A Scramble is a type of golf tournament that emphasizes fun without the pressure of players keeping individual scores. Each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best tee shot, subject to certain criteria. All players play their second shots 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. Scrambles can be played with 4 person teams or 2 person teams. When played as a foursome, teams are often constructed with an A player, B player, C player and D player, with those players designated based on handicaps. The A player would be the low-handicapper, the D player the high-handicapper.
Many variations of the Scramble are played. One variation includes the required use of each player’s drive 2, 3 or more times during the round. A Step Aside Scramble (also known as a Florida Scramble) is based on the normal Scramble format rules with the exception that the golfer whose ball is chosen for each shot has to sit out the next stroke. A popular version of the Step Aside Scramble requires each player to play the next shot once the ball is on the green.