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BADman
09-07-2011, 07:32 PM
So I am freshly unemployed. Not that I recently had a job, but I am now in the job search - that thing you do after college.

Now, regardless of degree, I wanna hear what the best job for an avid disc golfer. You want time for travel, you want to have afternoons available for throwing, ect.

Whats the best job for a disc golfer?

mgiudici
09-07-2011, 07:39 PM
Anything self employeed.

Anything that's 8-5 will severly limit your free time. I strugle to find time after work to play + take care of day to day responsibilities, maintain a relationship, etc.... And I'm only 24. I can't imagine throwing kids, etc. into the mix. The weekends are when I get most of my rounds in.

My friends who are self employeed are the ones who can play 5+ times per week with ease.

Roc1Time
09-07-2011, 07:41 PM
Im a route driver and love it. Im off by 2pm at the latest and work M-F, off all holidays. Can reschedule my stops to get off early any day!

B3NDER
09-07-2011, 07:46 PM
I would have to say anything that ISNT 2nd shift. Im at work right now, all ill tell ya that my hours here suck as much as they can (2pm-1030pm) that and mixed with having a 2 year old, severely limits my playing time. So basically my dream job would be at this point, like i said, anything that isnt 2nd shift.

But yeah id love to just plain be self-employed

Violets caddy
09-07-2011, 07:46 PM
Cross auto supplier off of your list. Good money, perfect hours, but way too many weekends kills tournament plans all the time.

scarpfish
09-07-2011, 07:48 PM
Something with off hours and/or mid-week weekends like mine. Having done it for 13+ years, I can assure you though it comes with a price.

BADman
09-07-2011, 07:58 PM
im applying for all that white collar 8-5 crap, but also im throwing bartending into the mix... lol

i figure ill spend all of september trying to push my degree around before i start bussing tables.

i just wanna be a toys-r-us kid.

Roc1Time
09-07-2011, 08:00 PM
im applying for all that white collar 8-5 crap, but also im throwing bartending into the mix... lol

i figure ill spend all of september trying to push my degree around before i start bussing tables.

i just wanna be a toys-r-us kid.

My dubs partner and 1Time homie is a bartender and has been forever. Works pretty good except he takes a hit when when need to leave early since he doesnt get vacay or holiday pay

S.Cann
09-07-2011, 08:02 PM
I'm a social worker. I work with young kids with developmental delays and behavioral concerns. I go in 5 days a week at 7:15 and get off around 3:15. I think my job is very conducive to disc golf in that I have afternoons and weekends off. :)

agentdozzer
09-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Im a food processer for a ice cream factory go in at 6 off at 230, the hours are sweet and weekends and holidays off. Plus your get used to waking up early and makes going to early tourneys easier.

jtreadwell
09-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Real estate agent! I currently work reselling timeshares and am on a 12 - 9 schedule, but standard RE work has you traveling all over the place with time to kill in between appointments and a schedule you pretty much make yourself. I personally enjoy my 12 - 9 as I can get 2 rounds in the morning when there are very few people on the course.

yankees23
09-07-2011, 08:10 PM
I am cleaning up debris from the Joplin, MO tornado. I work 630 to 330 monday thru friday. Weekends off. :) Before the tornado I worked with developmentally disabled people. I worked 7am to 3pm but i had to work saturdays :(

forehandfranz
09-07-2011, 08:35 PM
I have what I think to be the ultimate disc golf job - I am a sales coordinator for my company. I travel somewhere on the east coast for 10 days/month and am in a different town every day. I try to stay near a disc golf course nearly every day and play in the evenings after work. Since all my worries are back at home, I have no distractions to keep me from getting some quality rounds.

Though I am getting tired of the travel, I do feel lucky that I've had this opportunity.

#19325
09-07-2011, 09:09 PM
My job is the best! I'll give you 3 reasons. June, July, & August. Physical Education teacher.

prerube
09-07-2011, 09:19 PM
TomJulio has the best job on this site!

prerube
09-07-2011, 09:20 PM
My job is the best! I'll give you 3 reasons. June, July, & August. Physical Education teacher.

