Antedating of "Eagle" (Golf)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 16 04:05:04 UTC 2014

Fred Shapiro:
> eagle (OED, 1.d., 1922)
> 1913 _L.A. Times_ 6 Feb. (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  He made the long=
>  hole, No. 6 -- 629 yards -- in 4 (an "eagle," messieurs).

Excellent work, Fred. Here is an instance of the golf "eagle" a few
months earlier.

Newspaper: Chester Times
Date: September 14, 1912,
Newspaper Location: Chester, Pennsylvania
Article: James Victor In Springhaven Golf
Page: 1
Column: 4
Database: NewspaperArchive

[Begin excerpt]
On the out journey he
was two above par, but he played
the fourth, fifth, eighth, and ninth
holes in par, and had an "eagle" on
the seventh. This is a par five-hole
and he played it in three strokes.
[End excerpt]


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