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Played in a scramble Thursday. Winning team of 6 shot a net 49. There gross score beat the 2nd place net score of 59. People were yelling out "CHEATERS", and other insults. But they still won...🤦‍♂️

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A six person scramble WITH handicaps?

49 doesn’t seem at all out of the question.

I mean I’ve shot 53 playing with four and no handicaps.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

A six person scramble WITH handicaps?

49 doesn’t seem at all out of the question.

Agree.  But how the hell do you handicap a scramble?!

 

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I’ve seen it done where players get 10% of their handicaps and it adds up to the team handicap.

So a 20, 15, 12, and a 6 get 5.

But yeah … generally not handicapped and almost never SIX.

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8 minutes ago, iacas said:

A six person scramble WITH handicaps?

49 doesn’t seem at all out of the question.

I mean I’ve shot 53 playing with four and no handicaps.

Yeah, you're a pro though. This is the 4th year I've played this tournament. All the other years the winning score has been mid to high 50's. This was a new group.

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Just now, TRUCKER said:

Yeah, you're a pro though. This is the 4th year I've played this tournament. All the other years the winning score has been mid to high 50's. This was a new group.

I played that round with 6 to 11 handicappers.

No string, mulligans, etc.

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5 minutes ago, TRUCKER said:

Yeah, you're a pro though. This is the 4th year I've played this tournament. All the other years the winning score has been mid to high 50's. This was a new group.

The power of 2 extra players in a scramble is huge.

6 decent (single digit players) can certainly birdie every hole and shoot 54 gross, without too much drama.  Throw in an eagle or two on the par-5’s, and whatever handicap strokes they get and 49 seems very doable.  Hell, maybe not even all that extraordinary...

 

Edited by David in FL

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🤷‍♂️...I guess so. It seems like a lot of eagles to get that low on a long course. 6500 yards.

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1 minute ago, TRUCKER said:

🤷‍♂️...I guess so. It seems like a lot of eagles to get that low on a long course. 6500 yards.

Assuming par 72, you don’t need any gross eagles at all.  All birdies and 5 handicap strokes does it.  

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10 minutes ago, iacas said:

I played that round with 6 to 11 handicappers.

No string, mulligans, etc.

How many times you think your shot was used? Lol....

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That's it? Ok. Well then I guess they did it...🥂

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Good god a six person scramble?! How long did that take to play? While I have seen very very few handicapped scrambles they do exist, its like adding stealing to the cheating. 49 is not that bad though I once shot 50 (-22) in a four person scramble gross. Mind you it was 4 scratch golfers.

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I once played in a 4 person scramble. My team was all guys playing on our home course. We were 10 under after 9 holes (totally legit). Here's the kicker, we finished the round at 8 under, in 5th place. 

There may have been alcohol involved. … just staying. 

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34 minutes ago, NM Golf said:

Good god a six person scramble?! How long did that take to play? While I have seen very very few handicapped scrambles they do exist, its like adding stealing to the cheating. 49 is not that bad though I once shot 50 (-22) in a four person scramble gross. Mind you it was 4 scratch golfers.

The longest scramble I ever played in was something called a "One Man Banked Scramble".  They only allowed threesomes.  You got one extra shot each time you hit the ball.  If you didn't use it you could "bank" the extra shot and use it later on the hole, but it didn't carry over to the next hole.  On a par 5 you could conceivably end up on the green with 5 attempts at that birdie!  That round took forever!  I will not play in one of those again.  If you think about it each player can average taking 8 or more shots per hole, except on par 3's.

Edited by Double Mocha Man
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19 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I once played in a 4 person scramble. My team was all guys playing on our home course. We were 10 under after 9 holes (totally legit). Here's the kicker, we finished the round at 8 under, in 5th place. 

There may have been alcohol involved. … just saying. 

Not sure if it's a scramble if alcohol isn't involved.😀

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7 hours ago, NM Golf said:

Good god a six person scramble?! How long did that take to play? While I have seen very very few handicapped scrambles they do exist, its like adding stealing to the cheating. 49 is not that bad though I once shot 50 (-22) in a four person scramble gross. Mind you it was 4 scratch golfers.

5 hrs. It wasn't a full field. 

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