Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

How long until your first birdie?


43 replies to this topic

#1 Twism86

Twism86

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 336 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 500570
  • Joined: 04/30/2018
  • Location:NJ
GolfWRX Likes : 141

Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

Hi everyone,

Tom here, new golfer and new to the forum. Started playing golf last September for real. Always enjoyed the driving range and pitch n putt as kid but didnt really start playing until now at 31. I normally hit in the high 90s and basically try to get below 100/50 with some pars every time I get out.

I got my first legit birdie last Wednesday (no mulligan tee shots or anything) on a nice uphill par 3 at Galloping Hill in NJ. Great shot with my 8i to within 18''. Probably was the hardest, most nerve filled 18'' putt I ever had but im glad to finally get the birdie monkey off my back. Ive came close a few times before but always came up short or skimmed the hole.

So it took me a few months of playing for my first, how about others? I know its not a hole in one or anything but as a new golfer it still feels good! Was playing with my boss/mentor that days so I was glad to have him as a witness.

Tom

TM AeroBurner 9.5*
TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
Odyssey White Hot RX #1
A bunch of random wedges

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 DavePelz4

DavePelz4

    Legend

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 22,931 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 69051
  • Joined: 11/10/2008
  • Location:A golf course in the Chicago area.
GolfWRX Likes : 23893

Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

Congrats Tom! I'm sure the first of many.

2

#3 dlygrisse

dlygrisse

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,278 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 16702
  • Joined: 07/21/2006
  • Location:Kansas
GolfWRX Likes : 6619

Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:50 PM

I honestly can't remember, zero recollection..., but the first time I played 9 holes...I was 19 years old, I made a par on the 8th hole...shot a smooooth 77.
Callaway GBB
Callaway V Series 3w, HW
Callaway Steelhead 4 hybrid
Ping G 4-U
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54* SS
Vokey 58 M grind
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Jones Utility
Ball, KSig or a bunch of ProV's I won in a charity scramble.  
ECCO Biom Hybrid 3

3

#4 Ferguson

Ferguson

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,436 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 371587
  • Joined: 04/16/2015
  • Location:VA
  • Handicap:7.3
GolfWRX Likes : 4843

Posted 07 May 2018 - 01:01 PM

Congratulations.   Keep playing.   You will learn to love birdies and will be able to describe them vividly at the drop of a hat.  Over your golf career, this affection for birdies will often outweigh the love you have for certain family members.  


I made a birdie the second time I played nine holes (and I don't even know 3 of my cousins).

4

#5 IcemanYVR

IcemanYVR

    Amateur

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,064 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 105885
  • Joined: 04/05/2010
  • Location:Vancouver, BC
  • Handicap:2.4
GolfWRX Likes : 804

Posted 07 May 2018 - 01:46 PM

I still remember my first birdie. It was on what was then the 3rd hole at Glen Abbey. I had downhill putt about 12-15 feet and made it, center cut. Hole was 143 yards, don't remember what club I hit but most likely an 8 iron.

It was my second year (first full year) of playing and my game was starting to improve at that point. Here's the hole via google... fun little shot over some water.

Attached Files


Titleist 905R 9.5° | Callaway Diable Octane Tour 15° | Callaway Hawkeye VFT 18° | Mizuno MP-33 3-PW | Cleveland RTX-3 54 | Cleveland RTX-3 60 | Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Studio Select | Titleist Pro V1

5

#6 HatsForBats

HatsForBats

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,272 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 433112
  • Joined: 07/18/2016
  • Location:Philly Burbs
  • Handicap:7
GolfWRX Likes : 633

Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

No idea since I started playing at a pretty young age. Birdies are still exciting even on easy par 5's or short par 4's.

6

#7 NEhomer

NEhomer

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 194 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 497926
  • Joined: 04/04/2018
  • Location:Western, MA
  • Handicap:8
GolfWRX Likes : 195

Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:21 PM

Congratulations.

The benefit of birdies is that not only does your score go down a stroke, you've eliminated one more hole that you could blow up on!

7

#8 Ghostwedge

Ghostwedge

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 433482
  • Joined: 07/20/2016
  • Handicap:10
GolfWRX Likes : 204

Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:10 PM

Don't remember but..... savor every single one.
The Pro's only make 3-4 on a good day.


8

#9 1s1k

1s1k

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 289 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 449534
  • Joined: 12/21/2016
  • Location:A-Town, MA
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 509

Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

View PostGhostwedge, on 07 May 2018 - 05:10 PM, said:

Don't remember but..... savor every single one.
The Pro's only make 3-4 on a good day.  the front nine.

