1936 PAR as standard

Before ‘par’ became the standard of the course, it was thought by Mister Rugh Rotherham in 1890 that there should be a standard that indicated in how many strokes a good player should play a hole. With reference to the ‘bogeyman’ from a well-known song from that time, ‘bogey’ became the standard until about 1936. At that time, the ‘par’, which had been used for some time in America, became the new norm everywhere.