Las Vegas, Nevada (August 14, 2015)–The hype is over and the World Golf Skills Challenge is hitting Las Vegas this weekend. There are several events planned surrounding the inaugural event, and FlightScope technology and the world-renowned TaylorMade Golf Experience are a part of the golf education and event platform. FlightScope, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of sports technology, announced today that its Xi launch monitors will be used to track players’ data and performance as they are tested on a variety of skills during the World Golf Skills® Challenge on August 15 that takes place at the TaylorMade Golf Experience on the fame Las Vegas Strip. — By Brian Hurlburt
“At FlightScope we are committed to helping players continuously improve their game and core skills through the new technology and products we develop,” said Henri Johnson, founder and CEO of FlightScope. “We’re thrilled to sponsor this event and partner with a company that so closely aligns with our own mission and focus on golf skills education.”
Participants’ skills will be put to the test on one of the premier driving ranges in the country at the TaylorMade Golf Experience. Each player will take six shots at three different targets set at 135 yards, 150 yards and 165 yards, taking two shots per target. FlightScope’s technology will be on hand to track each player’s data and keep an updated live leaderboard throughout the competition.
The winner will receive $500 and a one year loan of a FlightScope Xi unit. Second place and third place will receive $250 and $125, respectively.
Also taking place at TaylorMade Golf Experience on Saturday will be a putting challenge and a short game challenge in addition to the World Par 3 Challenge. The finals of the World Golf Scramble event will take place at Bali Hai Golf Club, which is also located on the Las Vegas Strip.
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 World Golf Skills
World Golf Skills is a new golf education and event platform focused on improving your golf skills and making the game of golf more fun.
World Golf Skills annually hosts the popular World Golf Fest in Las Vegas that features over 12 different golf events and experiences.