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The Golf Ball Man
By John Campbell, TV9 Sports
Dubuque-They are in his living room. They are in his basement.
They are in his front yard. Boxes and boxes of golf balls. Clete Meyer of 1410 North Grandview in Dubuque figures he has about 12 thousand golf balls at any one time.
The 75 year old bundle of energy figures he started finding and selling golf balls when he was 9 or 10. He says he personally finds the golf balls, cleans them up, and puts them up for sale. The brand name balls go for about one third the normal price.
Meyer also has thousands and thousand of "logo balls." You want one with Santa on it? Clete Meyer has one. Probably two or three.
You want a Pooh Bear ball? No problem.
Clete says if someone's name is on a golf ball, many times he will return it. Otherwise, finders keepers, losers weepers.