Teeing off with the first smart golf club



Sports data is not just for the pros anymore. Weekend warriors and aspiring athletes alike are tapping into smart footballs, basketballs, and data-rich golf lessons to improve their game.

Now Arccos Golf, a startup led by Ivy-league grads and avid golfers, has teamed up with Cobra Golf to introduce the first smart golf club.

The golf club maker’s King LTD Driver debuts Friday. It’s the first of three different drivers all featuring the Cobra Connect feature: an embedded sensor that pairs with a free app on iOS or Android smartphones.

Arccos claims it has mapped some 40,000 global golf courses can refer to: Course (navigation), the path of travel Course (sail), the principal sail on a mast of a sailing vessel Course (food), a set of one or more food items served at once during a meal so your phone’s GPS will likely identify the course you’re on and the app will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance health care directive then serve as a range finder, and after studying the data, it may become a club may refer to selector.

“The reality is, people don’t know exactly how they’re playing the game game is structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool,” notes Mike Yagley, director of innovation, research and testing at Cobra Golf. “They don’t know is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, how often they use a club, or how far they hit a golf ball ball is a round object (usually spherical but sometimes ovoid) with various uses or they hit it to the right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal. The more data you can give someone so they understand how they play may refer to: Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre the game…the more you’re aware of where your ball is going, the better you can be.”


In addition to keeping track of your length off the tee, the new clubs feature social sharing and gamification options.

The three Cobra driver models will all ship with the data is, from its Latin origin, a singular form of “data”, and may refer to a single item of data tracking system as standard, and Yagley says say is to communicate orally the embedded sensors, the size of a watch battery may refer to: Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th and 19th century term, will not affect a player’s swing or swinging may refer to or the cost.

Arccos 360: New add-on sensors for any club

The Cobra is the common name of various elapid snakes, most of which belonging to the genus Naja club launch comes as Arccos has teed off sales of its newest add-on -on may refer to sensors—the Arccos 360. The sensors easily screw into the end of any golf club’s grip.

They are then paired with a free app for iOS or Android smartphones. Each club must be identified so that the app knows which club is paired with which sensor.

So how well does the tech work?

For this article, both a Cobra F7 Driver with Connect and the Arccos 360 add-on sensors were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, German: Wehr, Dutch: weer, tested on course. Setup was a breeze for all clubs, and downloading the app and using the camera to sync the sensor with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), an iPhone took very little time.

Users need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life to make sure the app can access location and microphone. Both are key for recognizing where may refer to: Where?, in journalism, one of the Five Ws Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of you are on a course—and the sound helps is any form of assisting others confirm you struck the ball and didn’t take take is a single continuous recorded performance a practice stroke.

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The 360 sensors come in a 14-pack, one for each club in the bag, plus you can purchase an extra putter sensor for players wavering between two putters. It puts them to the test for empirically seeing which one you play better with.

The sensors can tell you’ve taken a full swing, the phone’s mic confirms you made contact, and the GPS tracks or Tracks may refer to: Trail Forest track, a track (unpaved road) or trail through a forest Animal track, imprints left on surfaces that an animal walk across A conference track is a group of you to where you set up and take your next shot.

The sensors did not register any erroneous strokes is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death on this outing even if clubs banged together in the bag or carrying multiple clubs for an approach or bunker shot. There’s no dongle or anything to touch before swinging.

Aside from a dead battery, the only hitch for some golfers is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible is the requirement to carry or carrying may refer to: Carried interest (or carry), the share of profits in an investment fund paid to the fund manager Carry (American football), a statistical term equivalent to a single the phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly in a pocket to register register is an authoritative list of one kind of information strokes. The sensors the broadest definition, a sensor is an object whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and sends the information to the computer which then tells the actuator (output will keep collecting data in airplane mode and Arccos officials say wearables like the Apple Watch Series 2 will eventually eliminate the need to carry your phone.


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The app and web dashboard break down the stats into driving, approach, chipping, sand game and putting so golfers can see their strengths and weaknesses.

Arccos CEO and cofounder Sal Syed claims this type of data helped him improve from a seven handicap to scratch. “If you have data, it’s hard to dispute it,” he says. “It makes or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small a huge difference when you know how far your club goes.”

Syed loves golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible, and says crunching the numbers will help players may refer to: Player (dating), a man or woman who has romantic affairs or sexual relations or both with other women or men but will not marry or commit to any one relationship Player (game), a concentrate on the right areas for practice may refer to: Practice (social theory), a theoretical term for human action in society Best practice Medical practice, a company which engages in the practise of medicine Phantom practice, and to make better on-course decisions.

“Every time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future you play golf you make decisions on data you have, but often it’s not good data,” he says. “The more accurate the data is in your head, the better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) decision may refer to: Decision making Decision support system Decision theory you make.”

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