STAMFORD, Conn., June 14, 2022 – Arccos – the pioneer of big data and Artificial Intelligence for golf – today announced that its Arccos Caddie platform has received a 2022 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award, marking the seventh consecutive year that the company has earned this prestigious recognition from one of the game’s most respected independent reviewers of product.
The innovative Arccos Caddie platform was once again declared the winning product in the fiercely competitive Best in Swing & Game Analyzers category. Golf Digest offered the following assessment to its monthly audience of 23.4 million avid golfers: “The leader in tracking your game, Arccos is like having a caddie on your phone – and on your bag – complete with a yardage book GPS-coordinated to that particular day and all its weather conditions, giving you yardages from every conceivable and inconceivable location on the property.”
“Receiving this award seven years running is a testament to the incredible work of our engineering, data science and A.I. teams,” said Sal Syed, Arccos CEO & Co-Founder. “With every new product and feature release, we’re striving to accelerate the innovation curve to help golfers of all skill levels play smarter and shoot lower scores. It’s also amazing to work with our great partners at PING, TaylorMade, Cobra, Club Champion, TXG and Me And My Golf who are pioneering the smart club, smart fitting and smart coaching ecosystems.”
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos Caddie automatically tracks your shots while delivering in-round insights and personalized Strokes Gained analytics for every game facet and each club in your bag. The system is highlighted by an A.I.-powered rangefinder, smart club distances and caddie advice for every golf hole on earth. These innovations helped new Arccos members who played at least 10 rounds lower their handicap index by an average of 5.78 strokes in 2021.
Arccos members have recorded more than 10 million rounds and 525 million shots while playing courses in 194 countries. This feeds the world’s largest on-course dataset, now including over 35 billion separate data points, which powers Arccos’ industry-leading Strokes Gained engine that allows a player to select their personal handicap goal, then provides personalized analysis for every game aspect and each club in the bag.
The company’s recent releases include New Gen 3+ Smart Sensors, Link Gen 2, Strokes Gained by Club and a groundbreaking golf ball data capture system. This represents the initial step in Arccos’ process of analyzing how a player’s ball selection may impact every aspect of their game, from equipment choices to club selection to in-play strategy.
The Arccos system and the Arccos Link wearable are permitted under the Rules of Golf (USGA Decision Numbers 2018-0414 and 2020-0305).