stroke play


Definition of stroke play

: golf competition scored by total number of strokes

Examples of stroke play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second 18 holes of the 36-hole final will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, the championship having been delayed several hours by fog during Round 1 of stroke play on Saturday., 1 Oct. 2021 Maccario was 71-71–142 in stroke play to earn the No. 59 seed., 29 Sep. 2021 The professionals in the field will play 54 holes of stroke play for a purse of $2 million. Scott Bell, Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2021 Brown barely snuck into the Round of 64, but prevailed over Merkulov, whose championship-record performance in stroke play on Sunday couldn’t carry over into match play., 28 Sep. 2021 Merkulov’s round, combined with his 4-under 66 on stroke play co-host Miacomet Golf Course Saturday, betters two players (Bert Atkinson in 1997 and Jeff Wilson in 2001) who shared the previous championship stroke-play record of 132., 26 Sep. 2021 Of the 156 players who began stroke play on Saturday to determine match play seeding, two Michiganders made the final eight golfers. Tom Lang, Detroit Free Press, 2 Sep. 2021 Six North Texans will tee it up Saturday at the Country Club of Detroit for the first of two rounds of stroke play for the U.S. Senior Amateur. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2021 The 97th Arizona Amateur Championship consists of 36 holes of individual stroke play at gross, and the low 64 players advance to match play. Kamryn Walker, The Arizona Republic, 13 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of stroke play

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stroke play was in 1905

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17 Nov 2021

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“Stroke play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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