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Chasing the illusive eagle...


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#91 golfer929

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

Had my 2nd one this past Wednesday. Drive in the fairway to 76 yards. 2nd shot was a 1 hop and then rolled right in. Great feeling!


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:25 AM

Had three and remember all three,  two on par fives.  Els club in Dubai and mimosa in Clark Philippines for par 5’s.  Then holed a 120 yard gap wedge at the old scga course in murrieta California.  

Also want to note an almost hole in one at eagle glen in corona on th short uphill par 4.  Hit my driver to about three feet and missed the fricking eagle putt!

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:36 PM

View PostBingo1976, on 27 March 2018 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostDavePelz4, on 18 March 2018 - 05:15 PM, said:

First eagle of the year last Saturday. Very nice drive, hybrid to about 2 feet made the putt.  Missed the double eagle by 2 inches.

Out of interest, why do Americans call it a double eagle rather than an Albatross? A double eagle (i.e. 2 time 2 under) is a 4 under score. You don't call an eagle a double birdie after all.....

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:38 PM

Second eagle of the year today.  Extremely strong winds today of 20-25MPH and holed a 56 degree wedge from 147.  Also hit driver on a par 3 into the wind...just to add perspective.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:31 PM

After getting back in the game after a 20 year layoff I thought I would never make an eagle. It took me probably 6 years before I made one and the second one came shortly there after, both on par 5's. I went on another cold streak before I holed out from the fairway on a par 4. Played an afternoon round today and got off to a slow start but then started hitting my irons well. I hit a bad tee shot on a par 5 that was short and not in the fairway. There was a good opening in in a group of trees and I was able to hit a good shot that left me 122 to the flag. Hit a gap wedge (U)  that landed just past the hole and spun back in for the first eagle of the year. Had another chance at eagle with a lengthy putt but came up really short. Thankfully I made the birdie.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:03 PM

My best eagle wasn't even an eagle.  It was when I made 5 on a par 5 after hitting my first drive OB.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:47 AM

Had a 4-5 footer for eagle Saturday first round of the year. 300 yard par 4 little wind helping. Rimmed out as usual.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:05 PM

I got my first two seasons ago after playing for about 8 seasons, and it was terribly anti-climatic.  Pushed my drive on a par 5 into some pine tress and had to play out laterally into the fairway.  Holed out from 196 yards with a 5i, but naturally didn't see it go in.  When we finally got to the green, we searched high and low around the green. After four or five minutes of searching, one of the guys checking in the cup and sure enough, there it was.

I've since gotten three more and there's only one par 5 left on my home course that I've yet to eagle.

The few I've had can mostly be chalked up to luck.  Obviously, holing out from 195 is a case of luck.  The other three eagles I've had I left myself very short putts...3ft out from 216 with a 3h, a kick-in from 182 with a 6i...that kind of thing.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

I don't know if I mentioned it or not before but I had five Eagles last year, hence my call name.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

Had an eagle today- 517 par 5. Driver, 3 iron and made the putt from 20'


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:35 AM

Golf's a game of inches and the ones that matter the most are the ones that are between your ears. I have had a countless amount of eagles in my day.  Honestly like everything with golf don't over think it.  It will come man.  Just don't stress over it, think of it as just another routine shots.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

Hate to rub it in, but had another one today. 520 yard par 5 dead down wind, driver was hit good then a 235 yard 3 iron to 6 feet and made the putt. 3 iron was all over water, it was pretty damn cool.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:01 PM

Had one last week. Missed a 5 foot putt for one today. :-0
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:25 PM

I played yesterday and had a really bad round. Shot a 93 with a record number of double bogeys. I did have 2 holes that made the whole round  worthwhile. On the second  par 5 I absolutely flushed a drive and got some good roll out on the hard fairway. Had 158 left to the flag. Hit a pure 8 iron that tracked for the flag. Got to the green and it was a foot from the hole. Of the 5 eagles I have had, this was only the second one that was a putt. One chip in and two hole outs from over 100 yards. Seems I  generally have to rely on luck rather than skill.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

After 7 years of play and consistently being a 5 handicap or lower from basically the start (broke 80 first calendar year of playing) i made my first eagle that wasnt a putt last weekend.

