Definition of mulligan
: a free shot sometimes given a golfer in informal play when the previous shot was poorly played
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A four-person scramble format with the purchase of skins and mulligans available, foursomes starting at a Partner Sponsor level of $1,000 includes lunch, driving range, 18 holes of golf with cart, complimentary refreshments, social hour and prizes.
So think about it, Ron Howard: Is it really too late to call a mulligan and turn this into a young Lando Calrissian movie?
Hurriedly added to the postmatch media buffet: mulligan stew.
The clincher wasn’t a mulligan in the Regular Joe sense, but Champ hasn’t been a Regular Joe in a golf sense for a long time.
Mulligans will be available to purchase at registration.
In other words, Scott does not want a mulligan for yanking starting spots away from lottery picks D’Angelo Russell and forward Julius Randle only 20 games into the 2015-16 season.
Despite his strikeout issues, Park’s power (12 home runs in 215 at-bats for the Twins last year) and patience suggest a mulligan is in order, particularly given the difficulties during the first year of his cultural transition from Korea.
The Muirfield Golf Club took advantage of a mulligan, and, in its second vote in 10 months, straightened out enough of its wayward members to surpass the two-thirds majority needed to admit women.
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Origin and Etymology of mulligan
probably from the name Mulligan
First Known Use: 1933See Words from the same year
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