DiscinLeopard wrote:whats a soft mulligan compared to a muligan i would normally take?
A Soft Mulligan is what you normally think of as a Mulligan. You get an extra shot but can use either one.
With a Hard Mulligan, if you choose to throw an extra shot you are stuck taking that shot, you cannot take the first one.
So, for example, you throw a drive giving yourself a 40 foot putt for deuce but in a thick bush. You decide to take a mulligan (when the game allows-this might go over well in a traditional singles tournament
) but your second drive rolls OB. If you have a Soft Mulligan you take your 40 foot putt. If you have a Hard Mulligan you are OB.
I have before played in Pro/Am doubles where each team gets a mulligan per hole. If the Am takes the mulligan it is a soft mulligan. If the Pro takes the mulligan it is a hard mulligan.