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The Golf Ball Kid For Scott Dickinson, diving for dollars is par for the course.

By Johanna S. Billings

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Scott Dickinson dives so golfers can Tee It Up . . . Again.

Dickinson, 26, began Tee It Up . . . Again as a sideline business after years of selling the golf balls he found by chance. "We used to live on the ninth fairway of a golf course. We used to go find them as kids and sell them," says Dickinson, who moved to Center Valley, Pennsylvania, from Florida when he was 12.

As a high school freshman, he got a part-time job as a maintenance worker, mowing lawns and being a "gopher" at Wedgewood Golf Course in nearby Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, and continued his childhood hobby. "My demand got bigger than my supply--instead of asking for one or two balls, people started asking for a dozen of a certain type--so I started walking in the mud holes looking for them," he explains. He began packaging them and selling them for $4 a dozen. He became known around town as "the kid who sells golf balls."

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