Distribution of Responses
Desired Practices Average Score Negative Perceptions* (%) Neutral Perceptions* (%) Positive Perceptions* (%)
1. High performance athletes are provided with priority access to specific high quality equipment and facilities 3.2 23 36 41
2. Training centers provide specialized facilities and equipment for each age and level of participation 2.9 28 52 19
3. All national, regional and local training centers are available to athletes at affordable costs 2.3 66 25 9
4. Travel from home to training facilities takes little time for US golfers of all levels and types 2.8 33 52 15
5. Training facilities are close to all facilities for athlete support (e.g., school/college, medical, room & board, leisure/entertainment) 2.8 26 67 7
6. A network of training centers is used to prepare US golfers in different environments/sociogeoclimates (e.g., high altitude/temperature/humidity, city/pollution, rural/resort) 2.2 54 38 7
7. Golfing training centers are located close to other sport facilities so that players participate in and learn from other sports 2.2 57 37 6
Across all items in element (N=102) 2.6 41 44 15