Proven to help lower your handicap, Arccos' Caddie Link wearable is now permitted under the Rules of Golf.
The device, which automatically tracks shot data and performance without having to carry a smartphone on the golf course, has been permitted according to United States Golf Association (USGA) decision #2020-0305.
Priced at £89.99, Link is compatible with iPhone and Android devices, and pairs with the Arccos Caddie app and sensors.
The Arccos Caddie app is also Permitted Under the Rules of Golf, according to USGA decision #2017-0754. It boasts many powerful features, such as Arccos Caddie Strokes Gained Analytics (SGA). Released in August of 2020, SGA is the first platform to allow a player to select any target handicap – from Tour player to 20 – and measure their performance versus that goal across every game facet.
SGA shows a player’s overall game stats with trend and scoring analysis. In addition, SGA not only supports deep dives for all performance segments by each round or customizable periods, it automatically highlights a player’s top-three strengths and weaknesses and provides tips from world-class instructors to help any golfer play smarter and shoot lower scores.
“Arccos Caddie gives golfers of all skill levels access to the kind of performance insights reserved exclusively for PGA Tour pros whose data is tracked manually via the ShotLink system,” says Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder.
“Link is the ideal solution for players on other pro tours, elite amateurs and recreational golfers who want to track their data and access Arccos Caddie Strokes Gained Analytics without carrying a phone during their round. Now, they can do so with the comfort of knowing that Link is allowable under the Rules of Golf.”
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Link can be worn on a player’s belt, waistband or pocket and tracks shots in real time – including the golf club used and precise location on the golf course – and automatically transfers the data to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, either during or after their round.
Lower your handicap
In 2019, the average Arccos Caddie user who played at least five rounds lowered their handicap by 4.2 strokes.
“The demand for this product is massive and its launch is an exceptional engineering achievement by the Arccos team,” said Steve Obsitnik, President and COO of the on-course information and performance pioneers.
“We’ve basically miniaturized a smartphone and removed the screen in order to serve the needs of current and prospective Arccos members who don’t want to carry a phone in their pocket or wear a watch.
“The added benefit is that any player using Arccos can also listen to music or take swing videos during their rounds.”
The Arccos Link weighs less than 25 grams and has a 10-hour battery life which is charged via a standard micro USB cable. Players can also mark the hole location by simply pushing a button while standing next to the flag.
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“Link being ruled conforming is a game changer for coaches, teams and players of all levels, including Tour professionals,” says Ryan Crysler, Senior Instructor at Butch Harmon Floridian and Arccos Ambassador.
“The ability for players to automatically track competition data with Link eliminates the need for them to make notes in round, or carry their phone, meaning they can now focus on playing and also save them time post round. As a coach, this is priceless and is a critical element of using data to build better improvement plans for our students, especially those with PGA and LPGA Tour aspirations.”
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Arccos Caddie Link Wearable is designed exclusively for use with second- and third-generation Arccos sensors, including all Cobra Golf and Ping smart clubs, Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors and Arccos Caddie Smart Grips.
► Order the Link now at www.arccosgolf.com