Stroke play , also known as medal play , is a scoring system in the sport of golf in which the total number of strokes is counted over one, or more rounds, of 18 holes; as opposed to match play , in which the player , or team, earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents.
Monthly Medals are Stroke competitions held on the second Saturday in January and then the first Saturday of each month between February and September. The lowest nett scores by Men and Women Members are awarded Medals . The lowest Gross Score by a Member wins the Gross Trophy. Ties will be decided by countback.
Match play is a form of play where a player (or players) plays directly against an opponent (or opponents) in a head-to-head match . You win a hole by completing it in the fewest number of strokes, and you win a match when you are winning by more holes than remain to be played .
When a player is up (winning) by more holes than there are holes remaining, then the match is won. This is when you see the final score of 3&2 for example. That means three holes up with two holes to play . The other player cannot win in this case.
The maximum score for each hole played is limited to a net double bogey – which is equal to Par of the hole + 2 strokes (double bogey) + any handicap strokes the player is entitled to receive on that hole based on their Course Handicap.
Best ball (also known as fourball in the Ryder Cup ) involves 2-person teams where each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round. After each hole the player with the lowest score on the hole (or “best ball”) out of the 2-person team serves as the team’s score.
It’s important to be able to switch your golfing brain off and relax it, before and during a round. In the ten minutes before you tee off, it might be best for you to listen to music or find a quiet place and read a book, anything to take your mind off your performance. During a round, you need to have your “anchors”.
Marking The Scorecard The names of both the marker and the player. The date. The handicaps of both the marker and player. The competition name. The par and tee box is ticked according to the competition. Eg white or reds etc. A score is recorded on each hole. Both totals of the player and maker. Both the players and markers signature.
Normally in match play, players are permitted to putt out after a concession — but not in four-ball in a situation only when doing so you can help your partner. Once you conceded A’s putt , he has completed play on the hole, in this case making a par. Also, both players on the team get an F for Rules knowledge.
A ‘ conceded putt ‘ happens, in match play only (they are not allowed in stroke play ), when one golfer tells her opponent to count their next stroke as holed. When the concession is made, the ball is considered holed and the golfer whose putt was conceded is finished playing that hole.
If putts are conceded when appropriate, a round of match play is generally quicker than a round of stroke play . The bottom line is that your pro is correct. You are not entitled to putt continuously in match play . Mark your ball and wait your turn.
Supposedly, this is the name assigned to completing a hole having struck the ball five fewer times than par. In other words, this is what happens when you hole-out a Par 7 with two strokes or shoot a Hole-In-One on a Par Six.
So ” 2 and 1″ means that the winner was two holes ahead with one hole to play (the match ended after No. 17), ” 3 and 2 ” means three holes ahead to with two holes to play (the match ended after No.
For example, if one team has a four -hole lead after 16 holes, it means there is no way the second team can win and the match is over. The final score is stated and “ 4 and 2,” meaning the first team had a four -hole lead with only two holes remaining.