American Foursomes

Type Stroke
Alias Chapman, Pinehurst Tournament, Pinehurst System
Format Tournament
Number of players 2, 4, 6, 8
Team or Individual play Team
  • Chapman is played in teams of two and can be played using match play or stroke play format. It allows strong players to work with weak players.
  • Both players hit their drives, and then each player plays the other player’s ball for the second shot. The best shot from the second shots is selected. The third shot is played by the player whose second shot was not selected. From there onwards, the players play alternate shot until the ball is holed.


        In Chapman, the stronger player gets 60% of their handicap while the weaker player gets 40% of their handicap.