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PING continues support for top amateurs

12.30am 1st March 2004 - Sponsorship

Successfully launched during 2003 the PING/EGU Order of Merit and Performance Measurement Systems will provide an Order of Merit for English golfers and measure elite squad and potential A squad members individual performances through statistical analysis.
Commenting on the continued support, PING Europe marketing manager Dave Fanning said, “PING Europe is delighted to be able to offer continued support to the EGU with this initiative which will provide some very interesting and useful information.”
The order of merit, won in 2003 by Gary Wolstenholme, 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 continued support from PING follows the launch of the system during 2003 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. For example is Gary Wolstenholme the most accurate driver of the ball in the world? He hits 85.96% of fairways from the tee
The PING/EGU Order of Merit and Performance Measurement Systems will be updated and published on the EGU web site and can be viewed at
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