Hannah Gregg points out worrying contrast between LET prize purses vs. playing expenses

Hannah Gregg (Image via Twitter)
Hannah Gregg (Image via player's Twitter)

Golf is an expensive sport to be a part of, and LET pro Hannah Gregg recently pointed out the stark contrast between the cost of playing a tournament and the prize purses that are offered to the players on tour.

The Women's NSW Open, a tournament on the LET, was played at Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club in New South Wales, Australia, from March 29 to 31. The tournament had a prize purse of $323,730, considerably lower than the usual tournament purses on the LPGA and other tours.

Hannah Gregg finished tied for 54th at the event and earned approximately $1244 in prize money. Shortly after the event, she compared her prize money and the amount of money it took for her to actually play at the event.

Gregg wrote on X (formerly Twitter):

"Expenses of my first week on Ladies European Tour: Flights: $2600, Work Visa: $350, Food: $377, Caddie: $0 because I have an amazing Fiancé, Hotel: $0 because @GregChalmersPGA sorted me host housing for the week! 🙌, Rental Car: +0 because the Tour Tee guys GAVE me their car 😭🫶, Gas: $165, Entry Fee: $130, Lounge Pass for caddie: $50, Gym: $0, Yardage book: $0, Total expenses: $3672"
"Made cut, finished 54th, total earned: $1244. Factor in 35% tax on earnings. To break even, needed to finish 24th. To make money, 21st. Guess we have our goals laid out for next event!"

Needless to say, Gregg faced quite a loss in just her second tournament on the LET.

Hannah Gregg talks about the emotional stress of carrying a financial burden while turning pro

Hannah Gregg has spoken in length about the financial burden that comes with being a golfer, great or not. Gregg is currently earning money through sponsorships and her online presence. However, she has not shied away from talking about how expensive it is to play on Tour.

Gregg said earlier this year (via Golf Monthly):

"It doesn't matter if you're a great player or not, the emotional toll of thinking about how much every single tournament is costing you - especially if you don't have funding or you're working in a pro shop or something and kind of scraping together that money. It really does wear on everyone the same."

Gregg added that there are a few players every year who cannot continue playing the game due to financial constraints and would rather look for a stable income due to the pressure.

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