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Ping announces collaboration with Arccos to provide Smart Set technology

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Ping President John K. Solheim has announced that, in collaboration with Across Golf, the company will now offer Smart Grip and Smart Sensor technology on all Ping golf clubs through the company’s custom-order process.

Golf Pride will be Ping’s exclusive supplier of the Arccos Smart Grip, which through an embedded sensor, allows golfers to automatically record and analyze each shot taken during a round of golf when paired with the Arccos Caddie app.

Speaking on the collaboration, Solheim stated

“With our long-time focus on data collection and the ability to improve product performance and custom-fitting techniques through expert analysis of a golfer’s tendencies on the golf course, it’s a tremendous opportunity for us to join with Arccos to help bring more visibility to the benefits of playing ‘smart’ golf.

“They’ve pioneered the game-tracking category and are recognized as the clear leader when it comes to providing on-course ‘caddie advice’, performance tracking and post-round analysis. Now golfers can realize the benefits of the Arccos technology on PING clubs through our custom-order program, which offers both the Smart Grip and Smart Sensor technologies.”

Of those benefits, Solheim elaborated that data which the app possesses will provide players with exact yardage numbers and club recommendations which he believes will lead to lower scoring and thus bring greater enjoyment to those who play the game.

“We’re very focused on helping golfers improve performance with every club in their bag. By equipping all their clubs with an Arccos Smart Grip or Smart Sensor, golfers can access valuable information relating to their performance before, during and after a round that will lead to lower scores and more enjoyment on the golf course.

In addition to providing exact distances from any point on the golf course plus club recommendations, the app collects thousands of data points that can be analyzed to uncover opportunities for further improvement through set makeup or other equipment refinements.”

The collaboration between Ping and Arccos includes a 90-day free trial of the Arccos Caddie app. The Ping version of the app can only be accessed if players have their entire set, including putter, equipped with Smart Grips, Smart Sensors or a combination of both. When the 90-day trial period expires, a one-year subscription can be purchased through Arccos for $99.99.

On the agreement between the two companies, Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder said

“We are honored to join forces with PING in furthering the promise of data for the everyday golfer. Our teams have a shared vision about the importance of on-course data, which through ShotLink® has already made a massive impact on the PGA Tour. The benefits of this data span the golf equipment spectrum: from smarter club selection decisions in play, to a more intelligent custom-fitting experience by augmenting the data captured in a hitting bay.”

Here is a rundown of the Arccos product options:

Smart Grip: Exclusively in the Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet white (Std.) and aqua sizes (-1/64″) installed on custom orders for Ping metal woods, irons and wedges. MRSP $10.50 each.

Smart Sensor: Screws into the top of most grips and is used on all full-swing clubs. MSRP $10.50 each.

Smart Sensor Putter: Designed specifically for PING putters and can be installed on adjustable or fixed-length steel shafts. MSRP $10.50 each

 

 

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Myron Miller

    Apr 24, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Unit worthless with Nickel putter attachment to putter. Can’t use on any putter so equipped.

    I assume that I will still be able to get ping clubs without these tools. Had an arcos item on one of my clubs and it was reading swing speeds from 60mph to 125 MPH and everything in between with no relationship to actual shot so I am most assuredly not an Arccos fan.

    If you keep the clubs 5 years that means an extra $500 cost for the clubs . I’ve had my Miura’s for 10 years (or an extra 1 grand just for data recording). Is it really worth this extra cost.

  2. HDTVMAN

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Your smartphone must have an accelerometer & gyroscope. I had a Cobra F7 driver with Arccos, but my Android phone, one of the latest and greatest with the newest OS, did not work. Not all Androids have both an accelerometer and gyroscope. Check before you buy.

  3. Mike

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Another subscription based model that will fail. I have the originals still.

  4. DHP

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Arccos has effectively started double charging now. If you’re an existing Arccos user with a set of the sensors purchased at 249.99 MSRP, you can still use them as is and Arccos Caddie is included in that price. However, if you buy a club with these grips and then pair it, you will then be charged 99.99 per year. Makes zero sense to me and the guy responding to this on their Facebook page has confirmed this is the case.

  5. dj

    Apr 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    a one-year subscription can be purchased through Arccos for $99.99.

    WOW…

  6. Terence

    Apr 23, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Is it Arccos or Across? Just curious.

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