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FlightScope® Awarded GolfTest USA Seal of Excellence

10 June 2008
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (June 10, 2008) - FlightScope® by EDH Sport, a premier portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor and the world's first-ever 3D tracking radar for golf, has been awarded the GolfTest USA "Seal of Excellence" for superior quality, value and performance. GolfTest USA is a golf product testing company in the categories of golf clubs, balls, accessories, training aids, apparel, golf schools and golf resorts.

"We are proud to have earned the GolfTest USA Seal of Excellence," said Henri Johnson, founder, CEO and Chairman of EDH Sport. "FlightScope's high-level performance is a reflection of ongoing technological research and development with an unflagging emphasis on precision and consistency of results."

The FlightScope Kudu was used by GolfTest USA this year to conduct some proprietary tests on several new drivers, utilizing new FlightScope software and firmware, with measured parameters including distance and dispersion of shots, smash factor and ball spin rate. The FlightScope measurements fell within 2.5% of the accuracy needed to validate the test results, with a 5% margin of error having been the validity level hoped for by GolfTest USA.

From the GolfTest USA review summary:
  • We had seen FlightScope at several golf shows, and learned that FlightScope filed the world's first patent application for 3D Doppler Tracking Radar Technology for Golf.
  • There are a number of other parameters and data that the FlightScope Kudu measures, all of interest to golfers looking to analyze their swings. The software program then compiles and presents the data in several formats, including graphs and visual charts, which really help golfers determine where they need to improve.
  • The FlightScope Kudu has shown itself to be a quality product that performs at a high level and is a solid value.
  • Its use has allowed us to cut our testing time by one third.
FlightScope, a feature-rich device which is far more than just a golf launch monitor, is being discovered worldwide for its advanced technological attributes. Academies, golf equipment manufacturers, clubfitters, retailers, and green-grass and practice facilities have embraced FlightScope's advanced technology. FlightScope is in the process of relocating its sales and marketing division to Orlando, Fla., from the company headquarters in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

FlightScope first was demonstrated in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in 2001 and was introduced at the 2004 PGA Merchandise Show. FlightScope, in use at high-profile teaching academies and clubfitting venues worldwide, also is used for personal practice by tour professionals and avid golfers devoted to game improvement. It is known for its ease of use as well as the precision and accuracy of its technology. FlightScope employs phased array and ballistic tracking technology to record accurately the ball trajectory and to provide actual launch data. The characteristic distinguishing FlightScope from existing launch monitor technology is that FlightScope records the trajectory accurately in the precise environment in which the ball travels, thereby providing actual rather than implied data. The resultant ability of golfers, clubfitters and instructors to see the actual ball trajectory at various angles allows them to make precise adjustments for enhanced performance.

EDH, maker of FlightScope, is a product development company founded in 1989 by Henri Johnson, inventor and electronic engineer, and is based in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town in South Africa. EDH develops products for the defense and sports markets, and has as its core expertise the design and development of 3D tracking radar systems.

The GolfTest USA FlightScope review may be seen in its entirety at http://www.golftestusa.com/special_tests_flightscope.html .

For more information, see www.flightscope.com