I have that job too, except I can beat that, I only have 4 classes of 20 students each per day :) (that is 2 hours of work a day!)

Hyzer's
09-07-2011, 09:20 PM
Open a disc shop! :hfive:

LakeBodom397
09-07-2011, 09:27 PM
I sit in front of a computer for 40 hours a week. Makes you appreciate being outside so much more.

Ryan P.
09-07-2011, 09:30 PM
I have that job too, except I can beat that, I only have 4 classes of 20 students each per day :) (that is 2 hours of work a day!)

what do you do?

TheArnoldPalmer
09-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Everyday I'm envious of the unemployed that can play all day long. I'm a facility manager and usually play a couple rounds at lunch and a couple after work. But...

With the shortened days and dog/cats and family to take care of sometimes I can't Play as much as I would like.

prerube
09-07-2011, 09:32 PM
I teach Physical education to kids with disabilities in the DC area.
TomJulio takes pictures of naked models, I think I would trade him any day.

#19325
09-07-2011, 09:33 PM
Open a disc shop! :hfive:

All work no play. That job is death to playing disc golf.

Mattallica
09-07-2011, 09:35 PM
pro disc golfer? with a trust fund

jcrab66
09-07-2011, 09:42 PM
do like i did and buy a house on a disc golf course so even if you have a job that keeps you late you should be able to get in some time on the course everyday....

atl scott
09-07-2011, 09:44 PM
Best job for a disc golfer = unemployed. I've never played better.

Hyzer's
09-07-2011, 09:49 PM
All work no play. That job is death to playing disc golf.

True, but I can at least work on putting up to 40 feet when its slow or I'm bored. :o

It's true though, with the days getting shorter I have about an hour and a half of sunlight after I get off work.

BrotherDave
09-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Maybe all the unemployed disc golfers should go in together on an online store by being stock holders or something. :\

Jbowdown
09-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Self-Employed is where it's at. I'm a Freelance Video Technician/Video Switcher/Projectionist/Camera Operator within the Live Event Production sector. Some weeks I may only have one day off from work while other weeks I'm playing disc golf every day. :thmbup:

Chained Evil
09-07-2011, 10:01 PM
My job is the best! I'll give you 3 reasons. June, July, & August. Physical Education teacher.

The #1 reason I got into teaching was 3 months off in the summer. I usually am out of school by 345 pm so I can still get in some rounds in the evenings in the fall, until that daylight savings crap goes into effect. Come November though I'm busy after school coaching basketball and can only play on the weekends. Come March though I can resume my after school rounds because track practice is during the last hour of the school day. I usually only have 1 track meet a week so that is a plus as well when it starts to warm up. Just wished I would have started playing disc golf sooner, because my schedule has been this way for the last 11 years now.

djschnabel
09-07-2011, 10:02 PM
I'm a warehouse worker for the #2 discount retailer in the US, and I work Sat/Sun/Monday overnights. Four day weekends, every week.

Of course, it limits the amount of tourneys you enter, but if needed, I can take a weekend off, and then I have 11 days off in a row, so, you know, more time to play.

prerube
09-07-2011, 10:09 PM
The #1 reason I got into teaching was 3 months off in the summer. I usually am out of school by 345 pm so I can still get in some rounds in the evenings in the fall, until that daylight savings crap goes into effect. Come November though I'm busy after school coaching basketball and can only play on the weekends. Come March though I can resume my after school rounds because track practice is during the last hour of the school day. I usually only have 1 track meet a week so that is a plus as well when it starts to warm up. Just wished I would have started playing disc golf sooner, because my schedule has been this way for the last 11 years now.

A fellow track coach. :hfive:

denny ritner
09-07-2011, 10:35 PM
Everyday I'm envious of the unemployed that can play all day long. I'm a facility manager and usually play a couple rounds at lunch and a couple after work. But...

