Professional golf - A license to spend money? Issues of money in the lives of touring professional golfers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/334489
Title:
Professional golf - A license to spend money? Issues of money in the lives of touring professional golfers
Authors:
Fry, John; Bloyce, Daniel ( 0000-0003-4114-3588 ) ; Pritchard, Ian
Abstract:
Drawing upon figurational sociology, this paper examines issues of money that are central to touring professional golfers’ workplace experiences. Based on interviews with 16 professionals, results indicate the monetary rewards available for top golfers continues to increase, however, such recompense is available to relatively small numbers and the majority fare poorly. Results suggest that playing on tour with other like-minded golfers fosters internalized constraints relating to behaviour, referred to as ‘habitus’, whereby many players ‘gamble’ on pursuing golf as their main source of income despite the odds against them. Golfers are constrained to develop networks with sponsors for financial reasons which has left some players with conflicting choices between regular money, and adhering to restrictive contractual agreements, or the freedom to choose between different brands.
Affiliation:
Myerscough College ; University of Chester ; University of Chester
Citation:
Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 2015, 39(3), pp. 179-201
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Journal of Sport and Social Issues
Publication Date:
11-Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/334489
DOI:
10.1177/0193723514557819
Additional Links:
http://jss.sagepub.com/
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
This is the authors' PDF version of an article which appeared online on 11/11/2014 in published in Journal of Sport and Social Issues© 2014. The definitive version is available at http:dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193723514557819
ISSN:
0193-7235
EISSN:
1552-7638
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorFry, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorBloyce, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorPritchard, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T10:32:44Zen
dc.date.available2014-11-11T10:32:44Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11-11en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sport and Social Issues, 2015, 39(3), pp. 179-201en
dc.identifier.issn0193-7235en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0193723514557819en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/334489en
dc.descriptionThis is the authors' PDF version of an article which appeared online on 11/11/2014 in published in Journal of Sport and Social Issues© 2014. The definitive version is available at http:dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193723514557819en
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon figurational sociology, this paper examines issues of money that are central to touring professional golfers’ workplace experiences. Based on interviews with 16 professionals, results indicate the monetary rewards available for top golfers continues to increase, however, such recompense is available to relatively small numbers and the majority fare poorly. Results suggest that playing on tour with other like-minded golfers fosters internalized constraints relating to behaviour, referred to as ‘habitus’, whereby many players ‘gamble’ on pursuing golf as their main source of income despite the odds against them. Golfers are constrained to develop networks with sponsors for financial reasons which has left some players with conflicting choices between regular money, and adhering to restrictive contractual agreements, or the freedom to choose between different brands.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jss.sagepub.com/en
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dc.subjectprofessional golfen
dc.subjectmoneyen
dc.subjectcareer incomesen
dc.subjectlabour marketsen
dc.subjectglobalizationen
dc.subjectfigurational sociologyen
dc.titleProfessional golf - A license to spend money? Issues of money in the lives of touring professional golfersen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1552-7638en
dc.contributor.departmentMyerscough College ; University of Chester ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sport and Social Issuesen
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