Junior Exam

March 08, 2010

Children are the future, so to get a snapshot of tomorrow's golfers, SI surveyed the entire field at an American Junior Golf Association tournament, soliciting the teenagers' opinions on golf topics, school matters, politics, the use of performance-enhancing drugs and more

IN RECENT YEARS, WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE GONE WITHOUT TOUCHING A CLUB?

LESS THAN A WEEK 37%

ONE WEEK 29%

TWO WEEKS 13%

ONE MONTH 14%

TWO MONTHS 7%

Have you ever had a part-time job?

YES 11%

NO 89%

WILL A WOMAN BE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. IN YOUR LIFETIME?

YES 57%

NO 43%

Should square grooves be banned?

YES 29%

NO 71%

DO YOU FLY COACH, FIRST CLASS OR PRIVATE JET?

Coach 92%

First class 6%

Private jet 2%

How many wedges do you carry?

FOUR 22%

THREE 65%

TWO 13%

IN THE PAST YEAR, HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU READ FOR PLEASURE?

Four or more 16% • One to three 61%

None 23%

Do you plan to attend college?

Yes 93%

No 7%

DO YOU PLAN TO TURN PROFESSIONAL?

YES 90%

NO 10%

Are you aware of any golfers using recreational drugs?

Yes 11%

89% No

ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY GOLFERS USING PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS?

YES 6%

NO 94%

IF YOU HAD TO PLAY WITH ONLY ONE CLUB, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?

Seven-iron 34%

Six-iron 17%

Hybrid 17%

Nine-iron 9%

Wedge 6%

Also receiving votes: Putter, three-iron, five-iron, three-wood, driver

Is your home course a private club or a public facility?

Private 71%

Public 29%

DO YOU TEXT OR TWEET WHILE PLAYING?

YES 47%

NO 53%

Which punishment would be worse: No computer or no golf?

NO COMPUTER 29%

NO GOLF 71%

PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA PHOTOSCHECTER LEE (WEDGES) PHOTOERICK W. RASCO (BOOKS)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)