When playing in a scramble, it can be difficult to properly handicap the field. Not all teams are created equal, and every team is different.
However, the USGA offers guidance to determine a scramble team handicap. They suggest a four-person scramble team ranks their players based on their current USGA Handicap Index (or approximation thereof). The lowest index is the A player, and the highest index is the D player. The USGA recommends the A player gets 25% of their course handicap, all the way down to 10% of the course handicap of the D player. Add them together, and that's the scramble team handicap.
We have a scramble team handicap calculator based on USGA-recommended allowances. Enter the course slope and rating numbers, as well the handicap index of each player on the team. We then calculate the scramble team handicap.
Our allocation assumptions are based on USGA guidance, but you can change them to suit your event.