Join in The Great Bogey Debate
The Beauty ?
Or the Beast ?
April 7, 2003; Source: AnyoneForTee.com|
Bogey or Bacall? Golfing world to decide
INTERNATIONAL. The instigators of a fundamental shake-up of golf’s scoring
system (see our lead story: "THAT WAS NO TRIPLE BOGEY, YOU JUST SHOT A GROUSE!")
are preparing to take an even more radical step, we can reveal.
The stage two proposal involves a change to the term 'bogey' for one over par.
Describing the term as "unfortunate" for a score that represents a
considerable achievement for the majority of golfers, AnyoneForTee has
decided to press for a change to the name.
"For most of us, a bogey is a thing of beauty," said a spokesman. "When a
professional scores well, he gets rewarded with something pleasant from
nature, like a birdie, eagle or albatross. All we get is snot. I beg your pardon, mucus."
Worried that a name change might be a step too far for the notoriously
conservative golf community, Anyone for Tee is testing opinion by holding the
world’s first-ever serious golf opinion poll. And they have come up with a fitting
alternative to bogey.
"It’s simple," the spokesman said. "Besides being, well, you know what, Bogey
also conjures up images of that great movie star, Humphrey Bogart who, by the way, was no mean golfer. But
whereas Bogie was hardly known for his looks, his most famous co-star (and
one-time wife), Lauren Bacall, was one of the great beauties of our time."
"Bacall is quite simply the perfect association with what to many of us is an excellent score. So it’s a simple choice, Bogey or Bacall? This is golf democracy in action."
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