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Can I claim this Double-Eagle?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

OK, I admit, I didn't hit both shots, so the obvious answer is no. But hear me out ...

 

Backstory: Playing in a scramble, we were put on Hole No. 12 at Pleasant Valley Golf Club in Stewartstown, PA. I was playing with my three brothers, and one of them hit the best drive of the group. It was a nice little draw around the dogleg that left us about 185 yards in. I was third to hit, and knocked a nice iron towards the green, which is a somewhat blind shot. Much to our surprise, we got to the green, and my ball was in the hole. We were actually 3-under par after 1 hole!

 

So, I say that anyone can knock a drive around a corner, and the hard part is sinking it from 185 yards. My brothers don't agree, and they ignore my claims of making a Double-Eagle, which I usually only make to get under their skin. (I'm the youngest so, I've got many of years of being picked on to make up for)

 

What says the group?

post #2 of 15

I almost have a similar story.  I used to play in a fund-raiser golf tournament with a friend for his alma mater's athletic department.  Lucky for me, his alma mater was UCSD, and for a few years the tournament was held at Torrey Pines South.  To raise even more money, they had the guys from the UCSD golf team standing on the 6th tee willing to hit your drive for you for an extra $5.

 

Now, I don't remember the exact distance he left us, but it was in the middle of the fairway and somewhere in the vicinity of 220, and I hit a 2-iron (not particularly beautiful - low and running but straight) to about a foot for a tap-in eagle.

 

Had that gone in, I certainly wouldn't answer with an unqualified yes when the question of double eagles ever arose ... but you can be darn sure I'd tell the story every time. :beer:

post #3 of 15

I'll go with the "It's easy to assume you could have hit that nice draw-drive. . ."

 

Assuming you hit from the Blues on Number 12 450 yards with 185 left implies something like a 240 to 250 yard drive?

 

Let them know that even a 18 handicap could do that!

post #4 of 15
Oh that was YOU? I was on the 12th green that morning, and some ball conked me in the head from a blind shot from around the corner. I f'ed with you and put the ball in the hole.
post #5 of 15

I would say " Your "Team" made the DBL Eagle and you made a great shot to hole out from the fairway.

If it would had been your drive and approach shot Cu doos, congrats !!!!

 

It still was probably a very fun moment under all circumstances.

 

Club Rat

post #6 of 15
Can you? Yes. Should you? No.
post #7 of 15
No
post #8 of 15

if its goofing on your brothers, then absolutely.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
 

if its goofing on your brothers, then absolutely.

 

 

Here's to older brothers! :beer:

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Break80 View Post

OK, I admit, I didn't hit both shots, so the obvious answer is no. But hear me out ...

Backstory: Playing in a scramble, we were put on Hole No. 12 at Pleasant Valley Golf Club in Stewartstown, PA. I was playing with my three brothers, and one of them hit the best drive of the group. It was a nice little draw around the dogleg that left us about 185 yards in. I was third to hit, and knocked a nice iron towards the green, which is a somewhat blind shot. Much to our surprise, we got to the green, and my ball was in the hole. We were actually 3-under par after 1 hole!

So, I say that anyone can knock a drive around a corner, and the hard part is sinking it from 185 yards. My brothers don't agree, and they ignore my claims of making a Double-Eagle, which I usually only make to get under their skin. (I'm the youngest so, I've got many of years of being picked on to make up for)

What says the group?
Perfectly legit double eagle to me, you should have bought the clubhouse a round.
post #11 of 15

From personal experience it depends on the company whether it's worth bringing up at all, legit or not. I have never made an albatross and likely never will. But I managed 5-6 eagles last year, 3 on the same hole. Even though they were legit most people's attention to the tale waned when I mentioned it's a 480 yd par 5. I spent more time describing how the hole plays and why it's difficult than it's worth. Same course has an even shorter par 5 and I've never gotten there in two because of the way it's laid out. They always pay more attention the eagles I made on the longer par 5's even though I mention those holes are easier to play.

post #12 of 15
Congrats on the shot, but I'd have a hard time claiming that's a double eagle.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RandallT View Post

Oh that was YOU? I was on the 12th green that morning, and some ball conked me in the head from a blind shot from around the corner. I f'ed with you and put the ball in the hole.

Aah, that explains it.

 

Actually though, it was a shotgun, and we were the first ones out on 12. However, if you were in 17 fairway, I might have hit you with my massive slice I hit off the tee. I left that part out of the story purposely!

post #14 of 15

 

No.

 

That's a good (and lucky) shot. Nothing else.

post #15 of 15

For the sake of messing with your brothers, then absolutely yes, it is an albatross.

 

For the purposes of claiming it to others, the answer is sadly no, but I think you knew that already! ;-)

 

About 4 years ago, my scramble group eagled a par 5 using all 3 of my shots. Even then I couldn't bring myself to consider it a "real" eagle. It's one thing to pull your 3 wood when your partner has already laid up to 50 yards in the middle, and a whole different beast when you have to deal with the consequences of a bad shot. Somehow, the O.B. on the left didn't look so daunting when I knew that we would be looking at a likely birdie regardless of how well or poorly I hit it.

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