17 December 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. (December 17, 2008) FlightScope®, a premier portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor and the world's first-ever 3D tracking radar for golf, was featured at the Illinois Junior Golf Association Demo Day, which was held Dec. 6 at White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville, Ill. Over 150 IJGA members attended, along with their parents. FlightScope technology was utilized in the FlightScope Long Drive Challenge at the event.
It is a pleasure to know that FlightScope helped make this IJGA Demo Day even more fun and worthwhile for attendees and their families, said Henri Johnson, CEO of EDH, maker of FlightScope, based in Orlando, Fla. have found that the information FlightScope provides is valuable to golfers of every age and ability level, from beginner through professional.
John Olson, a FlightScope sales representative, coordinated the use of the award-winning technology in the FlightScope Long Drive Challenge, in which winners with the highest distance-to-accuracy ratio in each age and gender division were chosen based on the data supplied by FlightScope.
The ability to provide FlightScope's state-of-the-art technology and in-depth data for developing players age six to 18 has been a wonderful addition to our programming, said Carrie Williams, executive director of the IJGA. In addition to the excitement of our long-drive competition, our members found a great deal of benefit in being able to walk away with a Tour-level synopsis of their ball flight for each and every shot.
Wilson Staff, Nike Golf, Titleist and Cobra were the golf manufacturers who made their representatives available to IJGA members at the event, in a program designed to help IJGA parents with their holiday purchases.
FlightScope, a feature-rich device which is far more than just a golf launch monitor, is being discovered worldwide for its advanced technological attributes. In addition to collegiate golf programs, academies, golf equipment manufacturers, clubfitters, retailers, and green-grass and practice facilities have embraced FlightScope's advanced technology. FlightScope was awarded the GolfTest USA Seal of Excellence this year for superior quality, value and performance.
FlightScope first was demonstrated in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in 2001 and was introduced at the 2004 PGA Merchandise Show. In addition to its use at high-profile teaching academies and clubfitting venues worldwide, FlightScope is utilized 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 golf 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. EDH develops products for the defense and sports markets, and has as its core expertise the design and development of 3D tracking radar systems.
For more information, see www.FlightScope.com
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