Innisbrook celebrates National Mulligan Day with Poll and 'Meeting Mulligan'
Resort honors quirky holiday with poll about sporting mishaps and “Meeting Mulligan”
INNISBROOK, FL (August 23, 2010) – 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 www.sportsmulligans.com, 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. Book by December 31, 2010, and hold meeting by end of 2011. Call 727-942-5560 for more information. For additional information on Innisbrook, visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.
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 www.facebook.com/innisbrook. 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 www.twitter.com/innisbrook.
About Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Operated by Salamander Hospitality, Innisbrook is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is located just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Recently and completely renovated, the resort features 72 holes of championship golf, 608 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the new luxury Indaba Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space. The resort hosts the annual PGA TOUR Transitions Championship at its famed Copperhead Course, and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship, held annually at the equally challenging Island Course. Innisbrook is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and Preferred Golf Club programs. For additional information call 727.942.2000 or visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.
About Salamander Hospitality
Salamander Hospitality is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio currently includes the recently renovated Innisbrook resort near Tampa, FL., host to the PGA TOUR Transitions Championship every March and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship in November; Woodlands Inn near Charleston, SC, which is one of only six properties in North America to hold Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both accommodations and dining; and the under-construction Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-themed resort located near Washington, D.C. Salamander Hospitality also operates Market Salamander, a division of gourmet prepared food markets with locations in Middleburg and Innisbrook, and Salamander Touch, a boutique lifestyle store in Middleburg. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit www.salamanderhospitality.com.