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Double Eagle Weekend

With a title like "Double Eagle Weekend" one would assume this is going to be a rather brief story about holing out a 3 wood for a 2 on a par 5.  Nope.  This is a 2 part story about 2 separate eagles in one weekend.  A Double Eagle weekend.  Not eagles on the scorecard, Bald Eagles, like the type you see on the Colbert Report.

As I sized up the difficult tee shot on the 18th hole at Whitehorse, my first bald eagle of the weekend buzzed right by my head and landed out in the rough.  He looked back at me and calmly waited for me to hit my tee shot.  In the name of America, I stepped up to the challenge and piped one right down the middle.

With a satisfied look on his face, he took off into the distance to tell his eagle buddies about the drive he just witnessed.  "How can you be so sure he was telling his eagle buddies?" you may ask, well oddly enough, he had some kind words for me as he flew away.  I snapped a quick shot for photographic proof of the story.

I was just making the turn on day 2 of the "Double Eagle Weekend" when I noticed another bald eagle hopping towards the pond off of the 10th hole.   Naturally, I hit another drive down the middle of #10 and planned a sneak attack photo opportunity.

I concealed myself behind the reeds along the edge of the pond as the bald eagle bathed happily.  As I rounded the corner, I jumped out to catch him drying off.  He looked pretty pissed off about the situation... He had no words, just his disapproving stare.