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FlightScope and AJGA agree to New Golf Technology Partnership
3 June 2020
Global technology company to share performance data to improve AJGA swing videos
Braselton, GA: FlightScope and the American Junior Golf Association have signed a partnership to bring performance data you can trust to junior golf.
FlightScope is the industry leader and pioneer in tracking and analyzing sports performance data. Its products and tournament services represent the pinnacle of tracking technology, enabling players and coaches to measure and analyze every aspect of performance with unmatched accuracy.
FlightScope’s partnership with the American Junior Golf Association runs through the end of 2023 and will provide numerous benefits to junior members.
“Partnering with the AJGA is an honor and privilege for FlightScope as we get to provide performance data to the most respected junior golf organization in the world, and the next generation of golf’s superstars,” said Henri Johnson, FlightScope founder and CEO. “With both organizations respected for long-term relationships, we look forward to working with the AJGA to provide state-of-the-art game improving data analytics technology to its members.”
AJGA Members will be able to test FlightScope’s Mevo+ units at all AJGA events. The Mevo+ unit features 16 accurate ball and club data parameters, action video clips with data overlay, ability to dial in distances, an internal camera for easy target alignment, and several simulated golf courses and practice ranges to play as entertainment.
“The AJGA is excited to partner with FlightScope to bring a new level of performance technology to our events across the country,” said Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen. “Being able to heighten the Swing Video experience for our Junior Plus and Coaches Corner members will be a great benefit to our mission.” Mevo+ technology allows college coaches to see data points on each junior’s swing. FlightScope’s partnership will elevate the experience for members and college golf coaches.
As part of the partnership, the AJGA will create a ‘FlightScope week’. One week per month, FlightScope data will be used to promote tournament champions, Qualifier medalists and achievements on and off the golf course.
“Having a son that travelled from South Africa to play in AJGA tournaments, I have always been impressed by how professionally this junior golf organization is run,” said Johan Immelman, FlightScope marketing director and past commissioner of the Southern Africa PGA Tour (Sunshine Tour). “FlightScope looks forward to partnering with the AJGA to provide valuable performance data to players, fans, coaches and their equipment partners.”
FlightScope ambassadors Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson are AJGA alumni. During his junior career, DeChambeau finished in the top 10 at three national junior golf events. DeChambeau has five career PGA TOUR wins. Two-time Masters Champion, Bubba Watson, compiled 14 top ten finishes, with two wins and earned Rolex Junior All-American honors in 1995, 1996 and 1992.
The industry leader and pioneer in tracking and analyzing sports performance data, FlightScope was founded in 1989 when its proprietary technology was originally used to track projectiles for the defense industry. Turning its attention to the world of sports, it has pioneered a variety of innovations to help improve athletic performance in multiple sports categories, including golf, tennis, baseball, softball, cricket and more to come.
Among the groundbreaking inventions it has designed and engineered are: the world’s first autonomous cricket bowling speed radar (1992), the first 3D Doppler radar in golf (2000), the first accurate tennis serve speed radar (2001), the first 3D Doppler radar for golf simulators – called “FlightScope The Game,” which included game software and in-bay TV monitors (2003). Additionally, FlightScope was the first to integrate 3D Doppler tracking into television broadcasts, as showcased at the 2004 Nedbank Golf Challenge and Battle at the Bridges exhibition match.
Renowned for accuracy and ease-of-use, FlightScope products represent the pinnacle of tracking technology, enabling players and coaches to measure and analyze every aspect of performance with unmatched accuracy.
To learn more about FlightScope and their technology visit flightscope.com.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.
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