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What was your first eagle

post #1 of 153
Thread Starter 
I have had countless amounts of birdies but have never had an eagle. Ive only had a handful of eagle putts an missed them all and i think I've been closer on par 3s because I'm a good iron player.

Give me a detailed version of what your first eagle was

Your Handicap?
How many Yards?
Your age Age?
Ect.

Explain your shots in detail

My best par 3 shots



post #2 of 153

Mid 1990s

don't recall the details but I remember the course.

post #3 of 153
I was 14 at the time
I was probably 15-18 hcp
Holed out from 115 with a sand wedge on a Par 4.
post #4 of 153
Late 70's. I had to be 18 or 19. Prob a 15 hcp or so. Dunked an 8 iron from 125 yds or so on a par 4 at the local muni.
post #5 of 153

Only a 265 yard par 4, drove it to about 3 feet and sunk the put. When I told my instructor about it I was downplaying it because it was a short par 4, but he said "hey, and eagle is an eagle". So check off the eagle, now I'm looking for my first ace.

 

I've got a question for the holed out with an iron guys...do you feel robbed? That could have been an ace.

post #6 of 153

Both last year. Playing the short tees I left it in the fairway of the adjacent hole 91 yards out on an elevated green. 3/4 swing 54° shot that hit green side hump right where I wanted it and I heard a "clunk". Went up and it was in.

 

Second one was a shorter dog leg left par 4, I smashed my 4 wood within 30 yards. My playing partner hit first and was short of the hole but on the green. He said "do you want me to mark it"? I saw that if I hit his ball I would be way off because of the break, so I said no. I chipped it perfect and it slowly meandered up and dropped into the hole.

post #7 of 153

7 hcp.  I've had 4 or 5 eagles of the 1 putt or chip in variety on par 5's, but my favorite was this past year.  I was 155 to the hole, which had a hill directly behind it acting as a backstop.  I landed the ball hole high about a foot right of the flag.  It took one hop past the flag and gently rolled back down and into the hole...  As for the feeling robbed - not really.  But it does get you thinking that eagling a 400 yd par 4 is more difficult than acing a par 3.

post #8 of 153

25 Handicap, Started playing last year.  Had my first on the last round of the year. Par 5 13th hole at Marty Sanchez. Great tee shot past the cart path on the left side flyer lie on the long grass.  5 iron onto the green, staring at a 20 foot putt, was able to see the line and just stroked it. One of the best feelings I've had on a golf course, was trying hard to break 90 for the first time.  Added up the card after the 18th...............Shot 90 exactly, bittersweet to say the least.  Had a great day... This is the best game ever. 

post #9 of 153

I had my first two last year.

 

Hit a par 5 in two with the second barely clearing the water. Playing partner then holed out for eagle from a greenside bunker, making my 8 foot eagle putt look all of forty feet. I still drained it though.

 

Second one came weeks later. Holed out from the fairway from 172 yards into a real stiff wind. One hop and dropped it. I don't feel robbed but I have come close to acing a couple holes.

post #10 of 153

18 handicap, I've been seriously playing for about 2 years now.  Had my first eagle about a month ago.  6th hole, Rolling Hills Golf Club, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  This is the "eagle" hole.  Short par 5, 481 yards, usually plays downwind.  After a 290 yard drive with a nice tailwind, I had 191 to the pin.  It's a narrow green.  I hit a 7 iron that never left the flag the whole way.  It hit about 6 feet in front of the pin and checked up 3 feet past.  The putt was center cut, never a doubt, but I was shaking.

 

Just about the happiest I've ever been on the golf course.  I've had several putts at eagle, but never one that close.

post #11 of 153

I have three... first one was last year when I holed out from 117 yards on a par 4. My second came in early December... I holed out my third shot from 55 yards on a par 5. My last was the most memorable... hole in one from 161 yards.

 

I've had one other opportunity... I hit a short par 5 in two and left myself a 10 footer or so for the eagle but missed it. That would have been my first. However, that round was the first time I ever broke 90, so it was still a good day. I also holed out once from 150 yards on a par 4 when I was in high school, however, I had a really bad drive and my second shot left put me the 150 out, so it was only a birdie.

post #12 of 153

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Originally Posted by 0ldblu3 View Post

Only a 265 yard par 4, drove it to about 3 feet and sunk the put. When I told my instructor about it I was downplaying it because it was a short par 4, but he said "hey, and eagle is an eagle". So check off the eagle, now I'm looking for my first ace.

Hey - just about the same story for me, but it was last Friday and it was about a 12' putt.

 

For the OP:

~15 handicap.

Par 4: 265 yards (tees moved up on the day).

Hit driver and watched the ball land well short of the green, but it kept rolling onto the green and a bit past the flag. 

Hit a 12' putt (slightly downhill) for eagle.

I've been playing for about three years, and this was my first eagle. ...and it turned a poor round into a fun one.

post #13 of 153

I've only had one but it was awesome. 375yd par 4, #1 HC hole that bends hard left with water on the left. Crushed a drive, leaving 220 to the green. Hit the 4 iron of my life and put in the hole from 220! Have yet to get a second.

post #14 of 153

Only had one.  On a par 4 dogleg left over a gator pond in Florida..  Hit a nice shot to about 80 yards.  The local bull gator was abut 30 yards away sunning himself. Hit a high pitch shot landed about 15 ft in front and rolled right in. I still have the ball.

post #15 of 153
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Originally Posted by jetsknicks1 View Post

I've only had one but it was awesome. 375yd par 4, #1 HC hole that bends hard left with water on the left. Crushed a drive, leaving 220 to the green. Hit the 4 iron of my life and put in the hole from 220! Have yet to get a second.

"Crushed" a drive 155 yds?

That's a helluva 4-iron though! a1_smile.gif
post #16 of 153
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


"Crushed" a drive 155 yds?

That's a helluva 4-iron though! a1_smile.gif

LOL I guess it wasn't much of a crush huh? My game is always better in my mind than it is in reality.

post #17 of 153

I had 2 eagles last season, i was about 10.5-11 cap at the time. The first one was at a 557 yrd par 5, i hit 8 iron from 155 on my third shot and the ball landed on the green, and disappeared into the cup.

The second was on a 370 yrd par 4, killed my drive and only had a pitch shot left (75 yards) controlled my trajectory, the ball landed about 5 paces short of the flag, one hoped, kissed the pin and disappeared...both were fun. But the year before i didn't get any eagles.

post #18 of 153

     My first eagle was when I was 12 on a local par 3 course that is about 5600 yards. I was playing with my mom and the hole was 165 yard par 3 and it was  right into the sun. I hit one of the purest 5 irons of my life with a little draw. I looked around the green for a good 6-7 mins but then decided to finally look in the hole and it was there. I still have the ball, Top Flite Tour Plus 90. I was probably around a 15 handicap at the time.

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