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stroke play

noun, Golf.
Origin of stroke play
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is for stroke play, and all the men who enter play the first hole, one after the other.

  • There is only one score to count, and that is the one which would be passed according to the rules of stroke play.

British Dictionary definitions for stroke play

stroke play

  1. scoring by counting the number of strokes taken
  2. (as modifier): a strokeplay tournament
Sometimes shortened to medal play, Compare match play, Stableford
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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