Mulligans: a tradition as old as the family name Mulligan.
I take approximately 2,000 swings during every round of golf, and yet at the end of each round, my scorecard shows a mere 500. What’s happened here? And more importantly, why don’t my golfing buddies complain? It’s because we’re playing golf with a pretty generous allowance of “do-overs.” Golf is more fun if you can play the ball off the grass, instead of the mall parking lot you originally hit it in. Many amateur golfers don’t force their friends to play their worst shots, looking the other way if someone needs to kick their ball back out onto the fairway. The do-overs make the game more fun for everyone, which is why we use them despite the fact that “fun” isn’t mentioned once in Ye Olde and Ancient Official Rules Booke for Golph.