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Today's history lesson: how golf's bogey got its name, and who colonel bogey really was.

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By the time Lieutenant J.F. Ricketts wrote “ The Colonel Bogey March ” in 1914, the fictitious Colonel Bogey was already the presiding spirit of golf links in Britain. This is the story of how Ricketts’s famous song was written, and of how the bogey came to mean one over par in golf.

Let’s go back, first, to a popular British song of the late 19th century. The “Bogey Man,” who lived in the shadows, was the star of said song. It went “I’m the Bogey man, catch me if you can.” “Bogle” had been the term for a Scottish goblin since the 16th Century. A Bogey-man was a popular term for a goblin or devil. 

In 1890, Hugh Rotherham, was secretary of the Coventry, England Golf Club. He proposed standardizing the number of shots at each hole that a good golfer should take. He called that number the “ground score.”  A Dr. Browne, Secretary of the Great Yarmouth Club, adopted the idea and the club used it in match play.  During one competition, a Major Charles Wellman exclaimed to Dr. Browne that, "This player of yours is a regular Bogey man.”

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In Yarmouth and elsewhere the ground score became known as the Bogey score.  So it was, originally, the measure of a well-played round of golf. Golfers of the time thought that they were playing against “Mister Bogey” when measuring themselves against the bogey score. They would, as the song went, try to catch the Bogey man.  Bogey was interchangeable with the word "par."

In 1892, Colonel Seely-Vidal, the Secretary of the United Services Club at Gosport, worked out the 'Bogey' for his course. The United Club was a services club. All the members had a military rank, and they felt they could not measure themselves against a “Mister” Bogey or have him as a member. So they gave him the honorary rank of Colonel, and “Colonel Bogey” was born. 

Lieutenant Ricketts (1881-1945) was a British army bandmaster who later became director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth.  He published "Colonel Bogey" and his other compositions under the pseudonym Kenneth Alford, because service personnel were not supposed to have jobs outside of the military.

The tune was said to have been inspired by a military man who was also a golfer. That golfer did not shout “Fore” when it was called for. Instead, he whistled a two-note phrase, a descending interval which begins each line of the march’s melody.

The bogey got demoted to its present one-over-par status in the early 20th century.  Although the first noted use of the word "Par" in golf was in Britain and predates that of Bogey.  “Par” comes from a stock exchange term - a stock may be priced above or below its normal or “par” figure.

In 1870, a British golf writer asked golf professionals David Strath and James Anderson, what score would win “The Belt,” which was the winning trophy for “The Open” at Prestwick.  Strath and Anderson said that perfect play should produce a score of 49 for Prestwick's twelve holes.  The writer, whose name was Doleman, called this “Par for Prestwick.” 

However, the bogey scoring system as the high-performance standard would take effect in Britain first. The American Women's Golf Association began to develop a national handicapping system for women, and the Men's Association soon followed suit.  In 1911, the Men’s USGA set down the following very modern distances for determining Par: Up to 225 yards,    Par 3; 225 to 425 yards,  Par 4; 426 to 600 yards, Par 5; and over 601 yards, Par 6.

Golf continued to improve in America, and scores started to come down.  But many old British courses did not adjust their courses or their Bogey scores.

This meant that good golfers and all the professionals were achieving lower than a Bogey score.  The US had an up-to-date national standard of distances for holes, but the British Bogey ratings were determined by each club and were no longer appropriate for professionals.

Americans began referring to one over Par as a Bogey, much to British chagrin.

And now you know the rest of the story. 

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1910s , novelty, colonel bogey march, january 20, 2015.

First recorded by The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth Division (1914). Most popular versions by Malcolm Arnold (as “The River Kwai March Theme” 1957), Mitch Miller (as “The River Kwai March/Colonel Bogey March” US #20 1957).

From the wiki: “The ‘Colonel Bogey March’ is a popular march written and first published in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (under the pseudonym ‘Kenneth Alford’), a British Army bandmaster who later became the director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth. The first recording of the march was made in 1914 by the Second Batallion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The tune was inspired by a military man and golfer who whistled a characteristic two-note phrase instead of shouting ‘Fore!’.

“‘Going round in bogey’, starting at the Great Yarmouth Golf Club in 1890, was based on the phrase ‘bogey man’. Nationally, in the UK, golfers competed against ‘Colonel Bogey’, and this gave the title to the 1914 marching tune, ‘Colonel Bogey March’. By Edwardian times, the ‘Colonel’ had been adopted by the golfing world internationally as the presiding spirit of the golf course. ‘Bogey’ is now the golfing term meaning ‘one over par’.

“At the start of World War II, the ‘Colonel Bogey March’ became part of British way of life when the melody was set to popular lyrics, ‘Hitler Has Only Got One Ball’, with the tune becoming an unofficial national anthem to rudeness. The ‘Colonel Bogey March’ melody was also used in the US for a song of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), a branch of the U.S. Army from 1943 until its absorption into the regular Army in 1978. These lyrics, written by Major Dorothy E. Nielsen (USAR), were this: ‘Duty is calling you and me, we have a date with destiny, ready, the WACs are ready, their pulse is steady a world to set free. Service, we’re in it heart and soul, victory is our only goal, we love our country’s honor and we’ll defend it against any foe.’

“English composer Malcolm Arnold added a counter-march, ‘The River Kwai March’, for the 1957 dramatic World War II film The Bridge on the River Kwai . The two marches were recorded together by Mitch Miller as ‘March from the River Kwai/Colonel Bogey March’. Consequently, the ‘Colonel Bogey March’ is often mis-credited as ‘River Kwai March’. While Arnold did use Colonel Bogey in his score for the film, it was only the first theme and a bit of the second theme of Colonel Bogey, whistled unaccompanied by the British prisoners several times as they marched into the prison camp. Since the film portrayed prisoners of war held under inhumane conditions by the Japanese, there was a diplomatic row in May 1980, when a military band played ‘Colonel Bogey’ during a visit to Canada by Japanese prime minister Masayoshi Ōhira.”

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“ Bogey Music ” is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney, released on his second solo album, “ McCartney II “, released in 1980. It was inspired by Fungus The Bogeyman, a children’s picture book by British artist Raymond Briggs.

Another song entitled “ Bogey Wobble ” and likely from the same inspiration was released in 2011 as part of the “ McCartney II – Archive Collection “.

There’s a book called Fungus The Bogeyman, for kids and grown-ups, too, which was sent to me by some fellow who’s making it into a film and who wanted me to do some music in it. The story is a bit strange, and the basic idea is that the bogeymen are people who make bumps in the night. They live beneath the ground and come out at night and frighten people and they like everything that is opposite to what we like. If we like warm dry clothes, they like wet slimy ones. And they’ve got all sorts of crazy books in their library, like Lady Chatterley’s Bogey. It’s just a great book, but it’s crazy and it just tickled my fancy when I got it. Anyway, I had that book in the studio one day and opened it to a page where the young people in Bogeyland rebel against the old people who hate music. They all start to get dressed in warm clean clothes and then they start to actually take baths, which is unheard of, and get into rock ‘n ‘roll. So I just look that page, looked at it a bit, and just thought, ‘Well, it looks like a bit of rock’n”roll.’ So I made up the track and called it ‘Bogey Music’, It’s a crazy fantasy, really, but that’s what I was thinking of when I did it.

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In 2014, Paul McCartney would be approached by Raymond Brigg, to contribute to a film adaptation of another of his books, “ Ethel & Ernest “. Paul would contribute the song “ In The Blink of An Eye “.

I knew that Paul McCartney was a big animation fan and I knew that Raymond Briggs’s book Fungus the Bogeyman had influenced Paul’s 1980s track Bogey Music . So I asked Raymond if he might write a letter to Paul to see if he was interested in composing a track for Ethel and Ernest,  which he did on Fungus the Bogeyman headed paper! It obviously worked and we were thrilled when Paul said he was interested . We met up and he produced a CD which included a track called Mum and Dad theme.  This eventually became In the Blink of An Eye which we have used in the film. Roger Mainwood, film director, interviewed for The Telegraph , October 15, 2016

There’s a rough mix available [A1] which has a slighter shorter running time than the released version on “ McCartney II “.

Fungus the Bogeyman as featured on the cover of the original Raymond Briggs children’s book.

‘Nobody Knows’ is craziness, ‘Summer’s Day Song’ is craziness, ‘Frozen Jap’ is craziness, ‘Bogey Music’ is craziness. Paul McCartney, from McCartney II Archive Collection, 2011

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Everybody bogey Dig that bogey beat Man that bogey rhythm Smells so clean and sweet Everybody bogey Bogey on to the street Without bogey music Life is incomplete Without bogey music Life is incomplete Everybody bogey Dig that bogey beat If you little bogeys Want to sing along Clean your bogey act up And learn the bogey song Without bogey music Life is incomplete Without bogey music Life is incomplete Bogey music, bogey music Bogey music, bogey music All right, here we are now Tonight in bogey land Bogey music, bogey music Well, when the younger bogeys Hear that bogey sound Every little bogey Got to bogey down Bogey man bogey Bogey man bogey Bogey man bogey on down Bogey music, bogey music, bogey music Bogey music, bogey music, bogey music Bogey music Bogey man bogey on down Bogey music All you little bogeys I want you to sing along Clean your bogey act up And learn the bogey song Without bogey music Life is incomplete You know, it is...suckers Bogey music, bogey music Bogey music, bogey music

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'Outlander' Season 6, Episode 5 Recap: Who Could The Whistling Prisoner Be?

From mysterious whistling prisoners to the happy baby news, there is a lot to unpack from Outlander Season 6, Episode 5.

By now, it has become increasingly obvious to the Frasers that the American Revolutionary War is fast approaching and Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) is willing to do anything to protect his family and be on the right side of history.

But of course, this is Outlander , and nothing is ever made easy for those on Fraser's Ridge.

There were a lot of moments towards the end of the episodes, foreshadowing what is to come in the remaining three episodes, from Malva's (Jessica Reynolds) unsettling behavior to meeting Flora MacDonald (Shauna MacDonald).

And, if things could not get any more intense, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is certain there is a time traveler nearby.

Newsweek has the full recap of Outlander Season 6, Episode 5 below.

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Who Could The Whistling Prisoner Be?

Just as Outlander Season 6, Episode 5 came to an end, Claire Fraser was startled by the sound of a man whistling the tune to "Colonel Bogey March".

The song is a British march, composed in 1914 by F.J. Ricketts, a British Army bandmaster who became the director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth.

The "Colonel Bogey March" would go on to be used during World War II and became an unofficial national anthem during the war, and since then has gone to appear in the 1961 film The Parent Trap and 1985's The Breakfast Club and remains popular today.

Outlander fans will know Claire Fraser was born in 1918 and served as a combat nurse during the Second World War, so perhaps that is where she recognized the tune from and looked so surprised.

The fifth episode ended on a huge cliffhanger, teasing just exactly who the whistling man is. Although his face can barely be seen, he looks eerily similar to one of Claire's kidnappers, Wendigo Donner (Brennan Martin).

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Donner appeared in Season 5 as part of the "Montauk Five," a group of five men and Native American activists who traveled back from 1968. He was also one of the men who kidnapped Claire but was not killed and managed to escape. Sadly, Claire has been anticipating his return ever since.

In Season 5, he was told by Bree (Sophie Skelton). He needed to gemstone to travel through time, and audiences may have noticed he was holding a green gemstone in his hand as he whistled "Colonel Bogey March" from prison.

The possession of the gemstone suggests he was one of the two men who robbed Flora McDonald of her emerald necklace.

If the whistling man is Wendigo, his story from the original Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, upon which Season 6 is based, may play out slightly differently considering he already appeared in Season 5.

However, if it is true Wendigo needs more than one gemstone to travel, as in the books, he may visit Fraser's Ridge to raid Claire and Jamie's house in order to get gemstones and will meet a gruesome end.

Hopefully, exactly who the mysterious whistling prisoner is will be revealed in Episode 7 of Outlander.

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Jamie Fraser Betrays his Oath To The Crown

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In Episode 4 of Outlander , Jamie, with the help of Ian, delivered numerous amount of guns and other weapons to the Cherokee on behalf of the British. However, before he left, Jamie warned them to fight for themselves and not alongside George III's army.

When we meet Jamie in Episode 5, he has taken an even greater step and officially resigned from his role as Indian Agent, via letter to Major MacDonald, and even his good friend Lord John (David Berry) could not convince him to stay loyal.

Jamie even sided with the Sons of Liberty, a grassroots political organization that supported the rights of the colonists and fought British taxation. The name Sons of Liberty would also be used for other separatist groups who favored independence ahead of the American Revolution.

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Despite renouncing his loyalty to The Crown, Jamie and Claire attend a loyalist event in Wilmington, in honor of the Scottish heroine, Flora MacDonald.

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Whether it was making out with Mr. Henderson, threatening Roger that she will start rumors he is having an affair with Amy, or cutting the finger off of a dead man, Malva is for sure, up to no good.

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Correction 04/04/22 at 6.34 a.m. ET: This article was updated to include the correct name for Flora MacDonald actress, Shauna MacDonald.

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