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First Eagle - 10 Year Anniversary


CarlSpackler

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This memory came up on FB. 10 years ago I had my first eagle. I remember it vividly. My drive was pulled left into the rough behind a fairway bunker on #16. I hit a decent shot out of the spinach that landed short of the green and rolled on. I saw the ball disappear and assumed it rolled of the back. I looked for it for a few minutes and was getting mad when a thought formed in my head. Maybe... just maybe. Sure enough, it was in the bottom of the hole.

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Behind that bunker was always my favorite place to be on that hole. Besides avoiding the trees on the right, that was the best angle to split those water hazards by the green.

Actually came really close to getting an eagle just like that. Rolled a 5I past the hole once. Then proceeded to 3-jack it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, mcanadiens said:

Behind that bunker was always my favorite place to be on that hole. Besides avoiding the trees on the right, that was the best angle to split those water hazards by the green.

Actually came really close to getting an eagle just like that. Rolled a 5I past the hole once. Then proceeded to 3-jack it.

That's why you should just hole it on your second shot.

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29 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

That's why you should just hole it on your second shot.

What fantastic advice!

You really should just pitch the whole IT thing and become a golf coach. 

 

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35 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

What fantastic advice!

You really should just pitch the whole IT thing and become a golf coach.

Not a half bad idea. IT isn't much fun anymore because of all the government regulations.

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I had to smile at the, "was getting mad when a thought formed in my head. Maybe... just maybe. Sure enough, it was in the bottom of the hole." An almost exact re-cap of my feelings and thought process on one of my hole-in-ones.  I was looking around over the green until I decided, maybe ...

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