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FlightScope® in Use at Five PGA Golf Management University Programs

2 July 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (November 9, 2009) FlightScope® is now in use by five accredited PGA Golf Management University Programs, including Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.; Penn State University in University Park, Pa.; the U. of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla; the U. of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb; and the U. of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Students in these programs are using FlightScope's state-of-the-art technology in their classes to better understand advanced technology for golf instruction and club fitting.

Students in the PGA Golf Management University Programs represent the next generation of PGA instructors and club fitters, who will be setting standards for these important roles in golf, says Henri Johnson, CEO of EDH, maker of FlightScope, whose worldwide sales and marketing division is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. We are pleased FlightScope has been selected for use in some of these programs.

The PGA Golf Management University Program, a 4.5-5-year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals, is offered at 20 PGA accredited universities nationwide. The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry through extensive classroom studies and internship experience. When students graduate from the programs, they become PGA members and achieve job placement.

FlightScope introduced the world's first-ever 3D Doppler Tracking golf Radar, a state-of-the-art, portable indoor-outdoor 3D ball-flight and club-tracking device, with capabilities far beyond traditional launch-monitor technology. Compared to golf launch-monitor technology, FlightScope provides accurate, reliable and user-friendly results at an affordable price. FlightScope 3D Doppler Tracking Radar technology is unaffected by sunlight or weather conditions like rain, fog, humidity, air pressure or temperature. FlightScope can measure any golf ball, every time without having to mark the ball with complex lines that smudge. Compared to launch monitors, FlightScope is simple and quick to set up and measures golf shots every time. FlightScope is used for golf instruction, swing analysis, club fitting and club recommendation in golf retail stores around the world. FlightScope also is used as a golf-training aid and for personal practice by tour professionals and amateur golfers alike. FlightScope has integrated with complementary technologies like ball-fitting logic and club-recommendation software.

FlightScope Prime®, a new revolutionary technological advancement, was launched at the PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas in September. It provides FlightScope's advanced technology in a battery-operated wireless model for instructors and club fitters who prefer this exciting new format. Battery operated and totally portable with Bluetooth connectivity, FlightScope Prime represents a brand-new technology solution while using FlightScope's renowned system of real-time tracking and precise measurements.

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.

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 instructors, club fitters, golf clubs, academies, collegiate golf programs, green-grass and practice facilities, retailers and golf equipment manufacturers have embraced FlightScope's state-of-the-art technology.

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.