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when i play with friends its 1 mulligan every 9 holes. i have no problem giving mulligans when playing for fun. i dont usually do it but if my partner wants to take 10 thats cool with me.
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No mulligans. It's fine if you want to take them, but don't say you shot a "78" or whatever the score may be when you took a mulligan or three.

A lot of people say they take them when they are playing for fun; for me, if I pay my green fees I'm not out playing for fun. I'm out there to shoot the best score possible. That's just me though.

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COMPLIMENTS TO WIKPEDIA:

Yet another anecdote goes back to old terminology referring to a "mull," a small hill of grass or dirt used to tee the golf ball for easier striking prior to modern tees. When a bad shot was played, the player told his caddy "I'll have a mull-again" to play another shot.

According to the USGA, the term first achieved widespread use in the 1940s.
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Me, personally? been off mulligans for a long time, and when I kicked that nasty habit, my game took a turn for the better; much better!! As for you, like I say to my buddies, "as long as you can sleep at night"
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I'll take one on the first tee if I've had absolutely no warm up, and hit a dribbler from being tight. I don't take one if I go OOB, I'm likely to do that even if I've warmed up.
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Depends on the group I'm playing with, and then its just of the first tee. It's not some kind of an insurance for a good start though. Played with a guy couple of years ago who duck hooked his hard hit drive so badly it flew straight into the roof of a house creating the loudest BLAM of that afternoon. Well "mulligan" someone muttered, and up stepped the guy again, slamming the mulligan in the exact same spot on the roof "BLAM!". Coffee must have been spilled in that house, as we were playing around four in the afternoon.
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golf with clients...they can have many damn mulleys as they want and let them tell me they won!!!!!!!

I don't ever post a work golf score. I shot a 77 once in a two man scamble in a work match. we had 2 solid golfers and two terrible (120 type) golfers. So we made a deal to play the 2 man scramble to keep the pace moving...i go out and have the round of my life! WTF.

I do have a couple clients that are serious golfers. those tend to be money matches, with HC and legit. they don't have mulligans and are posted...but not considered client golf. Anyone who plays work golf should understand the difference.
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We play 2 off the 1st tee, and then it's whatever you end up with.

When I'm playing by myself, I'll drop 2 or 3 if I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong, or trying to learn from a crazy position what works best, like from the trees, or a crazy hill. I typically don't even keep a score during those rounds, and even if I do, I won't post it because I wasn't following the rules.
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I try not to give myself mulligans, depends on how well im playing that day, went and played 9 sat at crab orchard in carterville il, first time id played since thanksgiving. I shot 49 without using any mulligans or improving my lie or anything like that, felt pretty good. I mishit a few shots, topped a couple from the fairway, still managed to make a bogey on one hole and thats about as good as I ever do. Didnt make a single par though, disappointed in that, had my best chance on the 2nd hole, missed about a 5 ft par putt, had several in the 12-15 ft range but never made any of them. All in all, much better than expected result for first time out this year. Ill try not to use any mulligans this year, as long as I can keep the ball inbounds ill play it, if not ill use no more than 1 per 9 holes. Sometimes making bad shots results in having to get creative to get out from near or under a tree, bush, woods etc and those shots, if you can pull them off, do a world of good for confidence.
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Personally I'm a fan of practicing on the range and playing on the course. I'm not a scratch golfer but I enjoy trying to play one ball the entire round and challenging myself to do so. And you know what is going to happen when you drop another ball, the second player is always better than the first.
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2 ways of thinking: first, when playing with some friends on the weekend or going out for a nice round somewhere during the week, maybe play 2 off the first tee, other than that, don't try to be a better golfer than you really are. What I mean is this, if you loose a ball, take a stroke...if you put one in the water, don't re-tee, instead go up to the drop zone and take a stroke and try to save bogie. No one is going to fault you for being too honest on the golf course, it's a gentelman's game and a game that should be played with respect and honesty. On the other hand, if you are out with your bro or wife, etc., sure why not play 2 or 3 balls. Get the practicing in when you can. No rules out there that say you can't play multiple balls as long as you are not holding anyone up or hitting into anyone.
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Interesting. I liken it to when I was a kid and we played baseball in a wild field. If there was 6 of us we played anything to the right of the second base rock was a foul ball. Oop's we weren't playing baseball, but you couldn't tell us that and it was fun. The guys I play most with don't take mulligans, we will hit a provisional ball and score accordingly. Sometime I play with guys that do, so I do. Most of the time I play alone in the winter and I will hit another ball when i mess up, but I know it's not the right ball to score, it's kind of like cheating on a test, you know what you did. I'Il usually only score the hole when playing alone and not bother with total score as that 7-9 hole score is too common for me sometimes. What I do do though is have fun in any case
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Interesting.

The baseball analogy doesn't really work because you made a necessary modification to the game due to a shortage of players. It's a game designed for 9 players on a team, so to play it shorthanded some adjustments may be necessary to even make the game playable. In golf there is no such scenario. It's a solo sport... you against the course. No adjustments are necessary.

Take a mulligan if you like as long as you don't back up the course by doing so, but there really isn't any rationale that makes it an acceptable part of the game. It's just what you do.
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There are many activities that can be enjoyed with golf clubs and golf balls; one of which is golf. Each has its set of rules, and should be played as such.

I have played and enjoyed many of these activities, and have no problem with the various ways they are enjoyed. I have no problem with mulligans like one per side or 1st tee or 1st and 10th, even in casual stroke play with friends and friendly wagers as long as everyone agrees and follows the agreement. I have bought mulligans in organized or charity tournaments where such was used. Also bought a "skirt" once where you could hit from one ladies' tee. Like others said, just don't brag about your 72 with "only" 2 mulligans.

If one plays "golf" where the scores are used for handicap purposes, mulligans should not be used.
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