The shamble format tweaks the standard scramble format slightly. The players tee off and use the best tee shot as the spot from which to hit their second shots.
- Like in a scramble, all members of a team (usually four) tee off and the best ball of the four tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball.
shamble (also "Texas scramble") a tournament format that is a variation of a scramble, where each member of a team (usually a foursome) hits a tee shot on each hole, the best tee shot on the hole is selected, ...
: a format, similar to a scramble, where every player hits from the tee, the best tee-shot is selected, and each player holes-out from the selected tee-shot.
Shank: a severe mishot in which the golf ball is struck by the hosel of the club.
Do you know your scramble from a shamble? What is Bingo, Bango Bongo? Or best ball, Chapman System, money ball or Peoria System?
See also: Tee, Scramble, Golf, Tournament, Stroke