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Match Play Golf- Rules and Tips on How to Win

Rules of Match Play Golf

Match play golf is another aspect of the game that makes golf such a versatile pastime, and knowing  how to better your chance to win  will add yet another dimension to the game.  Whereas stroke play is basically the golfer against the golf course, match play golf rules pits one player against another (known as singles match play), or two individuals against two other players, with foursomes and four-ball as the most common formats with team play.  Match play golf probably brings the golf psychology more into play than does playing individually.

Match Play Golf Using the Ryder Cup Format

So that you can clarify the assorted match play golf rules, we’ll utilize the Ryder Cup format, although you will find a number of variations played as the mind can imagine.  But that is a component of match play: so long as everybody agrees with the rules of  match play golf you are going to play under for that round, have a good time with it.

With singles match play, the golfer which has the fewest number of golf strokes wins that hole, regardless if it’s by one stroke or more.  Whoever has won the majority of holes after 18 will be the winner of the contest, and when tied after 18 the match is declared halved, with each Ryder Cup team receiving one-half point.  In other competition, such as the U.S. Amateur Championship, when the game is all square (or tied) after eighteen, they continue until there is a winner.

Golf & Zen Planner: Daily Golf Psychology Tips And Zen Anecdote, Along With Famous Golfers'' Quotations, Will Gradually Lower Your Handicap

Golf & Zen Planner: Daily Golf Psychology Tips And Zen Anecdote, Along With Famous Golfers” Quotations, Will Gradually Lower Your Handicap

The Rules of Match Play Golf for Four Ball

With four ball match play golf, each player plays his own ball, and the team that wins is the team who has a player with the lowest score.  A variation would be to add up each team’s total scores to determine the winner.  Because of the popularity of the Ryder Cup, foursome’s match play golf has become a popular concept, although not as common among friends playing casual golf.

Probably the reason is most people while playing want to play their own shots, and in this format match play golf rules dictate that players on each team alternate their shots playing the same ball.  So player A drives, then player B hits the second shot, player A the third, and so on playing the same ball.  Handicaps allowances of each golfer can also be figured in if desired.

Tips on How to Win at Match Play Golf

There are a few match play golf tips that may be useful to not necessarily post the best score, but to accomplish your objective of winning the match:

  1. If your opponent is in trouble, play conservatively.  If he makes double bogey, a bogey still is good enough.
  2. Another tip is when you play first, put pressure on your opponent by keeping the ball out of trouble at all costs.  Never let him off the hook by hitting out of bounds or any other disastrous shot.
  3. The comes prominently into play in match play golf.  When putting, if the longer putt is needed to win the hole and the putt of his partner is shorter, the shorter putt should be taken first if it can give his partner the “line”, or how the putt will break.
  4. The final of our tips is if unless not allowed by local rule, you are allowed to practice putting and chipping once the hole is finished.  Use that time to your advantage unless you are being pressed by the group behind you.

Match play golf is really a game everyone who has playing partners should try to take part in, as it provides a whole different perspective of the game.  Just try not to take it too seriously and have fun.


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