# ﻿Which golfer may hit the second shot in the alternate shot?

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## Which golfer may hit the second shot in the alternate shot?

Golfer B may hit the second shot because he can reach the green from where A’s ball lies. The two-person team plays the alternate shot format with one ball the rest of the way. The golfer whose drive was not chosen plays the second stroke. His partner plays the third stroke, and so on until they get the little white ball into the hole.

## How do alternate shot teams work in golf?

Players A and B partner with one another on an alternate shot team, or side. They decide among themselves who tees off first on the first hole. Let’s say they decide on Player A to hit the opening tee ball. So on the first hole, A hits the tee shot. They walk to the ball, and Player B hits the second shot. The third stroke is played by Player A.

## What is an alternate shot in stroke play?

In stroke play, an alternate-shot side combines its two players’ course handicaps and divides by two. "On side A-B, Player A has a Course Handicap of 5 and Player B has a Course Handicap of 12. Side AB’s combined Course Handicap is 17. Side A-B will receive 9 strokes (17 x 50% = 8.5, rounded to 9)."

## How do you play the third stroke in golf?

The third stroke is played by Player A. Then Player B hits the fourth. They alternate hitting shots until the ball is in the hole. They also alternate hitting tee shots, so since in our example, Player A hit the drive on the first hole, on the second hole Player B tees off, and so on throughout the round.