Eagle (1921)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 29 20:31:08 UTC 2003

On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    OED has 1922 for "eagle."
>    24 June 1921, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, pg. 8, col. 8:
>    They were all square at the 27th, when Jack got an eagle 3 while the
> Louisville golfer floundered about and took a 6.

Here's a further antedating:

1917 _New York Times_ 16 Sept. S6  [Nicholls] was down in par 4 at the
first, had an eagle 3 at the long second [etc.]

Fred Shapiro

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