Golf News – May 10, 2022

Arccos Launches New Version of The Revolutionary Link Wearable

STAMFORD, CT – Hot on the heels of releasing its next generation Smart Sensors, Arccos Golf – pioneer of big data and Artificial Intelligence for golf – has today launched a new and improved Link to meet growing demand for its automatic shot tracking wearable first introduced two years ago.

Designed to be worn on a player’s belt, waistband or pocket the new Arccos Link (Gen2) offers golfers the next level tech for the next level of performance, thanks to the capacity to automatically record shots without having to carry a phone on the course. As well as its sleeker look and improved clip functionality, the new device incorporates advanced microphone enhancements with GORE® protective vents to deliver the most reliable, high quality shot tracking performance in golf.

The powerful weather-resistant device weighs less than an ounce (25 grams) and is smaller in length than a bank card – measuring approximately 2.25” in length, 1.25” in width and 0.75” deep. It boasts
a battery life of up to 10 hours, with quick charging via a micro-USB cable. And players using Link will extend their phone battery life by up to 25%. Once paired with the Arccos Caddie app, Smart Sensors seamlessly sync with the lightweight wearable to provide golfers with the ability to track shots in real time. Link then automatically transfers scoring data to the phone app via Bluetooth, either during or after the round depending on player preference.

Arccos members using Link can either keep their phone in a golf bag, cart, trolley or back pocket for quick access to the game’s first A.I. powered rangefinder and Caddie advice. Players can also use their phone to listen to music, take calls or videos during the round. Additional functionality of Link includes the option for a player to mark the exact hole location on the green with a simple push of main button when standing next to the pin. This provides more accurate putting insights and pinpoints areas for player improvement via the exclusive Strokes Gained Analytics software.

Arccos has also expanded the remote programmable features of Link, so it will always provide the most current shot tracking models – something previously unavailable with the original device. In addition, Link will deliver enhanced shot tracking thanks to new Arccos automatic shot tracking technology introduced last month.

Like the New Smart Sensors (Gen 3+), the latest device is now packaged in a more sustainable box, as the brand continues its drive toward more environmentally friendly products.
Compatible with iPhone and Android devices, the new Link retails at $149.99. Gen3+ Smart Sensors are sold separately, while the first year membership is included for $12.99 per month billed annually.

Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos automatically tracks shots while delivering incredibly comprehensive in-round insights. The system is highlighted by an A.I.-powered rangefinder, smart club distances and caddie advice for every golf hole on earth. These innovations helped new Arccos members who played at least ten rounds lower their handicap by an average of 5.78 strokes in 2021. In total, Arccos members have now recorded more than 525 million shots during 10 million rounds in 194 countries, while the world’s largest on-course dataset consists of over 35 billion separate data points.

Both the Arccos system and the Arccos Link wearable are permitted under the Rules of Golf (USGA
Decision Numbers 2018-0414 and 2020-0305).

Visit Arccos Golf HERE

Big Max Scoops British Media Awards

McARTHUR, CA – Continental Europe’s #1 golf bag and push cart brand BIG MAX has scooped awards with two of the U.K.’s most well respected golf media outlets, Golf Monthly and Today’s Golfer. In their annual Editor’s Choice awards, judges from both publications singled out BIG MAX innovation and quality, with Today’s Golfer naming the multi-award winning Blade IP push trolley as one of its top products while Golf Monthly chose the new Dri Lite Tour golf bag for their accolade.

“We’re delighted that BIG MAX has been recognized for these top awards,” said Rick Oldach, CEO of BIG MAX USA. “The Blade IP has been the most innovative cart in the market for the past 4 years. It’s won multiple awards in the U.K., Europe and the U.S. and it continues to impress golfers with its unique features; ultra-lightweight at 14 pounds and one button flat fold mechanism. For our newest product, the Dri Lite Hybrid Tour stand bag to also be recognized as an award winner by these two respected golf publications validates our emphasis on technology, design, and function. It confirms that BIG MAX is producing some of the best equipment available around the world.”

The BIG MAX Blade IP features fold flat technology, folding down to an incredible depth of just 5 inches. With a host of features such as storage compartment, drinks holder, footbrake and adjustable bag straps, this innovative design continues to make golfers lives easier whether it’s on the course, travelling or stored away.

The Dri Lite Tour features BIG MAX water-resistant technology, utilizing waterproof material and zips to keep all but the wettest days at bay. A 14 way organizer top and nine spacious pockets, including waterproof valuables pocket and integrated cooler pocket, deliver ample space and storage in a stylish, light weight stand bag for golfers that carry, push, or ride.

Visit Big Max Golf  HERE

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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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