For those who are not aware, a 4-man scramble is a golf format where four players form a team and all contribute to the score of the whole rather than the score of each individual/themselves. This type of game is usually reserved for large scale tournaments for charity, company games, etc. This strategy of game makes it very fun as everyone with all abilities can contribute to the game. This also speeds the game up so that it doesn’t consume a large portion of time.
Teams are usually formed with a group of players where each golfer has some sort of handicap, but coming together they basically make up the ultimate golf player.
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How To Play
1. The teams opening course can be any on any hole on an 18-hole course depending on the tournament organizers. Each team member will start from the same tee off.
2. The general consensus of the scramble team will decide which hole is best to tee off from. Usually the best and most chosen is the tee off that is the longest drive and will land you in the fairway.
3. The spot of the best tee off spot will be marked with a tee or golf ball, and the team members must pick up their ball from where it landed and replace it within golf club length of the best tee spot.
4. Team members keep marking the best tee spots until one member makes it into the hole, the score will be based off of the total of the best shots.
Make sure that you include all levels of players on your team. Having a good short game player can help you in the long run even though you think having all good long drive players will be best. That is what makes this game so unique and fun! It take tact, skill, and forethought.