Mulligans, No Alibis, Wipe Out, Play It Again and Criers and Whiners all are names for the same game, in which players’ ability levels are equalized by giving a set number of mulligans to the weaker players.
This works best if the players involved each has a recognized handicap. In Mulligans, players get a number of mulligans equal to their handicap differential. Suppose that A, the best player, is a 10, while B, C and D are 14, 16 and 24, respectively. B would get four mulligans; C, six and; D, 14.
Mulligans makes it a little more difficult on the higher handicapper since they don’t automatically get the stroke advantage on the more difficult holes. They have to actually make a decent shot.
On the other hand, it offers benefits if a player has trouble with a certain type of hole or shot. For example, if a player (like myself) has trouble on the par 3s, he has a chance to replay on those holes, rather than just getting a stroke on the highest rated holes.
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