Good day Sports Fans!! Time to do an update on Day 3 and Day 4 of the Links Ladies League golfing. I didn’t say anything about Day 3 because it really wasn’t one of my better games, but that being said it really wasn’t one of the worstest games either. When I was in the clubhouse signing up, Mr. Golf Pro, that I took lessons from 5 years ago, asked how the new clubs were. I said, Well, they were good, but now they’re not so good. I had a couple of really good games and then a couple of really not good games. To which Mr. Golf Pro replied, That’s not the clubs – that’s golf!!
So during the course of the evening on the golfing course, it was decided that when I’m having a bad game every hole is a Par 9. I watched a little of the US Open on the weekend, just because we were in a hotel room and He Who Likes to Get Pointers, was watching, and I heard words that I don’t normally hear when I’m golfing. Such as Birdie, which for those not knowing the game but wanting to learn, means one under par, and Par is the number of hits that someone decided it takes to get from the start to the hole. Like I said, I’ve decided that the Par on each hole is open to interpretation, depending on how I happen to be playing. I find these terms fascinating, and did a little bit of Googling and found even more terms. The olden time golfers liked the Bird Theme for doing better than good, so in addition to the Birdie they added the Eagle, for two under par (I knew that) and the Albatross for three under (I did not know that one).
Now if you hit one over Par, it’s called a Bogey. My question is, exactly what is a Bogey? Once again Google to the rescue. I found out that it was named after a Bogey-Man which was a widely used term for a goblin or devil. Seriously? For one over! That seems a little bit mean. Then I got reading some more and they have no fancy words if you are two or three over, just Double and Triple Bogey’s, but if you are 7, 8, or 9 over it’s a ‘Blow-Up’ or a ‘Disaster’. Ok, that’s enough!! This is where I draw the line. That is just too harsh and uncalled for, a disaster, seriously, not nice!!! We, and when I say we, I mean our ladies golfing team, decided last week that anything over a Triple Bogey and under a Par 9, would be a Beagle. Why? Because beagles are cute and fun and don’t judge your playing abilities. We like beagles. We hit a lot of beagles some days.
One last term I found in my research, which never really ever caught on was Whaup, which a lady suggested be used for a Hole-In-One. I like it!! If I ever get one, you’ll all hear me, WOO HOO WHAUP WOO HOO!!