Gambling common amongst NCAA golfers

According to data published by the NCAA, 21.3% of male college golfers in the 1st division have admitted to betting on sports at least once in their lives. This is a higher rate than in any other sport. The figures are higher than the 2004 survey which shows 14.5% in contrast to other sports where the figures have decreased or remained steady.

NCAA rules forbid any kind of gambling for players or coaches not just in sport but in general as well. According to Mark Strothkamp, the NCAA’s associate director of enforcement on sports gambling issues, “It’s the culture within that sport. In any country club in America, you can go see that type of activity going on. That’s the norm within that sport, and we need to combat that norm.”

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