19 November 2009
Further to successful trials at the European Open held at The London Club in May FlightScope®, a state-of-the-art portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor and the world’s first-ever 3D Doppler tracking radar for golf, was invited by event promoter Leisurecorp to make available to the television broadcast players drive data from the 18th tee delivered by their tournament system. FlightScope® have also been asked to supply data from the 17th Tee, a short but precise 195yard par three, and render the results on a massive video wall behind the 17th green for spectators to enjoy. Completing the comprehensive service will be detailed daily reports published to all players which will also be posted on the European Tour website.
Another member of the FlightScope® family, rising star Danny Willett is also hoping to make his DWC debut. Danny is currently lying in 53rd position in the race, just inside the top 60 automatic qualification cut off. Danny received his FlightScope in February 2009, and has been a fan of FlightScope ever since. He has been climbing the rankings steadily all year and feels his work with FlightScope with his coach, Graham Walker, has contributed to his ball striking improvement and short game distance control.
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 on FlightScope, visit www.flightscope.com .
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