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From bogey to blow up — the origin of golf terms we use

August 17, 2013
By Al Stephenson - A-T Golf Columnist , The Advertiser-Tribune

When I reported the albatross recorded by Josh Graham recently, I wondered how "the albatross" as a golf phrase came about. Then I realized that I didn't have a clue where any of the terms - par, birdie, eagle, bogey etc. came from. So I did a little digging (don't worry, I called first) and here is what I found.

 
 
 

 

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