INTRODUCING THE PING SMART SET – POWERED BY ARCCOS
PING’s quest to help golfers optimize their performance through on-course data access and analysis has led to a collaboration with Arccos, the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf.
Now, all PING clubs are available with Arccos Smart Grip and Smart Sensor technology through a custom upgrade program, exclusively featuring Golf Pride grips.
Click HERE to find an authorized PING retailer and turn your PING clubs into an Arccos Smart Set.
TRACK YOUR SHOTS AUTOMATICALLY
Automatically track and record every shot you hit and receive in-depth strokes gained analysis for your driving, approach, chipping, sand and putting performance.
“By equipping all their clubs with an Arccos Smart Grip or Smart Sensor, golfers can access valuable information relating to their performance before, during and after a round that will lead to lower scores and more enjoyment on the golf course. In addition to providing exact distances from any point on the golf course and club recommendations, the app collects thousands of data points that can be analyzed to uncover opportunities for further improvement through set make up or other equipment refinements.” – John K. Solheim, PING President
MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS DURING PLAY & PRACTICE
Harness the power of data just like a PGA Tour pro to make smarter decisions about club selection, bag composition, practice regimens and on-course strategy. Arccos is a 3x winner of the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award (2017-2019).
“The PGA TOUR has done a great job of using advanced analytics to help its players practice and perform their best. At other levels of the game, capturing the necessary on-course data has been a real challenge. Arccos has cracked that code and built a robust data set which they are deploying via the Microsoft Azure cloud to the benefit of golfers worldwide.” – Mike Downey, Microsoft Director, Brand Partnership Engineering
PLAY WITH GOLF’S SMARTEST CADDIE
Powered by your data, the Arccos Caddie artificial intelligence engine was developed in partnership with Microsoft. It shows users their optimal strategy and predicted outcome for every shot on any hole in the world. This is calculated based on an individual’s shot history, other users’ performance, wind speed & direction, elevation changes, hole geometry, hazard locations and more.
“Arccos Caddie is golf coming face to face with Big Data, a meeting that could change the game's future, in this case restoring the bond between player and trusted caddie, even if the caddie is artificially intelligent. Since the invention of the pencil, golf has been leaning in toward its numbers, and with the emergence of Big Data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the game is about to get smarter than it has ever been." – Mike Stachura, Golf Digest Senior Editor
LOWER YOUR HANDICAP BY PLAYING SMARTER
In 2018, an average Arccos user who played 10 rounds lowered their handicap by an incredible 3.77 strokes! What’s more, the rate of improvement is consistent across all handicap levels.
Point of contrast: According to USGA data analyzed by Golf Digest, the average golfer improves their handicap by a paltry 0.08 strokes/year!
“We are honored to join forces with PING in furthering the promise of data for the everyday golfer. Our teams have a shared vision about the importance of on-course data, which through ShotLink has already made a massive impact on the PGA Tour. The benefits of this data span the golf equipment spectrum: from smarter club selection decisions in play, to a more intelligent custom-fitting experience by augmenting the data captured in a hitting bay.” – Sal Syed, CEO & Co-Founder of Arccos Golf
DIVE DEEPER WITH THE ARCCOS WEB DASHBOARD
For the richest analysis of on-course performance across courses, holes, game facets and individual clubs, players, coaches and fitters have free access to the Arccos web dashboard.
"Coaches now have streamlined access to fact-based, data-driven insights for every player. Play on the course can dictate what happens on the lesson tee, which will be a total paradigm shift in coaching." – Bob Ford, Seminole Golf Club General Manager & Arccos Advisory Board Chair
LEGAL TO USE IN USGA AND R&A EVENTS
Arccos Tournament Mode can easily be toggled in-app, allowing for full conformance to the Rules of Golf (USGA Decision 2017-0754).