Big Birdies at Rob Roy GC


The rarest of birds was spotted the other day at Rob Roy Golf Course in Prospect Heights, IL.

No, we’re not talking about a chip-in birdie, or a 2 on a par-4 … or even the mystical albatross.

Sitting in the branches high above the eighth green was a bald eagle.

Here are some fun facts about the big bird that’s been the United States’ national emblem and mascot since 1782:

Bald Eagle
  • Bald eagles have a massive wingspan from 6.5 to 8 feet
  • It builds the largest tree nest of any bird as high up as 125 feet
  • The word “Bald” comes from “Piebald” which means “composed of two different colors”
  • They reside in every state in the Union, except for Hawaii
  • Possessing a bald eagle feather is against the law
  • There are more images of bald eagles in the world than any other animal (probably); aside from t-shirts, hats, tattoos and everything else, eagles are printed on our currency meaning there’s more than 28 billion pics in existence today
  • Bald eagles are really good swimmers

So next time you’re out on the links, keep your eyes open!  You might just see one of the most majestic birds on the planet. 
And I’m not talking about the birdie you made on the 18th hole to close out the match against your buddies.  Though that’s a pretty good one too!