Golf’s Smartest Caddie Receives Prestigious Honor for Fifth Consecutive Year
STAMFORD, Conn., March 26, 2020 – Arccos Golf, the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf, today announced that its Arccos Caddie platform has been honored with a 2020 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award.
America’s leading golf publication, Golf Digest and its digital properties reach more than 14 million avid players and fans each month. This year, its staff highlighted Arccos’ Smart Sensors and Smart Grips, alongside the soon-to-launch Arccos Caddie Link wearable, as three of “The Best Things in Golf.”
“Winning this award for the fifth time speaks to the power of the work we’re doing with great partners like PING, Cobra, Club Champion and Microsoft,” said Sal Syed, Arccos CEO & Co-Founder. “It’s also a huge testament to the results Arccos Caddie users experience when they harness their own data to make smarter decisions about equipment, fitting, practice, on-course strategy and more.”
Arccos Caddie is golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, combining automatic shot tracking and smart distance club averages with advanced analytics and caddie advice for any golf hole on earth. As well as, the world’s first A.I. powered GPS rangefinder, that adjusts in real-time for slope, wind (including gusts), temperature, humidity and altitude. It is also the most used on-course golf app worldwide – with more than 300,000 registered users who have played 3.8 million rounds and taken over 200 million shots using the system.
Leveraging the actionable insights Arccos Caddie provides, users get smarter and improve faster than with any other system. In 2019, the average Arccos Caddie user who played at least 5 rounds lowered their handicap by an incredible 4.2 strokes. Players across all skill levels – from scratch to high handicappers – showed marked improvement based on calculations using the new World Handicap System, and are 5.5x more likely to make a hole-in-one.
Listed among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, ranking #3 in the Sports category globally, Arccos boasts the golf industry’s richest data set. In 2018, Arccos and Cobra launched golf’s first smart set, Cobra Connect Powered by Arccos. As part of this ongoing collaboration, every club in the Cobra line features an Arccos sensor embedded in the grip. PING also offer users of its clubs the opportunity to directly access the Arccos Caddie ecosystem.
Arccos products are available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Apple Stores, Microsoft Stores, Amazon, Club Champion and other leading golf, sporting goods and technology retailers worldwide.