match play

noun Golf.
play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side.
Compare medal play.


Origin:
1885–90

match player, noun
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match play
 
n
golf Stableford Compare stroke play
 a.  scoring according to the number of holes won and lost
 b.  (as modifier): a matchplay tournament
 
match player
 
n

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Example sentences
But he's tough in match play because of his accuracy off the tee.
Concentration on improving their state ranking or position on the team with live ball drills, match play and expert coaching.
Intermediate and advanced players will enhance their skills and develop on-court strategies for match play.
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