With the shortened days and dog/cats and family to take care of sometimes I can't Play as much as I would like.

I hope that you're joking.

atl scott
09-07-2011, 10:56 PM
Sometimes when I am employed I miss being unemployed and playing lots of golf.

Sometimes when I am unemployed I miss being employed and making lots of money.

Haven't found that perfect medium yet.

Connor Jones
09-07-2011, 11:01 PM
Unemployed,play disc golf almost every day,only 20 though.. :|

TorreyLaffoon
09-07-2011, 11:22 PM
I've got a friend who works at a carbide tool cutting factory. 7-3 every day. We play afternoons all the time and Saturday's are always free and clear. Good luck finding that exact job, but something similar!

prerube
09-07-2011, 11:25 PM
I get to work at 7:30ish and I managed to arrange my schedule so I am out of work by 2:00ish on M,W,F
On Tuesday and Thursday I am on DGCR from 8:30-11:00 and I am done for the day at 12:30.

vonDrehle
09-07-2011, 11:25 PM
The one that gives you enough $$ you can retire at 30 and live out your days traveling the world playing courses everywhere.

FredVegasDGC
09-07-2011, 11:31 PM
I would have to say anything that ISNT 2nd shift. Im at work right now, all ill tell ya that my hours here suck as much as they can (2pm-1030pm) that and mixed with having a 2 year old, severely limits my playing time. So basically my dream job would be at this point, like i said, anything that isnt 2nd shift.

But yeah id love to just plain be self-employed

I love my Monday-Friday 2:30- 10:30 pm shift. Get up in the morning go play a round (I usually have the course to myself) Go home eat lunch shower and head off to work. The only thing I am missing is the local club thursday evening singles.


When I was traveling a lot to cover photo assignments. If it was a overnight stay like Virginia Tech football, or NASCAR in Martinsville I would bring a light disc bag to get some play in.

Peterb
09-07-2011, 11:56 PM
I'm a porn actor who loves stroking my pink beast by the day and having my pink beast stroked at night. Though sometimes I do have day films. Either way, I get a lot of practice on my money shots.

weeman
09-08-2011, 07:09 AM
I tried the pushing my college degree around for over a year but still haven't gotten anything using it. Currently, I work for my family which is alright even though I hate the work (construction). The plus side is that I can usually get a day or two or a week off for travel for a tournament. Probably the only reason I'll get a week off to go to the USDGC this year.

bbavier
09-08-2011, 07:23 AM
I would say owning a private pay to play course like blue ribbon pines dgc in MN. In the 3 or 4 times I have been there I have met the family that owns it. You cqn truly tell they have a passion for disc golf and are always willing to help and talk disc golf.

aggreen
09-08-2011, 08:01 AM
1)being a professional disc golfer? 2) mine. I work from home and can easily get in a lunch round or jet out in early afternoon to get a round or 2. That said, this requires work in the evening/night to compensate for the flexibility. Another aspect is having kids and/or an understanding spouse/partner.

medicinalfunk
09-08-2011, 08:13 AM
i recommend doing what i did and get a job at a disc golf shop. that's always a good job for a disc golfer

NoahChristopher
09-08-2011, 08:52 AM
I'm a warehouse-yard manager for a locally owned lumber supply.I have a basket in the warehouse to practice putts when were slow, and Jim Barnett is 10 mins away so I stop there during lunch a few days a week to practice drives and upshots.I love my job and it gives me plenty of time to play, except during the winter months when my weekday playing is limited.I have been milling around the idea of opening my own pro shop.

aggreen
09-08-2011, 08:53 AM
i recommend doing what i did and get a job at a disc golf shop. that's always a good job for a disc golfer

I was going to state getting into the industry, but I have heard too many stories of people having negative experiences in taking a job that was in a field/activity/hobby they were passionate for - experiencing the latent business side of it.

