I'm confused when to use game and match or does it matter? Is it a golf game or a golf match, a football game or a football match? Can anyone help me?
Any social game is likely to be called a game. You have a game of golf (or tennis, badminton, volleyball...) with your friends on the weekend, not a match. Any official game could be called a match.
In casual usage for official matches, it doesn't matter whether you call it a football game or a football match. Are you watching the game/match tonight?
In a few sports, such as tennis, a 'match' is composed of several 'sets' which are composed of several 'games'. 'Game' has a special meaning in this context.