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Golf scavenger in New York stabbed 16 times

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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This is not exactly a happy story (like, say, our father-son hole-in-one post), but it is an interesting one.

Last Thursday, according to the New York Times, a man known simply as "Cuba" was stabbed 16 times and his body left in the woods near a public golf course in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Cuba was a golf-ball scavenger. Like, that was his primary occupation -- recovering and selling lost balls. He'd been doing that at the course for seven years.

"Ridiculous," you say. "A multimillion dollar industry," I respond.

One man who runs a golf-scavenger business in North Carolina drives a Porsche and operates in 27 states!

Cuba could make up to $150 a day doing his duty scouring the grounds and water for wayward tee shots and errant iron play. Maybe even an angrily tossed ball after a double bogey or worse.

According to the Times article, there has been no correlation made between the stabbing and Cuba's occupation. The Times did say the victim had prior arrests but did not provide details of the investigation into his death.

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