Distribution of Responses
Desired Practices Average Score Negative Perceptions* (%) Neutral Perceptions* (%) Positive Perceptions* (%)
1. In addition to children being introduced to golf by themselves and parents, potential athletes are attracted from outside the sport’s participation base (e.g., by a search at schools). 2.6 39 47 14
2. Young golfers are trained based on guidelines for multiple development stages recommended by USA Golf (many national governing bodies have guidelines for nurturing players from the introduction to sport through the achievement of peak performance on to retirement from sport) 2.5 51 32 17
3. Sufficient resources are available collectively from various supporting organizations for all young talented golfers to progress through all developmental stages. 2.6 49 33 19
4. A multi-stage system of athlete qualification based on results/ranking within age groups is used to reward a golfer's progress from beginner to top international level. 3.2 21 39 40
5. Performance of golfers in each competitive age group is monitored and developed using a national database. 3.2 21 44 36
6. A high number of full-time golf coaches are available making the athlete-coach ratio low. 2.7 38 49 13
7. Golf coach expertise is equally high across all participant ages and levels. 2.5 59 26 15
8. Golf coaches are paid according to multi-level certification based on coaches' education and achievements of entrusted players. 2.3 54 33 13
9. Golfers with potential to represent the country (e.g. nation's top 100 golfers per age group) are offered the conditions to train full time with high performance standards. 2.6 34 53 13
10. Golf training is well integrated with school/college/university education for harmonious development of athletes. 2.8 36 41 23
Across all items in element (N=102) 2.7 40 40 20