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Title: Golf in Singapore: a cultural perspective
Authors: Foo, Gregory Raymund Yong En
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Culture
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: There are currently 12 private golf clubs in Singapore with a total of 17 golf courses. On record, there are an estimated 36,000 golfers with a registered handicap in the database of the Singapore Golf Association (SGA). However, within the next 15 years, there will be a significant reduction in the number of golf courses left in Singapore. With the impending closure of more golf courses over the coming years, what impact will it potentially have on the future of golf in Singapore? The aim of this study is to explore the various subgroups within the golfing community in Singapore and gain insight into the current perceptions towards golf in Singapore. Using Ingham’s Criteria for sport as a theoretical framework for analysis, this study will mainly focus on the action- orientation and normative framework associated with the culture of golf in Singapore. Data collected for the study was obtained through the use of open-ended surveys. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with two officials from SGA and a third interview was also conducted with a participant from outside the SGA. With regards to action-orientation, social influence, personal enjoyment and health benefits were key motivators for participation in golf. With regards to the normative framework, findings suggest a mix of both positive and negative perceptions towards golf in Singapore
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/73853
Fulltext Permission: restricted
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