What is the origin of the golf term’bogey’?
The modern meaning of three of the terms – bogey, birdie and eagle – comes from their use in USA. "Bogey" was the first stroke system, developed in England at the end of the 19th Century. The full history is given in Robert Browning’s History of Golf 1955.
Can you learn golfing terminology?
Learning golfing terminology can be like learning a foreign language at times. Here at Golf Drives, we have put together an A-Z list of our favourite and the most commonly used golf phrases and terms, so you can be completely prepared the next time you hit the green.
What is the origin of the word golf?
The word golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a Scottish statute on forbidden games as gouf, possibly derived from the Scots word goulf (variously spelled) meaning to strike or cuff. This word may, in turn, be derived from the Dutch word kolf, meaning bat, or club, and the Dutch sport of the same name.
Was Golf invented in Scotland?
The modern game of golf is generally considered to be a Scottish invention. A spokesman for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, one of the oldest Scottish golf organisations, said "Stick and ball games have been around for many centuries, but golf as we know it today, played over 18 holes, clearly originated in Scotland."