ZMan44
09-08-2011, 08:55 AM
Honestly, one of the best (takes a long time though) is being a college professor. You set your own schedule of classes and office hours. You get to travel for lectureships all over the country. Pays pretty well. Not a bad gig.

bradharris
09-08-2011, 08:55 AM
Get a job with a local parks department, especially if there's already a course in place. You'll have easy access to the course for after work or lunch break rounds and you'll have a nice in to get involved in course development.

vonDrehle
09-08-2011, 08:56 AM
I love my Monday-Friday 2:30- 10:30 pm shift. Get up in the morning go play a round (I usually have the course to myself) Go home eat lunch shower and head off to work. The only thing I am missing is the local club thursday evening singles.


When I was traveling a lot to cover photo assignments. If it was a overnight stay like Virginia Tech football, or NASCAR in Martinsville I would bring a light disc bag to get some play in.

Didn't tell me you were a photographer :D.

MrHighlandPark
09-08-2011, 09:08 AM
I used to work near a course, and could play almost daily after work, even when working until 6.

I would think that aside from the ****ty pay, public school teacher with summers off would be pretty good for disc golfing. Maybe work on wall street for ten years first and save up enough money so that you can afford to do it.

Cgkdisc
09-08-2011, 09:28 AM
Zman44 - Honestly, one of the best (takes a long time though) is being a college professor. You set your own schedule of classes and office hours. You get to travel for lectureships all over the country. Pays pretty well. Not a bad gig.
Multiple World Champ and returning Board member, Peter Shive, is a college prof.

sloppydisc
09-08-2011, 09:34 AM
I have what I think to be the ultimate disc golf job - I am a sales coordinator for my company. I travel somewhere on the east coast for 10 days/month and am in a different town every day. I try to stay near a disc golf course nearly every day and play in the evenings after work. Since all my worries are back at home, I have no distractions to keep me from getting some quality rounds.

Though I am getting tired of the travel, I do feel lucky that I've had this opportunity.

Yes, sales is it. I handle accounts from NH down to SC and over to TN. My travel is paid for, I can squeeze in several rounds a week at new courses or courses I really like, and afterwards my bar tabs are covered. Comfortable hotels, great courses and free beer. Let's just say I'm not job hunting any time soon.

bayouace
09-08-2011, 09:39 AM
Retirement come next July, with my wife still working, seems to be promising. Only drawback is being 66 to have that situation.

:>)

DiscChainBasket18
09-08-2011, 09:50 AM
I work a desk job 8-5 Monday - Friday so my DG time is limited to afternoons during the summer & most weekends (but I do get to play on the computer if the boss is not standing behind me:p). I know there are people in my area that play DG during the day so I asked them what they did for a living. Here's what I got:
Beer & wine delivery driver (set your own schedules)
Waiter/Waitress (work nights &/or have various days off)
Construction worker (get off early in the afternoon)
Trucker (traveling to new cities all the time)
Parks & Rec employee (DSCJNKY tells me about his adventures on the road)
College student (not really a 'job' but it is work!)
Teacher (most afternoons free & all summer off! Whoo-hoo:thmbup:)
Drug dealer (risky but I imagine lots of free time)
Self employed (I'm envious of these guys/gals:))
Pro Disc Golfer (Avery Jenkins comes to mind)

bazillion
09-08-2011, 11:19 AM
There's a guy on here (I won't say who unless he's cool with that) who works for a railroad. He goes around the country managing crews of local people who stand around at RR crossings to make sure that cars don't get creamed while the RR repair people work on the tracks.

He says he's been able to play courses everywhere the company sends him. Sounds pretty tasty to me ...

SmoothSailor
09-08-2011, 11:26 AM
I have the best job for disc golf. I'm morning prep for a privately owned restaurant. I'm in at 9am and out by 2pm. My boss has come out and played with me and his sons always ask me when I'm taking them again, so I get time off to play tournaments and he even spinsors tournaments I host. I love my job.

simpletwist
09-08-2011, 11:39 AM
After 28 years in the service, being retired is about the best I can think of although Tom Julio's job sounds pretty good. But, I'd still take retirement. Staying home and still getting paid. Play anytime I want. And I still don't get out as much as I'd like.

