I wonder if former GOW HP is single?
Best Job For Golf
By Kickntrue on 12/4/09
This morning's post got me thinking about what the best job you can possibly have to golf. Obviously pro golfer doesn't count for this kind of question. Being a caddie though, would. My guess is that isn't actually the best, since it's in the golf industry, which I've learned firsthand pretty much rules you out from ever golfing. So, sorry to break it to you, saying it's being me, would be the incorrect answer.

The oobgolfer with the most scores on oobgolf is a Freelance Film Production Manager, so maybe that is the answer. My guess is out of the four words in his title, the first is the most important to playing tons of golf.

Maybe a teacher? Collect a full time salary all year round, but have 3 months during the summer where you could play 36 holes a day (if you could afford it).

No matter what- I think the most important modifier is probably "Single" at the beginning of each statement, as in; a single teacher, or a single freelance developer.

Enlighten me...


[ comments ]
DeepRough says:
Rock star...you do some shows at night, collect your millions...play golf by day to avoid becoming a drug addict ;)
12/4/09
 
Banker85 says:
Yes single is a must. I guess its a double edged sword getting ass whenever (most of the time) or golfing whenever. But being a Bank CEO gives you lots of golfing freetime. My bank president has his membership at Olympia Fileds paid for and goes on tons of outings and golfs a lot. but i like the teacher idea, maybe i should switch professions and become a golf coach too!
12/4/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@banker85- the hard part about teacher is salary depending where you work. golfing 36 holes a day for 3 months is awesome... but can be tough to afford. you better be single... and renting a dump.
12/4/09
 
Banker85 says:
I guess i will just have to work here unitl i am the CEO!
12/4/09
 
jeremyheslop says:
Being a freelancer, owner of your own company, or contractor that can set your own hours would probably help. Being single helps, but as long as you can get your golf in during the week the wife complains less lol
12/4/09
 
tennesseeboy says:
I have a friend who is a pilot for a air cargo company. He flys all over the country and usually has a 24 hour layover. He plays everywhere. I hate him in the winter when he starts talking about playing in Arizona on Tuesday and Miami on Thursday.

It also help to live on the western edge of a time zone. In the summer, I can get to the course at 6:30pm and get nine in easily before dark.
12/4/09
 
dlouder says:
I'm a married freelance graphic designer, and I have to say I'm very happy with the amount of golf I can get in. Even more so when your clients also play- nothing is a better 'meeting room' than 18 holes.
12/4/09
 
Trevor Spring says:
Just join the tour, you get to play 4 rounds a week if you make the cut. Easy.
12/4/09
 
TeT says:
Married with lots o kids; I sell stuff on eBay. I play 18 or 36 holes every Monday (with thursday as makeup day)and additional rounds anytime I travel for either deliveries or purchases.

The hard part is getting started playing on a regular schedule and making it stick.
12/4/09
 
Bryan K says:
I work as a dispatcher...going to school to be a teacher. I golf every day during the summer, and I wish I could golf more. The prospect of getting three months off during the summer is a huge motivator for me. Plus, all you have to do to avoid excessive green fees is to buy a membership.
12/4/09
 
Ward says:
I'd think a trophy husband would get to golf while his sugar mama was at work
12/4/09
 
bducharm says:
@ward - You described me perfectly!!! :-)
12/4/09
 
garthspaulding says:
I am a senior ae for a design, print and display house. I have a good idea of my schedule[s] and get out every chance I get. I normally can only pull a 9ner at a long lunch but it's worth it! I have only pulled 18's on work days when I take a client or am in a tourney. I'm hoping soon I will have such an awesome phone I can edit and approve designs on the course. The iphone is close! at least I can see designs profiles while I play [ a couple of years ago that was impossible...] .
12/4/09
 
trikai says:
I run a small fund-raising events company where I organize over 80 individual charity golf tournaments a year for diabetes research. Obviously I don't get to play at all of them but a good amount. I also get to work with golf manufactures, retail shops and hotel resorts. You can imagine the upside. Yes, I am single but never got in more than 18 in a day. @garthspaulding - having the iphone is great for email attachments. I don't know how many brochures and logos I have approved from the links.
12/4/09
 
garthspaulding says:
@trikai : ya the iphone is great for getting stuff done on the links [ plus you can use it for gps ] - but your job does sounds better than mine! - I see a day when we will be able to work easily, quickly & efficiently from the course.
12/4/09
 
trikai says:
@bducharm - does your wife have sugar mama friends? I think we are all interested.
12/4/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@trkai- 80 individual charity golf tournaments a year?! Why are those not in our Tournament database? I bet there are some oobers who would love to meet, play some golf, and raise money for charity! www.oobgolf.com/tournaments/ Email me a list if you have them- I'll help get them in.
12/4/09
 
