stroke play

noun

Definition of stroke play

: golf competition scored by total number of strokes

Examples of stroke play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eyre was the 2019 Oregon Junior stroke play champion, and a semifinalist in last summer’s Oregon Amateur. oregonlive, "National signing day: Here’s who Oregon State landed in baseball, basketball, wrestling, soccer, golf, softball and volleyball," 11 Nov. 2020 Best of 2020: Two shots off the lead going into the final round at Harding Park with a chance to become the first player to win the PGA Championship three straight years in stroke play. Doug Ferguson, SFChronicle.com, "2020 Masters: A look at 10 contenders," 10 Nov. 2020 Two rounds of stroke play will narrow the field of 132 to 64, who will then compete in six rounds of match play. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "USGA to make its Alaska debut with 2022 women’s amateur," 7 Oct. 2020 Robison will face Ute senior Mitchell Schow in the quarterfinals; teammate Blake Tomlinson also advanced with a 4-and-3 upset of Jeremy Ranch member Justin Shluker, the No. 1 seed as one of three co-medalists in stroke play. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Ute golfer Brandon Robison knocks off present, future BYU players in State Amateur," 4 Sep. 2020 No one has won the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, and Walter Hagen (1924-27) is the only one to win more than two straight in match play. Doug Ferguson, Star Tribune, "Column: 'Big Game Brooks' faces major test to his reputation," 4 Aug. 2020 Hiskey tied for 19th (79-73—152) in the stroke play portion of the Vortach Contracting Match Play Championship. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Lamar’s Hiskey voted to HAGCA All-Area Team," 2 Sep. 2020 After 36 holes of stroke play, the field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encinitas teen Luke Potter not fazed by being youngest golfer in U.S. Amateur," 10 Aug. 2020 No one has won the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, and Walter Hagen (1924-27) is the only one to win more than two straight in match play. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "PGA Championship 1st round (8/6/20): Free live streams, TV options to watch golf major featuring Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stroke play

1905, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2020

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“Stroke play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroke%20play. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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