Match play

Match play is a scoring system for golf in which a player, or team, earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents. In match play the winner is the team, with the most points at the end of play. Although most professional tournaments are played using the stroke play scoring system, there are, or have been, some exceptions, for example the WGC Match Play and the Volvo World Match Play Championship, most team events, for example the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, all of which are in match play format. Unlike stroke play, in which the unit of scoring is the total number of strokes taken over one or more rounds of golf, match play scoring consists of individual holes won, halved or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point. Golfers play as normal; the golfer with the lowest score on a given hole receives one point. If the golfers tie the hole is halved. For example, in an 18-hole match, the first hole is a par-4 and Player A scores a 3 and Player B scores a 4.

In the same match on the second hole, a par-5, Player A takes 8 strokes and Player B takes 5. On the third hole, a par-3, both players take 3 strokes and the match is all square with 15 holes to play. Once a player is "up" more holes than there are holes remaining to play the match is over. For example, if after 12 holes Player A is 7-up with six left to play, Player A is said to have won the match "7 and 6". A team, leading by x holes with x holes remaining is said to be "dormie-x" or "dormie", meaning that they need one more halved hole to win the match. For example, if Player A is 2-up with 2 to play, he is dormie. In a tournament event where the score is all square after the last hole, the players will play on until a player wins a hole. In the Ryder Cup and other similar team events, the match is not finished this way, the teams each receive a half point. In such events there are points accumulated over several days, playing different formats, the total determines the winning team. Scoring match play using handicaps is not done the same way it is done in a stroke play event.

In 18-hole stroke play where Player A is a 10 handicap and Player B is a 19 handicap, one stroke is deducted from Player A's score on the ten hardest holes. For Player B, two strokes are deducted on the hardest hole and one stroke deducted on the other 17 holes. In match play, Player A would play as "scratch" and Player B would deduct one stroke on the nine hardest holes. In other words, the 10 handicap becomes the 19 handicap becomes nine. In team match play competition, all player handicaps are compared to the lowest of the handicaps. Consider an example where Team A consists of Player A1 and Player A2, where Team B consists of Player B1 and Player B2. In this example, Player A1 plays as "scratch", A2 deducts one stroke on the five hardest holes, B1 deducts one stroke on the nine hardest holes, B2 deducts two strokes on the two hardest holes and one stroke on the other 16 holes; some competitions may restrict the handicap differential between playing partners. This may be used by local clubs and tournaments.

Using the above team play example and if a local rule limits any player to having a handicap, at most 8 strokes higher than their partner, Player B2's handicap would be adjusted to 27 for the purposes of that competition. There are few professional tournaments that use match play, they include the biennial Ryder Cup played by two teams, one representing the USA and the other representing Europe. The PGA Championship, one of the majors, used match play, but it changed to a stroke play event in 1958. Women's professional golf had no event directly comparable to the Accenture Championship until the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship was introduced in 2005. After it was canceled in 2007, the LPGA was without a match play event until the Sybase Match Play Championship was played from 2010 to 2012. Women's golf has the biennial Solheim Cup staged between two teams, one including USA-born players and one including players born in Europe. In 2014, a new women's match play tournament began, the International Crown – a biennial match play competition featuring teams from eight countries.

From 2005 to 2008, women's golf held the Lexus Cup, an event pitting an International team against an Asian team. The USGA championships – Amateur, Junior Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur, team for both men and women – are conducted with two rounds of stroke play to cut the field to 64 or 32, proceed to a single-elimination match play tournament. All elimination matches are 18 holes except for the final in individual competitions, 36 holes; the European Tour and PGA Tour Australasia co-sanction a Perth tournament that in 2017 adopts a match play format. It is conducted with three rounds of stroke play, with two cuts -- one

List of Tranmere Rovers F.C. players (1921–39)

Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English association football club based in Birkenhead, Wirral. Founded in 1884, they played their first games under the name Belmont F. C.. In 1889, Tranmere entered the West Lancashire League, progressed through the Combination, the Lancashire Combination and the Central League. On 27 August 1921, as founder members of Division Three North, they won their first Football League match 4–1 against Crewe Alexandra at Prenton Park. Tranmere have played in the Football League since, with the exception of 1939–1946, when competitive football was suspended due to the Second World War, their highest league finish was fourth in the First Division which, at the time, was the second tier of the league pyramid, in the 1992–93 season. This list contains players who have appeared in nationally organised first-team competition for Tranmere from 1921 until the Second World War, it includes first-team appearances and goals in the Football League, the FA Cup and the Third Division North Cup.

Appearances and goals in other competitions or non-competitive matches are not included. Statistics from the three games in the 1939–40 Football League season abandoned because of the Second World War have been expunged from the records and are not included. Players that represented the club after the war are instead at List of post-war Tranmere Rovers F. C. players. GeneralBishop, Peter; the A–Z of Tranmere Rovers. Ellesmere Port: Chester IV Graphics. ASIN B0011SRSOG. Bishop, Peter. Tranmere Rovers Football Club. Images of England. Stroud: Tempus. ISBN 978-0-7524-1505-5. Upton, Gilbert. Tranmere Rovers, 1881–1921: A New History. ISBN 978-0-9518648-0-7. Upton, Gilbert. Tranmere Rovers 1921–1997: A Complete Record. ISBN 978-0-9518648-2-1. Upton, Gilbert. Tranmere Rovers: The Complete Record. Breedon. ISBN 978-1-85983-711-5. Specific

Randall House (Mayville, Michigan)

The Randall House built in 1870 by William Randall is an historic octagon house located at 5927 Treasurer Road in Mayville, Michigan. On November 7, 1976, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. William Randall was born in Canada in 1815. In 1850 he married Harriet Primrose, the couple had four children. Randall was employed as an itinerant carpenter, worked on projects in Chicago and St. Louis and other places. In 1865, he retired to this location in Michigan, took up farming. In 1870, he began building this house with help from local carpenters; the Randalls moved in two years later. William Randall died in 1882, his land passed to his oldest son and his wife Harriet; when Harriet died, her land and the house passed to the Randall's son Grant. He and his wife occupied the house until their deaths; the Randall House is a two-story balloon frame octagon topped with a cupola, with a one-story rectangular-shaped gable-roof wing on one side. The wing is the original house on the property, incorporated into construction.

The house measures about forty feet long by twenty-eight feet wide. A flat-roof runs around seven sides of the building. Doors are on the north and west sides, the windows are two by two double-hung sash units; the cupola windows are single Gothic style units. On the interior, the rooms are the largest about twelve by fifteen feet; the main floor contains a kitchen and attached pantry, a library since converted into a bathroom, two parlors. In the center of the house, a circular stair leads to the second floor, where the bedrooms are located, to the cupola above. List of Registered Historic Places in Tuscola County, Michigan