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Originally posted by day trading

I wonder why they are all named after "birds"?

-1 = birdie
-2 = eagle
-3 = albatross

there you go I must de right.....LOL
Out of pure curiosity I was trying to research why these are named such and came across 2 more names:

-4 = Condor
-5 = Ostrich

And then I finally found this:
The term 'birdie', by contrast, can be attributed to an individual, Ab Smith, who hit his approach to within inches on a par four hole at Atlantic City CC in 1903 and declared: 'That was a bird of a shot.' When he holed the putt, he and his two playing companions agreed that the word 'birdie' should describe his play of the hole.

From here, it is not surprising that the bird theme continued and using 'eagle' to describe a score of two-under par on a hole would seem natural to the Americans, for whom the bird is their national emblem. Because it is a big bird, it seems again a natural progression to look for even bigger (and rarer) bird to describe the most uncommon species of all, an albatross, or score of three-under par on a hole. When Gene Sarazen made the most famous albatross ever, by holing out in two at Augusta National's 15 th on his way to winning the second ever Masters in 1935, he referred to it as a 'dodo', so it would seem that the term albatross was not in common use until quite recently. Americans some times refer to it as a 'double eagle' but that should surely be four-under par, not three?