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.