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Rounds Played on Golf Vacations Can Predict Your Age

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Let’s have a little fun today.

I bet I can guess your exact age based solely on how much golf you like to play on your golf vacations.

Don’t believe me? Try this and you’ll be amazed: 

How many rounds of golf would you like to play on a five-day golf vacation? (must be more than 1 but less than 10)

Multiply this number by 2.

Add 5.

Now multiply the result by 50 (I’ll wait while you find the calculator on your computer).

If you have already had your birthday this year, add 1,759.

If you have not already had your birthday this year, add 1,758.

Now, subtract the 4-digit year in which you were born.

You should be left with a 3-digit number.

The first number is the first one you chose — the number of rounds of golf you’d like to play on a golf vacation.

The next two numbers are….your age. Ta-da!

Forward this to a friend.

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4 Comments

  1. Gary P

    June 5, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Really coooooool.

  2. Craig B

    June 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Thanks, Gary. We thought so, too, when someone forwarded it to us and we wanted to share it with GVI readers. The real trick of course, is being able to shoot your age. Maybe when I’m 90.

  3. Regine

    July 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    i am so confused. my birthday is next month but since it hasnt come yet i added 1758 to it but everytime it came out 1 number off. then when i used 1759 (which i wasnt supposed to) it worked.

  4. Craig Better

    July 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    The math above worked for 2009, when the post was published. In 2010, you’d have to add 1,760 (if your birthday already passed) and 1,759 (if it hasn’t). Sorry for the confusion! PS: Anyone reading this in 2011, add 1,761 and 1,760 respectively.

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