FTFY
TaylorMade M3 460 8.5 Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 X Flex

TaylorMade P790 UDI 2-Iron HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5
TaylorMade P750 3 & 4 Iron Project X 6.5
TaylorMade P730 5-PW Iron Project X 6.5

Titleist SM7 WedgeWorks Raw 46/10F Project X 6.5
50/08F, 54/10S, & 60/12D S400 TI DG

Odyssey O-Works 34" Black JailBird Mini


Mizuno MP32's 2-PW
Callaway Legacy Black 3-PW

9

#10 ashscache

ashscache

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 302697
  • Joined: 03/20/2014
  • Location:wilmington, de
  • Handicap:22
  • Ebay ID:ashullscachull
GolfWRX Likes : 16

Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:44 PM

I remember being out with my grandparents and hitting a 5 wood on a par 3 (I was about 9) to the fringe of the green and nailing a putt.  I felt like a million bucks.  Afterwards my grandfather took a 2x4, drilled a hole in it, and stuck a tee and the pink Flying Lady ball I was playing in it as a little trophy.  I‚Äôll never forget that.....

Edited by ashscache, 07 May 2018 - 08:45 PM.

Titleist 915 D3
Taylormade Burner Bubble
Callaway GBB Heavenwood & Divine Nine
Ping i15 5-PW
Ping iWedge U (50 degree)
Ping Eye 2 (S + L)
Scotty Cameron Fastback

Clicgear 8.0 pushcart

DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, Del.

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 kmay__

kmay__

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 493118
  • Joined: 02/09/2018
  • Location:Niagara, Ontario, Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 46

Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Made one this past weekend, only the 2nd one I've made since I got back into playing again last August. Actually holed out a chip and was quite thrilled. Never made any as a kid when I used to play, maybe a couple when I got back into it around 20-22, then again took 6-7 years away from the game until last fall. Hoping they become a more regular occurrence! Congrats on your first!
Wilson Staff Triton
Cobra Baffler 3W
Cobra Baffler 3H / TaylorMade RAC LT 3 Iron
Cobra S3 5-SW
MD3 PM Grind 60 (the greasy Phil)
Odyssey Works Versa #7 / Never Compromise GM2 exchange / Acushnet Bullseye standard

11

#12 Ghostwedge

Ghostwedge

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 429 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 433482
  • Joined: 07/20/2016
  • Handicap:10
GolfWRX Likes : 204

Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:54 AM

View Post1s1k, on 07 May 2018 - 07:32 PM, said:

View PostGhostwedge, on 07 May 2018 - 05:10 PM, said:

Don't remember but..... savor every single one.
The Pro's only make 3-4 on a good day.  the front nine.

FTFY
... 3-4 on the front nine on a good day.
FTFTFY ; /

12

#13 Justsomeguy

Justsomeguy

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 686 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 412064
  • Joined: 02/13/2016
  • Location:New Orleans
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 269

Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

First year, about the 6 month mark. First two birdies in the same day.
First one was a par 4, decent drive, skulled an iron that somehow made it to the green. Really tough breaks, made the circus shot putt. Went crazy.
Second one was a decent drive, chunked second shot, then dunked a sand wedge from 75 yards. My buddy starts going crazy saying it went in. I had stopped looking bc I thought it was gonna fly the green.
Very memorable birdies, the day not so much. Probably shot 110 anyway.
Titleist 915D3 9.5*, Diamana S+ Blue 60, R, @10.25*
Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
Cleveland Smart Square Blade

13

#14 platgof

platgof

    platgof

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 1,150 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 125351
  • Joined: 03/27/2011
  • Location:Clarksville, Tenn
  • Handicap:19
  • Ebay ID:platgof
GolfWRX Likes : 274

Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:09 PM

I used to get one nearly every round, but having a birdie drought as of lately. Now I am trying to get more eagles, really hard.
GBB Fusion HT 13.5 or R15TP
GBB Rogue/ Heavenwood
GBB OS 4, 5 Hybrid
TM M4 6-pw
Ping Glide 50,54SS, 56 ES
Scotty X5R or Ping Redwood D66 or Ping Kushin Sigma G
B330RX

14

#15 Tight-right

Tight-right

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 87 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 482596
  • Joined: 09/23/2017
  • Location:Windsor on
  • Handicap:4.1
GolfWRX Likes : 25

Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

Good for you.

Keep on keeping on.

I do not remember my first birdie. I don't even remember my first eagle! Lol



15

#16 MooJersey

MooJersey

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 287 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 473982
  • Joined: 07/05/2017
  • Location:Maryland
GolfWRX Likes : 112

Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

First birdie (and still only birdie) was a few months into playing last year.  My first year of getting into the game seriously.  Short Par 3.  Narrow hole very woodsy.  Sand with bushes runs the length of the hole on the left, trees run down the right.  Hit one within a few feet and made the putt.  :)
Cobra King F8+ Driver /w HZRDUS 6.0 Yellow 76g
Cobra F8+ 3/4 Fairway /w Aldila Green NV 2KXV 75g
Cobra King Pro Forged CB/MB (3-PW)

Cobra King V Grind 50-08
Cobra King V Grind 54-10

Cobra King V Grind 58-08
SeeMore FGPt Giant

16

#17 b.helts

b.helts

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,579 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 100214
  • Joined: 12/14/2009
  • Location:Los Osos
GolfWRX Likes : 2319

Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

Awesome TOM! Way to go. Enjoy the journey!


