stroke play


: golf competition scored by total number of strokes

Examples of stroke play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That will include rounds of stroke play Tuesday and Wednesday with the top 32 golfers entering match play. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 21 June 2024 The average men’s and women’s scores from the four rounds of stroke play were identical: 75.25, or 3-over par. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2024 In the other semifinal, veteran Florida State coach Trey Jones boldly subbed in freshman Tyler Weaver for all-ACC senior Gray Albright for match play after Albright was used in all four rounds of stroke play. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2024 The 30 teams and six additional individuals have three rounds of stroke play to cut the field in half. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stroke play 

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stroke play was in 1905

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“Stroke play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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