What is a hole-in-one on a Par 5 called in golf?
Ever wonder why so many golf shots are named after birds? Scholars believe it has something to do with the word “bird” being synonymous with “cool” when golf first emerged. While you’ve probably heard of a birdie (one under par) or an eagle (two under par), or even the rare albatross (three under par), there’s one shot that’s so rare, you’ve probably never seen it.
Getting a hole-in-one on a par 5 hole (or four under par) has the special name of condor; fittingly named after the biggest bird of prey. Of course, technically all shots sunk in one are just holes-in-one, but netting a condor would put you in an elite league. As of 2020, there have been just five recorded, period.
Answer: The correct answer is Condor.