The ALBATROSS is very rare. Golf is in love with BIRD terms.
My personal goal has always been to get one birdie per round. At least back when I was playing a lot. A birdie is one below par. If a hole is a PAR 4, that means you are expected to take two shots to reach the green, and take two putts to get in the hole. If you get it in the hole with one putt, you get a birdie. You could also hit it on the green from the tee with one shot, take two putts, and get that birdie another way. Questions non golfers? Email me.
On a Par 3, you are expected to get on the green with one shot, and take two putts to get in the hole. If you hit that first shot near the hole, and take one putt to finish, THAT is a birdie. If you hit it in the hole on a par 3, a HOLE IN ONE, that is awesome but it is only an eagle. TWO BELOW PAR. An eagle is always that, two below par.
I had a hole in one. It was only 112 yards, but I hit it in the hole in one shot, on the fly. Slam dunk.
My buddy I was playing with was yelling ITS IN THE HOLE before it was.
No doubt any eagle or albatross takes a certain degree of luck. Even the best golfer can only send it on the way, but those last few inches get into the luck area.
An ALBATROSS (or DOUBLE EAGLE) is three below par. It is a hole in one on a Par 4, or a 2 on a Par 5. This recent MASTERS had a guy hit it from 240 yards and put it in the hole on a Par 5.
He took 2 on a par 5. On national TV. In the biggest golf tournament (arguably). They will be talking about that shot a hundred years from now.
Even non-golfers can appreciate the REMARKABLE. I hope. Maybe not.
I have had a couple emails from the lady who had the fox/eagle/cats video. She was asking me about posting on youtube. Maybe I should be asking her. I have told her about this site, hoping she will participate.
We are in the process of another big MELT. Hopefully the last. But I doubt it. It still has snowed, especially yesterday. Our recently cleared roads were again snow covered. But today they cleared again.
Here in Dutch there are little posters in the post office asking for info on any sightings of tsunami debris. Keeping an eye out. (Not literally).
The foxes come and go. Nosey came back, looking bad as ever. I will not post the detailed photos of her nose.
Lots of tornados again. You can be 2 miles from a huge tornado and not know it was there. But if you are hit by it, it is all over. Random luck. That is why they call her MOTHER nature.
Two weeks from tomorrow I am outta here. I want to document the trip more than ever, seeing if I can sell the trip to travel magazines or what ever.