PING has announced a collaboration with Arccos Golf that will see them offer the innovative Smart Grip and Smart Sensor technology on all custom-order PING golf clubs.
PING also announced that Golf Pride will be the exclusive supplier of the clever Arccos Smart Grip, engineered with an embedded sensor which, when paired with the Arccos Caddie app, will automatically record and analyse every shot you take on the course.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for us to join with Arccos to help bring more visibility to the benefits of playing ‘smart’ golf,” said Solheim. “They’ve pioneered the game-tracking category and are recognised as the clear leader when it comes to providing on-course ‘caddie advice’, performance tracking and post-round analysis. Now golfers can realise the benefits of the Arccos technology on PING clubs through our custom-order program, which offers both the Smart Grip and Smart Sensor technologies.”
“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.”
The agreement includes a 90-day free trial of the Arccos Caddie app, widely recognised as golf’s leading performance-tracking software application and the game’s first artificial intelligence platform. To access the PING version of the Arccos Caddie app, golfers will need their entire set, including a putter, equipped with Smart Grips, Smart Sensors or a combination of both. After the free trial period, golfers can purchase a 1-year subscription for $99.99 through Arccos.
“We’re very focused on helping golfers improve performance with every club in their bag,” added Solheim. “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.”
The Smart Grip (RRP £10) will be exclusively available on custom orders for PING metal woods, irons and wedges in the Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet white (std.) and aqua sizes (-1/64"). The Smart Sensor (RRP £10) screws into the top of most grips and can be used on any club, whilst the Smart Sensor Putter (RRP £10) has been specifically designed for PING putters and can be installed on adjustable or fixed-length steel shafts.