Arccos Golf, Microsoft Collaborate To Help Lower Scores With Big Knowledge, Machine Learning

Arccos Golf introduced Thursday that Microsoft shall be its official cloud associate in an initiative that may see the 2 corporations develop applied sciences that use superior analytics to ship insights to assist golfers of all talent ranges.

The Arccos Course Analyzer will debut Jan. 24 on the PGA Present in Orlando as a platform that layers an Arccos consumer’s knowledge on prime of hundreds of thousands of knowledge factors for greater than forty,000 golf programs mapped within the Arccos system. It makes use of Microsoft Azure’s cloud-computing providers and machine studying capabilities to offer personalised suggestions for methods on almost each golf gap on the planet.

“Our aim is to create probably the most superior Synthetic Intelligence platform for golf,” Arccos CEO and co-founder Sal Syed stated in a press release. “It’s going to leverage a consumer’s private efficiency historical past, all of the photographs ever taken by the Arccos group, climate, elevation, course options, gear choices and far more. The ensuing strategic recommendation might be smarter than something that’s humanly attainable. With its broad suite of capabilities, Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform is the perfect answer to unlock this imaginative and prescient.”

Arccos brings its efficiency monitoring and knowledge set of fifty million golf photographs to Microsoft Azure and Azure Machine Learning. Their collaboration comes after Arccos launched in November the Arccos 360, which consists of 14 mild sensors that connect to the membership grip and data and analyzes each shot in actual-time. Arccos additionally that month introduced it had connectivity with Cobra Golf drivers.

“Using superior analytics in golf is in its infancy in comparison with different main sports because of the large challenges of amassing the required shot knowledge,” Mike Downey, Director, Principal Evangelist – Sports activities at ‎Microsoft, stated in a press release. “The PGA Tour overcomes these hurdles with a workforce of 350 knowledge assortment volunteers at each event. Arccos is the primary firm that has really cracked this code for amateurs by making a nearly automated sensor platform that seamlessly integrates right into a participant’s routine. Consequently, Arccos has developed a powerful and quickly increasing knowledge set. We’re excited to layer this with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to ship intelligence that helps golfers understand their full potential.”

Added Syed: “Regardless of being at a really early stage, our insights have immediately contributed to the typical Arccos consumer enhancing their handicap by a exceptional three.fifty two strokes. That is simply the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the superior analytics that shall be delivered to the Arccos group by way of our work with Microsoft.”