Texas Scramble

This is a stroke play competition played in teams of three players.

There have never really been any specific rules regarding the handicap allowance when playing Texas Scramble. However, due to the new World Handicap System, this has changed, and the handicap system used is based on the number of players in each team. You can see the exact recommended numbers below:

Scramble (3 players) 30% / 20% / 10% from the lowest to highest handicap. The guidelines are as followed: Four-player Texas Scramble: 25%/20%/15%/10% from lowest to highest handicap.

For example, if you’re a team of 3 with playing handicaps of 15 and 20 and 25, your team Texas Scramble handicap would be 11, (4.5 + 4 +2.5).

All players tee off on all holes, a minimum of 5 tee shots, drives, per player must be used as explained below.

The team then selects the drive to be used and marks the position with a tee peg six inches from the ball not nearer the hole. The other players then retrieve their balls. All players then play within 300 mm (12 inches) of the tee peg, not nearer the hole, in any order the ball being placed on the fairway, but must be dropped from any other area, including hazards.

The above method of play is followed until the green is reached. On the green the same method applies. The ball chosen is marked and all players putt from that spot in any order. Each player marks his ball after putting. Play continues from each position until the ball is holed.

If a player putts and misses and then inadvertently knocks the ball into the hole, that score counts.

The teams GROSS score for each hole should be marked on the score card in the right-hand side “Points” column. The player who’s drive was used is marked in the A, B and C players column as (1) to (5) indicating how many of his drives have been used. The score card to be signed by two members of the team.