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post #127 of 153

Wasn't my first eagle (that is posted above) but my most memorable one was in a tournament in Myrtle Beach probably 15 years ago.  I was playing a par 5 at Legends Parkland, slight dogleg left downhill with a huge bunker with pampas grass above the bunker on a hill. Missed the drive right and it bounced over the bunker and ended up dead behind the pampa grass.  I had to chip the ball out sideways and a little backwards.  Holed out a 5 wood for eagle and it held up for a $510 skin.   

post #128 of 153

Never had an eagle.  In general I am not long enough to reach a par 5 in two.   But I have come close on two separate par 4's.  I have stuck a gap wedge on a par 4 after a killer drive to about 1.5ft.  And on a long par 4 I landed the fringe on my second shot with a 3H and rolled to about 2 feet of pin.  Both birdies holed though c2_beer.gif

post #129 of 153
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Originally Posted by RickK View Post

Wasn't my first eagle (that is posted above) but my most memorable one was in a tournament in Myrtle Beach probably 15 years ago.  I was playing a par 5 at Legends Parkland, slight dogleg left downhill with a huge bunker with pampas grass above the bunker on a hill. Missed the drive right and it bounced over the bunker and ended up dead behind the pampa grass.  I had to chip the ball out sideways and a little backwards.  Holed out a 5 wood for eagle and it held up for a $510 skin.   

WHAAT!!!!

post #130 of 153
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Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post

I have been on this forum for 3 years, and never got to post in this thread until now....  (suck it golf gods :)

 

yesterday, 16th hole, short par 5.  ~450 yards with water on the right hand side.  If you can carry the drive 250, you can hit it to the 150 mark, but come up short and you are 3 off the tee box.  The safe place is a FW or hybrid to around the 200 yard mark, and then go from there into the small and undulating green. 

 

I hit the driver and pulled it (left handed) and it went further right, but like most pulled shots, it went a country mile.  Landed right of the 150 mark, and rolled to just inside 135 yards to the middle.  Pin was in the front.  I pulled a PW and put it on the green, leaving myself a put that had to negotiate 3 breaks and about 25~30' of green.  I figured, lag it close, leave myself below the hole for a realistic comeback birdie. 

 

I hit the put firm, and the first break wasn't as severe as I had anticipated and it stayed above the hole, slowing down on the 2nd, falling into the cup for my first eagle.  The course I played is a short and easy municipal (5600 yard par 72) which ends 5,3,5 for the last 3 holes.  I went 3,3,4 or Eagle, Par, Birdie to finish with a 38 on a par 37 back.  I had an 8 over 43 on the front, so I shot a course best 81. 

That calls for a killer fist pump.  Love holing long putts.

post #131 of 153
Par 5, hit a perfect drive down the middle, a not bad 3 wood of the fairway then hit over a bunker with an 9i from 120 yards!
It's the only one ive had and definitely the highlight of my golfing, but my brother hit a hole in one last summer and took the shine of it... Bastard!
post #132 of 153
I play with this guy who's a 4 handicap but has never made an eagle in his career.

My first eagle was when I was about 13 years old - I holed out a hybrid on a par 4 from the rough from about 180 out. Since then, I've probable made about 20-30 more eagles. None as nice as the first though.
post #133 of 153

A 500 yard downhill par 5 hole's tee was moved up a bit and played a bit shorter.  I hit a beautiful draw that carried and rolled about 270 yards.  It was followed by a straight 3 wood shot and the ball came up short about 2 feet off green.  I chipped in a 20 footer with SW from there.   Moved up tee, and front flag position helped.   I saved the ball (Titleist NXT Tour) and score card a3_biggrin.gif

post #134 of 153

Almost started a thread about how I lipped out what would have been my first eagle on wednesday night.....

post #135 of 153

First eagIe, I was 35, 9 handicap 20 years ago in the days of wooden drivers & balata balls. (Dunlop Maxpower woods & Irons)

Downhill par 5, 538 yards, hit a great drive about 310 yards (firm fairway, lots of bounce & roll), hit a 5 iron that landed short (as intended) and rolled up past the pin to 5 feet... made the putt. At one point the ball was hidden by the flag stick & I started yelling albatross... eagle was nice though.

post #136 of 153
I don't believe my first eagle was actually an eagle... but I out it on the scorecard that way because there was no proof to say otherwise.

2nd hole of the course I was playing is a long par 5. My tee shot went right and found some fescue. I hacked it out to about 200 yards and then hit the longest iron I had, which was a 3 iron.

