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It would become universal in its meaning and usage. The term is simply analogous to a birdie. The name was given so that a larger bird would represent a better score. I have chosen to quote the explanation posted on www. Their wing span can be more than 10 feet long, and they can fly for extremely long periods of time and distances.
A "condor" is the lowest individual hole score ever made and are exceptionally rare. This has occurred only once on a straight drive, for a record yards, and never during a professional tournament. The golfer who scored the condor is Mike Crean. DeChambeau gets 2nd straight win 14d. Tiger fades late, ties for 24th after even-par 71 14d Bob Harig.
Phil is the heavyweight fight we all want to see 26d Ian O'Connor. Tale of the tape: Tiger thought he 'was done' at Masters 26d Bob Harig. Harig expects to see a lot from Tiger in next month 26d.
For the man who always said second stinks, this time it didn't 35d Ian O'Connor. Lyle, 36, chooses to stop leukemia treatment 48d Bob Harig. The story behind the Phil Mickelson ad you can't stop watching 46d Darren Rovell. Social media tributes pour in for Jarrod Lyle 47d. The United Club was a services club and all the members had a military rank. They could not measure themselves against a 'Mister' Bogey or have him as a member, so 'he' was given the honorary rank of Colonel.
Thus the term 'Colonel Bogey' was born. Par is derived from the stock exchange term that a stock may be above or below its normal or 'par' figure. In , Mr AH Doleman, a golf writer, asked the golf professionals David Strath and James Anderson, what score would win 'The Belt', then the winning trophy for 'The Open', at Prestwick, where it was first held annually from to Strath and Anderson said that perfect play should produce a score of 49 for Prestwick's twelve holes.
Mr Doleman called this 'par' for Prestwick and subsequently Young Tom Morris won with a score of two strokes 'over par' for the three rounds of 36 holes. It was largely in place by the end of the Century. The Men's association, founded in , followed suit a few year's later. In , the United States Golf Association Men of the day laid down the following very modern distances for determining par:.
As golf developed, scores were coming down, but many old British courses did not adjust their courses or their bogey scores, which meant good golfers and all the professionals were achieving lower than a bogey score. This meant the US had an up-to-date national standard of distances for holes, while the British bogey ratings were determined by each club and were no longer appropriate for professionals.
The Americans began referring to one over par as a bogey, much to the British chagrin. By , British golf magazines were agitating for a ratings system similar to the US. It is the Golf Unions of each country and not the Royal and Ancient who determine pars and handicaps.