Jasonasseln
09-08-2011, 11:49 AM
When I was a nurse working four 12 hour days in a row and getting 10 off, my disc game was off the hook. Now that I am behind a desk 8-4 5 days a week it is slipping

bcr123psu
09-08-2011, 11:51 AM
Find a job that allows you to work virtually. I did it exclusively for 5 years and although the expectation is at least 45-50 hours a week, you can get the work done whenever you'd like. So work from 6:00AM-11:00AM, go play a round, work from 1:00PM-3:00PM, go play a round, work from 5:00-7:00PM. Rainy day? Perfect! Work for 16 hours today and play DG all day the next day when the weather clears up.

AirMcNair
09-08-2011, 11:54 AM
Anything self employeed.

Anything that's 8-5 will severly limit your free time. I strugle to find time after work to play + take care of day to day responsibilities, maintain a relationship, etc.... And I'm only 24. I can't imagine throwing kids, etc. into the mix. The weekends are when I get most of my rounds in.

My friends who are self employeed are the ones who can play 5+ times per week with ease.

This right here. I have been self-employeed for the past 5 years. I loved being able to play when I wanted and as much as I wanted. The only problem is that when you don't have work for awhile you play a lot but you have no money. That is why I just recently got a full time gig. With this new job I am able to have the weekends off to play tourneys. Something that I haven't been able to do in 2 years. Just not much playing time once the time changes.

Jeasy13
09-08-2011, 11:56 AM
Any job that pays the bills and your disc golf habit. I work 9:00-6:30 Monday through Saturday. Needless to say, I get in a LOT of early morning and glow rounds. You can always find time to play if you really want to.

Bikinimower
09-08-2011, 12:08 PM
I work with individuals who are MR and other various Mental Disabilities. And I'm constantly taking them along to go Disc Golfing. My friends make fun of me all the time because they say Disc Golf is basically my job.

My guys love road trips and I have really no limit as to how far I can take them, so I'm always hitting up new courses. I got to spend a week up in Highbridge last year just playing Disc Golf. The best part of it is my bosses think the world of me and encourage me to get those guys out and getting involved in activitys.

The bad part is the pay, it sucks. But I'm single and can pull in just about as much OT as I can handle. But sadly if I ever have a family I may have to rethink my work life

BADman
09-08-2011, 01:05 PM
wow tons of awesome responses here, thanks gents

So for today, I'll be rewriting my resume to sound way less professional, and I'm going to be looking for a hosting/waiting/bartending job. Gotta make some skrilla and order up a CFR TeeDevil :D

Also, I was considering studying up and passing the CBEST exam, so that I can substitute teach. That would get my foot in the door for a potential PE teacher gig, amirite?

gcr_russell
09-08-2011, 01:31 PM
I can tell you one that's not necessarily great for disc golf. Being a restaurant manager.
I work a lot of hours, most weekends, and have varying schedules each week. I usually have the time to golf each week, but the consistency makes it difficult. I have to miss a lot of tournaments, can't run a weekly league, and get more golf some weeks than others.

Brall
09-08-2011, 01:36 PM
get a nightshift job and never have a wife and child and you will play all the time

Knarfks
09-08-2011, 01:39 PM
I'm an ICU nurse...work 3 12's a week and off 4. I only have to work 2 weekend shifts a month. Money is good. I can schedule myself up to 8 days off in a row without taking any vacation, and I get a months worth of vacation a year.
The only drawback is I have to clean up crap and deal with crazy patients and families all day.

bcr123psu
09-08-2011, 01:54 PM
never have a wife and child and you will play all the time

QFT.

