What does eagle mean?

Two strokes under par

Eagle is a golf score that means two strokes under par, which is the number of pre-determined strokes to complete a hole. It may also be the same score as a hole-in-one if par is 3.

While an eagle is two strokes under par there are other terms that represent golf scores. 1 stroke under par is a birdie, one stroke over par is a bogey, and two strokes over par is a double bogey. The name is meant to represent a score that is better than the birdie score. Since the size of an eagle is much bigger than most birds, the term fit.


He got an eagle on the last hole to force a play-off
Wow, talk about a dramatic finish

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Updated August 17, 2016

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