Golf Games

In addition to individual stroke and match play, there are many team games that provide the players with an opportunity to have a friendly competition and build camaraderie within your team. For our Stone Creek Ladies’ Play Days, we will announce a team game to be played on a periodic basis, once or twice a month. 


No matter what game you play, the goal is to have fun!


Below is a selection of standard team games that may be played. The instructions below are basic, but each game may have numerous variations. On days when a team game is to be played, detailed instructions will be provided before the game.

Scramble - A scramble is usually played with 4-person teams, but 2-person scrambles are popular, too. In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball and then 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. There are many variations on this basic scramble golf game format.

Shamble - A shamble is a type of golf game that combines elements of a scramble with elements of stroke play. 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. From this point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with all members of the team playing their own ball into the hole. So, select the best shot off the tee, move all balls to that spot, then play individual stroke play until each member of the group has holed out.


Step-Aside Scramble - The “Step Aside” Scramble also known as a “Florida” scramble is a variation on the typical scramble in which one player on each team sits out each shot. In a Step-Aside Scramble, the twist is that the player whose shot is selected doesn't get to play the next shot. So in a Step-Aside Scramble with teams of four, all four players tee off, the best shot is selected, then only three players hit their second shots. The best of the second shots is selected - and the player who hit it sits out the third shots; and so on until the ball is holed. Example: Players A, B, C and D tee off. Player B's drive is chosen as the team drive. Player B has to "step aside" - to sit out - on the next shot.

Best Ball - In a Best Ball game, all members of each team play their own balls on each hole. At the completion of each hole, the lowest score among all team members serves as the team score. The score may be best gross score or best net score (gross score minus your handicap strokes for the hole), depending on the variation of the game being played. There are numerous variations of the Best Ball format.

"1-2-3 Best Ball" is a competition format for 4-person teams. Each player on the team plays her own ball throughout the round. On the first hole, the lowest score among the four players counts as the team score. On the second hole, the two lowest scores become the team score. On the third hole, the three lowest scores become the team score. On the fourth hole, it's back to the one lowest score, and so on throughout the round.


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2014_2015 Golf Committee

Donna Caputo

Carol DeBlois

Sue Farrell

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