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What Did You Make First… An Eagle or Bunker Hole Out ?


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I started playing golf in early high school, and really wasn't any good.  I'd be doing well to shoot in the 80s.  I don't remember my first hole-out from the sand, but I do remember an early eagle, holing out a 6-iron from the fairway of the 6th hole at Elmbrook GC in Traverse City, MI, sometime in ht early college years.  I don't remember a specific instance of holing a bunker shot, so I'm going to guess I made an eagle first.

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About two years ago I holed out, from a bunker, for eagle.  Then I hit my drive into the lake next hole.  

Same time. I holed out a bunker shot for my first (and only) eagle.

Me reading the title of this thread...

13 hours ago, Mr22putt said:

Hi Ace:

Hmmm...you're quite the "baller' aren't you.

I see your cap has lower too....so if we ever played golf together would I be embarrassed playing with you?....just askin for a friend.😁...for sure I'm askin for strokes...that's a given.

My hcp hasn’t changed much this season, not exactly working on getting better but thankful that it is not worse.

Paako has bunkers EVERYWHERE!! There is at least one bunker by every green and I spent alot of time in them during my first month so I had plenty of chances to practice🤣 I still get in them but I am pretty good at getting out now! Or at least I am no longer afraid of them...

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I had an eagle before I even had a par so I think it is safe to say the eagle came first.

Playing a 90 degree dogleg right...which plays well for an egregious slice. So I swung from my heels, ball went up on two dimples, turns corner and is in the fairway about 150 yards from the green. I then skulled an iron, laser shot that never got over about 2' off the ground...and landed dead center in the cup. One inch left or right and that horrific shot is 150 yards past the green but it is a scorecard, not a what would have happened card, so that was a "2" on a par 4.

Course owners sons were sitting on the bench between hole 4 (my eagle) and hole 5.

"Who was that?"

Me, chest puffed out, smiling as big as one can..."That was me".

Promptly step up to the tee and hit it so badly it goes almost directly behind me, nearly hitting them on the bench and being about 10 yards short of the ladies tees...which were about 11 yards in front of the mens tees. Still an eagle on 4 though...

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12 hours ago, FlyingAce said:

My hcp hasn’t changed much this season, not exactly working on getting better but thankful that it is not worse.

Paako has bunkers EVERYWHERE!! There is at least one bunker by every green and I spent alot of time in them during my first month so I had plenty of chances to practice🤣 I still get in them but I am pretty good at getting out now! Or at least I am no longer afraid of them...

My chipping s*cks....I'd rather be in a green side bunker anytime...especially if a lot of skins are on the line.....I'm confident out of those bunkers....but because of lousy ball striking....my fairway bunker play is a weakness. 

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my last two club comps I scored an eagle on the same PAR5 hole on my local course slope-120 .... now this is after only ever scoring an eagle in a practice round + one with a mate....after playing the same course over 200 times !!! like I broke through ceiling .... more please

maybe tomorrow ....

I haven't ever holed a bunker shot but have put a few in at a good range PW- 8i -150y out etc

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Well I'm not a good golfer and have never had an eagle, but I've had 3 birdie hole outs from the sand.  I'd rather of had an eagle.

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Over the course of 40 years playing I had several bunker hole outs. My first eagle was   last year froM 110 yds out. Now I need an ace. 

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