On yellow banded baskets this action produces a loud "Eeeeeee" sound which is followed by the crowd going "Awwwww". Originated in Gulley Park, Arkansas.
This led to a betting game (side bet) in which players keep track of "donkeys". The first person to hit the band with a putt gets a "d", the next to hit the band hits the "o" and so on until donkey is spelled...then..every "donkey" after that pays!
You hit a "donkey" and you pay everyone on your card.
"If that putt hadn't of hit that branch, we would've never heard that beautiful donkey"
Sometimes heard from several cards away...
The Donkey/Bailey game is played on the National Tour