Video:What Is a Scramble?with Todd Kolb
A scramble is a common golf game for charity events but it's different from traditional stroke play. Here is a guide to how to play a golf scramble.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is a Scramble?This is Todd Kolb with About.com. Today, we are going to talk about the scramble format in golf.
Rules of a Golf ScrambleThe scramble is one of the primary forms of tournament play for golf associations, charity events and the like. The scramble is usually played in four person teams or two person teams. For two person scramble, handicaps are usually used applied. And a four person scramble, handicaps are not usually used. In a scramble, each player tees off on a hole, the best of the tee shots is selected and all the players play their second shot from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot and so on until the ball is holed. So in a typical scramble event, we can be on a four person team or a two person team.
Example of a Golf ScrambleToday, Alex and I are going to be on a two person scramble. First thing we are going to do, we're both going to hit our tee shots, we're going to see which shot we like the best and then we'll go from there. All right, so Alex and I have both hit our tee shots and we've certainly chosen that hers is a better position than mine is, so I picked my golf ball up and we're going to both hit a shot here now from where Alex hit her original drive. Okay so we've made it up here to the green again and Alex has hit it inside my ball, so since we're a team in this type of format, a scramble format, we're going to go ahead and putt from her ball. Well, we just finished that hole up in what we call a scramble format. We both hit tee shots, we hit second shots and with each one of those we picked whichever shot we thought was the best for our team until we completed the hole.
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