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 Distinguishing the great from the good: A study of the World’s leading golfers
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title: Distinguishing the great from the good: A study of the World’s leading golfers
authors: Mansfield, Roger
Oliveira, Manuel Au-Yong
keywords: Motivation, attitude, performance, golf
issue date: 11-Sep-1995
publisher: British Academy of Management
abstract: In this study 75 professional golfers were interviewed to determine what distinguishes great from good golfers. Golfers were divided into 3 categories according to career success (wins in golf tournaments). The same interview script was used in all of the interviews. We conclude that Elite Category A golfers (major championship winners) believe that motivation is the main ingredient to their success and that they are born with the motivation to succeed (motivation thus seen as a natural talent much as physical talent is also).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/7718
source: British Academy of Management Annual Conference 1995
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