Distribution of Responses
Desired Practices Average Score Negative Perceptions* (%) Neutral Perceptions* (%) Positive Perceptions* (%)
1. Athletes, including golfers, are supported at places of work similar to those at Hilton and US Army paid time given to train and compete. 2.1 57 38 5
2. High performance golfers are ranked into hierarchical levels/pools with appropriate financial and technical support. 2.4 44 46 10
3. Athletes are assisted with formal education and career outside sport 2.5 40 43 16
4. Athlete support is well shared/balanced between coaches and advisors (e.g., coach may provide psychological, nutritional and performance science support, while independent advisors may best assist with medicine, career, education and personal finances) 2.9 25 55 20
5. Scientific research (e.g., biomechanics of athlete movement and psychophysiological analysis) is applied quickly and effectively to immediately benefit a golfer's performance. 2.8 29 52 18
6. A golfing career is prolonged by medical personnel knowledgeable in golfing (helping with such things as injury prevention, adjustment of training levels, nutrition, pharmacology, rest and stimulation therapy, doping use prevention). 3.2 16 52 32
7. Doping is controlled by USA Golf and is based on the most recent guidelines from the World Anti-Doping Agency. 3.4 10 57 34
8. Athletes leaving elite sport are provided with individualized lifestyle plans for physical and psychological health 2.5 35 53 11
Across all items in element (N=102) 2.7 32 50 18