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Innisbrook Celebrates National Mulligan Day
Resort Honors Quirky Holiday With Poll About
Sporting Mishaps and “Meeting Mulligan”

When things go wrong, who wouldn’t want a “do-over?” Just ask Dustin Johnson, or even Brett Favre. The sports world has been abuzz with Johnson’s costly 72nd-hole penalty in the PGA Championship, and Favre’s return to football – seven months after his last-minute interception cost the Minnesota Vikings a shot at the Super Bowl.

To have a little fun and celebrate National Mulligan Day on October 17 (yes, it really exists), Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, in Florida’s Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area has launched a poll of five sporting mishaps from the past 12 months most in need of a “do-over.” And, it’s no surprise that Johnson and Favre feature prominently. The resort has also a created a special “Meeting Mulligan” – featuring a variety of two-for-one deals – and designed especially for groups who have had an unsatisfactory experience elsewhere. A mulligan is the practice in golf of hitting two shots but counting only one. For weekend hackers, it’s as much part of the bag as a seven iron.

The poll is free to take at, and features:
  • Golf: Dustin Johnson grounds his club in a bunker on the 72nd hole at the PGA Championship, incurs a 2-shot penalty and costs himself a place in a playoff
  • Soccer: England goalkeeper Robert Green commits a howler against the USA in the FIFA World Cup
  • Baseball: Umpire Jim Joyce calls Cleveland’s Jason Donald safe and blows a perfect game for Detroit Tigers Pitcher Armando Galarraga
  • Football: Brett Favre throws an ill-advised interception against the New Orleans Saints, costing the Minnesota Vikings a shot at the Super Bowl
  • Tennis: OK, so it's not a blooper, but would John Isner and Nicolas Mahut really want to play a 138-game fifth set again?

The resort’s special "Meeting Mulligan" includes two-for-one accommodations, room rentals, coffee breaks and rounds of golf. The offer is valid for new groups of 10 room nights or more, and has a two-night minimum. Nightly accommodation rates begin at $99 per person. Send RFP by October 17, book by December 31 and hold meeting by end of 2011. Call (727) 942-5560 for more information. For additional information on Innisbrook, visit

In the spirit of the wacky holiday, Innisbrook is also encouraging people to share other mulligan-worthy incidents, sporting or otherwise, via Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook: On Innisbrook’s Fan Page, also available via Share a mulligan, sporting or otherwise, and register to win tickets to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship. The best mulligan will also win a round of golf for two at Copperhead.

Twitter: Use “#mulligan” in conversation and also follow @innisbrook or at
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