I hit it thin and left of my target, but it faded back towards the green. I couldn't see the ball land from where I was... and the green was out of view. I was positive it had gone over the back of the green.

When I got up there, I couldn't find my ball anywhere. There was a group of guys on the next tee who said to look in the hole because it had gone in. I laughed... but looked anyway. There it was!

I thought they were messing with me and had put it in there... but they were adamant that I'd holed it out.

I joined them from there to finish my round and at no point did they give any indication that they were messing with me.

CY
post #137 of 153
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Originally Posted by Fairway_CY View Post

I don't believe my first eagle was actually an eagle... but I out it on the scorecard that way because there was no proof to say otherwise.

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When I got up there, I couldn't find my ball anywhere. There was a group of guys on the next tee who said to look in the hole because it had gone in. I laughed... but looked anyway. There it was!

 

If a tree falls in a forest and there is nobody there to listen, would it make a sound?  Of course it does (does it?).     Sounds like a 100% eagle to me.

 

I had a few shots that I've pitched in but had no idea where the hole was and therefore I could not see if my ball went in.  And you bet I counted those shots!

post #138 of 153

Never had one.

 

I wonder if I'll ever get one as even on a long par 4 (460-480) I struggle to get on in 2. I often end up 20-40 yards off the green with my 2nd shot.

 

I was 3ft away from a hole in one last night.

post #139 of 153
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Originally Posted by Kevin04 View Post

Never had one.

I wonder if I'll ever get one as even on a long par 4 (460-480) I struggle to get on in 2. I often end up 20-40 yards off the green with my 2nd shot.

I was 3ft away from a hole in one last night.

If you're playing from a set of tees where you're playing 460-480 yd par 4's, your playing waaaaay too long of a course! b1_ohmy.gif
post #140 of 153

My first eagle came about two weeks ago. 

 

480 yard par 5. Straight hole with a tight fairway. OB to the left, bunkers and knee high grass down the right. No room for errors. 

 

I've been hitting it right off every tee box so far. Lost 3 balls because of this and I was getting frustrated. /beerme.

 

Aimed right at the bunkers down the right. Draw time. Shoulder turn, head still, and off it went. 

 

Finally, a ball actually did what I wanted it to do. Fairway. Sigh of relief. 

 

201 to the flag, Flag is front left. Perfect distance for my 3 hybrid. Draw seemed to just work. Lets rip another one.

 

Aimed at the right edge of the green. 15 feet right of the green it is gone. Focus! Shoulder turn, head still, and off it went.

 

On the green! Now these are fast greens compared to what I've been playing. In the clubhouse it says 10.5. My speed has been bad all day.

 

25 footer. Downhill sweeper breaking two foot left. Read it. Find my line. Practice swing. Roll it down the line, get it close, birdie time!!

 

In the hole! It looked like it was going to stop just in front of it but it just toppled over. 

post #141 of 153

Still eludes me. Had an eagle putt from 40 feet on Sunday that just missed, and almost chipped in eagles on par 5s last weekend and this past Tuesday. 3 opportunities in the past 10 days, no dice. Birdied all three at least...

 

Soon...soon...

post #142 of 153

earlier this year I hit a big drive, shanked a hybrid and shanked in a 7 iron for eagle. It was epic

post #143 of 153
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Originally Posted by kw purp View Post

earlier this year I hit a big drive, shanked a hybrid and shanked in a 7 iron for eagle. It was epic

Are you done yet? It's getting old.

post #144 of 153

9th hole at Conklin Players Club last year.  Downhill dogleg left par 5.  Usually hit my 3 wood or 3 hybrid because my normal shot shape with those is a draw.  I can't remember what I hit off the tee that time, mighta been 3 wood.  Anyway, it's not really a super long hole and you actually don't wanna go to far because you'll be hitting your second from a NASTY downhill fairway.  I pulled my tee shot left, and was on the slope to the left of the fairway bunker.  200 yards or so out downhill, ball had to have been a foot below my feet.  I pulled a 5 iron out of my bag, beautiful, effortless dead center strike on the clubface, ball launched way up in the air towards the left side of the green.  Finished on the fringe probably 30... 40 ft from the hole.  Had to deal with a ridge in the green so probably 2ft of break.  Hit my putt, at first I thought way to hard, but it started to slow up and take the break about half way there and it fell dead center of the hole.  My brother in laws jaw dropped... I was doing the fist pump and I was stoked.  This came after I birdied the par 3 7th.  So I played holes 7-10 at -2.  Overall it actually wasn't that great a round, but for those 4 holes I felt on top of the world, lol.  It was fantastic.

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