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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part D

A study on people’s perception of golf in India

Author(s): Banerjee Ankan, Chaurasia Ayush, Das Aindrila and Dr. Paul Asish

Abstract: India is the first country outside Great Britain to take up the game of golf. The Royal Calcutta Golf Club, established in 1829, is the oldest golf club in India and the first outside the Great Britain. Due to the British rule, the eighteenth century saw a mushrooming of new golf clubs in India. The setting up of the Royal Golf Club of Calcutta was followed by the now-defunct Royal Bombay Golf Club in 1842 and the Bangalore Golf Club in 1876. The Shillong Golf Club incorporated a golf course in 1886.Golf had already been played in India for 59 years before the first major course was opened in the USA and Europe in 1888. By the end of the 19thCentury, India had a dozen golf clubs. The main objective of the study was to find the perception of people about golf from various perspectives such as awareness, popularity, general knowledge, status, expenditure, comparison with other sports etc. A self-made questionnaire, validated by three professionals of sports management, was used to receive feedbacks from the respondents. Information was collected from 100 respondents using google docs. The conclusion of the study is that the game of golf is not popular among the common mass and thus the general participation is very poor. Although there is a specific golf channel, there is no comprehensive awareness of golf. Most of the respondents perceived that golf is technically tough sports and the cost of equipment is very high. As per the responses, it is evident that Mr. Jeev Milkha Singh is the most popular Indian golfer. The study also reveals that the game of golf is the least attractive sports among common people in comparison with the other sports selected by the researchers for the purpose of study.

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How to cite this article:
Banerjee Ankan, Chaurasia Ayush, Das Aindrila, Dr. Paul Asish. A study on people’s perception of golf in India. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(3):227-232.
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