My little brother, lol heís 6Ē4í, he birdied the first hole he ever played.  Our dad had us practice on the range and short game area before letting us go on the golf course. So after Iím not sure how long we went out to play the par 29 course attached to the range where we started. Scott made a 2 on the first hole. I was 1 down. lol

So then we keep on practicing and getting better and after I donít know how long, dad takes us out the local muni. First hole on a ďbigĒ course and wouldnít you know it, after 1 I was 1 down again. Scott birdied the first.

Dudeís a birdie machine.

17

#18 Hawkeye77

Hawkeye77

    The adventure begins!

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 14,849 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 100868
  • Joined: 12/27/2009
  • Location:Iowa
GolfWRX Likes : 11216

Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:13 PM

Congrats OP.

Had my first at a young age, but it would have been in the context of a round where I probably shot in the 60s for 9 holes, and honestly, I can remember the hole but not my age.  I'm sure I was excited, but slicing a ball and peeling it open and tearing out the rubber band stuff was a lot more interesting, as well as anything we could see swimming in the creek, lol.

18

#19 Hjosh7_

Hjosh7_

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 226 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 385180
  • Joined: 07/09/2015
  • Location:Southwest Virginia
  • Handicap:18
GolfWRX Likes : 101

Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:11 PM

Congrats, OP.

My first birdie was on a narrow par 4 with a lake beside the green. I had played probably 2 rounds of real golf and 10 or so on a par 3 course. I donít remember how long the hole was. I was 5 yards short of the green after 2, chipped a 7 iron, and it hit the middle of the flagstick and fell in.

It was really just luck, though. The first two shots were kinda bad and if it didnít hit the flagstick, it was 10-15 feet past. I donít remember my first non-luck birdie.
WITB:

Posted Image Vapor Fly Pro 9.5°- Diamana S+

Posted Image RBZ Tour 14.5° - Matrix Ozik XCON 7
Posted Image RBZ Speed 19° - Kuro Kage Silver 70S

Posted Image G30 22° Hybrid - TFC 419H Stiff
Posted ImageVapor Pro Combo 5-PW - True Temper DG Pro S300

Cleveland RTX-3 Raw 50°/54°/60° V-MG - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Posted Image Method Matter B2-01 - 35.25" -  SuperStroke Flatso 1.0

Posted Image Chrome Soft X Truvis
Lamkin Crossline Black Midsize Grips


19

#20 Harleyweedwhacks

Harleyweedwhacks

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 457758
  • Joined: 03/07/2017
  • Handicap:6
GolfWRX Likes : 47

Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:51 PM

My first came on a short 450 yard par 5 (really short). I hit a good drive down the left side, hit a hybrid close to the green, chipped with a 7 iron to a foot and holed the putt. This was about two and a half years into my golfing career.

"I have one brief comment today, and there is no chance, we're all human beings here, and there's no chance humanly possible that Tiger woods isn't hurting his back with a swing like that...no way."--Colin Montgomerie

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 chal0072

chal0072

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 309 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 251390
  • Joined: 05/19/2013
  • Location:USA
  • Handicap:8.7
  • Ebay ID:dawalsh13
GolfWRX Likes : 106

Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:37 AM

Almost a year after started playing. So many chances, I just couldn’t make a putt back then well still can’t really putt these days either.
Cobra King LTD Black
Tour Edge EX10 3W
Cleveland Mashie 3h
PXG 0311P 5-P
Cleveland 48, 52, 58
Taylormade Tour Spider Black

21

#22 Twism86

Twism86

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 336 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 500570
  • Joined: 04/30/2018
  • Location:NJ
GolfWRX Likes : 141

Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

Thanks for all the replies everyone! Got a few more rounds in since my birdie and havent got another yet this year but had a few chances. As long as I have a chance at one and my birdie shot isnt from 100yrds Im happy for now!
TM AeroBurner 9.5*
TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
Odyssey White Hot RX #1
A bunch of random wedges

22

#23 SecondandGoal

SecondandGoal

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 143 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 480366
  • Joined: 08/28/2017
  • Location:South Shore MA
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 77

Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

lol... I remember it very well. I was 7 years old, it was my first round I had ever played, and the second hole of that round. Short par 3 (under 100 yards from the reds), hit a 5 iron to the front edge of the green, 15 feet from the cup. Hit the putt dead center, practically ripped out the back of the cup. If it didn't hit the cup, it probably would have gone 10 feet past.

