stroke play


: golf competition scored by total number of strokes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jake Shuman and Sam Jones finished stroke play tied for first by going 7-under. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 14 Sep. 2022 The tournament is one of the NTPGA’s stroke play major tournaments. Dallas News, 20 July 2022 The Wildcats will need to finish Sunday's round in 15th place or better to qualify for the fourth round of stroke play. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 28 May 2022 The buy-in for the singles stroke play event is $299 with prize money on the line for the top 20 putters. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2023 The full field of 264 players in the Mid-Amateur will begin with 36 holes of stroke play on Sept. 10-11 with one round on each course. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2022 The 30-team field will be cut to 15 after three rounds of stroke play. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 28 May 2021 Winner of 12 events on the PGA Tour, including the first PGA Championship contested in stroke play, in 1958. Globe Staff,, 31 Dec. 2022 Oregon is headed to the final round of stroke play at the NCAA women’s golf Championship and in a strong position for one of the top seeds in match play. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stroke play was in 1905

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“Stroke play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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