Stellenbosch, South Africa (April 2, 2008) – FlightScope by EDH Sport, a premier portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor, is seeking sales representatives in the U.S. as part of its expansion across North America. FlightScope, the world’s first-ever 3D tracking radar for golf, is in the process of relocating its entire sales and marketing division to Casselberry, Florida, in the Orlando area, from its headquarters in South Africa. FlightScope, a feature-rich device which is far more than just a launch monitor, is being discovered worldwide for its advanced technological attributes.
“We are committed to building on our international success by expanding more extensively throughout the United States,” said Henri Johnson, founder, CEO and Chairman of EDH, who will continue to head up FlightScope operations. “We look forward to bringing FlightScope technology to facilities, golf club manufacturers, clubfitters and golfers across America.”
Jim Hames recently was named FlightScope’s director of sales development in the U.S. Hames is responsible for creating and overseeing a sales staff in the U.S. and for developing strategies to enhance FlightScope’s presence across the country. FlightScope is an equal-opportunity employer.
“Territory account managers will be responsible for selling FlightScope products to golf professionals, instructors, clubfitters, academies and college golf coaches,” said Hames. “Some follow-up installation and sales support also will be part of the duties of each representative. A dedicated territory will be assigned to each account manager.”
Academies around the world, as well as golf equipment manufacturers, 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.
Résumés should be submitted to:
Jim Hames, Director of Sales Development-U.S.
For more information, visit www.flightscope.com
Sally J. Sportsman