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How do you play a Texas Scramble in golf?


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August 10, 2012 12:12PM

Texas Scramble Rules

1. Each team will consist of four players. 2. All players can tee off at each hole.

3. The nominated team captain then selects the best drive and marks the position (within 6 inches) with a tee peg (not nearer the hole). A minimum of four tee shots per player to be used. The remaining two drives can be used by any of the players.

4. The other players then retrieve their balls.

5. The player whose ball has been chosen then plays his next shot first.

6. The remaining players then play within six inches of the tee peg (not nearer the hole). Note! Golf balls shall be placed on closely mown areas and dropped if the chosen ball in play is in the rough or a hazard.

7. The above method of play is followed until the green is reached.

8. On the green the same method applies. The ball chosen is marked by a putter head length and players putt from the same spot in turn.

9. Each player must mark the ball after putting. Play continues from each chosen position until the ball is holed.

10. The score is the total number of shots from the chosen spots (including the tee shot). Note! If a player putts and misses but then inadvertently knocks the ball into the hole, then that score counts.

At the end of the round the total for each hole is added together and the strokes received subtracted to give the total net medal score for the round. The winning team will be the one with the lowest medal score.

All other rules of golf apply to the "Ball in Play" In particular please be aware of Rule 14.2. Team members are not allowed to position themselves on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of putt behind the ball.

A lot has changed over the past 100 years or so in professional and amateur golf. One of the newest developments in the game is the advent of what's known as The Starter Coin. The Starter Coin has effectively changed the way that honors is selected on the first tee box. Where the archaic method required flipping a tee several times to decide golfing order, the Starter Coin determines golfing order in one flip. If you haven't seen one in use yet, it probably won't be long if you golf regularly. It's a much more accurate and fair method of starting the game, which is important considering golf has always depended heavily on etiquette and integrity.