In a game, a mulligan happens when a player gets a second chance to perform a certain move or action.
This day was created as a day for giving yourself a second chance or, as some people call it, a “do-over”. We can all think of something that at one point in time we have said “I wish I could do that over”, Today, to celebrate National Mulligan Day, take your “do-over”.
According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), there are three different stories explaining that the term derived from the name of a Canadian golfer, David Mulligan, one-time manager of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, who played golf in the 1920′s. A different, later etymology gives credit to John A. “Buddy” Mulligan, a locker room attendant at Essex Fells C.C., New Jersey in the 1930′s. Yet another story according to author Henry Beard, states that the term comes from Thomas Mulligan, a minor Anglo-Irish aristocrat and passionate golfer who was born in 1793.
According to the USGA, the term first achieved widespread use in the 1940′s!
Go out today, Golf and celebrate! Adding Golf to my Bucket List! Cindy- Bucket list Coach