Mulligan Day 2020 is on Saturday, October 17, 2020: Today is "Mulligan Day"? What is that?
Saturday, October 17, 2020 is Mulligan Day 2020. MULLIGAN DAY Today is MULLIGAN DAY, a day
Mulligan Day, the world's newest holiday (founded February 15, 2001) as a day to revel in our manhood, be cleansed of past transgressions and return the holiday balance to its natural order.
For the uninitiated, Mulligan Day is the natural antithesis to Valentines Day. Whereas Valentines day is a fabricated holiday catering to women, Mulligan Day was established strictly for men. Here is an excerpt from our original charter:
Mulligan Day will henceforth and for eternity fall on the day after Valentines Day. It is the day in which men are forgiven at least one major sin against womankind and are allowed, as in golf, a do-over i.e. a mulligan. This could range from forgiveness for forgetting a birthday or anniversary to getting drunk and making out with her best friend, or as far as the woman would be willing to forgive.
As on Valentines Day, on Mulligan Day men will receive gifts worthy of the male ethos. While women receive flowers and candy on their day, [...] - see link
In Golf, how did the "mulligan" got it's name?
Juan, story was good, but I got a better one.
See long ago there were two good buddies that enjoyed golfing together. They were known as the "odd couple" cause they were really different, but together they offsetted each other in just the right way, this was especially apparent when it came to golf. Edward Murphy was the cynic; you know the kind...glass half empty, Eeyore type. David Mulligan was the opposite....rose colored glasses, full of hope and optimism. So one day, David and Edward were out at the links and Edward is on the Tee Box staring at a hugh tree in the middle of the fairway and a pond on the left and a ravine on the right, Edward huffs and puffs and shoves his tee into the ground, swearing the game just isn't fair and it's all gonna go wrong right here and now....hence the term "Murphy's Law", if anything can go wrong it will go wrong; but then his buddy David says hold on Ed, don't fret, it's all good, just you and me having a day out, if you mess this up, It's between friends and as far as I'm concerned it doesn't count....ergo, our beloved MULLIGAN.
Now for the Golf History FAQ point of view.
"Mulligan," in its golf sense, is a relatively new word, but was in common use on golf courses by at least the 1940s.
And there are many, many stories about the birth of the golf term "mulligan" ... and it's quite possible that none of them are true.
Because nobody really knows how mulligan acquired its golf meaning (a mulligan, of course, is a "do-over" - hit a bad shot, take a mulligan and try again). All we have are ... those stories. And we'll tell a few of them here.
The USGA Museum offers several possible explanations. In one, a fellow by the name of David Mulligan frequented St. Lambert Country Club in Montreal, Quebec, during the 1920s. Mulligan let it rip off the tee one day, wasn't happy with the results, re-teed, and hit again. According to the story, he called it a "correction shot," but his partners thought a better name was needed and dubbed it a "mulligan."
Perhaps because Mr. Mulligan was a prominent businessman - owning multiple hotels - the term was more likely to catch on. But that's only if you believe this version. Which, alas, does not have any hard evidence to support it. (The USGA Web Site actually provides two other alternate versions of the David Mulligan story - the origins of "mulligan" are so mysterious that the same story winds up with three different versions!)
Another story cited by the USGA is of a John "Buddy" Mulligan, known for replaying poor shots at Essex Fells Country Clubs in N.J.
Another interesting theory is related by the Web site, StraightDope.com. Responding to a question about the origins of "mulligan" (a common Irish name and, remember, the Northeastern U.S. was heavily Irish in the early part of the 20th Century), StraightDope.com replied, "Another origin theory ties to the period when Irish-Americans were joining fancy country clubs and were derided as incompetent golfers. That would make the term basically an ethnic slur that caught on, like 'Indian summer' or 'Dutch treat.' "
The "Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" offers a more prosaic explanation. It postulates the word derives from saloons that, back in the day, would place a free bottle of booze on the bar for customers to dip into. That free bottle was called, according to the book, a Mulligan. The term was adapted to the golf course to denote a "freebie" to be used by golfers.
anything happening in edinburgh for st.patricks day?
Edinburgh’s oldest Irish-themed bar in the Grassmarket is offering five days of St Patrick celebrations starting from tomorrow. With DJs and live music every night from popular Irish bands Absent Friends and Beau Nasties, drinkers can have a go singing their favourite Irish tunes “bandeoke”-style with a live band on Thursday evening. Good craic is guaranteed, with various food and drink promotions running over the five days.
There are things outwith Edinburgh also.
SCOTLAND’S FIRST OFFICIAL ST PATRICK’S DAY
Glasgow, 0800 039 7000
Join the sights, sounds and tastes of Ireland at the first “discover your very own Ireland” festival at Merchant Square on Saturday , 10am-4:30pm. Tourism Ireland will recreate a traditional Irish village, with thatched cottages, a village green and a bustling market atmosphere. It is the first St Patrick’s festivity of its kind in Scotland with traditional music, tasty Irish chocolates and storytelling.
ST PATRICK’S FESTIVAL COATBRIDGE 2008 www.stpatricksdayfestivalcoatbridge.org
This annual festival is a week-long programme of cultural events including music, dance and theatre. This year, the festival runs until 15 March as Sunday is the start of Holy Week. The climax to the week is the Family Street Festival on Main Street, Coatbridge at noon on Saturday as thousands of people flock to the town centre for a day of celebrations with live bands, Irish dancers, contemporary dance and children’s entertainment. The town will be full of flags, banners, music and sounds of Ireland.