A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 25, 2017
“Playing golf is like playing fetch with yourself”

"Golf: The art of playing fetch with yourself” is a one-line saying that has been printed on many images. “Golf: Playing ‘fetch’ with yourself” was posted on the newsgroup alt.guitar.tab on March 13, 1999,

“Golf: the art of playing fetch with yourself” was posted on Twitter on May 23, 2010.


Google Groups: alt.guitar.tab
REQ: The chord C9
Darcy Benoit
3/13/99
(...)
Golf: Playing “fetch” with yourself.

Google Groups: alt.fan.mark-brian
TOT-But related to the M&B Golf Touney
Kaci
3/24/00
Isn’t golf just playing fetch with yourself?  smile

Twitter
Kat Jaibur‏
@katjaib
Golf @ginidietrich ?  Where you hit the ball. Walk up to the ball. Hit the ball. Walk up to the ball. Like playing fetch with yourself?
6:00 PM - 19 Jun 2009

Twitter
Todd Crompton‏
@toddcrompton
I don’t get the appeal of golf. It’s like playing fetch with yourself in a huge park.
2:57 PM - 25 Jul 2009

Twitter
Benjamyn Toler‏
@byntoler
I hate golf. It’s like playing fetch with yourself. - Stephanie Claus
2:52 PM - 6 Mar 2010

29 March 2010, McClatchy-Tribune Business News (Washington, DC), “Your dogs are more than friends --- they’re family” by Amy Nichol Smith:
CESAR—Golf, flag football, disc golf ("which is like playing fetch with yourself,” Ozuna said.)

Twitter
BeyondSaying‏
@HaitianDonna
Golf: the art of playing fetch with yourself.
12:29 AM - 23 May 2010

Twitter
Nancy Kenney‏
@GreenGirlMedia
Golf. The art of playing fetch with yourself! http://pinterest.com/pin/183099541071419000/
9:46 PM - 18 Sep 2012

Google Books
Maui Revealed:
The Ultimate Guidebook

By Andrew Doughty
Lihu’e, HI: Wizard Publications, Inc.
2016
Pg. ?:
We know this (disc golf—ed.) is popular on the mainland but it seems comparable to playing fetch with yourself.

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Playing golf is a lot like playing fetch with yourself
submitted November 26, 2017 by dukenheim

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, November 25, 2017 • Permalink