1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://golf.about.com/cs/golfterms/g/bldef_allsquare.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Discuss in my forum

All Square

By

Definition: In match play competition, "all square" means that a match is tied.

Match play scoring works by keeping track of holes won, rather than by totaling up strokes played. If Golfer A has won two holes more than Golfer B, then A leads B 2-up and B is said to be 2-down to A. But if Golfers A and B have won the same number of holes, they are "all square," or tied. On leaderboards, all square is often abbreviated as "AS."

The specific way of stating "all square" might change depending on context. A match that is "squared up" is all square. Or a match that is "square" is all square.

See our Match Play Primer for more on the basics of match play.

Return to Golf Glossary index

Also Known As: Squared up, square, squared, AS
Examples:
"Sarah needs to win the sixth hole to square her match with Sally."

"Sarah won the sixth hole to make the match with Sally all square."

"Sarah squared the match when she won the sixth hole."

Top Related Searches
  • four holes
  • match play
  • ©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.