Banker85 says:
@trikai: how did you get started, i hate my job i have no passion for it. I like to help people and make a difference and obviously love to golf, your line of work seems like a perfect mix of the two. little background on me: 24yrs old i have been in banking for 3 years and have 2 more years to finish my bachelors in accounting at purdue. i just dont want to wake up in 30 years still doing anything in banking what is life with out passion?
12/4/09
 
hp says:
Freelance work is definitely a key factor to playing lots of golf. When I don't work, I'm probably golfing. I don't think being single or married matters nearly as much as whether you have kids. (To answer your caption question) Nope, I'm not single, but will have a kidless life. She works during the day...I play golf during the day. I'm home when she gets home from work, we spend the rest of the evening together, and the cycle can start over again the next day. I'm happy with that formula so far!
12/4/09
 
KVSmith59 says:
I'm married with 3 teenager daughters, but am self employed so I can golf pretty much anytime I want. Only problem with being self employed is that when you take time off to golf, you have to make it up and that usually ends up being at night or on the weekends...My wife is very understanding, but has been giving a little grief lately as I've been golfing quite a bit :)
12/5/09
 
Oak says:
I swear I was born to be an "International Playboy" but my parents neglected to provide the trust fund. Sometimes life can be so unfair. :(

Jobs in finance are good for golf. Because you're technically working when you're on the course, not to mention you expense everything so your company pays for it. Almost makes me feel like a pro, that is until I hit the ball.
12/5/09
 
k-von says:
At risk of sounding like a total scumbag, I've been able to get a whole heap of golf in over the past few months due to unemployment. Basically, my ideal schedule is like so: wake at 7:30, walk dog, eat breakfast, check job boards, submit resumes, send requisite emails, etc., get a round in. What's funny is that I've gotten better results on the golf course than I have through Monster, Craigslist, employer sites, etc, though nothing has stuck yet. The only snag is that my unemployment compensation gives me about $450 a month after rent, so my budgeting is pretty tight to include the amount of golf that I do.
12/5/09
 
Oak says:
nothing wrong with being a "Professional Gentleman of Leisure" on the stroll. I've gotten the most work done on my golf game when being out of work. Freeing one's life of those silly responsibilities allows one to give full focus to more important things like refining your putting stroke or ball striking.
12/5/09
 
Banker85 says:
I was watching californication and i think being a writer would give a lot of time for golf. I mean write a best seller than chill back and reap the rewards, work when you get inspired otherwise do what you want.

And i agree being sinlge def helps but if you have kids especially little ones dont count on going more than once or twice a month.
12/5/09
 
trikai says:
@banker85 - Actually started in finance at about 25 so you're on the right track. I worked in mutual funds and I had a chance to attend an event on behalf of the firm and thought it was a much better way to spend my time. I immediately started looking for jobs in event production and hooked up with Nike and after a couple events I got an opportunity to work with the Diabetes Research Institute.

@everyone - I have something in the works that I think everyone will enjoy and could be a great way to play some great golf and help a tremendous cause. Soon my friends.
12/5/09
 
falcon50driver says:
Put together 4 groups of people who want to see the world, and fly their jet for them. Have four groups so that each week of the month you can go to a different island or ski area. Ya gotta do something while waiting for the return trip, I suggest golf, and do a few 12oz. curls for exercise.
12/5/09
 
