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So back at the end of November I unfortunately lost my job. I was an executive in the banking industry and have had trouble finding a new position since then. I came across this article and thought to myself "HEY! Maybe a new career direction is in order!" 

 

Also - is anyone is hiring in Ohio please let me know! haha

 

 

Yesterday 11:00AM ET

WEIRD GOLF NEWS Convicted drug trafficker claims he got rich from retrieving golf balls. Judge doesn't buy it (obviously)

By Alex Myers

A convicted Australian drug trafficker has been ordered to give back nearly $1 million in property and cash, according to The Queensland Times. What's so weird about that? Get a load of his excuse.

 

Related: More weird golf news

Robert James Upson, 60, claimed he made the money legitimately by . . . wait for it . . . retrieving and selling second-hand golf balls!

Unfortunately for Upson, Justice Philip McMurdo either has a working knowledge of the used golf ball market or simply a solid grasp on reality. The judge didn't buy Upson's story.

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"I have to say that having regard to the evidence of Mr. Upson work and business history, this is a surprisingly high figure for Mr. Upson to have had from legitimate sources in the subject period," McMurdo said.

"There is also Mr Upson's claim that he was making very large amounts from retrieving golf balls, but this is unsupported by any documentary evidence." 

Upson was appealing his eight-year jail sentence for selling his own-grown marijuana for more than a decade -- during which time court documents showed he made 347 cash deposits totaling $1,282,943.93. It is not known if Upson will appeal again, but if he does, he should probably come up with a better reason for having all that money.

 

 

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Maybe I should start diving for golf balls lol or get good at not being caught selling Mary Jane

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You'd have to be high to jump into an Australian pond.

I swear 99% of the world's venemous animals live in Australia! No thanks!

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That's probably why it's working out Mr. Divots, no one else will do it.  We have people who do that here in Florida and I wonder about their sanity.  You should have seen the size of the Gator that we met on the course last week.  He was not that far from the green on 17 and not far at all from my friend's ball.  He quick hit that one.

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I read an article once about what those guys are up against. Gross and dangerous way to make a living for sure!

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They had an article in one of the golf mags (rags) about guys that do that for a living.

 

No thank you, I'd rather not meet an alligator.

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I think they also featured this on Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe if I'm not mistaken.

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While it was on the air, there was a show calle Ball Hogs....that featured a team of divers recovering golf balls.  It was funny, but the network went off the air.

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I might have to see if I can find that on youtube. Sounds entertaining.

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I know a group of kids that live off of my home course that do it, and they make a lot of money off of the lakes on four and seventeen.

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