What is meant by a "blind scramble"?
April 2, 2014 3:55 PM   Subscribe

Search results indicate this term being used synonymously with "mad scramble", but also as something to do with sports tournaments. Apart from being evocative, does it mean anything specific?
posted by unmake to Writing & Language (2 answers total)
Best answer: In golf a scramble is a tournament where each team of 2 or 4 plays from their best shot on every shot. So everyone tees off then selects the best ball position, then everyone plays from within a club-length of that ball and selects the best of those shots, and so on.

A blind scramble is a scramble where only a certain number of holes count towards the teams final score, but the team doesn't know which holes will count until they turn in their card. This is also called a "blind 9" if 9 holes are being used.
posted by muddgirl at 4:06 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: In addition to what muddgirl said, it can also mean you don't know who your partner will be ahead of time. In order words, a "blind draw" scramble. That can facilitate individual golfers (who don't have a partner) to sign up for the scramble tournament.
posted by 99percentfake at 4:12 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

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