BADman
09-08-2011, 02:03 PM
id skip the family part, but my lady is on the way to her PhD, so I'm happy to tough it out for a couple more years until the gravy train leaves the station :D she says I can be a touring pro once shes got her lexus IS haha.

bigbeano
09-08-2011, 02:34 PM
I'm a tax accountant and it works pretty nicely for disc golfing. I'm within a mile of a course so I've been going there over lunch 2-3 times a week... As an added bonus I haven't worked any overtime or weekends so there's all that time for disc golfing as well.

blammo
09-08-2011, 02:38 PM
Over the summer I worked as a summer camp counselor. I have lots of hobbies so I'm in charge of developing new activities for our program each year. This year I ordered a couple portable baskets and a box full of DX discs, and we taught the kids to play disc golf. I got 2-3 mini rounds each week on courses that I could design, and since most of the holes were in the 80-200ft range, my approach/putting got a lot better. Wish I could do it year round :(

Dave242
09-08-2011, 02:50 PM
I'm an ICU nurse...work 3 12's a week and off 4. I only have to work 2 weekend shifts a month. Money is good. I can schedule myself up to 8 days off in a row without taking any vacation, and I get a months worth of vacation a year.
The only drawback is I have to clean up crap and deal with crazy patients and families all day.

When I was a nurse working four 12 hour days in a row and getting 10 off, my disc game was off the hook. Now that I am behind a desk 8-4 5 days a week it is slipping

When I started reading this thread, this is what I thought of. Nuclear power plant operators also work on a similar schedule....although they rotate night and day shifts every few months - tough on the body. They will train anyone.....I am not talking about nuclear physicists.

In my previous job in industrial sales in NC I did whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and traveled around the Carolinas and eTN. As long as I got my stuff done (and customers were buying) no-one cared what I did when. And I worked from my home office. Now I am more into the management side of things and flexibility is tougher - although if I am out of town, I hit up a course at 4pm for a couple of rounds and drive back in the dark.

jenb
09-08-2011, 03:13 PM
undercover narc

Now that's some synergy right there.

leftyone
09-08-2011, 06:55 PM
My former job (pe teacher) was it! Dg is a great unit to teach!!

Emoney
09-08-2011, 07:02 PM
I vote disc golf pro....no brainer

Danger
09-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Somebody ask Martin Dewgartia. 511 courses in 1.9 years? Whatever he does is clearly the best job for a disc golfer.

erock216
09-08-2011, 10:54 PM
get on unemployment is the correct answer.

Sneaky Alligator
09-08-2011, 11:03 PM
My buddy is a groundskeeper at a private disc golf course...

GLong
09-08-2011, 11:30 PM
get on unemployment is the correct answer.

a friend of mine works some kind of union job and gets laid off 4-5 months every year. he travels and plays DG and collects unemployment and then goes back to work.

karottop420
09-09-2011, 01:03 AM
Get ajob that ya work evenings or over nite. I work 5pm-1am or 1am-9am. I'll either get a mid-day round and home by 3 or mornings after I get off work at 9. Works pretty well

lapants
09-09-2011, 01:05 AM
not necissarily easy but if you can find yourself a good job at an airline, a fiend of mine's mom works for delta (not sure exactly what) and works normal hours while in town, gets to travel for work and gets free tickets for herself and family. great way to play some great courses

Martin Dewgarita
09-09-2011, 08:09 AM
Somebody ask Martin Dewgartia. 511 courses in 1.9 years? Whatever he does is clearly the best job for a disc golfer.

Its not the job, its the lifestyle. I work in experiential education, basically I take students into the wilderness and help them learn life skills through experience, when I'm actually working I have a lot of time for object golf, but my disc golfing suffers. The key here is that I'm only working 5 months a year.

How to live the lifestyle.

1. Get rid of all bills, no house, no car payment.

2. Be ok with being homeless, live in car.

3. The actual job doesn't matter, earn enough in a short period of time to support a couple months straight of dg travel. If you need more $, stop and earn it.