Short par 4, had 82 yards in and hit a low 2 skip 54* wedge and in! Very anticlimactic and In route to a 78, so it wasnt the best day leading up to it lol

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:28 PM

I've had maybe 5-6 in over 25 years but got my 1st eagle for 2018 on my 1st time golfing this year. What a terrific way to start. It was on a short par 4 320 yds. than a PW chip for 20 yds. in the cup.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

Ate dinner with a guy crowing about his first eagle. He holded out from 140 on a par 5. He thought it was amazing, one of a kind. It was really cute. Wife unit looked at Pearsall and...he knew he had to go along with the wanker’s excitement...man we had a hoot of a laugh on the way home. Like he said, it was really cute.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:52 PM

2 in the last month - one on a par 5 that i hit in two and made a bomb, the other on a short par 4 from inside 80y.

they aren't a normal thing - but the more you put pressure on making one, the harder they are to come by.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:25 AM

I have had 3.  1 each on 3/4 par 5's at my home course.  I'm always wondering whether I will get the next one of the 4th Par 5 to complete the set.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

I would say I've made about 10-12 over my 20+ years of playing.

Advice - as elusive as the "eagle" maybe......I've cost myself more birdies trying to make the eagle than making the eagle itself.  Meaning?  I would lag it close to make sure you have an easy birdie.  Might not be what you want to hear but I think it is great advice.  Really, I can't count how many times I've 3 putted for par on a par 5 trying to force the eagle!

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:01 AM

I have 3 of them. All 3 of them were hole outs on the 2nd shot on a par 4. I am still chasing the elusive eagle that was actually made with my putter. Or that elusive par 3 eagle.
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:55 PM

Had my first eagle this year. Was a par 5 that played 445 to the flag, which was on the back of the green. Hit a beautiful drive off the tee, probably my best drive of the year. Was walking up to my ball when it dawned on me that it was a par 5 and I was inside the 200 marker. I look over to my buddy who outdrove me by about 10 yards and tell him I have never had an eagle. Pulled out my range finder and see I have 190 to a slightly uphill green. Grabbed my 4 hybrid and stuck it pin high, six feet left. Made the putt shaking and all.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:22 AM

you're probably thinking too much about it

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:31 AM

View Posttrilerian, on 18 June 2018 - 09:55 PM, said:

Had my first eagle this year. Was a par 5 that played 445 to the flag, which was on the back of the green. Hit a beautiful drive off the tee, probably my best drive of the year. Was walking up to my ball when it dawned on me that it was a par 5 and I was inside the 200 marker. I look over to my buddy who outdrove me by about 10 yards and tell him I have never had an eagle. Pulled out my range finder and see I have 190 to a slightly uphill green. Grabbed my 4 hybrid and stuck it pin high, six feet left. Made the putt shaking and all.

My only one that was a putt on a Par 5 (as opposed to holeing out a wedge or irons shot) was the exact opposite. I was playing a match against a friend. He drove first and I hit my drive right beside him on the fairway. He hit his approach about 10 feet past the hole then I hit mine a foot or so inside it on the same line. He played his to break and it lipped out on the high side. I aimed mine inside the cup and went in.

I was so pumped up chattering about how I had one-upped him on each shot that I lost track of the fact it was an eagle until he congratulated me. He probably thought I was being silly because he usually hit a couple Par 5 greens in two every round. I do it maybe once a year, if that.
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:57 AM

Finally had my first ever Eagle yesterday, on the 541 yard par 5, 5th hole at Tadmarton Heath. Driver in to the right semi, followed by a 3 Hybrid to about 15 ft (both wind assisted) and sunk the putt. Feels like a massive relief to get one, if just to shut my friends up!
Of course, then hit a massive cut OB on the next drive!
Hole in one next.......


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