stroke play


noun Golf.

Origin of stroke play

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stroke play

Historical Examples of stroke play

  • He winked across the table at Bingo, sunset-red with dinner, champagne, and stroke-play.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

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
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