I visited Microsoft’s Ignite event that took place in Orlando, Florida during the last week of September. Microsoft is doing amazing things and I am a keen follower of their technology so I was pretty excited to be there. It was a huge event showcasing latest tech innovations. In this post, however, I am going to talk about something that impressed me the most.
People who know me are aware that I love both golf and technology (equally). So it took no time for me to fall in love with Arccos. Arccos is the best golf tech or “Golf Performance Tracking System” I have ever come across. It comes with 14 little sensors (one for each club) that are attached onto the clubs. Using Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics it helps improve your game and it surely does deliver.
With the sensors attached to your club, Arccos starts to record data from your shots. They have about 120+ Million shots recorded so far from the Arccos members and this number is growing every day. All this data is then used by Arccos Caddie – Golf’s first artificial intelligence platform to make (great) recommendations. Here are some amazing things about Arccos Caddie from their official communication:
“Arccos Caddie shows your optimal strategy on any hole in the world. It analyzes every shot you’ve taken with Arccos, as well as 120 million+ shots taken by the Arccos community and 368 million geotagged data points on more than 40,000 courses. Powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud, Arccos Caddie precisely accounts for elevation and weather data, including wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, temperature and more. The newest feature – “Plays Like” distances – provides a rangefinder GPS display of the exact impact that elevation and weather have on how far a shot will travel.”
Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence are indeed changing the way we work and play. I have been using this great technology at the golf course and there is no doubt that it can improve one’s game. Isn’t it amazing how your smartphone can become your golf buddy and caddie! have got to ask “Who needs a Caddie now?”
This article originally appeared on the blog of Mr. Uzoma Dozie.