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Topic - Stroke PlayUpdated for 2023 Rules

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Stroke play is a form of play where a player (or players) competes against all others in the competition by comparing a total score for one or more rounds. In regular, individual stroke play, you need to hole out on every hole. Each hole score for every hole in the round is added up to calculate your final score.

There is another form of stroke play called maximum score. The maximum score for each hole is set by the Committee. You can then pick up before or after you reach that score and the maximum score becomes your score for the hole.

If you are unsure how to proceed in stroke play, you can get help from a referee or play two balls if a referee is not readily available. If you play two balls, you must tell the Committee before you return your scorecard.


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