The Elite Professional Golfers (EPG) League of Australia is the primary official golfer’s organization for professionals working in Australia. The EPLGA also stands for Elite Performance & Playing Standards, which is an initiative designed to develop elite performance standards and increase playing standards across all players by focusing on specific principles regarding golfing techniques. The EPLGA helps golfers meet their potential as professionals by analyzing their game with a set of parameters.
The Elite Player Performance Standards (EPPS) test is mandatory for all professional golfer members affiliated with the EPLGA, which includes the: Players Championship, QLD Golf Super League (QGSL), Ladies PGA Tour, Amateur Golfers Association of New South Wales (AGANWS), Golf New South Wales (GolfNSW), Golf Tasmania and Southern Amateur Golfers Association. By meeting these requirements, it demonstrates that you are dedicated to your career as a professional golfer and that you possess the qualities necessary to succeed at this level.
What does the EPPS test measure?
The EPPS test looks at a player’s full stroke and is used to test the following areas: – Club speed, Swinging speed, Running gait, Posture (Tilt) and Ball flight. These elements, when measured, can provide some insight into how efficient and effective a player’s technique is while addressing the ball.
What is the swinging speed measurement?
This metric uses a swing speed radar to measure how fast the clubhead travels down and back during the downswing. The radar is usually placed about 30 degrees to the left of your target line, and records the speed at which the club travels through the impact zone. Ideally, a player’s swing speed should be between 75% and 85% of their clubhead speed. The average PGA Tour player has a swing speed of about 85% of their clubhead speed. Swing speed is less important for players who have a slower swing speed because they can hit the ball farther with a slower club head speed.
What is the running gait measurement?
This metric looks at the efficiency of your running motion while wearing a special pair of shoes that have reflective strips on the bottom. A laser timer is used to measure how long it takes you to take 14 steps, which is roughly equivalent to the length of a golf hole. This is measured while walking on a treadmill with a moderate incline, so it allows for an average gait and is not graded on running speed alone. This metric is used to find out how much energy is being expended to cover the distance. Ideally, a player’s running gait should be between 88% and 93% of their walking gait.
If a player’s running gait is below 88% of their walking gait, they have an inefficient running motion and could be losing distance by not covering the same distance with less energy. This metric also looks at the player’s posture while addressing the ball and through the impact zone. Ideally, a player’s posture should be between 15-20 degrees while addressing the ball. This is measured by a laser timer that records the angle of the player’s spine while standing over the ball.
Posture is also measured through the impact zone and should be between 18-22 degrees through impact. Posture through the ball and through the impact zone are both important for a player’s technique, as good posture can help prevent injury and keep the player’s spine in a healthy position.
What is the 15-degree tilt measurement?
This metric uses a special laser to measure a player’s tilt at address, as well as their tilt at impact. At address, the laser should measure the player’s tilt at the top of the club shaft. At impact, the laser should measure the tilt of the club when the bottom of the shaft is parallel to the ground. The ideal tilt at address is 10 degrees, and the tilt at impact is 15 degrees.
What is the ball flight measurement?
This metric looks at the actual flight of the ball and measures how high the ball travels, how long it takes to reach its peak and how far it travels in total. This metric is used to determine how accurate a player’s ball flight is and if they are hitting the ball where they want to hit it. Ideally, a player’s ball flight should be between 200-210 yards, and the ball should be airborne for between 20-25 seconds, with a ball speed between 90-100 miles per hour.
The ball flight metric can also be used to measure the spin rate of the ball, which is the rotations per minute (RPM) that the ball spins while in flight. This can be used to determine if a player is applying too much spin or not enough spin on the ball and could help in determining if a player needs to adjust their spin rate. The ideal spin rate for a golfer’s average ball flight is about 2,600 RPM.
Where can I find more information about each of these measurements and what they mean?
These measurements are an important part of the Elite Player Performance Standards test, so they are covered in detail in the Elite Player Performance Standards Manual, which is available online on the EPLGA website. The EPPS Manual contains information about each of the measurements, as well as diagrams and charts that visually explain each metric and how it can be used to improve your game. The EPLGA also has an online test that you can use to determine what areas of your game you can improve and how you can improve them.
How do you improve your swing speed, running gait, tilt and ball flight measurements?
Each metric should be examined and analyzed on its own and in relation to the other metrics, as they are all related and impact one another. There are a variety of ways to improve each individual metric, and some of them may be more relevant to you than others. Generally speaking, the best way to improve your swing speed, running gait and tilt is to spend more time addressing the ball with a specific technique. Swing speed can be improved by getting into a consistent and repetitive swing routine where all elements of the swing are being performed the same way every time.
Swing speed also relies on a player’s strength, so improving your strength can have a positive impact on your swing speed as well. Posture can be improved by practicing your setup with good posture and practicing your setup with poor posture. Stand over the ball with good posture and try to make it a consistent part of your setup. Ball flight can be improved by increasing ball speed. This can be done through a variety of ways, such as increasing club speed, increasing the length of the backswing and decreasing the length of the forward swing, as well as improving your technique at impact.
Is there an official certification for completing this testing accurately and properly?
Yes. After completing the Elite Player Performance Standards test, you can submit your results to the EPLGA and be certified as a professional golfer. This certification is only available to players who are members of the EPLGA. After completing the testing and meeting the standards, you can submit your results to the EPLGA to be certified as a professional golfer. Once certified, you can use the letters “EPP” as part of your name to signify that you are a certified professional golfer. This certification is only available to players who are members of the EPLGA.