Getting an Eagle in Golf – How Hard Can It Be?
There are certain accomplishments in golf that most players aspire to reach at least once in their lives. Getting an eagle is one of those goals. Playing a single hole in two under par might seem like a pipe dream for many golfers, but it actually happens all the time. If you are trying to get an eagle to add to your list of golf accomplishments and memories, there are certain holes that you should be paying particular attention to when looking for that eagle.
The strategy that you use to try for an eagle might not be the best choice when it comes to your overall score, but the tips below will put you in the best possible position to land that elusive eagle.
- Go for all the par fives. By far, the par fives are your best bet to get an eagle. If you can get up to the green in two shots, you could make a putt for eagle – or even chip in from off the side of the green. Therefore, you should be going for the green in two shots on the par fives any chance you get. As long as you are within a reasonable distance to try for the green, there is no sense in laying up if your goal is an eagle. Get that second shot up as close to the hole as possible, and then try to make that third shot.
- Try to drive short par fours. Just like going for a par five in two shots, going for a par four green with your tee shot is another way to give yourself a chance at an eagle. If you find a short par four where you think you can hit your driver up close to the green, consider giving it a try to hopefully put your ball in position to make the next shot.
- Take dead aim with your wedges. You don’t have to putt the ball in the hole for eagle – you can always try to make a wedge shot from the fairway to get that accomplishment checked off your list. When you have a short wedge shot into the green as your second shot on a par four or third shot on a par five, pay attention to your aim when you take your stance so you can get lined up right at the hole.