# Question: What Is Better Than An Eagle In Golf?

A very good golfer — or a very lucky golfer — might complete a hole in fewer strokes than the par (called “under par”).

A birdie is a score of 1-under par on a hole (for example, scoring 4 on a par-5).

A bogey is 1-over par on a hole.

An eagle is 2-under par on a hole.

## What is an eagle in golf?

Eagle means scoring two under par (−2). An eagle usually occurs when a golfer hits the ball far enough to reach the green with fewer strokes than expected. It most commonly happens on par-fives but can occur on short par-fours. A hole in one on a par-three hole also results in an eagle.

## How many points is an eagle in golf?

A player scores one point for a bogey, two for par, three for a birdie, four for an eagle and five for an albatross. You win a competition by scoring the most points overall. On an amateur level, if a player takes six shots on a par-four hole but is entitled to a shot because of his handicap, his net score is five.

## What is a condor in golf?

“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.

## What’s a good golf score?

According to National Golf Foundation data, 45% of all golfers average more than 100 strokes per round. With that said, it is believed that a 108 is considered to be a good score for a beginner golfer, which equates to double bogey on each hole of a par 72 course.

## What does F mean in golf?

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So the more popular version of a T and F competition is when it is played by teams of two. In this version the team score is made up of one of the players’ score for the T and F holes, and the other players’ score on the remaining nine holes.

## Why are golf shots named after birds?

Birdie. “Birdie”, meaning a score of one stroke under Par, comes from the early 20th century American slang term “bird”, meaning anything excellent. The September 1911 edition of Maclean Magazine described a golf shot as – ‘”bird” straight down the course, about two hundred and fifteen yards.’

## What is the best shot in golf called?

If a player completes a hole in one shot less than par, they have made a birdie. Two shots under par is an eagle and three shots under par is an albatross. One shot over par is a bogey, two shots over par is a double bogey and three shots over par is a triple bogey.

## What’s the highest handicap in golf?

The maximum Handicap Index is 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women (18.2N and 20.2N for a nine-hole Handicap Index, respectively). The Course Handicap™ could convert to a number higher than the maximum Handicap Index.

## Are there par 6 holes in golf?

The longest hole is #9, at 777 yards, par 6. The USGA guidelines are such that any hole 691 yards and longer from the back tees or 591 and longer from the ladies’ tees can be considered a par 6.

## What is the rarest shot in golf?

The Condor – the rarest shot in Golf

• Anybody with even a vague knowledge of the game of Golf will be familiar with the term birdie used to describe a score of one under par for a hole.
• Larry Bruce is accredited with having recorded the first ever condor.

## Has anyone ever had a hole in one on a par 5?

There are three holes-in-one on par-5s known to have been made by cutting the corner: The first-known ace of this nature occurred in 1962 by a golfer named Larry Bruce. The golfer who aced a par-5 using a 3-iron was Shaun Lynch, playing at Teign Valley Golf Club in Christow, England, in 1995, on the 496-yard No. 17.

## What is the lowest golf score ever?

Share. The lowest golf score over an 18 hole course (male) is 55, and was achieved by Rhein Gibson (Australia) at the River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA on 12 May 2012. River Oaks course measures 6,700 yards with a par score of 71.