Question: What is a Mulligan?
Answer: A mulligan in golf is a term used to describe a shot retaken without a penalty. Golfers who call a mulligan will use it when their previous shot was a poor one without adding an extra stroke to their round.
The mulligan is not a valid rule in a professional game of golf, but at many tournaments namely charity events it is possible to purchase a mulligan before the round is underway.
You can also use the mulligan in social games of golf, where all golfers in the group agree to the terms of a mulligan before the round begins. It is widely accepted that 1 mulligan be used per 9 holes of the round. It’s a loose rule which can be used by the golfer however they see fit, you don’t have to stick to 1 per 9 if you don’t want to. However, be sure to fairly reflect this in your scores…