Golf Bogey

Golf Scoring Terminology – What is a Golf Bogey?

Additional Golf Scoring Terminology:

A golf bogey was actually the term used for what we know a golf par to be now-a-days. In Scotland where golf was born, bogey was the term used for the “norm”. But in early 1900s, this was changed to par when the game started to become more influenced by Americans, and the terms par and bogey were adopted into what they are today.

So a golf bogey is one over par. Most golfers make more bogeys than they do pars. So one could argue that bogey is more the norm than par is. But the terms are what they are, and we use them accordingly. Many players will refer to themselves as a “bogey golfer”. This just means that they average 15 to 20 over par per round of 18.

A golf bogey is a relative term for most golfers. Some view bogeys as their goal, while other more experienced players despise carding a bogey on their round. But it’s comforting to know that even the best players in the world aren’t exempt from a golf bogey now and again.

Some of you may be more familiar with double and triple bogeys, I don’t know. There aren’t special terms for double, triple, quadruple, etc. bogeys…just keep adding on before the term bogey.
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