This is a format I’d never heard of until talking to a PlayThru user recently, but it is a fantastic idea.
As a hack golfer, scrambles are my favorite type of golf outing. I’m good for a few nice shots a round, but consistency is not my forte. A flubbed pitching wedge often ruins a killer drive. This happens so much that my pitching wedge has a slight bend from repeated, aggressive slams to the ground. Come to think of it, I may have figured out why I often flub that club.
Either way, I love the idea of a one-person scramble because it offers some protection against the inevitable bad shot.
In a one-person scramble, you give everyone an extra swing or mulligan on every shot. There are a number of approaches you can take to this, depending on how hard you want to make it.
You may get some pushback from your golfers on this format. No matter how it’s phrased, the crux of the complaint will be, “But I’ll get tired.” In response, tell them they don’t need to use the extra shots if they'll get all tuckered out.