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Golf is more profitable than sex?

ClairefromClare

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Thought the gang here would appreciate this one (heck, the link is on the forum home page, but how many of you pay any attention?).

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  • Allan Hall, Berlin
  • December 11, 2008
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THE red lights are going out across Europe as prostitution falls victim to the credit crunch.

- Credit crunch hits brothels
- Income down one-fifth
- No longer recession-proof


From Amsterdam to Zagreb, bordello owners report a slump in profits that not even offers of free Viagra can restore.

In what was once seen as a recession-proof industry, income is down by an average of 20 per cent at brothels across the continent.

Egbert Krumeich, manager of Artemis, the largest brothel in Berlin, said the recession had helped dent revenue massively last month — for some reason the peak season for Germany's sex trade.

In the Czech Republic, where prostitution operates in a legal grey zone but is largely tolerated, the sex industry is big business, generating $A760 million, much of it from British visitors, according to Mag Consulting, a tourism research company in Prague that studies the sex industry.

Jaromir Beranek, the director of Mag, said that when Germany and Britain, the two countries that send the most tourists to Prague, began to stagnate, sex tourism was affected too.

Brothels have started laying off working girls while the shutters go up on the larger bordellos.

Near the border with Germany, many towns long blighted by a daily influx of sex tourists are pleased at the decline in business. A few years ago, the small Czech town of Dubi was so overrun by prostitution an orphanage was opened to provide refuge for dozens of unwanted babies of prostitutes and their German clients.

Sex could be bought for as little as £3.50 ($7.90). Now 40 brothels in town have shrunk to just four — the others have turned into golf shops or goulash restaurants.

"Two or three years ago, we would get 1000 men coming here for sex on a Friday night, which is a lot for a town of 8000 people," said Mayor Petr Pipal. "The one good thing about the economic crisis is that it has impacted so severely on the sex trade."

Jan-Phillip Buergermann, a brothel owner in Frankfurt, said: "I have offered free Viagra, free porn and cut the rates of the girls by 40 per cent, but business is down 45 per cent — it's really terrible."
 

SiberianDVM

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They just need to combine the two:

A golf outing with a nice looking hooker as your caddie, followed by a really good club cleaning.

:D
 

warbirdlover

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If the TV documentaries on prostitution are any indication, I haven't seen many attractive ones. But I suppose there are some desperate men out there. :D
 

MCDavis

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Of course it is! In golf, you can play a lot of different courses without making your home course mad. :D
 

Esox

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i never thought prostitution and golf could be combined. hmm

A few years ago a Beertown strip club had an outing at a local golf club. Apparently the booze was flowing freely, a bunch of the dancers ended up naked, and various unwholesome acts were performed both in and out of view during the course of the round.

It was quite the scandal.

Kevin
 

Wi-Golfer

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A few years ago a Beertown strip club had an outing at a local golf club. Apparently the booze was flowing freely, a bunch of the dancers ended up naked, and various unwholesome acts were performed both in and out of view during the course of the round.

It was quite the scandal.

Kevin

Yep, happened at South Hills CC, what a dump that place is. Horrible course & I can see why they would want strippers to help liven the place up.:beach3:
 

ezra76

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A few years ago a Beertown strip club had an outing at a local golf club. Apparently the booze was flowing freely, a bunch of the dancers ended up naked, and various unwholesome acts were performed both in and out of view during the course of the round.

It was quite the scandal.

Kevin

"How the Fck did you get herpes playing golf !??!!!"
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