Oak says:
@trikai
Without getting too personal brother, just curious how your current job would pay compared to something like a wholesaler. Guessing you were wholesaling or in relationship management. I'm in between jobs in the MF industry and weighing my options. Also used to work in restaurant management for Merion Golf Club so I have some experience in putting on golf events, albeit from a banquet side. I know money can't buy happiness, but it sure does help. Selling MF isn't sexy in itself, but the hustle and people can be fun, plus fiscally rewarding. But I'd rather be hustling something I enjoy and believe in as well. It would make everything feel rewarding and not just the events and the relationships. I'll shoot a message to you inbox if you don't mind. Thanks.
12/5/09
 
aim2miss says:
I'm an air traffic controller and work rotating shifts. My days off are Monday and Tuesday. I play mornings before night shifts and afternoons when on day shifts (except winter). I live in the Atlanta area and am a member of Canongate Golf Clubs. They have 15 or 20 courses in the area to choose from. I have a supportive wife that is retired and thinks golf helps relieve job stresses. I have managed to play about 150 rounds this year so far. I rarely play on weekends and most rounds are less than 4 hours.
12/5/09
 
golfinbill says:
well it may not be the best job for golfing but i drive a truck cross country and about 5 years ago i played 50 different courses i've played some really nice ones i.e. Coure d' Alene Id. (the floating green) 70+ courses in the myrtle beach area and 37 different states (the ones in myrtle beach were on vacation) only one in alexandria, la were they rude to me about my truck
12/6/09
 
trikai says:
With all this conversation about work and jobs makes me wonder if we should open some discussion up about job opportunities in the forum section and continue to talk about whats available out there and how we can all find more opportunities to play more golf. If anybody is up for a round on WGT.com to discuss work or life let me know.
12/6/09
 
scottsr says:
Here's a spin on things, what you do is not as important as how you do it! I am 45 and work in HR for the VA Medical Center, this past year I joined the Men's club. I play about 45 plus rounds and it cost! I had an idea, actually was golfing with a friend of the club pro, he was on the payroll (employee of the course) but works maybe a few days a month. His golf, ALL FREE. I talked with the pro, explained I was looking to do a few odds and ends next season and guess what, FREE GOLF, RANGE BALLS and discounts on everything else. The concept? Golf pays for itself! Just thought I would throw that out there!
12/6/09
 
mjaber says:
I get to play as often as I can, due to the fact that my boss is based in Chicago, IL and I work out of an office in Salem, NH. If not for the greens fees, I'd play every day.
12/7/09
 
Kurt the Knife says:
@GolfinBill
Keep it on the cart path on par 3s, Bill
12/7/09
 
Frankie C says:
My deal worked out great. I was getting really bad at golf and lessons weren't helping. I'm just not one of those in-balance, inside-out guys, I guess. Ask a fat guy what he does best and he'll say "Eat" even though his doctors tell him not to. Regarding my golf swing, what I did best was much like what you do best, swinging over the top-even though golf pros tell us not to. Took my pro aside and told him we were going to use what what I do best-not what he wanted me to do. The result is an incredible golf swing that doesn't require any strength, balance or unnatural body movements like re-routing the club, proper swing planes, balanced finish, etc. Just five set-up changes and all of a sudden the ball is going longer and its going straight.Now I just sell DVDs and go down to the range or one of the local golf courses anytime I'm asked to teach someone how to do the Over The Top Golf swing. Sweet, huh?
12/8/09
 
c5agalb says:
Anybody know about these PGA golf academies that are advertized down in Myrtle Beach and elsewhere? Do they really help you land a job in the industry?
12/8/09
 
paulthewitt says:
Full time student.

Anybody with an ounce of sense and ability can get the essays researched and written, and also the attendance at university done quite easily.

This leaves a HUGE amount of time left over to play golf. I was playing golf 3 times a week, sometimes four times. Being honest though, i simply couldnt find people to play with the rest of the time and there are only so many solo rounds you can have before you crave company.

I reckon with a good couple of well disciplined students you could play 6 times a week whilst still succeeding in your course!
12/8/09
 
Kurt the Knife says:
further @ golfinbill
"la were they rude to me about my truck"

also, 90 degree rule does not mean jacknife.
12/8/09
 
oobscott2 says:
@paulthewitt
when i was in school at Virginia Tech (majoring in mechanical engineering) i played golf everyday (literally, i average about 350 rounds a year). It was easy, I set up my class schedule so i had all classes back to back. that left either the morning or afternoon completely open everyday.
Just studied at night. Didnt party much, but then again, my dream is to make the PGA tour, so that didnt bother me much
12/8/09
 
glenntwo says:
Beer Vendor...work 3 hours a night, make good money, play golf next morning, repeat. Been doing it for years, working in 2-3 different cities during baseball season, then I go home and relax for 4 months and play golf. BTW, I'm married too, with a nice home down south. She loves having me back in October, and is more than ready to get rid of me come spring training, so long as I fly home once every few weeks for a few days.
12/14/09
 
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