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FOR THE FIRST TIME: WORLD LONG DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE DECIDED BY SIMULATOR

Local Qualifier Will Use Sponsors Golf Simulator and Swing Analyzer
    /24-7PressRelease.com/ - February 24, 2005 -- Bethel, ME -- For the first time ever, a round of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be decided by contestants using a golf simulator. A simulator, provided by P3ProSwing , is being used to calculate the drives for the local Long Drive Qualifier.

The National Golf Expo, Boston is one of the qualifying sites for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. Amateurs and professionals alike have the opportunity to participate at the Qualifier on March 5, 2005 at the Bayside Expo Center.

In the past, a radar gun or tape measure had been used. The long drive qualifier is set up as a stand-alone booth at the event. The P3ProSwing, from Sports Vision Technologies, driving range will be set up to record swing stats and simulate the ball flight. The qualifier is by registration only.

The Long Drive Qualifier is just one event of the 3-day long National Golf Expo taking place March 4-6. The Expo includes over 250 golf-related exhibits, displays, and interactive features. It also features one of the largest consumer show indoor driving ranges and a seminar stage presenting instruction by top pros.

"We'll also be providing the systems for the long drive challenge, which is not affiliated with the RE/MAX qualifier, but is open to all guests as part of the show. We are also providing prizes for each of the contests," says Les Otten, president and founder of Sports Vision Technologies.

Sports Vision Technologies the leader in applying technology to improving sports performance is the designer and manufacturer of P3ProSwing. The company was created by Mr. Otten. Otten is the Vice Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and former Chairman of the Board of American Skiing Company.

P3ProSwing is an innovative, low-cost PC based swing analyzer and golf simulator. The P3ProSwing is the latest entry into the impact analysis space.

The support of high-end graphics allows the P3ProSwing to also enter the golf simulation space. When paired with the impact projection screen, the P3ProSwing is a platform that provides a golf simulation experience on par with systems which cost tens of thousands of dollars and will require a larger footprint for installation.

The P3ProSwing software has been designed with best-in-class graphics to enhance visualization of the impact zone and to provide a platform for accurate golf simulation. This type of analysis is used by teaching professionals and clubfitters alike. Existing systems have been integrated into teaching and clubfitting programs, but at a price point that is 10 times greater than the P3ProSwing.

Sports Vision Technologies the leader in applying technology to improving sports performance is the designer and manufacturer of P3ProSwing. The company was created by entrepreneur Leslie B. Otten. Mr. Otten is Vice Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and former Chairman of the Board of American Skiing Company.

The RE/MAX World Long Drive Qualifier at the National Golf Expo will be run by professional long drive competitor Eric Lastowka. From Hanover, Mass, Lastowka is currently ranked 17th on the Long Drivers of America (LDA) world rankings and a member of the elite Pinnacle Distance Team.

A worldwide event, the Long Drive Championship, involves a 3-step qualifying process, the first of which are local qualifiers. Winners of these events continue on to a district qualifier. The world finals then take place at a week-long event in Mesquite, Nevada. The 2005 Championship is October 18-22.

Expo Hours: Friday, March 4 1pm-8pm
Saturday, March 5 10am-7pm
Sunday, March 6 10am-5pm

About Sports Vision Technologies:
The company was created by entrepreneur Leslie B. Otten. Mr. Otten is Vice Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and former Chairman of the Board of American Skiing Company. The company uses technology to improve sports performance in the ski industry. Now Sports Vision Technology has put together a passionate team of golfers, golf pro's, scientists and engineers. Their mission was to create an affordable home golfing system for practice and play that would dramatically increase individual performance. Look for the new Swing Analyzer for baseball currently in development.

http://www.p3proswing.com
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About Sports Vision Technologies:
The company was created by entrepreneur Leslie B. Otten. Mr. Otten is Vice Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and former Chairman of the Board of American Skiing Company. The company uses technology to improve sports performance in the ski industry. Now Sports Vision Technology has put together a passionate team of golfers, golf pro's, scientists and engineers. Their mission was to create an affordable home golfing system for practice and play that would dramatically increase individual performance. Look for the new Swing Analyzer for baseball currently in development.
For additional information and detailed graphics: http://www.p3proswing.com


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