ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2009) FlightScope®, a premier portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and golf launch monitor and the world's first-ever 3D Doppler tracking radar for golf, is in use at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. John Lyberger, PGA Director of Golf at this storied club, uses FlightScope not only for instruction and club- and ball fitting, but also to enhance special events at the club.
It is a pleasure to know that the members and staff of Congressional Country Club are enjoying the benefits FlightScope provides, says Henri Johnson, CEO of EDH, maker of FlightScope, whose worldwide sales and marketing division is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. FlightScope, an award-winning feature-rich device which is far more than just a golf launch monitor, is being discovered worldwide for its advanced technological attributes. Many golf clubs, instructors, academies, club fitters, collegiate golf programs, green-grass and practice facilities, retailers and golf equipment manufacturers have embraced FlightScope's state-of-the-art technology.
FlightScope gives us the opportunity to measure and demonstrate accurately not only members' golf-club selections, but also their ball selections, Lyberger says. It provides real-time information that takes the guesswork out of the fitting process. As a measuring device, it demonstrates to golfers their precise distance and line. 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 club-fitting 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 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, club fitters and instructors to see the actual ball trajectory at various angles allows them to make precise adjustments for enhanced performance.
About Congressional Country Club
Founded in 1924, Congressional Country Club has a rich history. In 1943 the Club was leased to the Government, where the Office of Strategic Services moved and trained its men in espionage, sabotage, parachuting and other skills. A number of U.S. Presidents have been members of or have visited the Club. Presidents Coolidge, Taft, Hoover, Wilson and Harding were lifetime members. In recent times, Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton have visited the Club. As testament to the commitment to the game of golf, Congressional and its members graciously have offered their facilities to several major golf events. Among them are the USGA Women's Amateur in 1959, the 1964 U.S. Open and the 58th PGA National Championship in 1976. From 1980 to 1986, Congressional Country Club hosted the prestigious Kemper Open and in 1995 hosted the U.S. Senior Open. In recent years Congressional has hosted the 2005 Booze Allen Classic and is home to the AT & T National Tournament hosted by Tiger Woods. The club hosted the 1997 U.S. Open and will host the U.S. Open in 2011.
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 on FlightScope, visit www.flightscope.com.