I made my first ever eagle late this afternoon/early this evening. It was amazing. It was at Hominy Hill in Colts Neck, NJ from the white tees.
On the fourth hole, a 508 yard par 5, I crushed my drive and had only 200 yards left for my second shot, which was very downhill (and the pin was in front so maybe it was only about 190 to the flag). I hit a 6-iron to 15 feet and then got a little excited that I had an eagle putt, and ended up 3-jacking it for a par.
But on the ninth hole, my final one of the day, which says 475 yards on the card (another par 5), the tees had been moved way up. How far up they had been moved, I don't know, but the hole was playing significantly shorter than normal. It's all uphill and I blistered a 5-wood, leaving me only 165 yards for my second shot! I hit an 8-iron to 7.5 feet.
I was between 30 degrees and the zero line, so I played it right edge, maybe half an inch out. With one revolution left on the ball, it dropped! I let out a huge YES with a fist pump that could probably be heard 100 yards away.
I was crushing the shit out of the ball all day long, but overall my putter and short game let me down today. That said, the putter usually carries me so it was a bit funny to have a role reversal today.
I'm feeling pretty confident about my improvement this year. Huge strides in the right direction!
Edited by JetFan1983 - 9/12/12 at 10:08pm