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First Albatross

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I find it incredibly odd that I made a thread the other day about holing out and how I had never had a good one and today I carded my first albatross.  I was playing in a charity scramble.  I took a risky tee shot and aimed one right over a bunker and it payed off.  We ended up choosing my drive.  From about 140 yards out I hit a pitching wedge that started in front of the green and rolled 40 feet to the back of the green and into the cup.  Was by far the most shocking golf moment of my life!

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I've never had one of those either. Close a few times on both par 5s and par 4s but none of them dropped.

But then I never had only 140 yards left on a par 5 either.

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That's awesome. I had one a while back from about 240 out. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it go in. Got to the green and found it in the hole.
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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke

That's awesome. I had one a while back from about 240 out. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it go in. Got to the green and found it in the hole.

Yeah I think I would rather have your distance of hole out, but since it was only 140 yards I was able to see the ball go in.  So Awesome!

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140 yards left on a par 5? Is that the shortest par 5 ever or did you just absolutely bomb your drive?

Either way, impressive and congrats! Super jelly over here...

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Originally Posted by Slice of Life

140 yards left on a par 5? Is that the shortest par 5 ever or did you just absolutely bomb your drive?

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Originally Posted by Slice of Life

140 yards left on a par 5? Is that the shortest par 5 ever or did you just absolutely bomb your drive?

Either way, impressive and congrats! Super jelly over here...

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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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke

Haha, I love that video.

Originally Posted by trackster

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.

Fair enough. Either way, great job...and even though it was a scramble, fortunately you hit both shots, so you get to count it fully! Would have sucked if it was someone elses drive!!!

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Eagle for da kids!!!! Awesome buddy

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Very ambitious of you to entitle the thread "first" albatross. :-)
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That's awesome. My most memorable hole-out was 70 yards for a par several years ago.
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I guess I'm gonna play from the tips everywhere even though my handicap doesn't call for it, just so any accomplishments can be recognized on here.

Lol, I do that anyway. I like a challenge and it makes me better for doing so. [quote name="trackster" url="/t/68375/first-albatross/30#post_867095"][URL=http://thesandtrap.com/content/type/61/id/78990/] [/URL] Alright, here is the layout of the hole.  The top path is how I would think that the hole is measured for distance purposes.  The top path is about 465 yards.  The bottom path is what I believe to be the shot path that I took.  That path is about 455 yards.  The spot where my shot path intersects the cart path the last time is roughly 300 yards.  My 2nd was played just beyond that cart path.  This distances aren't official but they are the best that I can provide. [/quote] Please don't take this the wrong way; but I think you should just let it go. As the picture one of the earlier posters posted of a half-naked Batman in rollerblades said, "Haters gonna hate." My take: You played the tees the course had set up and it was to be played as a par 5. You holed out your 2nd shot, so it's an albatros according to me, and well I don't know, the rules of golf. On a personal note, I have played a par 4 that is normally over 400 yards, but due to construction alongside the hole and drainage issues in a valley-type area in the fairway of the hole, the one tee marker was in the fairway playing 275 yards. And, you were still supposed to play it as a par 4.

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Originally Posted by Wally

Lol, I do that anyway. I like a challenge and it makes me better for doing so.

I will occasionally, but I refuse to play at 7,000 yards...it just doesn't make sense for someone at my level. I like a challenge, but don't enjoy shooting over 100. lol

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I will occasionally, but I refuse to play at 7,000 yards...it just doesn't make sense for someone at my level. I like a challenge, but don't enjoy shooting over 100. lol

How about 115 on 7300 yards? :-()

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Originally Posted by Wally

Please don't take this the wrong way; but I think you should just let it go. As the picture one of the earlier posters posted of a half-naked Batman in rollerblades said, "Haters gonna hate."

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damn, yall sound like the people on a fishing forum im a member of.

i giggled tremendously at some of your posts.  classic.

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