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Stableford Line breaks: Stable|ford
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪb(ə)lfəd/

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Definition of Stableford in English:


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
A form of stroke-play golf in which points are awarded according to the number of strokes taken to complete each hole: a Stableford competition
More example sentences
  • The golf competition is an 18 holes single Stableford and is open to all at a cost of E25 per person.
  • Bangpra was the scene for another Stableford competition with twenty-three golfers taking to the course.
  • Also as usual the course provided an excellent venue for the format of the best two Stableford scores on each hole from the four man teams.


Named after Frank B. Stableford (1870–1959), the American doctor who devised it.

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