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Other Forms of Individual Stroke Play and Match Play
Purpose of Rule: Rule 21 covers four other forms of individual play, including three forms of stroke play where scoring is different than in regular stroke play: Stableford (scoring by points awarded on each hole); Maximum Score (the score for each hole is capped at a maximum); and Par/Bogey (match play scoring used on a hole by hole basis).
Other Forms of Individual Stroke Play and Match Play

Three-Ball Match Play

In Three-Ball Match Play Each Player Is Playing Two Distinct Matches
In Three-Ball match play, because each player is playing two distinct matches, situations may arise that affect one match but not the other. For example, Player A concedes the next stroke, a hole or the match to Player B. That concession has no effect on the match between Player A and Player C or the match between Player B and Player C.

Other Forms of Playing Golf

Player May Compete in Multiple Stroke-Play Formats at Same Time
A player may compete simultaneously in multiple forms of stroke-play competitions, such as regular stroke playStablefordMaximum Score, and Par/Bogey.