For the best ball format, each player hits his own ball throughout the round. However, at the end of each hole, the lowest score or “best ball” is used as the team score. For example, if Player A makes a net 5 (after handicap) and his partner Player B makes a net 6 the score recorded as the team score is 5, the lowest score. Best ball can be played with teams of two, three or four golfers. Handicaps are factored in as noted in match play.