Birdie ?! We have never asked where they came from a series of terms adopted and used by all of us in a day of golf? We will refer to golfing terms that did not originate in any field of Scotland, or England, or even in Europe but in the United States since the late nineteenth century.
The term ” birdie ” means scoring one under par (- 1) , was coined in 1899 in Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield , New Jersey. History tells us that in a game of the year 1899 three golfers : George Crump (who later built Pine Valley) , William Poultney Smith (founder member of Pine Valley ) and his brother Ab Smith, were playing together when Crump made his second that hit a bird in flight and the ball went to stop a few inches from the hole. This fact made the starting companions began to exclaim that the result of three shots on a par four were due to ” birdie ” . Soon, all members of the club began using the term and the term quickly spread and was used by all U.S. golfers.
The said term ” birdie ” was standardized for the result of one under par (-1), we continued with the ratio of a better result is called with a larger bird, ie -2 is “eagle” ( eagle) , -3 is ” albatross ” ( albatross ) -4 and a ‘ condor ” ( condor ) .
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