A fun salary calculator that allows you to pitch your annual salary against some of the game’s top professionals has been released.
Created by the internet-only golf retailer, OnlineGolf.co.uk, the interactive calculator highlights the power and influence that professional golfers have on and off the fairways in the modern game. The salary checker proves that it’s not only the elite men who are earning big pay cheques every year, but female golfers, too revealing that Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr earn more than Gary Player, Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar.
Club pros can pitch their annual salary against tour pros such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, as well players from the LPGA: Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer and Inbee Park. To try out the salary checker just visit (http://www.onlinegolf.co.uk/blog/pitch-your-salary-pro-golfers.html), input a salary figure and choose the pro to take on. The salary checker will tell fans the following information:
How long it would take for a pro to earn your annual salary
How many days you and a pro would need to work to buy Gleneagles
How many bottles of Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Champagne you could buy
How many pints of lager you could buy
How much you have both earned whilst visiting the page
With an average national annual salary (£26,000), it would take 1,414 years 41 days 2 hours and 29 minutes to earn what Tiger Woods (£37.5 million) earns in just a year. It would take Tiger Woods just 1 hour and 25 minutes to earn this average annual salary.
Even the Prime Minister, David Cameron, struggles to get close to the wages of some of the top golf pros. Earning an impressive £142,000 a year himself, it would take Tiger Woods just 7 hours and 40 minutes to earn the PM’s annual salary!
Buying the next round at the pub would never be a problem for David compared to the average Joe. Cameron could afford to buy over 35,500 pints of lager on his annual salary, whereas Rory Mcllory could buy an astonishing 8,361,276 pints of lager with his £33.4 Million salary.
The calculator also shows the top 24 best paid male golfers and the top ten female golfers from 2014/2015. Craig Brooking, digital marketing manager at OnlineGolf said, “Comparing the most popular golfer’s annual income has revealed to us just how much the commercial side to the game has grown in recent years. Not only has the PGA tour earned players the world over a strong income, but now the LPGA tour is helping female professionals earn just as much and in some cases more than some of the best loved male golfers on the PGA tour.”