Definition of double bogey in English:

double bogey

(also double-bogey)

Pronunciation /ˈdəbəl ˈbōɡē/ /ˈdəbəl ˈboʊɡi/


  • A score of two strokes over par for a hole.

    ‘But then came a bogey at the eighth, a double bogey two holes later and further bogeys at the 12th and 14th.’
    • ‘Thus composed, I was able to scramble for a double bogey on the final hole, beating my opponent's triple.’
    • ‘The USGA system requires you to post no more than a double bogey on any hole if your handicap is 9 or less.’
    • ‘In the 2002 Open at Muirfield he made a double bogey at the 16th hole in the last round.’
    • ‘The last round I'd played had been a lost afternoon of bogeys and double bogeys, not a par among them, and that had been some years before.’

transitive verbdouble-bogeys, double-bogeying, double-bogeyed

[with object]Golf
  • Complete (a hole) in two strokes over par.

    ‘Playing with him that day, I could see how nervous he was after he double-bogeyed the first hole and then tripled the second.’
    • ‘The 29-year-old winner of last year's Challenge Tour returned to the tee, double-bogeyed the hole and, with a 69, dropped to joint seventh place.’
    • ‘The English pair are seven under and six under par respectively after Little double-bogeyed the final hole.’
    • ‘But Choi double-bogeyed the last hole and dropped into an eight-way tie for third at 65.’
    • ‘The third-ranked player in the field, Els played the first 16 holes in 10-under before double-bogeying the 17th, where he pulled a three-wood instead of going with a driver.’