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  1. a scoring system in which points are awarded according to the number of strokes taken at each hole, whereby a hole completed in one stroke over par counts as one point, a hole completed in level par counts as two points, etc
  2. (as modifier): a Stableford competition Compare match play, stroke play
Word Origin
C20: named after its inventor, Dr Frank Stableford (1870–1959), English amateur golfer
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