“Condor” is the name of an American golf manufacturer, but most notably it’s the label given to the extremely rare, almost impossible score of 4-under-par for a single hole.
As of 2012, four generally accepted condors have been recorded, all involving aces on par-5 holes.
Has there ever been a condor golf?
A condor was scored without cutting over a dogleg by Mike Crean at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, in 2002, when he holed his drive at the 517 yard par-5 9th. This is longest hole in one on record, although it was of course aided by the altitude and thin air of ‘mile-high’ Denver.
Who has hit a condor in golf?
The ball hit a downslope and ran all the way to the hole. The third member of the condor club, Mike Crean, drove a 517-yard par 5 at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colorado. This is the longest ever recorded hole in one recorded in the history of the game.
How do you get a condor in golf?
Since a condor is a score of 4-under-par on a golf hole, these are the scores required to claim a condor:
- Par-3 hole: Not possible to make a condor.
- Par-4 hole: Not possible.
- Par-5 hole: A score of 1 – a hole-in-one – is a condor.
- Par-6 hole: A score of 2 is a condor.
What is a hole in one on a par 4 called?
But, technically speaking, a hole-in-one on a par-5 is a score of 4-under par, so it could, in theory, be called a “double albatross” or a “triple eagle.” So, sticking with the avian theme of golf’s scoring terms (birdie, eagle, albatross), a par-5 ace is called a condor.