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FlightScope® in Use by Derek Ingram

7 May 2008
Stellenbosch, South Africa (May 7, 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, is now in use by Derek Ingram, the 2007 and 2003 Canadian PGA Teaching Professional of the Year. Ingram, head teaching professional at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, also won the Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year award in 2003, making him the first and only recipient ever to win both national awards.

Derek Ingram is a well-known leader in Canadian golf, and we are delighted that he has integrated FlightScope into his programs, enhancing the learning experience for his students, said Henri Johnson, founder, CEO and Chairman of EDH Sport.

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. As part of its expansion in North America, the company is in the process of relocating its entire sales and marketing division to Orlando, Fla., from its headquarters in South Africa.

At Elmhurst Golf and Country Club, where Ingram teaches a spectrum of players from novice through professional, he uses FlightScope for instruction as well as clubfitting. Ingram also is the co-coach and founder of the University of Manitoba men's and women's golf program, as well as the Royal Canadian Golf Association's national team assistant coach and the coach of Canada's National Junior Team.

FlightScope really surprised me, Ingram said. I'm not the most accomplished technology buff, but I find the system easy to use, precise and such a useful tool. I coach a lot of very good players who are often unaware of the true distances they hit their clubs. So in my view, one of the best aspects of FlightScope is that it gives me the ability to help players fill the distance gaps in their bags with the proper clubs. And the accuracy of FlightScope's spin rate measurement allows me to fit balls, too.

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.

For more information, see www.flightscope.com .