4. Play 500 courses in <2 years 1000 by 3.

Thomas437
09-09-2011, 08:18 AM
I work at a car rental place in the mornings. Its pretty legit, start work around 6 a.m. and get off at 2 p.m. Still have enough time to get a round of 18 in and do some other things

icedpuck
09-09-2011, 08:43 AM
Millionaire:confused:

medicinalfunk
09-09-2011, 08:45 AM
I was going to state getting into the industry, but I have heard too many stories of people having negative experiences in taking a job that was in a field/activity/hobby they were passionate for - experiencing the latent business side of it.

it comes and goes

Slammer
09-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Get a wife with a good paying job, throw a couple kids in the mix and become a stay at home dad! Any time I want to throw we go. The kids go in a double jogging stroller and when my oldest(3 y.o.) wants to walk and throw some my bag goes in the stroller in his place.

Brall
09-09-2011, 02:07 PM
this guys job

deBebbler
09-09-2011, 05:02 PM
I used to work near a course, and could play almost daily after work, even when working until 6.

I would think that aside from the ****ty pay, public school teacher with summers off would be pretty good for disc golfing. Maybe work on wall street for ten years first and save up enough money so that you can afford to do it.

I can think of many, many people who wouldn't consider teacher pay s#!tty. Esp considering it is for a 180 days of work per year.

Spatula Cornroll
09-09-2011, 05:56 PM
I just got a job as a surveyor for a telco company. I will be traveling around the US 3 weeks a month, with a week off. I am really hoping that this leads to a lot of disc golf all over the country.

joegraham
09-09-2011, 06:50 PM
Weed dealer. Two birds with one stone so to speak.

JR Stengele
09-09-2011, 06:59 PM
Teacher.

disc shaman
09-09-2011, 11:57 PM
self employed glass blower :) i just have to merge road tripping/festivals/tounrys into 1 big adventure.

harr0140
09-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Believe it or not . . . landscaping (in the north) minus the snow plowing . . . while the summer isn't as easy (I still get out 2-3 times per week) but I play almost everyday all winter!

aPfaff
09-10-2011, 09:18 AM
Im a food processer for a ice cream factory go in at 6 off at 230, the hours are sweet and weekends and holidays off. Plus your get used to waking up early and makes going to early tourneys easier.

Anyone else notice the pun?

ACE_Holes4Life
09-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Teach, weekends and the summer off! You don't make much dough unless you're an administrator, but with the time off you should have plenty of tournament winnings to supplement those earnings!

In most states you can be a substitute teach with only a 4 year degree, no teaching emphasis needed. Even substitute jobs are really hard to find in WI right now though! If your tough as nails and live near a big city, you can probably get a full time job teaching, only a 4yr required in many inner city districts. Unfortunately, it's nothing like "Stand and Deliver" in real life.

rnance7
09-10-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm a porn actor who loves stroking my pink beast by the day and having my pink beast stroked at night. Though sometimes I do have day films. Either way, I get a lot of practice on my money shots.

I think this guy wins the best job for a disc golfer....Have you made any films on a course yet, lol?!? That would be one way to get the sport out there jk

TxDiscGolfBoy
09-10-2011, 11:18 AM
hotel jobs. night audit to be specific. get off at 7 am and go play a few rounds, then hit the hay round 3-4 in the afternoon.

Billythesid
09-10-2011, 08:04 PM
16823

16824I work at a asphalt plant and it gets me free metal and use of a welder. so i made my version of innova's discatcher and all i got in it is the price of the sticker.Thanks larco:thmbup:

cali
09-10-2011, 08:19 PM
I wait tables. It's not a bad gig.

eegor
09-10-2011, 08:50 PM
Im a route driver and love it. Im off by 2pm at the latest and work M-F, off all holidays. Can reschedule my stops to get off early any day!

Yeah, I'm a route driver that delivers all over west Texas. I get to travel around the state, staying in hotels on my 2 day runs. When I can't make any more deliveries, I go to the local course and play. Since I only work 4 days a week, I can get out on Wednesdays and play wherever I want in the DFW area. That goes along with my weekend play. 3 to 6 rounds every week... at different courses. It's a pretty sweet gig and keeps this 50 year old in pretty good shape.

kw83028
09-10-2011, 08:57 PM
I was a stay at home dad for 3 years. I've only been playing for a year, but that year was awesome because I played about 10 rounds a week. Now I have a 8-430 m-f job and I play about a round a week. So, stay at home dad is awesome, especially when you take your kids out and teach them how to play.

