Just when I thought I'd found every variation on the golf scramble, I found another! We're talking about a Florida Scramble today.
First we need to understand a basic scramble, which you can read more details about here. Essentially a scramble is a team format in which all players on the team hit each shot and the best of those shots is chosen for the next shot. This process is repeated until the hole is completed.
In a Florida Scramble the person whose last shot was chosen must sit out for the next shot. As an example we will take a four player team as an example. All four players tee off on a par-5. One player (player A) crushes a drive 325 yards in the middle of the fairway. The group chooses to use that player's shot. On the next shot, the player who hit the 325 yard drive must sit out. Of the three players who hit the 2nd shot, player B hits the green. The group chooses his shot. On the 3rd shot, the putt for eagle, player A is now back in play and player B must sit out as his shot was the previously chosen shot. Player C hits a great putt which does not go in, but is chosen as the 3rd shot. For the 2nd putt, player C must sit out and player B is back in the game.
The Florida Scramble may also be referred to as a Mexican Standoff, Stand Out, Stand Aside, Step Aside or Dropout Scramble.