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Arccos Golf Launches World’s First A.I. Powered Rangefinder

9.00am 23rd January 2020 - New Products - This story was updated on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Arccos Golf has introduced the world’s first A.I. powered GPS Rangefinder, providing users of the Arccos Caddie app with the game’s most precise yardages by delivering a number based on real-time calculation of slope, weather and altitude.

Based on Arccos’s Intellectual Property portfolio, including a pending patent, this latest innovation from Arccos takes into account wind (speed, direction and gusts), temperature, humidity and altitude.  The latter is personalized to each Arccos Caddie user based on any altitude differential between their home course and the one they’re playing.

“Even rangefinders that cost $500 fail to consider the impact of factors like wind, temperature and altitude, which massively affect shot distances. By using golf’s largest on-course data set to fuel our A.I algorithms, we’re allowing golfers to make better decisions on the course – for no additional cost,” said Sal Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arccos Golf. “When the Arccos Caddie Rangefinder is combined with our Precision Pin-Positioning feature to dial in the flagstick location, it provides golfers with the most precise yardage in the game – the Arccos Caddie Number.”

The new Arccos Caddie Rangefinder replaces the Plays Like Distance in app feature. In addition to precise yardages, Arccos Caddie Rangefinder will provide golfers with club recommendations from Golf’s Smartest Caddie, so they can truly trust the club they pull for every shot.

Arccos Caddie is golf’s first AI platform, combining automatic shot tracking and smart distance club averages with advanced analytics and caddie advice for any golf hole. 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 improve faster than with any other system. In 2019, the average Arccos Caddie user who played at least five rounds lowered their handicap by 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.


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