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Man Earns $50,000 Playing Video Golf

For those of us who grew up with videogames, the idea of making a living playing them seems like a dream.
For Graig Kinzler of St. Charles, Illinois its a daily reality. He makes his living playing Golden Tee at his local bar, and he doesn't do to bad, pulling down about $50,000 a year in winnings. He plays around 600 games a month competing against 49 online players with a top prize of only $10, he has to win nearly every game to make a living. The earnings are tracked with a swipe card and every two weeks Kinzler gets a check for around $1,500, and he's not the only one, there are about two dozen men mostly in they're 30's and 40's who earn their living playing Golden Tee which the most popular cash videogame in the U.S.

What an awesome job right? If you could earn a living at a leisure activity what would it be? If I could find a way to make money watching Breaking Bad on DVD I'd be set. - Producer Ryan

Read the full article on Wall Street Journal Online

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07/09/2012 9:09AM
Man Earns $50,000 Playing Video Golf
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