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CoachChappy
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Eagle putt mentality
“Never leave an eagle putt short”
“Don’t give away the birdie”
2 mentalities

I was 0/2 on eagle putts today. I made both birdies. 1 I didn’t commit with the line, but it was a 30’+ putt on a par 5

The other was a 12’ putt straight up the hill on a par 4. I lipped it out. A miss long leaves a tricky down hill come back.


How do you approach eagle putts?
I give it a go, but don’t piss away birdie.


hehateme2285
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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How do you approach eagle putts?


The same way I approach every other putt. Just pick a line and try to hit it with the right speed


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GRTiger
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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How do you approach eagle putts?


With reverence and glee.

I'm pretty sure this is a true story, thinking back. I 3 putt a lot. Like a lot. But I've never 3 put par'd. I've made 2-3 eagle putts and chipped a few more in, but I go after it and usually have a 2-4 footer coming back.

Short answer: with an aggressive want.


whichyalnoaboutseven
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re: Eagle putt mentality
I’ve only had 1 ever and it was from the fringe about 10 ft. Missed it but tap in birdie


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Tyga Woods
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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How do you approach eagle putts?


I hit them 8ft past the hole to leave myself a good look at birdie
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ell_13
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re: Eagle putt mentality
I try to make it. But I’m someone who likes to let the ball “die” into the cup. I’m rarely 3’+ past the hole unless it’s a big misread on speed.
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makersmark1
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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How do you approach eagle putts?


Not a big part of my game, but I think of every putt as the same shot value of “1.”

Whether it is a putt for eagle, par, birdie, bogey, or double, it is one shot.

“Holing” speed makes the hole “bigger.”

Study the line, look for the grain, decide your initial line and distance, incline, etc.

Make a solid stroke.

Nothing feels worse than a poor stroke.


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makersmark1
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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“Never leave an eagle putt short” “Don’t give away the birdie


Your thought should always be

“Pick a line, and make a solid stroke.”

As an elite tournament player,I did have 2 eagle putts in member guest when they let me play up. I managed 1 par with a solid 3 putt and 1 birdie with a 8 footer on the second putt. Won both holes in the competitive 7th flight, but you might not be dealing with such highly pressurized situations during a casual round. In my flight the crucible of competition separated the mediocre from the okay. Iron sharpens iron.

I often make a solid putt for a net par in my Saturday league after striping a 5 wood 178 to 30 feet. I don’t want to hijack the tread, but yesterday I started and finished with a par on my way to a smooth 88 (net 76) including several almost sandies and a chip in par from the whites.


CoachChappy
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you might not be dealing with such highly pressurized situations during a casual round.


I can’t remember my last casual round. I’m always playing in a “dogfight” or a wolf match. In both games, it’s all about birdies.
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makersmark1
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I’m always playing in a “dogfight” or a wolf match


Between you, me, Tiger, and Jack, we’ve won 32 majors.

In competitions like the masters or a 5some wolf game,it’s all about understanding situational golf. When you can back up a birdie with some pars and net pars, the game gets a bit easier as far as handling the pressure. I’m only carrying 12 strokes from the whites so as an elite stick I have to understand where I have a shot and play accordingly.

I’m honored to be a part of this thread.

Always remember my plan, “drive, punch out, approach, chip, putt = net par.”


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CoachChappy
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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Always remember my plan, “drive, punch out, approach, chip, putt = net par.”



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GWfool
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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How do you approach eagle putts?
I give it a go, but don’t piss away birdie.


Basically this. I try to attempt all putts this way. So really no difference for me.


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Scottforeverlsu
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re: Eagle putt mentality
Guessing this was #9 and 11 at Bayou Bend. I concentrate on hitting the putt solid on an aggressive line.


Dire Wolf
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re: Eagle putt mentality
I am like 0/25 on eagle putts now

Most of the time I play wildcat highlands I have an eagle putt that I miss on 3

Dipshitted a few drivable par 4s

It’s completely in my head now


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wish i was tebow
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re: Eagle putt mentality
Once I learned that every putt had the same value I started making a lot more of them. That eagle putt is no different than a par putt or even a bogey putt. I probably get more excited making a tester bogey putt to save me from a double than an eagle make.


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CoachChappy
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Guessing this was #9 and 11 at Bayou Bend.

1 and 15 this time. I do have decent chances on 9 often. I think I’ve chipped in more eagles there than made putts.
On 15 I went over the oak and cut the corner. I had 215 to the pin.
1 I bunted driver with a draw
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BMoney
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re: Eagle putt mentality
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How do you approach eagle putts?


Same way I approach any other putt: good speed on the line I see to give the ball a chance to go in and if not leave an easy second putt.

Oddly enough, I had two eagle putts in my round on Tuesday. I haven't had that happen ever. I lipped the first one out from 15-ish feet and made the second one from 6 feet.

I always go back to the stats you see posted during PGA Tour telecasts while those guys are putting. Shotlink stats for the 2020 season show that the best players in the world only make 5% of putts over 25 feet. Why would I get upset if I don't make my eagle putt from 30 feet? Even from 10 to 15 feet, the best players in the world only make 3 out of 10 putts. So the probability of us regular Joes making our 20 foot putt for eagle is really low. Try to lag in close and get your birdie. If it goes in, it's lagniappe.


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pigskinGod
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re: Eagle putt mentality
I eagled the 19th hole I ever played. 2nd round 1st hole topped driver and had it roll out about 220 on a short par 5. Then absolutely got lucky and stroked a 3W to about 20 feet. Went after the putt hard and dropped center cup. Wouldve been off the green and probably ende up carding a double or triple if it didn't go in. I was hooked ever since and Ive always gone after the eagle as well.


bopper50
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re: Eagle putt mentality
When I belonged to Fort Bend CC in Richmond Tx, I eagled 6 of the 18 holes in 8 years.

2 par 4, fly in 2nd shot, lucky
3 par 5's
1 par 3 hole in one, 206 five iron

As I get older the eagle chances are getting fewer and fewer so If I get the chance, I am getting the ball to the hole.


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medtiger
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re: Eagle putt mentality
Didn't realize CPG was on the TD golf board.


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