One-round Scramble Handicap System
The Zig-Zag System computes a handicap for an 18-hole Scramble or other team event. It is useful for computing handicaps for a group of unhandicapped players or for players with no playing history on which to base a handicap.
It generates net results of a somewhat random nature, with almost all results under par. The tournament committee secretly selects 3 holes at random during or after the competition to be used in the calculation, and a team allowance is calculated as a percentage of the team’s score on those 3 holes, based on their total gross score:
The team’s net score is their total gross score less the percentage of their total on the 3 selected holes.