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post #1 of 82
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So a par four then really.
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It was between 450-475 so not super duper long (hard to tell because they had us play the "Up" tees for the tournament but they placed most of them where the blue tees would be on a normal day.  I have google earthed where I'm pretty sure my drive landed and it was north of 300  so an above average tee shot for me.
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So a par four then really.

 

Not really. There are plenty of 475 yard par 5s if you're not playing from the tips. Sometimes they factor difficulty of the hole into that if it's a little on the short side.

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So a par four then really.

 

Not really. There are plenty of 475 yard par 5s if you're not playing from the tips. Sometimes they factor difficulty of the hole into that if it's a little on the short side.

 

True. I used to play a course that had a 470ish yard par 4 and a 460ish yard par 5. 

post #4 of 82
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It's only a par five if you're playing the right tees for your distance. For him it was a par four-Or do you guys claim to make eagles all the time playing 275-yard par "fours" from the womens tees?

Call it an albatross if you liek I think it was a nice eagle. If he had 140 in and didn't ride a cart path then its not a par five and the hole doesnt have any architectural stuff to make it a par five either.
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It's only a par five if you're playing the right tees for your distance. For him it was a par four-Or do you guys claim to make eagles all the time playing 275-yard par "fours" from the womens tees?

Call it an albatross if you liek I think it was a nice eagle. If he had 140 in and didn't ride a cart path then its not a par five and the hole doesnt have any architectural stuff to make it a par five either.

post #6 of 82

a 2 on a par 5 is a 2 however you wanna slice and dice it.

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Originally Posted by 460CompMark View Post

a 2 on a par 5 is a 2 however you wanna slice and dice it.
Unless it's a medium length par 4.
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a 2 on a par 5 is a 2 however you wanna slice and dice it.
Unless it's a medium length par 4.

 

He didn't design the course. Don't rain on his parade.

 

Go be grumpy elsewhere.

post #9 of 82
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It's only a par five if you're playing the right tees for your distance. For him it was a par four-Or do you guys claim to make eagles all the time playing 275-yard par "fours" from the womens tees?

Call it an albatross if you liek I think it was a nice eagle. If he had 140 in and didn't ride a cart path then its not a par five and the hole doesnt have any architectural stuff to make it a par five either.

 

  You sir are a tosser.............

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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

It's only a par five if you're playing the right tees for your distance. For him it was a par four-Or do you guys claim to make eagles all the time playing 275-yard par "fours" from the womens tees?

Call it an albatross if you liek I think it was a nice eagle. If he had 140 in and didn't ride a cart path then its not a par five and the hole doesnt have any architectural stuff to make it a par five either.

 

  You sir are a tosser.............

 

Bonus points for the use of the word "tosser".

post #11 of 82
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He didn't design the course. Don't rain on his parade.

 

Go be grumpy elsewhere.

My amusement is about it being his "first" albatross, not the abbreviated length of the hole.

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He didn't design the course. Don't rain on his parade.

 

Go be grumpy elsewhere.

My amusement is about it being his "first" albatross, not the abbreviated length of the hole.

 

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a 2 on a par 5 is a 2 however you wanna slice and dice it.
Unless it's a medium length par 4.
 
post #13 of 82
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Claim it as an albatross all you want, doesn't change the fact that it was an eagle. But I'll be sure to play from the ladies tees next round and tell you all about my awesome round of eagles, albatrosses, and two-putt birdies galore. Congrats on your albatross playing from tees designed to be played by the geriatric crowd.
post #14 of 82
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Claim it as an albatross all you want, doesn't change the fact that it was an eagle. But I'll be sure to play from the ladies tees next round and tell you all about my awesome round of eagles, albatrosses, and two-putt birdies galore.

 

He was playing in a tournament; he didn't pick the tees. A 2 on a par 5, regardless of the length of the hole or whether you think it qualifies as a par 5, is an albatross. 

 

To the OP, congrats on a great golf achievement. As you can tell, jealousy of your accomplishment abounds.  

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Claim it as an albatross all you want, doesn't change the fact that it was an eagle. But I'll be sure to play from the ladies tees next round and tell you all about my awesome round of eagles, albatrosses, and two-putt birdies galore.

 

  No no no.............You are changing the FACT..............Fact is, a two on a par 5................Be sure next time you play from the ladies tee's , we are kept up to date with your progress.

post #16 of 82
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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post

 

True. I used to play a course that had a 470ish yard par 4 and a 460ish yard par 5. 


The 9 hole Altadena Golf course has exactly that and they even moved back the tees to about 460ish.

post #17 of 82
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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

It's only a par five if you're playing the right tees for your distance. For him it was a par four-Or do you guys claim to make eagles all the time playing 275-yard par "fours" from the womens tees?

Call it an albatross if you liek I think it was a nice eagle. If he had 140 in and didn't ride a cart path then its not a par five and the hole doesnt have any architectural stuff to make it a par five either.


You sound like my kids coach. You don't approve of driving short par 4 greens?

post #18 of 82
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Like 10 at Riviera or like a 350-yard hole from the back tees that plays at 245 yards from the women's tees? Short par fours designed as such will have features that add risk-reward and will make most players lay up this hole had none of that it was a par four called a par five because he played from the wrong tees. The scorecard might say it was a par five but thats for old guys or women and if I were the OP I would not go around bragging about my albatross. But hey let me tell you about the eagle I made when I played a par four from the womens tees at 195 yards.
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You sound like my kids coach. You don't approve of driving short par 4 greens?
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