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May 28, 2008

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Discussion Topic: On Golf And Fishing

“What you think,” a golfer asks his caddie. “Four iron?”

“Nah, I’d go with a 7-foot cranking stick and a 1/2-ounce Rat-L-trap.”

Believe it or not, that (or something like it) could soon be overheard on the groomed fairways of The Concession Golf Club on Florida’s Gulf Coast, rated America’s best new private course by Golf Digest. Next May, when the $15-million clubhouse opens, the operation will offer the nation’s first “Golf & Fishing Caddie Service,” with which your caddie doubles as a fishing guide on any of the course’s several stocked ponds and lakes.

From a Concession Golf Club press release:

“Members and guests may go fishing anytime at The Concession. Our Club will even provide the fishing poles,” explained the Concession’s Developer Kevin Daves. “The Fishing Caddie will not only load your clubs but also your poles! They will offer advice on the best fishing spots and what kind of bait to use...”

Paul Azinger commented: “At the Concession will be golf meets fishing. Picture your golf cart filled with clubs and fishing poles in the most perfect surroundings you can imagine. Perfect!”

What do you think? Sound like a good idea?

Check out the club’s home page here.



"A nice walk -- interupted." Samuel Clemmens on golf.

"Nothing but a waste of good quail hunting land!" SilverArrow on golf.

Combine golf and goose hunting though and I might start chasing that dimpled sphere after all. More damn geese on golf courses around here than where we can shoot 'em.


I give them credit. All that water, and all those bass? You might as well put your resources to good use. And maybe it'll make fishermen out of some of those guys in the funny clothes.


man, they found out about my not-quite-approved-of midnight fishing hole....


Golf is a waste of water and a waste of land.Let all that land turn back into natural habitat. Let the water saty in the rivers to benefit native fish. But instead, they divert that water from the Everglades to stock a bunch of non native fish.

Chad Love

I'm with the majority on this one: water hazards full of bass are the only thing about golf that is good and decent.
If the owners of The Trails golf course in Norman, Oklahoma knew how many pounds of fish I took out of there during countless nocturnal raids in my teen and college years they'd probably sic their lawyers on me even now...


A somewhat scary thought; is this the future of fishing? A guide to tell you what to do on every pond, what to tie on for each cast? Surveilance cameras digitally record your every cast and every drive, ground stroke and putt (for your own safety of course!). Perhaps I am just a little paranoid this morning; read an article in Rolling Stone about China's high tech surveillance systems and how they will have every block of a city redundantly covered; the article quotes a Stephen Herrington -- former LtCol in US Army Intelligence now business consultant to several of the Chinese tech firms -- as saying the GWBush administration would go that same route "... in a heartbeat!"
I may be paranoid but they are still out to get us!


Chad Love, the latest FS has a funny little thing on how to sneak onto a golf course to fish the ponds...

The biggest bass I've ever personally seen came from a golf course in central Florida 30 years ago. 12 pounds. Girlfriend caught it on a 3-inch Rapala. Midday. Had no choice but to break up with her after that...


My Son moved to San Diego about 10 years ago and while waiting for a teaching job to open up worked as a Tennis pro at the Rancho Benardo country club.

They also had a second to none golf course and as a perk working there he was allowed to use at his discretion, there where many water holes and small ponds and with his love of fishing I had introduced him to at a very early age he use to put his fishing rod in his golf cart and fish his way around the golf course as he played golf.

I thought that was such a great idea, I guess it's now catching ( No Pun inteneded ) catching on.


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