Who has never wished for a do-over? It’s such a common feeling, the world of golf even came up with the term Mulligan to describe the unique gift of a second chance at success. Whether a golfer or not, we all get to celebrate the do-over next Monday, National Mulligan Day.
There’s no agreement among historians or the United States Golf Association about the origin of the term. One popular story dates it back to an Anglo-Irish aristocrat born in 1793, predating even the coverage found in The New York Times History of Golf, a comprehensive book featuring articles that focus on highlights from the golf world throughout the years.
Traditionally, one Mulligan is granted to each golfer in a round. If you’ve used yours up, another tactic is to spot your ball before the rest of the foursome. These special glasses, available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, help golfers locate golf balls obscured by shadows and thick rough. The lenses have a blue light-filtering pigment, making white balls easier to locate against dark backgrounds. Though we never advise cheating, these glasses may give you a surreptitious opportunity to improve your lie while your golfing partners comb the weeds.
Distraction is another tactic. This Hovercraft Golf Cart turns heads as it glides over sand traps and water hazards on a cushion of air as easily as it does over fairways and the rough. Powered by a 65-hp engine, its axial-flow ducted fan propels the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, and allows crossing of a pond for cross-water shots or to retrieve a wayward ball that didn’t “really” go in the drink.
After all, Hammacher Schlemmer is all about the Mulligan. Our Unconditional and Unwavering Lifetime Guarantee assures if you ever need a “do-over” when purchasing any of our unique gifts, you may always return the items for exchange, credit, or refund, no questions asked. Think of it as your personal Mulligan, available every day of the year.