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PING support EGU performance data

10.15am 27th April 2003 - Sponsorship & Events

The English Golf Union is launching an Order of Merit and Performance Measurement Analysis System with the support of PING Europe.

The PING/EGU Order of Merit and Performance Measurement Systems will provide an Order of Merit for English golfers and also measure individual player’s performances through statistical analysis.

The Order of Merit will be based on a series of selected tournaments, awarding ranking points to the players who finish in the top 20 in stroke play and last 16 in match play.

The Performance Measurement Systems will analyse the individual performances of English golfers in a pre-determined series of tournaments. Individual performances will be monitored in various categories including stroke average, driving accuracy, greens hit in regulation, putts per round, par 3, 4 and 5 scoring.

The launch of the systems follows trials carried out during 2002 with the England Elite Squad as part of the World Class Performance Programme supported by the Sport England Lottery Fund. The initial trials provided some fascinating facts and information on players in the Elite squad.

Is Gary Wolstenholme the most accurate driver of the ball in the world, consistently hitting 85.59% of fairways from the tee?

Richard Walker averaged 29.52 putts per round and Daniel Wardrop averaged 4.597 on par 5’s during 2002.

The PING/EGU Order of Merit and Performance Measurement Systems will be updated and published on the EGU’s web site and can be viewed at

The golf magazine Golf Weekly has also agreed to support the project and will periodically publish the Order of Merit and player statistics.

Commenting on the new initiative, PING Europe marketing manager Dave Fanning said, “PING Europe is delighted to be supporting the EGU with this new initiative which will provide some very interesting and useful information.”

EGU Performance Director Nigel Furniss explained, “It is crucial for our players to measure their performances and identify their strengths and weakness’ so that they may concentrate their future training in specific areas. The information will also prove useful in identifying if their games are ready to move on into the professional arena in their pursuit to become World Class golfers.”

For more information contact: Nigel Furniss, Performance Director,

E-mail: Tel: 01526 354101

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