Lewis
09-11-2011, 09:14 AM
I imagine stay-at-home dad would be kinda like being self-employed: lots of work to do but you get to set your own hours. My fantasy is to be unemployed but independently wealthy with a wife who loves the sport as much as I do. ;)

Jbowdown
09-11-2011, 02:23 PM
I've been working in Las Vegas this weekend and I just can't believe how gay my discs fly in the desert! :D

jtencer
09-11-2011, 05:20 PM
Go to grad school

HarkeyPuck
09-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Im a food processer for a ice cream factory go in at 6 off at 230, the hours are sweet and weekends and holidays off. Plus your get used to waking up early and makes going to early tourneys easier.

I work as a coffee roaster/delivery driver of said coffee & my hours are nearly the same.(6:30 - 3:30) Weekends & Holidays off. Very conducive for disc golf during the week & early rounds on the weekends. Free coffee is a plus also.

jpacetime
09-11-2011, 09:02 PM
Win tournaments. Then don't work at all, just pay your bills with your sponsoships $ and your winnings. Or sell drugs. Or claim you're crazy and collect social security. Rob banks. Produce counterfeit money. Gamble. Become a real estate tycoon and hire employees to do your work.

dudiablo
09-11-2011, 09:10 PM
I work at a map making company which is REALLY laid back. Just so long as I get my 40 hours in a week they are happy. So I try to get in by 7, and out by 330. All afternoon to hit the courses.

steveo69
09-11-2011, 09:15 PM
What I do.... Carpenter. I do hammer pound drills all day long.

lapants
09-12-2011, 12:08 AM
What I do.... Carpenter. I do hammer pound drills all day long.

good point, jobs that can get you in shape would be good for disc golf no matter what the hours.

i work facilities maintenance at a bus company and occasionally have to lay pavers (which are a B!***) but if that was my full time job i'd be ripping discs a mile.

basketcase15
09-12-2011, 12:10 AM
i think professional unemployment is a good life choice

then your can say i bought this shopping cart and this cardboard with my own money!!!

Captain Bad
09-12-2011, 10:53 AM
I got to play a lot when I was serving tables/bartending. The schedules are fairly flexible so you can easily get in a round or two before/after your shift. And, on those days when you just really want to throw but you have to work, there's almost always somebody looking to pick up a shift.

But, I would have to imagine that some sort of traveling sales job would be the ultimate DG career (aside from being a touring Pro of course). Somewhat flexible schedule, paid travel, and the opportunity to play courses around the country/world? Yeah, sign me up.

Captain Bad
09-12-2011, 10:54 AM
I think this guy wins the best job for a disc golfer....Have you made any films on a course yet, lol?!? That would be one way to get the sport out there jk

You mean you haven't seen "Bang the Chains" or "Grip It and Rip It?"

BADman
09-26-2011, 02:02 PM
thought id update yall, im going to be delivering pizzas in the downtown san jose area next week :D i figure thats pretty conducive to throwing frisbees.

actually pizza my heart has their own disc. no joke.

Matthew boals
09-26-2011, 06:33 PM
You gotta work the night shift doing pizza delivery, Most money. Late night drunks are always good tippers. Your day is free for disc. The problem is going to bed 1/2 hours after work. If the pizza place closes late, midnight- 2:00.

oddjob
09-26-2011, 07:21 PM
Living off the gubments teet

412Disc
09-26-2011, 08:09 PM
definitely self employed

tarel
09-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Best job is to be the stay at home dad with no kids, marry a chick who is a workaholic who has daddy issues. Treat her like crap and golf all you want. Dont forget to order all the plastic on her credit cards.:hfive: