Do you ever wish you could get a second chance at something after your first attempt missed the mark?
In the world of golf, taking a second shot from same spot is called a “taking a mulligan.” There are several theories regarding the origin of the term, but most go back to the 1920s and a gentleman named David Mulligan who was known to embrace do-overs on the links at his country club in Montreal.
As a golfer, I can appreciate the temptation. But as imperfect people, we’re all going to find ourselves in situations from time to time when a second shot can make all the difference.
That’s the premise of a great new film starring the legendary Pat Boone. It’s called “The Mulligan” and it’s based on the bestselling book of the same name by Ken Blanchard and Wally Armstrong.
The story revolves around a high-powered executive who is succeeding in business but failing miserably at home. He’s separated from his wife and estranged from his son. He knows things need to change – but seems helpless to make it happen.
Enter Pat Boone – “The Old Pro.”
In this role, Boone plays the sage – the wise man who helps show the spiraling executive what matters most in life. I don’t want to give away the ending. To find out what happens, find a theater for this special two-day release. It will be showing tonight and tomorrow at theater near you. Tickets can be purchased here.
Golf fans might be surprised to see the professional golfer Tom Leman make an appearance along with legendary announcer Jim Nantz. Both men play themselves. Intrigued? You can see the trailer here.
Of course, this movie is about a lot more than golf. It’s about priorities and commitments. It’s about true success. It’s about family, forgiveness and God’s grace.