Arccos Introduces New King of the Hole Virtual Driving Competition Feature

As golfers, sometimes, it's just more fun to grip it and rip it.

That's part of the reason we decided to turn every par-4 and par-5 into a virtual long drive competition with our new King of the Hole feature, released today for Arccos Driver.

King of the Hole includes a live leaderboard for each driving hole across the nearly 40,000 courses mapped on the Arccos system. Each leaderboard is populated with the yardages for the 10 longest drives in the fairway recorded by Arccos Driver users on that hole, and the players’ names.

Upon stepping up to the tee box, players will see a King of the Hole target zone in the form of two white lines across the Arccos Driver GPS hole map. These denote the thresholds to achieve a King of the Hole crown, or earn a spot on the leaderboard. They will also see a King of the Hole badge in the upper left of their screen.

When tapped, that reveals the live leaderboard for the hole. Users who earn a crown and are later dethroned, will receive an automatic notification of their new status.

“System enhancements like King of the Hole further extend our category leadership position while fostering even deeper engagement with our rapidly expanding user base,” says Sal Syed, Arccos CEO. “In this case, King of the Hole aligns perfectly with our sponsorship of both Jamie Sadlowski and the 2016 World Long Drive Championship.”