Match Play is a game where individuals or partners play directly against an opponent in a head-to-head match. You win a hole by completing it in the fewest number of strokes, and you win a match when you are winning by more holes than remain to be played. Match Play can be the main game for your group or a side bet with another player.
Presses are very popular in Match Play and are typically only allowed when one side is down by two or more holes. When a press is invoked, a separate match and wager is started on the current hole for the same amount as the original bet. For Nassau bets, the press can either span the remaining holes on the front nine, the back nine or all the way to the last hole. Presses can be set manually be toggling the PRESS buttons (e.g., FRONT, BACK or TOTAL) in the bottom bar of the game.
- Nassau: Separate front, back and total wagers are at stake.
- Total: A single nine or 18-hole wager.
- Automatic Presses: With this enabled, presses will be automatically generated when one side is down by two holes in the match. Be careful, this can put a serious dent in your wallet.