21 October 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 21, 2008) FlightScope®, 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 the men's golf team at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. Brian Watts, head men's golf coach at OSU since 2001, has integrated FlightScope into his Division I program.
Collegiate golf programs now are discovering FlightScope as a genuine asset, said Henri Johnson, CEO of EDH, maker of FlightScope, based in Orlando, Fla. We are glad to see Oregon State leading the way. Coaches and teams understand the value of the data FlightScope provides in relation to the progress of their individual golfers and the team entity as a whole.
Before beginning his role as a college golf coach, Watts spent four years playing on various professional tours, including the Golden State Tour, the Space Coast Tour and the Canadian PGA Tour. Prior to taking the reins as head men's golf coach at OSU, Watts was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's OSU teams from 1995-97 and 1999-2001. Watts brings a wealth of experience to the OSU golf program, begun in 1934, from his years on professional tours, but equally important is his familiarity with northwest recruiting and the use of OSU's state-of-the-art facilities, of which FlightScope now is a part.
The team really enjoys working with FlightScope, Watts said. It gives us the opportunity to dial in our players and work more efficiently. Practicing with FlightScope allows our players to learn more about their games. We utilize the unit indoors and outdoors. The technology is awesome and accurate. We want to give our team members every opportunity and advantage to become the best they can be, and with FlightScope we feel we are accomplishing that.
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 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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