"Bogey" originated in 1890. The Major was playing a round - badly - with the club secretary Dr Thomas Browne RN. Strokeplay and the idea of "playing against the course" was new to Wellman, and he exclaimed, referring to a hit song of the time, that his mysterious opponent was a regular "bogeyman". The term caught on at the club and spread. ("Bogeyman" itself came from Middle English bugge, which referred both to a scarecrow and more spectral terrors.)
One term not heard too many times over the weekend was "albatross", denoting a three-under-par shot. The word comes from the Portuguese for pelican, alcatres, which gave its name to Alcatraz (the prison island was originally home to pelicans rather than prisoners).
A few golfers this morning may feel they have been let out of gaol.Reuse content