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OK, so I am really curious how other disc golfers mark their discs in case they lose it.  Up until now, I have written my name and number on the inside of the rim where I would normally grip with the tips/pads of my fingers.  That way minimal ink.
I have recently become a PDGA member and thought about adding my PDGA # as well, but I certainly don't need name, phone number, and PDGA # on the disc. 
Are there some out there who only mark their discs with their PDGA #? 
How do you all do it?

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In the PDGA rules book : All discs used in play, except mini marker discs, must be uniquely marked in ink or pigment-based marking which has no detectable thickness. A player shall receive a warning for the first instance of throwing an unmarked disc if observed by two or more players of the group or an official. After the warning has been given, each subsequent throw by the player with an unmarked disc shall incur one penalty throw if observed by two or more players of the group or an official.

For myself , I just put my name on the disc. Phone number is good or email address also works.
If you put at least your phone number I will call, if all you have is your PDGA number, sorry. But really if you loose it and leave it its gone, not too many calls.
Last name, Phone number, PDGA number.

Many people don't look inside the rim of the discs and it seems ink on the rim gets wiped easier while in the brush/creeks. so I write it in small letters on the flight plate.
I put my name, number, PDGA# and sometimes ADGA# (Alaska Disc Golf) on the inside rim of all my mids and drivers. It helped when I saw a guy playing with one of my discs I had lost (it was custom dyed by a friend). I was able to tell him everything on the inside rim and get it back (paid a finder's fee). But, I've never been called for one of my lost discs.

My putters only have my initials and the # of that type they are, e.g. CG1, CG2 for my two soft magnets -- I try not to throw them into situations they can be lost (keeps fingers crossed).
I like to add the flight characteristics to the back just like Innove does it on their flight chart. I even change the numbers if I notice the disc is more understable or stable. Then I allign them in my bag based on their flight characteristics.. It definately improved my game based on always grabbing the right disc
I have never had a phone call either. My son has had phone call.
I put last name, ISAAC on it with phone number.

I also put on it REWARD UPON RETURN
I returned a disc that had, "free beer if returned" along with the guy's name and number on it. I thought that was the best marking I'd seen.
Name and Phone. To many disc golfers the PDGA number means nothing as they're not even aware there IS a PDGA. Think about it. The large percentage of disc golfers don't play tournaments so they don't know anything about the organization of the sport. They just go out on weekends once in a while to throw plastic.
I mark it with my initials on the top so I can identify it easily while lying on the grond if it is face up. This has saved me from playing the wrong disc a couple of times. Sometimes I mark the disc with the disc type abbreviation on the underside of the flight rim so I can see it in my bag if there are discs the same color. I also put my last name followed by my PDGA# on the rim, then on the opposite side rim I put my cell #......

Sounds like alot, but it works for me.
I use my name and PDGA #.

The average casual player may not know much about the PDGA but what if they googled a name and PDGA #?

I just punched in "Mark Ellis 7423" (just sort of picked that one randomly) and came up with a bunch of listings which lead to me. None of them easily lead to my phone number or said, "Please return lost disc for fabulous reward" but we all know the return rate on lost discs is not all that great anyway.

I am most entertained by players who write long instructional and motivational sayings on their putters.

I was a newly elected PDGA Competition Director, playing in a tournament and a TD called me in to make a ruling. Steve Valencia, a top player, was accused of using an unmarked disc. No one even told him but someone in his group sneaked off and had the TD brought in. The TD wanted nothing to do with this situation, saw me nearby and dragged me in. Ever happy to wade into controversy and make rulings I joined the fray.

Steve had no idea what was going on when I came over. So I asked him about a particular disc. He showed it to me and it had no markings on it at all except a hotstamp on top and the weight of the disc written on the bottom. I passed the disc around to the group and TD. The group, being the Open sharks they were, appeared to be quite anxious to see him stroked. I asked Steve where his unique marking was. He said he took his fingernail and scratched the weight marking, defacing it and making it unique. If you looked closely, you could see this had been done. I ruled it was good enough under the rule.

Those of you who know me know I always interpret rules to the benefit of the player, no matter the situation or the identity of the player.

The purpose of the rule is to make a disc identifiable and distinguishable from someone else's disc. If there are two 180 gram orange Rocs with white hotstamps sitting next to each other in the fairway, you want to be able to know whose is whose.
Is a dyed disc a legal marking?

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