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What do you think?  I should add that I'm asking this question to people with full-time jobs (other than pro-golfers or pro-fishermen).  Can you balance a full-time job, golf, and fishing?  I've tried and determined it's either going to be one or the other.  

We'll define "good" as:

Golf: consistently able to make par, average +5 or better on an 18 hole course.

Fishing:  you've won at least one tournament

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I think its a game where middle aged to old men chase a little round ball around someones big backyard.  

I must admit though the little cars and the lakes in those peoples backyards are alot of fun in themselves, why would someone waste all that space to chase around a tiny white ball is beyond me

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Dude at 27 years old you shouldn't have any problems with multi tasking; I would say continue with both.

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Yes, you can be good at both.  I fish WAY more then I golf, but my dad likes to golf more then he likes to fish.  I like to spend time with my dad, so in short I've become a good golfer and a better fisherman.  Maybe that helps.  Oh and I have a full-time job that usually is more then 40 hours a week and I'm 29.  Life is short.  Play Hard!!

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Golf requires a great deal of time and patience.  Play 3x per week and within a year you'll be within 5-7 strokes of par.

Fishing....well, I ain't got that far yet.

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I think it is extreamly difficult at least from my experience.  I played on the mini tours a couple of years after I got out of college.  Maybe fished once every couple of weeks.  Then about 20 years ago, I fished every bass tournament I could for a couple of years and played golf about once every two weeks.  The last 10 or so years, I either concentrate on golf OR fishing for a particular year.  If I split my time, I can shoot in the mid 70's and still do pretty good at fishing.

If I fish a lot and don't play much golf I go to the upper 70's.  If I play a lot of golf I can get it to par or better most of the time but my fishing, or catching skills deminish.

Besides that, they are both expensive and require quite a bit of windshield time.  Lately, I concentrate on fishing and just play in beer scrambles and maybe one or two other tournaments. :)

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Lately, I concentrate on fishing and just play in beer scrambles and maybe one or two other tournaments. :)

x2  ;D

It depends on what you mean by "good". The term is too vague. I don't think you could be a scratch golfer, and win fishing tournaments regularly, if you have a full-time job, unless you're really talented.  Without a job, anything is possible...can't wait 'til retirement! (I'm 24)

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I really enjoy playing golf I just never get to because Im always fishing. But since most matches are on weekday afternoons I plan on playing golf along with football and basketball next year at school.

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One day I realized that I would would never be worth a crap at golf, so I took up fishing.   :D

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One day I realized that I would would never be worth a crap at golf, so I took up fishing. :D

could there be another realization coming to you soon ;D ;D

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Cajun, I've already had a realization. I would much prefer to be on the water than on a golf course.  I may never become a good bass fisherman, but that's OK with me.  At the very least, I get to witness the wonders of nature instead of the whims of a golf course manager.

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It really depends on your talent level. Some people play once every couple of weeks, and hit some balls every now and then, and are EASILY able to shoot 77 or better. Others play nearly every day and can't break 90. Either you have it, or you don't. If you don't, then you'd have to dedicate your fishing time to golf. And that's just plain wrong!  ;D

I'm a golf pro, so I can't comment on how long it takes to be a good tournament angler, because I stink in tournaments. So, I stick to fun fishing.  ;)

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It really depends on your talent level. Some people play once every couple of weeks, and hit some balls every now and then, and are EASILY able to shoot 77 or better. Others play nearly every day and can't break 90. Either you have it, or you don't. If you don't, then you'd have to dedicate your fishing time to golf. And that's just plain wrong! ;D

I'm a golf pro, so I can't comment on how long it takes to be a good tournament angler, because I stink in tournaments. So, I stick to fun fishing. ;)

Any relation to the design/construction group with the same name?

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After reading your requirements for a good fishermen and a good golfer I have to change my answer to NO.

As someone who has partaken in both sports the amount of time necessary to maintain that level of consistency in both sports isn't possible for someone who works 40 hours a week unless you're naturally talented in one or both.

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