Arccos has announced the appointment of Lou Stagner as its new Data Insights Lead.
Stagner will working with the Arccos team to harness the power of golf’s largest and richest on-course dataset, which now includes more than 475 million shots taken by Arccos Caddie members worldwide.
Stagner has become an influential figure in the golf data space by combining a lifelong passion for the game with his background as a business intelligence and analytics executive. Through his popular Twitter feed, @LouStagner, and co-hosting the Hack It Out Golf podcast, he has become a highly respected voice among Tour players, coaches, elite amateurs, golf equipment manufacturers, members of the media and recreational players around the world.
Steve Obsitnik, Arccos President & COO, said:“Arccos continues to make heavy investments in the capture and analysis of on-course data at scale to benefit our growing base of members worldwide and Lou complements our drive to better understand the golfer and the pursuit of game improvement. Given our rapid growth curve and expanding partnerships with PING, TaylorMade and Cobra, his experience working with large complex data sets and delivering highly tailored insights to golfers is next level.”
In his new role, Stagner will focus on the refinement and expansion of Arccos’ existing data offerings, such as the award-winning personalised Arccos Strokes Gained Analytics platform. He will also play a key role in the conception and development of new projects.
“It’s literally a dream come true for me to be able to dig into a golf dataset of the size and scope of the Arccos database,” saidStagner. “I’m going from a scenario where analysis and insights were typically derived from hundreds or thousands of data points, to an environment where the scale is in the billions. There is massive potential to expand the already-impressive Arccos products with offerings that take a customised approach to helping players of all skill levels play smarter and shoot lower scores.”