Stroke play:

Strokeplay is the most widely recognized type of rivalry at most expert competitions. In stroke play, each player (or group) contends every one of the 18 holes and tallies the aggregate number of strokes and the gathering with the lower add up to nett score (net score less debilitate) wins.

Players regularly go out in threes or here and there in twos, for instance at proficient occasions.

Match play:

In coordinate play, two players (or two groups) play each opening as a different challenge against each other. The gathering with the lower score wins that gap, paying little respect to what number of shots he won the gap by. On the off chance that the scores of the two players or groups are equivalent the gap is “divided” (drawn). The amusement is won by that gathering that wins a greater number of gaps than the other. Matchplay is an exceptionally well known type of rivalry at club level.


A foursome (characterized in Rule 29 of the “Tenets of Golf”) is played between two players in association, playing one ball which they hit on the other hand. One player starts on the odd numbered gaps, the other on the even openings, paying little respect to who played the keep going putt on the primary gap. Alternate shots are played in turns until the point that the opening is done. Extra shots don’t influence the request of play. Foursomes can be played under match play or stroke play rules.

Minor departure from foursome are Greensome, Canadian foursome and Mixed Foursome, in which two groups of a male and female golfer playing exchange shots. In Canadian foursome every player plays his/her own ball from the tee and the players at that point choose together which ball is in the best position and the other ball is removed from play. For Greensome see further.

Four ball:

The same as foursomes however every player plays with his own ball and the better score of the group tallies. Four-balls can be played as match play or stroke play. (Characterized by rules 30 and 31). In a Three-Ball coordinate, three players play against each other, every in this manner playing two unmistakable matches. A somewhat extraordinary shape is Best-Ball, in which one player plays against the better bundle of two or the best wad of three players.