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Fourth Annual Junior Player Survey

Photo: Fred Vuich

Ninety-one percent of those surveyed think Michelle Wie made the wrong decision by turning pro at age 15.

Will you reach the PGA or LPGA tour?

No 8%
YES 92%

You can be one of the greatest amateurs of all time, or a tour pro with a PGA or LPGA card.... Which would you rather be?

Amateur 18%
Tour pro 82%

You're spending a lot of time at golf. Do you feel it will be time well spent even if you don't play professionally?

No 15%
YES 85%

What is your preferred on-course snack?

Fruit 55%
Trail mix 31%
Candy 14%

Michelle Wie made a boatload of money by turning pro at age 15. Did she make the right decision?

Yes 9%
NO 91%

Who is the more dominant player, Lorena Ochoa or Tiger Woods?

Ochoa 29%
Woods 71%

It's your birthday. Would you rather play golf or take the day off?

Play golf 53%
Take off 47%

What's more important, a college degree or a tour card?

Card 29%
Degree 71%

If you were 18, who would've gotten your vote for U.S. president?

John McCain 42%
Barack Obama 58%

Is race an issue in golf?

Yes 3%
Sometimes 18%
NO 79%

Is your boyfriend or girlfriend a golfer?

Yes 8%
No 32%
Not Applicable 60%

Do you have a Facebook or MySpace page, or are you a part of another social networking website?

No 39%
YES 61%

Who pushes you hardest to excel at golf?

Mom 16%
Other 17%
Dad 67%

In the past year, how often have your parents made you practice when you didn't feel like it?

Often 12%
Infrequently 39%
Never 49%

Have you ever called a penalty on yourself?

No 26%
YES 74%

On a scale of 1 to 10 (slowest to fastest), how would you rate your pace of play?

1 0%
2 2%
3 2%
4 6%
5 6%
6 7%
7 27%
8 31%
9 15%
10 4%

Are pro golfers spoiled?

Yes 38%
NO 62%

Do you work with a personal trainer?

Yes 53%
No 47%

Do you regularly attend religious services?

Yes 48%
No 52%

Should belly and long putters be banned?

Yes 19%
NO 81%

Do you play cast or forged irons?

Cast 33%

Who is your favorite TV golf analyst?

Nick Faldo 51%
Johnny Miller 30%
David Feherty 11%
Gary McCord 3%
Kelly Tilghman 3%
Steve Sands 2%

Who is your least favorite TV golf analyst?

Johnny Miller 53%
Nick Faldo 24%
Kelly Tilghman 4%
Bobby Clampett 2%
Mike Tirico 2%
Other 15%

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