STAMFORD, Connecticut – Arccos, the pioneer of big data and Artificial Intelligence for golf, recently announced the launch of an integration with the United States Golf Association that allows Arccos members to seamlessly confirm and post scores and view their current Handicap Index from within the Arccos Caddie app.
This new experience sees players with a Handicap Index connect their Arccos account to their USGA scoring record, and then leverage their on-course data to simplify the process of posting scores. These features are now available at no charge for players with an active Handicap Index who are members of an Allied Golf Association (AGA) in the United States and its territories, including Puerto Rico.
Those in eligible regions who are not currently AGA members will also be able to locate and join the appropriate AGA via a portal within the Arccos Caddie app.
“Given the large volume of Arccos members who maintain a Handicap Index, we’ve received a lot of requests to add score posting to the Arccos Caddie experience. In conjunction with the USGA, we’ve now made that a reality,” said Dave LeDonne, Arccos’ Vice President of Product. “We believe this integration will be a big benefit to Arccos members and will contribute to the growth of AGA memberships throughout the region,” he added.
Arccos Members with a connected USGA account Handicap Index will be able to submit Total Scores or Hole-by-Hole Scores on 9- or 18-hole rounds; with detailed information for date played, course, tees etc. Round data will not automatically be submitted to a player’s USGA account.
The member will confirm all holes are properly tallied, then follow prompts to go quickly and easily submit their final scores to the USGA. Players will also be able to toggle to their activity tab and see which scores have been posted, as designated by a USGA icon in the round details.
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, Arccos Caddie, automatically tracks your shots while delivering personalized Strokes Gained analytics for every game facet and each club in your bag. Recent Arccos releases include the Link Gen 2 wearable, Gen 3+ Smart Sensors and a golf ball data capture system. The latter represents the first step toward analyzing how a player’s ball selection may impact every aspect of their game, from equipment choices to club selection to in-play strategy.
Also new to Arccos are enhanced putting and approach analysis that yield the type of rich, game-changing insights previously accessible only to elite tour players.
Arccos members have recorded more than 13 million rounds and 560 million shots while playing courses in 162 countries. This feeds the world’s largest on-course dataset, now including 350 billion separate data points. In 2021, new Arccos members who played at least 10 rounds lowered their handicap by an average of 5.78 strokes.
The Arccos system and the Arccos Link wearable are permitted under the Rules of Golf (USGA Decision Numbers 2017-0754 and 2020-0305).