Flightscope at The Open
July 27, 2012
FlightScope, the premier portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor, and the worlds first-ever 3D Doppler tracking radar for golf, dominated The Open Championship for the second year running. Screen shots of the measured parameters taken from the 16 th tee were broadcast by the BBC straight to the Television footage of the event. The company's flagship X2, offers exceptional versatility with an amazing battery life of 10 hours and full wireless capability allowing direct connection to PC or Smartphone making FlightScope more interactive than ever. The X2 worked in conjunction with HSBC, Official Patron of The Open Championship to enhance an interactive experience, The HSBC Golf Zone, provided to all visitors to the Championship.
FlightScope's support to HSBC was in two key areas. The practice ground is always a favourite destination for visitors and this year saw 4 FlightScope X2 systems located on the range connected by wireless technology to Apple iPads. As players practiced detailed performance data was delivered directly to the iPad in real time allowing them to fine tune their games as they prepared for their rounds. The data was also transmitted to the HSBC Golf Zone where it was displayed to members of the public on a 50" screen in the FlightScope section, accompanied by video footage of the range. Those visitors inspired and intrigued by what they saw on the practice range could then try out the technology for themselves in the 4 bay FlightScope Driving Range - 3 adult and 1 junior - located within the Zone installed with the new software, FlightScope Skills. The software allows golfers to access and benchmark their golf games indoors and outdoors using a set of virtual targets to aim at during a practice session.