The look on my father's face as he 3 putted for a double bogey was one I'll never forget.
Driver:  Callaway Epic 3+ FW (12.5*)
Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 (16*) and 5 (20*)
Irons:   Edel SLS-01 4-9
Wedges:  Edel SLS-01 (GW 50, SW 55)
Cleveland RTX-3 2 dot (LW 58)
Putter:  Odyssey 3-ball

23

#24 NJpatbee

NJpatbee

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,419 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 266092
  • Joined: 07/24/2013
  • Location:Sussex County, NJ
  • Handicap:16.5
GolfWRX Likes : 443

Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

It took a few months but while struggling to break 100 my first season I was able to hit a straight 8 iron on a 130 yard par 3 onto the green and made about an 8 foot putt.  It's a great feeling - congratulations!

24

#25 zito

zito

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 16 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 181524
  • Joined: 05/17/2012
  • Location:NJ
GolfWRX Likes : 14

Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:10 PM

Took me 10 rounds, started playing while I was in high school, ended up going to college on a golf scholarship, practice really paid off


25

#26 Tiptx1122

Tiptx1122

    TMPing

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,621 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 35809
  • Joined: 07/28/2007
  • Location:Ohio
GolfWRX Likes : 149

Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:34 AM

Played my 1st round of golf and never got a birdied as I had 3-4 chances but here is something I've never done. I chipped in for an Eagle on my 4th hole which was a par 4. I was shocked. My 2nd round I birdied the 1st 2 holes and last hole. Of to a decent start too bad work gets in the way of me golfing as much as I would like.

26

#27 MooJersey

MooJersey

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 287 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 473982
  • Joined: 07/05/2017
  • Location:Maryland
GolfWRX Likes : 112

Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:01 PM

Well it's been about a year since my last birdie lol....made a birdie over the weekend on a Par 5.    Last time I made birdie was on a Par 3 last season.

This go around:

3 Wood off the tee, started middle right of the fairway, then hooked a bit - about 200 yards into the left rough, dangerously close to a pond, probably 4 feet or so, really shouldn't have been in play for a decent player lol ;)

Banged a 6 iron out of that rough.  Goal was to get back onto the fairway and progress toward the hole.  Barely missed plugging into a fairway sand bunker.  

Ended up a couple feet above and past the bunker ... in the rough still, but not a terrible lie, and only about 105 to the middle right pin.

Took my time and stuck a PW within 4-5 feet

Made a putt worth making    :-)
Cobra King F8+ Driver /w HZRDUS 6.0 Yellow 76g
Cobra F8+ 3/4 Fairway /w Aldila Green NV 2KXV 75g
Cobra King Pro Forged CB/MB (3-PW)

Cobra King V Grind 50-08
Cobra King V Grind 54-10

Cobra King V Grind 58-08
SeeMore FGPt Giant

27

#28 jwhite86

jwhite86

    Advanced

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 271 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 502030
  • Joined: 05/16/2018
  • Location:WI
  • Handicap:12
GolfWRX Likes : 190

Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

I don't remember how old I was... but I remember the hole... driver, 7 iron to 12 feet and rolled the putt
WITB
Driver: Titleist 913 D2 9.5 - Diamana White
3 Wood: Titleist 915 F 16.5 - Diamana Blue
4 Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 21 - Diamana Blue
5 Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 25 - Diamana Blue
Irons 6-PW: Srixon Z545 w/ TT DG S300
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 48 SM6, 52 & 56 SM5, 60 SM6
Putter: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport Mil-Spec


http://www.golfwrx.c...-jwhite86-witb/

28

#29 Pigems

Pigems

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,278 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 246559
  • Joined: 04/21/2013
  • Location:Halifax, NS
  • Handicap:9.2
  • Ebay ID:Piggems
GolfWRX Likes : 17221

Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

My first Birdie was an Ace from 185y, years ago. It was a good day :)
910D2 9.5*- RIP Alpha 70x
910f 17*- Diamana D+ 82x
910h 20* Hybrid - S400
712 CB 4i-Pw - S300
SM5 51*, 55*- S300
TVD 59* M - S300
Studio Select NP2

29

#30 Conrad1953

Conrad1953

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,101 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 66402
  • Joined: 09/24/2008
  • Location:Alabama
  • Ebay ID:cobicreations
GolfWRX Likes : 48867

Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

View PostPigems, on 30 May 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

My first Birdie was an Ace from 185y, years ago. It was a good day :)

That's an eagle brosef :D Geez, you got an eagle before you got your first birdie? I wonder how many have pulled off that feat? Awesome!


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors