The world of golf is full of funny terminology.
I think the funniest of all is the word par.
I know par is not just a golf term. The definition of par is simply “an equality in value or standing”.
But when you hear the terms above par and below par, your mind travels to golf – especially if you live in Augusta.
When you say something is below par, you typically mean it’s below average. If you tell someone the lunch you had was really below par, you’re basically telling someone not to eat where you did.
This has always been confusing to me. Because in golf it’s the complete opposite. Continue reading