Whiners and Criers

Whiners and Criers is a game of do-overs, or mulligans that can be used from any point on the course. In Whiners and Criers, handicaps are converted into free shots that are used during a round. Say a player has a handicap of 14. Rather than applying the handicap in the proper manner, the player is instead given 14 free shots to use at any point on the course, at any time. Hit a bad shot off the second tee? Hit it again. Now you've got 13 left, but be judicious in your use of the shots. Once a mulligan or do-over is hit, the previously played shot may not be used. Two other conditions apply: The first tee shot of the day may not be replayed, and no shot can be replayed twice.

The game can be played with full handicaps (as in the example above) but it most common to use only a percentage of handicaps. That forces the player to be judicious in using his replay strokes.