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#1 chokea

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:13 PM

When a player who has had funding over a course of a few years from golf Australia and or their state body do they ever have a hecs debt to pay?



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:50 PM

Pretty sure the money has been pissed against the wall like Tennis.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

Any golfers out there with Tomics attitude?

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:55 PM

Any golfers out there with Tomics attitude?

I guess the closest would be guys who have been funded then turning pro and not coming back to play the Australian Open.
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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:01 PM

I doubt they would have to pay it back. The funding would come i from us mug golfers some way or another surely
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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:22 PM

No the funding now carries on for a select group of high profile amateurs who have turned pro and lasts for 5 years.

The info is on the GA website under Rookie Squad.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:27 PM

When a player who has had funding over a course of a few years from golf Australia and or their state body do they ever have a hecs debt to pay?

One of my pet topics, there should be a HECS debt, Golf Australia carries on sponsoring promising pros after they have been sponsored as amateurs in the vain hope of uncovering the next Greg Norman who will grow the game. Adam Scott became no. 1 and did not grow the game.

 

Pretty sure Greg Norman didn't suck on the GA teat, he did it the hard way all on his own.

 

The current rookie squad is

 

Minjee Lee, Oliver Goss, Su Oh, Todd Sinnott, Cameron Smith and Nathan Holman

 

Pretty sure Minjee could survive without sponsorship given she has won $500K this year, likewise Smith with over $800K.

 

Lydia Ko was embarrassed into giving up her Golf NZ sponsorship when she had one significant $.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:54 PM

Any funding should be linked to some sort of repayment , ie time and promoting the game here in Aus , junior clinics would be a good start
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:27 AM

It's an issue not just for golf. I have long said that anybody who attends the AIS should have a HECS debt to repay when they are done.
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:11 AM

Most of the Golf Australia funding is spent on junkets for the staff, not the players. For example there were more coaches/physios/Aimpoint consultants/managers than there were players at the British Amateur.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Most of the Golf Australia funding is spent on junkets for the staff, not the players. For example there were more coaches/physios/Aimpoint consultants/managers than there were players at the British Amateur.

 

It's like that at all the top events I'm told.  Do they not have to provide an annual spending report?


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:20 PM

Most of the Golf Australia funding is spent on junkets for the staff, not the players. For example there were more coaches/physios/Aimpoint consultants/managers than there were players at the British Amateur.

Bingo.

 

Last year I played in a Golf Australia run event in Perth and there were plenty of GA staff there who either sat around the clubhouse or in golf buggies on the course, the exception were the people running the scoring.

 

In one round we were stuck behind a group 2 holes or more behind for most of the round so I casually asked one the GA staff sitting in a buggy if they could give them a hurry up.

 

He just looked at me then continued talking to his colleague in another buggy and nothing was done.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:34 PM

My mail is that Golf Australia rented a six-bedroom house at the Masters, less than 1km from the course. Market rate of $US20-30k for the week. They had an amateur playing (Murdaca) but he wasn't staying there, he was in the Crows Nest at the club. What justified six staff at the Masters?

 

When you pay your subs and get hit with the affiliation fee, remember what they're spending it on.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 04:12 PM

Funding heavily stacked in the elite players favour more money for grass roots golf i reckon.

As for successful pros being funded by golf aus shouldn't be required.

pat rafter was spot on if you aren't able to fund yourself as a pro after a few years on tour maybe you shouldnt be out there.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

My mail is that Golf Australia rented a six-bedroom house at the Masters, less than 1km from the course. Market rate of $US20-30k for the week. They had an amateur playing (Murdaca) but he wasn't staying there, he was in the Crows Nest at the club. What justified six staff at the Masters?
 
When you pay your subs and get hit with the affiliation fee, remember what they're spending it on.

You can most probably double that when you add airfares and meals etc.

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