four-ball match

[ fawr-bawl, -bawl, fawr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˈbɔl, -ˌbɔl, ˈfɔr- /

noun Golf.

a match, scored by holes, between two pairs of players, in which the four players tee off and the partners alternate in hitting the pair's ball having the better lie off the tee.

Origin of four-ball match

First recorded in 1900–05
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