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Chasing the elusive eagle...


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#121 NoTalentLefty

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:21 PM

Every eagle I've had came on Par 4s. Longest was from 150 yds out. Shortest was a putt of 15 feet. Have a total of 5 over 40 plus years and none in the last 20 years. Easy come and easy go.

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#122 mstrege

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:11 AM

I eagled a hole for the first time in a long time in an otherwise pretty crappy round yesterday.  Was a holed out 8 iron from the fairway after a wayward drive and a passable lay-up on a par 5.

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#123 bigfatant

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:03 AM

I was playing with an older member of my club and he was listing all the holes he had and eagle on and I think he had like five but none on the par 5 18th where I got mine at. Very impressed with his record in any respect.
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Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:42 PM

Quit thinking about it and they will come. I almost albatrossed the other day... 4" short of the hole and on the line. All I was trying to do was hit the green. The tap in eagle was great, but also frustrating at the same time, because I was soooooo close.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:01 AM

View Postbigfatant, on 06 July 2018 - 04:03 AM, said:

I was playing with an older member of my club and he was listing all the holes he had and eagle on and I think he had like five but none on the par 5 18th where I got mine at. Very impressed with his record in any respect.

I know a guy, scratch golfer, who is about my age. Mid-late 50’s. He has played his home town country club course since he first took up the game in his early 20’s and has eagled 17 of the 18 holes. Plus he has double-eagled all the Par 5’s. But that’s over the course of maybe five or six thousand rounds and he’s one of the best ball strikers I’ve ever played with.

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:07 AM

Haven't thought, nor care as it would come on a lucky shot (i.e. HIO, or drop the approach) as I joke the hole just happened to be where my ball went.

On a par 5 it would have to be one that really is too short to be a legitimate par 5 (i.e. 475 and downwind).

Since odds of me being "on in two" is so low I probably have been putting for an Eagle under 5 times in my life and now at 55 I don't expect to be reaching par 5's in regulation.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:16 AM

View PostUnder2hours, on 10 July 2018 - 06:07 AM, said:

Haven't thought, nor care as it would come on a lucky shot (i.e. HIO, or drop the approach) as I joke the hole just happened to be where my ball went.

On a par 5 it would have to be one that really is too short to be a legitimate par 5 (i.e. 475 and downwind).

Since odds of me being "on in two" is so low I probably have been putting for an Eagle under 5 times in my life and now at 55 I don't expect to be reaching par 5's in regulation.

If I don’t count using a putter from the fringe or from the fairway short of the green I have been “on in two” a total of five times in my life.

First time was a three-putt Par. Dammit. Had to put from one edge of the green, up and over a ridge to the other edge.

Second time was a Birdie.

Third time I finally made an Eagle. Downhill 10-footer. Woo-hoo!!

Fourth time, I kid you not, same green and same 80-foot putt as my first time. Same three-putt Par.

Fifth time was another two-putt Birdie.

So if the cycle continues I am due to reach another Par 5 and make my Eagle putt, some time in 2024 or thereabouts..


Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

My best friend has been golfing at least 5 more years than I have, he's much better than I am, but I randomly got an Eagle one day and he's still searching. Honestly it took a huge weight off my shoulders, but I kinda wish he got it rather than me. I just played the hole insanely aggressive, it was a sharp dogleg left Par 5. The tee shot was uphill and the approach is right back down. There's a big risk-reward because going up and around the dogleg it's over 500 yards, but playing a bold drive and taking on some bunkers and trees, the hole gets to about 480. I hit about a 290 yard drive (I don't know how but I'll take it), had a shot to the green about 190 but all downhill, so it was playing like 170-175 so I hit a 6 iron. A ranger was right next to the green when I hit and told me if I had a centimeter to the left I would've had an albatross. I had about 5 feet for Eagle and sunk it. This was in my second year of golfing, so I never really thought an Eagle was possible. When I told my buddy he asked where I found a 200 yard par 5. As much as I liked that Eagle I still feel guilty, just had to get that off my chest sorry for the short essay.

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#129 bigfatant

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:48 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 10 July 2018 - 06:16 AM, said:

View PostUnder2hours, on 10 July 2018 - 06:07 AM, said:

Haven't thought, nor care as it would come on a lucky shot (i.e. HIO, or drop the approach) as I joke the hole just happened to be where my ball went.

On a par 5 it would have to be one that really is too short to be a legitimate par 5 (i.e. 475 and downwind).

Since odds of me being "on in two" is so low I probably have been putting for an Eagle under 5 times in my life and now at 55 I don't expect to be reaching par 5's in regulation.

If I don’t count using a putter from the fringe or from the fairway short of the green I have been “on in two” a total of five times in my life.

First time was a three-putt Par. Dammit. Had to put from one edge of the green, up and over a ridge to the other edge.

Second time was a Birdie.

Third time I finally made an Eagle. Downhill 10-footer. Woo-hoo!!

Fourth time, I kid you not, same green and same 80-foot putt as my first time. Same three-putt Par.

Fifth time was another two-putt Birdie.

So if the cycle continues I am due to reach another Par 5 and make my Eagle putt, some time in 2024 or thereabouts..
If I'm on in two for a par 5 you can bet my next eagle putt is never ever going to be short. Eagles are rewarded like nearest to pin and good for twenty or thirty bucks. Nobody remembers birdies or pars so give it every chance to go in I say.

Edited by bigfatant, 10 July 2018 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:56 AM

We don't play eagles as junk bets but in our points game (one for bogey, two for par, three for birdie) we do count them as six points. So yeah, the guys who can get on in two are definitely taking a run at those 30-footers to try and grab the bonus points.

It is a dream of mine to make a 6-point eagle while playing with that group at least once before I die. Either that or a hole-in-one which, in our group, wins the entire pot for the team no matter what the points end up.

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:24 AM

ive been inches close a few times...

then i sank a 30+ foot putt on a par 5 for my first one, about maybe 3 months after starting back into the game. it was THE primary factor for several months, of practicing and playing more... and eventually my cap dropped from around a 25 at the time of the first eagle (mostly luck I think it has to be said), and now I play off 13.7, and had a 100 yard hole out on a short par 4 a couple weeks ago...

it was luck, but also a good strike, a well informed guess at yardage, I knew the hole and the pin placement and went to get the ball within 10" as i do on all approaches...

so play more, practice more, and you'll get more opportunities to hole one or putt one in...

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:22 PM

made an eagle yesterday. course closed down the 3 longest tee boxes for maintenance and our tee box made the hole 465 yard par 5. Hit driver 7 iron to the fringe and made the putt. Kinda of an  * eagle- lol

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#133 bigfatant

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

Played with a new member at my club today and he's a four handicap who's had three albatrosses but no hole in ones. \_(ツ)_/
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:54 PM

Had yet another eagle yesterday- that is like 3 this month! 505 yard par 5 driver 4 iron to 3 feet! made the putt. Hole #15
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