You probably know Willie Robertson. He’s the star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” the most-watched non-fiction cable show of all time.
You probably don’t know Sam Snowdon… yet. He’s the founder of Golf Ball Hogs, which sends divers into ponds and lakes to recover lost golf balls. But soon, he’ll have a reality show on Back9Network called “Ball Hogs.” You could argue it’s the golf version of “Duck Dynasty.”
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The two “hunters” met Monday while at Monday After the Masters, the charity golf tournament hosted by Hootie & the Blowfish. Surely you can guess who is who:
“Ball Hogs” features men and women who dive into Florida waters accompanied by alligators, snakes, snapping turtles and leeches. More than 300 million golf balls are lost each year, and by retrieving some of these, some divers earn more than $100,000 annually. In other words, it’s big business:
What’s also big business is duck hunting, as the company Duck Commander can attest. That’s the Robertson family-run business of duck-hunting merchandise that Willie, the CEO, turned into a multi-million dollar enterprise:
Snowdon can only be thrilled if his business reaches half of the profitability of Duck Commander.
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