|As shown in the picture above, a bogey is viewed as a fairly bad stroke score for a professional golfer. Despite this distinction, casual players may view a bogey as an average whole if they rarely shoot par to begin with.|
|Bogeys are better than...||Double bogeys, triple bogeys, quadruple bogeys.|
|Bogeys are worse than...||Pars, birdies, eagles, double eagles|
A bogey is viewed as a fairly bad score for an expert golfer. This is the case because a bogey denotes a score of 1 over par (+1), meaning the golfer needed 1 more stroke than average to complete the hole.More often than not, the pro golfer will not need this extra stroke, signifying that they did not play as well as they should have. Despite the fact that bogeys are fairly bad scores, they are not as detrimental as double, triple, or quadruple bogeys, as those are looked at as terrible scores.
Casual golfers do not play as much as pro golfers, so they will obviously have considerably less skill. Because of this, bogeys are viewed differently in the eyes of casual players when playing on a golf course of similar stature. Depending on the players exact handicap, bogeys can be viewed as anywhere from an average to an above average score for casual golfers.
All bogeys are scored as 1 over par (+1) on a single hole no matter what type of hole it was shot on (Par-3, Par-4, or Par-5). However, Par-5s are generally viewed as prime birdie or eagle opportunities, so scoring a bogey on a Par-5 is looked at as a bit of a missed opportunity. All in all, bogeys are not technically better or worse when taking place on a Par-5, but they do signify a bit worse of a performance.