One day, while Glenn Berger was unemployed, he decided to throw on his scuba gear and go grab some golf balls in the lake. That’s when a million dollar idea hit him! Sell the golf balls back to the golf courses.
Fourteen years later, Berger has made $15 million – retrieving 1.3 to 1.7 million balls per year. Berger will go to golf courses all around Florida, retrieve all the golf balls, then clean and sell them for a $1 a piece.
While diving, Berger has found tables, golf carts, lawn mowers, snakes, bird skulls, and alligators – Although he doesn’t like to talk about them:
“I really don’t like to talk about alligators. They happen. You learn how to deal with them. Scuba diving is a dangerous sport as it is. People can usually see, I can’t see. I have fish, snakes, and turtles running into me all the time.”
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