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FlightScope® Names Jim Hames Director of Sales Development-U.S.

25 March 2008
Stellenbosch, South Africa (March 25, 2008) FlightScope® by EDH Sport, a premier portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor, has named Jim Hames Director of Sales Development in the U.S. FlightScope, the world's first-ever 3D tracking radar for golf, is expanding throughout North America. Hames will be responsible for creating and overseeing a sales staff in the U.S. and for developing strategies to enhance FlightScope's presence across the country.
We are pleased to have Jim Hames as part of our executive team, said Henri Johnson, founder, CEO and Chairman of EDH. The depth and scope of his golf-industry experience will be invaluable to us as we move forward.

Hames, who has served as an executive with several golf companies, is a former PGA Professional and the former executive director of the Golf Coaches Association of America.

It is with pleasure that I accept this opportunity to help lead FlightScope's expansion throughout the United States, Hames said. FlightScope's state-of-the-art technology makes it one of the most exciting products on the worldwide golf market.

Academies around the world, as well as clubfitters, retailers, and green-grass and practice facilities, have embraced FlightScope's advanced technology. In the U.S., the Brad Brewer Golf Academy at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., serves as a showcase for FlightScope. Brewer is a top-100 instructor and the director of online instruction for Golf Channel's online academy.

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