Smart Distance is a new feature Arccos golfers will notice when updating their apps to the latest version -- Arccos 1.4.
Smart Distance is a new way we're calculating and displaying each user's distance expectancies with each club. We've taken the average club distances Arccos users have come to know and love and made it more reflective of actual distances a player would expect to hit on a well-struck shot.
"We wanted to do this to make the product more seamless and automatic," said Product Manager and VP of Customer Experience Al Vikmanis. "By introducing Smart Distance, Arccos now delivers users actionable information on club distances and gapping with no required input or curation on their part."
In addition to Smart Distance expectancies, Golfers using version 1.4 will also notice personalized Smart Range insights. Smart Range offers Arccos users a range in which a shot with each club may travel based on their past performance as recorded by the app.
"Arccos has all of your past data and knows your game as well as a caddie on the PGA Tour knows the player he's caddieing for," Vikmanis said. "The more you use Arccos, the better your data will become and Smart Distance is a great example of that.
Golfers who prefer to continue to manually curate their average distances may do so by turning off "Show Smart Distance," in the app's settings.