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Foursomes (Also Known as Alternate Shot)
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Rule 21
Rule 23

Purpose: Rule 22 covers Foursomes (played either in match play or stroke play), where two partners compete together as a side by alternating in making strokes at a single ball. The Rules for this form of play are essentially the same as for individual play, except for requiring the partners to alternate in teeing off to start a hole and to play out each hole with alternate shots.

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Foursomes (Also Known as Alternate Shot)

A form of match play or stroke play where you and a partner compete as a side by playing one ball in alternating order on each hole. You or your partner must alternate in teeing off to start each hole.

Any penalty strokes do not change which of you or your partner must play the next stroke.

See Full Rules For more information on the Foursomes form of play.

Match Play

A form of play where you or your side plays directly against an opponent or opposing side in a head-to-head match of one or more rounds.

Stroke Play

A form of play where you or your side competes against all other players or sides in the competition.

Partner

A player who competes together with another player as a side, in either match play or stroke play.

Side

Two or more partners competing as a single unit in a round in match play or stroke play.

Partner

A player who competes together with another player as a side, in either match play or stroke play.

Partner

A player who competes together with another player as a side, in either match play or stroke play.

Stroke

The forward movement of your club made to strike the ball.