unbelievable! Had two friends in my group and two people were walking up to the pad, so I had 4 witnesses.


Now for my question: What is the proper etiquette after an ace? Do you write your name and date on the sign or the basket or just your disc, and do you have to do it right after the ace occurs? Also, is it cocky to carry a permanent marker with you, almost expecting an ace?

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No need to mark up the course. Just have the park erect a statue of you on the spot. Nothing ostentatious, maybe along the lines of Mount Rushmore. :)

Congrats on your first ace. The first seems like it will never come.
Colorful point!
Ever to be so humble.
Wagner got signs on the front 9 with a place specificley for aces and you write your name on that section of the sign.
Thanks Mark. I am currently sculpting my own statue since no one else seems to think I deserve it ;)
Have the players in your group sign your disc on the spot with the date, course and hole #.

Please don't sign the basket or tee sign - even if two thousand other Bozos have done it before you.

There is always a Sharpie in my bag (for marking discs).

51 is custom in all areas of the US I have played. That is $5.00 for an Ace and $1.00 for metal (basket and above).
To clarify - 51 is what the members of your group pay to you. In a tournament, if there is no ace fund, all the registered players should pay you $1.00, whether they were in your group or not.
Well said, I completely agree, please do not deface any of the courses at any of the parks (tees, benches, baskets) Just because you think you have something "worth while" to write doesn't make it any different than the person that wrote some crude statement on the bench next to the tee. It is the same, thing, destructive and ugly. Sign your own property, your disc, and be done with it.
On the 51, I don't believe in it, since I don't believe lucky shots should be rewarded. But I always throw into the league/tourney ace pool, just in case I'm the one that throws the lucky shot that day.
Always carry something to mark your disc with. This is cool because when you do get an ace people can sign it. More to the point; being cocky would be saying that the two people that walked up to you guys were in your debt $5.00 each. That would be cocky for sure.
Only write on what is yours , the basket and signs are not yours to vandalize. If you write your name clearly enough the cops just might come see you . lmao
I just sign and date the disc.........oh wait........I haven't hit an ace yet............DANG !

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