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Albatross

Discussion in 'Golf Tournament Talk' started by WMitch6, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. WMitch6

    WMitch6 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here score one, seen one? Not me, at keast until the Masters. What a lifetime shot!

    I did miss one by a couple of feet on a 509 yd uphill par 5 on the Keystone River course. I also missed the eagle putt and the comeback birdie putt. I did manage to salvage par :unhappy:
     
  2. slickpitt

    slickpitt Well-Known Member

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    Hit one to about 2 inches on a par 5 once... about it... never even seen one.
     
  3. anonymous golfaholic

    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Incredible shot! I had to re-watch it a couple of times on DVR it was so good. If the ball hadn't hit the cup I bet it would've stopped less than a foot behind the hole. It practically died in the cup.

    I hit a rope hook 5i around some trees, off of bare dirt hard pan, into a par 5 and ended up about 3ft past the hole. I couldn't see how close it was to going in but it had to have been close. I made the eagle putt and it still is the best hole I've ever played because it was in a tournament when I was in contention. I made a post about it a long time ago on here.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I must have come pretty close once and it was a shot similar to the one on Sunday, and I didnt see much of it. I hit a hybrid from 220yds out on a par 5. I aimed at the left side of the green as there was a bunker in front of the pin. WHen I got to the green my ball had come to rest 4 ft from the flag. So, either I hit it exactly where I aimed it and the slope of the green took it over to the flag OR I hit it to the right of where I aimed carried it 215 yds in the air and landed it softly enough to stop it within 4 ft of the pin (from 220 yds out).

    Either way, it was close and I too missed the eagle and birdie putt.
     
  5. J.P.C.

    J.P.C. Well-Known Member

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    i've never gotten close to Albatross, ACE yes, but not albatross.....2 on the green on Par 5 yes - FAAAAAR from the pin though. :p
     
  6. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Never witnessed an Albartoss until watching The Masters. Personally, I have aced 2 par 3's and eagled 4 par 4's from the fairway. I've also eagled a number of par 5's. As the years have crept up, any hope of an albatross is quicly fading. I simply do not hit the ball long enough, anymore, to put myself in position for one. This week's Golf World tells of a 69 year old who aced a 280 yard par 4. So... maybe there is hope after all. Will have to start pumping iron, taking more vitamins, and find a driver I can crank out there with the young flat-bellies.....
     
  7. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    My brother has had one, I just happened to be on the same fairway watching at the time (loose tee shot from the next hole). Incredible to watch. A lot better on the eyes than Oosthuizen's. This was a 3 wood from about 240 yards that landed on the green about 10 feet short, hopped about 8 feet and checked and gently rolled into the cup. Phenomenal...
     
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    I have never seen one on a par 5 but I have watched two aces on par 4s. The first hole on our HS teams home course was a glorified par 3 - 270yds from the tips.
     
  9. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Yep, GMac at Valderrama in 2007.

     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Dead of summer par 5, 270 left in.

    I laid up with a 3 iron that kept going and going and going. It rolled up onto the green and while the group ahead of us was putting they stopped and watched my ball lip out. They waved us up and pointed to my ball about 6 inches from the cup. I apologized of course, but they were totally fine, and more impressed by the lucky bounce than anything.

    Funny story, especially since I don't even own a 3 iron anymore.
     

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