Perhaps the most popular format for charity events is the scramble golf tournament. There are many variations that can added to this type of event. In a scramble each player will tee off from the predetermined tee box, once each player has had a chance to hit their initial shot the group decides which ball to hit for the next shot. Each player then drops a ball close to the ball they have decided to play. Play continues like this on each shot until the team has finished all 18 holes of golf. This type of play generally produces the lowest scores during a round; most teams will finish with a score that is below par.
There are also different formats within the scramble golf tournament, for example a scramble can be played with two people, three people, or four people. In addition the tournament director can decide whether to take into consideration the handicap of each player on a team, this is called an ambrose style tournament. Traditionally handicaps will be used in a two man event and not in a four man scramble, however this is the decision of director.