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 January 22, 2018
“What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman?” (joke)

Golfers are notorious about lying on their golf scores. Fishermen are notorious about lying about the size of a fish that was either caught or that got away.

“The difference between a fisherman and a golfer is that a fisherman never has a bad lie” was printed in a 1951 newspaper. “The difference between a fisherman and a golfer is that a golfer put his lies down on paper” was printed in a 1974 newspaper.

A riddle has been cited in print since at least 2005:

Q: What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman?
A: When a golfer lies he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it!



3 September 1951, The Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH), “The Voice of the Enquirer,” pg. 6, col. 3:
The difference between a fisherman and a golfer is that a fisherman never has a bad lie.

11 May 1974, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, “Disconnected Thoughts About Almost Anything” by Doug Larson, pg. A-3, col. 4:
The difference between a fisherman and a golfer is that a golfer put his lies down on paper.

2o.org
The Golfer vs. The Fisherman
01-12-2005 | 09:12:00
Q: What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman?A: When a golfer lies he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it!

C.N.A. E-Bulletin Number 22 – October 10, 2005
An electronic publication of the Canadian Numismatic Association
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Q: What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman? A: When a golfer lies, he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it!

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Kailee Allen‏
@KaileeAlle
Q: What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman?A: When a golfer lies he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it!
5:43 AM - 16 Jul 2009

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NothingButJokes‏
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Q: What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman?A: When a golfer lies he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it!
6:00 PM - 30 Aug 2014

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Simon‏
@sikillick1969
What’s the difference between a golfer and a fisherman? “When a golfer lies he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it” 🤣
7:12 AM - 26 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, January 22, 2018 • Permalink