How to Play Texas Scramble Golf

by Izzy Barden
Texas scramble is a team format in golf.

Texas scramble is a team format in golf.

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The Texas Scramble is the format of a golf team event often used in charity and non-profit tournaments. Many consider the Texas Scramble the best way for a wide range of golfers, with varying skill levels, to play together and contribute to an overall team score.

Step 1

Select a team captain to make all the final decisions for your foursome during the round.

Step 2

Pick the order in which your team will play. Have each member of the team hit a tee shot after you've reached your assigned hole on the golf course.

Step 3

Determine which player hit the best tee shot. Distance alone doesn't matter because, sometimes, a long shot might land behind a tree while a shorter drive finds the fairway. Every player on your team gets to hit his next shot from the new location after he's collected his original golf ball.

Step 4

Continue this process throughout the course from tee to green and keep track of your team's score on each hole.

Step 5

Compare your final score against the other teams in the tournament. The team with the lowest score wins the scramble.

Tips & Warnings

  • In order to make the game more strategic and fair, require each team to use at least three drives from all of its players.

About the Author

Izzy Barden began writing in 2010 for various websites, specializing in golf and tattoos. He was awarded the Russ Morrison Golf Scholarship in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he attended Santa Barbara City College to study journalism and later dentistry at University of California, Los Angeles.

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