Leader in tracking technology provides broadcast technology and data to golf’s biggest hitters
ORLANDO, Fla. – July 6, 2017 -FlightScope today announces that they are the official technology sponsor for the upcoming Long Drive World Series event in the UK. The event brings together ten of the biggest hitters in the world, along with six qualifiers, who will go head-to-head in front of packed out spectator stands, all in the hope of being crowned Long Drive World Series UK champion. Throughout the event, the FlightScope Tracer will provide real-time 3D tracking and tracing of the entire ball flight on live video using both radar and camera technologies.
“We’re honored to be able to showcase our FlightScope Tracer technology amongst the world’s most elite long drivers,” said Henri Johnson, Founder and CEO of FlightScope. “The Long Drive World Series delivers a fresh golf event experience, and we’re excited to contribute to that by providing revolutionary live tracking technology to every aspect of the game.”
After selling out its inaugural event in Dubai in March, the four-city series heads to the UK to continue to revamp the game of golf by combining power and adrenaline into one night. Current World Champion and long-time FlightScope user, Joe Miller, will be one of the 16 players battling it out for the title. With the partnership, participants will use the latest FlightScope units during warm up and will receive live video with trajectory and data feedback via the FlightScope Tracer during the competition.
“The Long Drive World Series is looking for ways to take its experience to a new level, and this partnership allows us to give series participants and fans access to world-class tracking technology,” said Jamie Marland, Operations Director of Long Drive World Series. “We designed the tournament to be the ultimate symbol of adrenaline-fueled events, and with the support of FlightScope we will continue to make that a reality.”
The Long Drive World Series is free to the public and will be hosted on Saturday, July 8 in Windsor, UK at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
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.
FlightScope was first 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 by club fitters worldwide, Tour professionals and avid golfers devoted to game improvement use FlightScope for personal practice. FlightScope is also 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 accurately record ball trajectory and actual launch data.
About Long Drive World Series
The Long Drive World Series launched in Dubai in March 2017. The unique concept had a very successful launch, bringing together the top players in the world in the first tournament of its kind to compete for the World Series title and the prize fund that comes with it. The four-city series is designed to move away from the traditional golfing event and fulfill the Long Drive World Series promise of bringing you a golfing event like no other.
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