I’ve often reminded of a post I wrote in 2004, explaining the differences between golf scrambles and best ball tournaments. The names are still so confusing. To make it even worse, in the Ryder cup, two teams of two playing best ball is called fourball!
A fourball match is also a competition between two teams of two golfers, but all four golfers play their own ball throughout the round rather than alternating shots. The better score of the two golfers in a team determines the team’s score on a particular hole; the score of the other member of the team is not counted. Each hole is won by the team whose individual golfer has the lowest score.
Not confusing at all, right?!