My husband loves golf. He’s a good player too. Who knows – maybe he’ll even play on the senior group one day. Occasionally, he and I play miniature golf. I’m not even good at that. Hubby picks on me because I swap back and forth between swinging left and swinging right. Inevitably (typically early on), I mess up. I run my ball into the windmill. I miss the hole by just an inch. Sometimes I miss the ball altogether as I swing my club into the air. So, I call a mulligan. A mulligan means I get another chance at getting it right. I get to start over, and none of my penalty strokes count. Although I messed up, I know that I can have another chance to get it right. And, sometimes I do get it right. Sometimes, I even get a hole in one (and in the Shaler household, this means I automatically win.)
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