Golf News – January 15, 2020

Arccos Caddie APP Targets Pins & Adds Android Wearables

STAMFORD, CT – Arccos, the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf, is continuing its mission to help more golfers play smarter and shoot lower scores through its latest update of the Arccos Caddie platform that embraces Precision Pin Positioning and Android Wearables.

Available to every user of the Arccos Caddie app, Precision Pin Positioning provides a zoomed green view with an overlaid crosshair that showcases dynamic distances from each edge of any putting surface. This simplifies the process of dialing-in hole locations, enhancing the experience and facilitating even richer analytics for a player’s approach and short game.

Widely requested by users of the Android OS, new Arccos Caddie features for Android wearables deliver standard GPS yardages and ‘Plays Like’ distances, plus club recommendations based on Smart Distance Club Averages. Users of Fossil Smartwatch and similar products will also be able to add ‘gimme’ putts and penalties, and to see a hole overview, par number and the number of shots taken.  An application has been submitted for the Samsung Galaxy Watch and awaits Samsung approval.

“This release gives us the opportunity to reflect on an incredible year for Arccos in 2019, as we’ve become the most used on-course golf app worldwide – surpassing 300,000 registered users and reaching 4 million rounds played,” said Sal Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arccos Golf. “Thanks in large part to the incredible Arccos members and our relationships with companies like PING, Cobra, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Microsoft, Apple, SuperStroke, Golf Pride, Lamkin and others, we are exceptionally well positioned for strong growth in 2020 and beyond.”

Arccos Caddie is golf’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. It combines Automatic Shot Tracking and Smart Distance Club Averages with Advanced Analytics and Caddie Advice for any golf hole on earth. Utilizing the unmatched data in the platform, users get smarter and improve faster. Last year, an average Arccos user who played at least 5 rounds, lowered their handicap by an incredible 4.2 strokes and the rate of improvement was consistent across all handicap levels. The stroke improvement number is calculated using the new World Handicap System.                        

Listed among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies 2018” by Fast Company, ranking #3 in the Sports category globally, Arccos boasts the golf industry’s richest data set. In 2018, Arccos and Cobra launched golf’s first smart set, Cobra Connect Powered by Arccos. As part of this ongoing collaboration, every club in the Cobra KING F9 line features an Arccos sensor embedded in the grip. PING also offer users of its clubs the opportunity to directly access the Arccos Caddie ecosystem.

Arccos products are available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Apple Stores, Microsoft Stores, Amazon and other leading golf, sporting goods and technology retailers worldwide.

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Miura Golf Introduces the TC-201 Forged Iron

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Miura Golf today introduced the TC-201, the newest addition to the esteemed Japanese brand’s line of forged irons. Marked by a shallow cavity and sharp topline, the TC-201 presents a perfect marriage of playability and increased forgiveness. Designed and forged in the company’s Himeji, Japan factory, the TC-201 sets the pace for a new decade of innovation from the Miura family.

The TC-201 continues the legacy of unrivaled feel and control golfers have come to expect from Miura.

Inspired by Miura’s top-selling iron in Japan, the CB-1008, Shinei and Yoshitaka Miura have expanded on their father Katsuhiro’s original blueprint for the forged clubhead. The TC-201 features progressive weighting with each club perfectly complementing the next one in the bag.  Long irons feature heightened toe and heel weight for added forgiveness, with a lower center of gravity for higher ball-flight and soft landing on greens.

The smooth connection from hosel to the top-line of the clubface rests easily behind the ball, appearing blade-like at address.  Slightly changing to a higher center of gravity in the short irons creates a lower trajectory and more control on shorter shots as one works through the set.

Constant weight toward the heel and toe helps with off-center shots. The sole design contributes significantly to the playability and forgiveness of this club, and the minimal offset paired with the top line at address, inspires confidence in a wide variety of golf swings and skill sets.

The improvements made to the TC-201 serve as the perfect complement to the classic Miura blade, the MB-101, released in October 2019.

Forged from premium S25C soft carbon steel and finished in satin chrome, the TC-201 set runs 3-PW. It retails for $300 per iron. Golfers can purchase the TC-201 and all other Miura products at authorized club fitters around the globe or fully assembled at www.Miuragolf.com.

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Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Harbour Town Golf Links With Stay-And-Play Packages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, one of the world’s top golf destinations, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harbour Town Golf Links – home to the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage tournament – with an array of attractive stay-and-play packages. Guests can select from a variety of golf, dining, lodging, and length-of-stay options.

Three of the five “Inn & Club” packages, which start at $300 per night for two guests, include a one-night stay at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town with one round of golf for either one or two players. The Player’s Choice Culinary non-golf package features a $150 dining credit and complimentary room upgrade, plus early check-in and late checkout (based on availability).

The Golf Champions package, starting at $400 per night, features golf at Harbour Town Golf Links, the award-winning Pete Dye design that is home to South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event. Heron Point, also a Dye design, and Atlantic Dunes, renovated by Davis Love III in 2016, are available for play in The Player’s Choice package.  These packages may be customized with combinations of golf, dining credits or both.

As part of the 50th anniversary season, The Sea Pines Resort has introduced two “Villa” packages with three-night stays in a one-bedroom Harbour Town Resort View Villa plus golf on each of the three championship layouts; these packages are $1,000. The Golf Only package is for two players, while the Golf and Culinary package is for one player but adds in a $275 dining credit.

All of the packages are available through Feb. 29, 2020, with blackout dates applicable.  Rates do not include taxes, service charges, resort fees or surcharges.

To make travel easier and minimize the possibility of layovers, Hilton Head Island visitors now have seven direct flight options. American, Delta, and United airlines fly directly into Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) from New York (LaGuardia), Washington (Reagan and Dulles), Newark, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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