Arccos Golf Hires Renowned Golf Data Analyst Lou Stagner

As stroke tracking systems become more readily available (and affordable) to amateur golfers around the world, the new X-Factor becomes the different data analytics that each system can offer to help users identify how they can most easily shave a few. eliminate their handicap and play with more tact.

So, to help provide its users with the most valuable data possible, Arccos Golf has announced that it has hired Lou Stagner as a Data Insights Lead.

Stagner will coordinate with Arccos’ team of scientists, engineers and architects who are all dedicated to harnessing the power of the largest and richest golf course dataset, which now includes more than 475 million hits taken by Arccos members around the world.

Describing himself as “a golf freak and a data nerd,” Stagner has become a powerful thought leader in the golf data space by combining a long-standing passion for the game with his experience as a as responsible for business intelligence and analysis.

Thanks to its popular Twitter feed, @LouStagner, and co-host the Hack It Out Golf podcast, Stagner has become a highly respected voice among Tour players, coaches, elite enthusiasts, golf equipment manufacturers, members of the media and recreational players in North America and around the world.

“Arccos has invested and will continue to invest heavily in capturing and analyzing course data at scale for the benefit of our growing member base around the world.” said Steve Obsitnik, President and COO of Arccos. “Given our rapid growth curve and our expanding partnerships with PING, TaylorMade and Cobra, Lou complements our drive to understand the golfer and the pursuit of improvement. His experience working with large, complex data sets and providing highly personalized information to golfers is a next level. “

In his new role, Stagner will focus on improving and expanding Arccos’ existing data offerings, such as the award-winning personalized analytics platform Arccos Strokes Gained Analytics. He will also play a key role in the design and development of new projects.

“It’s literally a dream come true to be able to tap into a golf dataset of this size and scope” said Stagner. “I’m moving from a scenario where analysis and information was typically derived from hundreds or thousands of data points to an environment where scale is in the billions. There are huge potential to expand the already impressive Arccos products with offers that take a personalized approach to help players of all skill levels play smarter and achieve lower scores. “

Arccos members recorded an astonishing 8 million laps with the system while playing courses in 194 countries. This powers the world’s largest course dataset, which now includes 31 billion distinct data points that are analyzed to help golfers perform at their best. In 2020, new middle member Arccos improved his handicap by 5.02 strokes.

Cover image Via Arccos Golf

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