Definition of stroke play in English:

stroke play

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  • A game of golf in which the score is reckoned by counting the number of strokes taken overall, as opposed to the number of holes won.

    Also called medal play

    ‘By waiving them, you waive the right to keep score in stroke play and to win the hole in match play.’
    • ‘You're playing stroke play on a great golf course.’
    • ‘And while the next group will appreciate your housekeeping, it'll cost you two strokes in stroke play or loss of the hole in match play.’
    • ‘The thing to know about the honor is its application in stroke play vs. match play.’
    • ‘In stroke play, that's a two-stroke penalty; in match play, the penalty is loss of hole.’
    • ‘This costs her the hole in match play or a two-stroke penalty in stroke play.’
    • ‘In stroke play there is no penalty if golfers play out of order.’
    • ‘In an attempt to cope with slow play, ‘continuous putting’ is introduced in stroke play.’
    • ‘I finished second at 72-hole stroke play in '55, when I was a semi-grownup.’
    • ‘In stroke play, you take a two-stroke penalty and play it as it lies.’
    • ‘Why were you so successful in that format when you often had trouble closing the deal in stroke play?’
    • ‘How he must be looking forward to returning to the Tour, where he can do his own thing and stick to stroke play whenever possible.’
    • ‘These events include standard stroke play, match play, skins, and skills competitions.’
    • ‘Up to four players can play online together in a variety of match play and stroke play conditions.’
    • ‘Last Saturday and Sunday the Northern Rivers Classic was hosted by Ballina Golf Club over 36 holes of stroke play which attracted full fields.’
    • ‘It's been said stroke play is a truer test of golf while match play is a truer test of character.’
    • ‘His ease of movement, effortless stroke play and audacious shot selection make him a considerable force.’
    • ‘The competition covered the three permutations of the 27-hole layout in two days of Stableford and a middle day of stroke play.’
    • ‘Because match play is so different than stroke play, you want experience on your side.’
    • ‘The next morning it was off to Nichigo Resort and Golf Club for a Day 1 stroke play competition.’


stroke play

/ˈstrōk ˌplā/ /ˈstroʊk ˌpleɪ/