Join the Tour
1. What is the Mulligan Tour?
The Mulligan Tour is a recreational golf league
designed to look like the pro tour. It is open to
men, women, juniors, and seniors. The Mulligan
Tour stresses "recreation" over
"competition". Rule #1 is "to have fun".
2. When are tournaments played?
Each tournament is an 18-hole event played on
Saturdays and Sundays (and a couple of Fridays)
from April through September.
3. Which golf courses does the Tour visit?
The Mulligan Tour visits several courses regularly
each year (Pine View, Huntmore, Salem Hills,
St.John's, Whispering Willows, Fox Creek,
Fieldstone, Twin Lakes, and Downing Farms) and
also mixes in some new courses for variety each
4. What is the cost to join?
Players pay a membership fee each year to cover
the costs of the tournament purses. Then, each
player registers for each tournament separately.
You can click on
Tournaments to see what each Tournament
entry fee is. In this way, a player can skip
tournaments and not lose money.
5. Are the players handicapped?
All players acquire a Mulligan Tour Handicap Index
(MTHI). A player is in "Q-School" for the first 3
events and then acquires a temporary MTHI for the
4th thru 10th events. After playing in 10 events,
the player has a mature MTHI, which is equal to
the average of the 5 lowest handicap differentials
from the last 10 events played, multiplied by
0.95. (A handicap differential is attained each
time a player completes a gross score for 18
holes) Click here
for more on the current handicap software.
6. What if I have a USGA handicap index?
Because the Mulligan Tour plays by more relaxed
rules, USGA handicap indexes are not used. Every
new player must go through Q-School and acquire a
Mulligan Tour Handicap Index. The MTHI is only
adjusted by scoring in Mulligan Tour tournaments.
Play outside of the tour is considered practice
for Tour events.
7. What are the rules differences between the
USGA and the Mulligan Tour?
The significant rules differences are:
* optional mulligan on first tee only
* no loss of distance for O.B. or lost ball
* lift, clean , and replace ball in fairway or
rough (within 6" of spot)
* move ball 6" in any direction to improve lie
(except on the green)
* 3 putts maximum
* Quadruple Bogie Max score per hole
8. Are all of the tournaments stroke play?
Not all of the Mulligan Tour events are individual
stroke play. Some events use different playing
* British Stableford Scoring method - Crazy Brit
* 2-man scramble - Memorial
* string & scissors handicap - Strokes on a Rope
* team with the pros -
Quad-Tour Challenge and Big Dog Pro-Am
* 2-clubs only - Two-Stick
* Alternate tees - Red,
White & Blue
9. What if a buddy and I want to join and play
The Mulligan Tour allows "buddies" to play
together whenever they are both registered to play
in the same tournament. Then, players will
be paired with different playing partners
throughout the season. Threesomes (3
buddies) will not be allowed to continually play
together. It is important for players to
play with many different members for "peer
review". Foursomes (four buddies) can split
into different combination of pairs and play with
10. What tees do the players use?
The men typically play tees that range from 5,900
yards to 6,300 yards for non-majors. Major
championships may see an increase into the 6,400
to 6,600 yard range. Ladies typically play
forward tees with yardage ranging from 4,800 to
5,200 yards for non-majors and increasing up to
5,300 to 5,500 for majors. Senior Men aged 57 or
older can opt to play Senior Tees for the season.
11. When can one join? What if I missed
the "Q-School" events in April?
You can join the Mulligan Tour at any
time. New members are "in Q-School" for
their first 3 tournaments - but it is not
mandatory to participate in the Q-School events in
April. Even later in the season, one could
join with the limited membership and start
building his/her handicap for the following
here for more details about how the Tour works