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
This is an article from the March 8, 2010 issue
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?
WILL A WOMAN BE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. IN YOUR LIFETIME?
Should square grooves be banned?
DO YOU FLY COACH, FIRST CLASS OR PRIVATE JET?
First class 6%
Private jet 2%
How many wedges do you carry?
IN THE PAST YEAR, HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU READ FOR PLEASURE?
Four or more 16% • One to three 61%
Do you plan to attend college?
DO YOU PLAN TO TURN PROFESSIONAL?
Are you aware of any golfers using recreational drugs?
ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY GOLFERS USING PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS?
IF YOU HAD TO PLAY WITH ONLY ONE CLUB, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
Also receiving votes: Putter, three-iron, five-iron, three-wood, driver
Is your home course a private club or a public facility?
DO YOU TEXT OR TWEET WHILE PLAYING?
Which punishment would be worse: No computer or no golf?
NO COMPUTER 29%
NO GOLF 71%