Leading Sports Performance Data Analyzer Shares Tools to Improve AJGA College Golf Recruitment
FlightScope – global leader in tracking and analyzing sports performance data – has been named the official launch monitor of the AJGA in a multi-year partnership that will see the company provide the top young golfers in the world a variety of tools to better understand their own performance through data and video capture at all AJGA events.
AJGA members may test FlightScope’s portable Mevo+ launch monitor on-site at more than 100 events throughout the year, as well as the premium X3 launch monitor (used by Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson among others) at select invitationals. Junior Plus Members can record swing metrics and HD video and upload the data into their AJGA Player Center, a virtual dashboard shared with college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. This provides AJGA athletes new levels of visibility with actively recruiting coaches.
All AJGA tournaments will feature a three-shot FlightScope skills challenge contested on the driving range. Weekly winners who receive an invitation to the Rolex Tournament of Champions automatically qualify to compete in a year-end skills challenge at PGA National, home of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic.
“Through FlightScope’s proven technology we can help these young men and women harness the power of data to optimize their on-course performance,” says Henri Johnson, CEO and Founder of FlightScope. “AJGA members have the potential to compete at the collegiate level and beyond, but only if they can play to their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses, which exactly what FlightScope products help to identify.”
The two organizations have enjoyed a strong relationship and a part of the official partnership includes AGJA members getting special pricing on FlightScope’s range of products, including the aforementioned X3 and Mevo+.
“Technology innovators like FlightScope have completely changed and improved the way young players learn the game, practice and prepare for competition,” says Jason Etzen, Chief Business Officer at the AJGA. “Having a FlightScope presence at our events further enriches the experience for our athletes and allows them to understand the importance of data capture and analysis, while having fun and improving their skills.”
FlightScope ambassadors DeChambeau and Watson are AJGA alumni. During his junior golf career, DeChambeau finished in the top 10 at three national junior golf events. DeChambeau also has five career PGA TOUR wins. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, compiled 14 top-10 finishes, including two wins, and earned Rolex Junior All-American honors in 1992, 1995 and 1996.
Introduced in 2020, the Mevo+ is a portable launch monitor purposefully-engineered to meet the needs of both avid golfers and players seeking entertainment. The unit works indoors and outdoors and accurately tracks a wide array of data, as well as providing simulations of golf courses and other gamification elements. It uses 3D Doppler Tracking Radar technology to accurately measure 16 data parameters, including: carry distance, ball and club head speed, smash factor, spin rate, spin axis, spin loft, angle of attack, horizontal and vertical launch angle, lateral landing, roll and total distance, shot type, apex height and flight time.
FlightScope’s X3 tracking technology provides several world first benefits to players and instructors, including its ‘Fusion Tracking,’ a combination of 3D tracking and image processing creating unmatched performance data. Newly upgraded software features include Environmental Optimizer technology, another world first which enables players to plan and prepare for specific tournament conditions, without having to leave their home course. FlightScope’s MultiCam App allows golfers to automatically record and sync data from multiple cameras for instant on-screen review.
With accurate, performance-driven technology, FlightScope transforms the way golf is analyzed and how players improve. Beyond DeChambeau and Watson, the company’s renowned products are trusted by a large and growing number of TOUR players and top teachers, including Hideki Matsuyama, Pat Perez, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Charl Schwartzel, Mike Schy and George Gankas, among others.
For more information, please visit www.flightscope.com.
The industry leader and pioneer in tracking and analyzing sports performance data, FlightScope was founded in 1989 when its proprietary technology was originally used to track projectiles for the defense industry. Turning its attention to the world of sports, it has pioneered a variety of innovations to help improve athletic performance in multiple sports categories, including golf, tennis, baseball, softball, cricket and more to come.
Among the groundbreaking inventions it has designed and engineered are: the world’s first autonomous cricket bowling speed radar (1992), the first 3D Doppler radar in golf (2000), the first accurate tennis serve speed radar (2001), the first 3D Doppler radar for golf simulators – called “FlightScope TBox” (2002), the first 3D Doppler radar for golf driving ranges – called “FlightScope The Game,” which included game software and in-bay TV monitors (2003). Additionally, FlightScope was the first to integrate 3D Doppler tracking into television broadcasts, as showcased at the 2004 Nedbank Golf Challenge and Battle at the Bridges exhibition match.
Renowned for accuracy and ease-of-use, FlightScope products represent the pinnacle of tracking technology, enabling players and coaches to measure and analyze every aspect of performance with unmatched accuracy.
More information: flightscope.com
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About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate, and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.