Arccos, golf’s #1 on-course tracking system, is the official game tracker of the PGA TOUR. As a pioneering developer of revolutionary connected golf products, our mission is to transform the golfing experience by seamlessly combining automatic shot tracking with Artificial Intelligence and Stroke Gained Analytics. We provide golfers the ability to track their game like the pros and deliver insights so they can play smarter and shoot lower scores.
Listed among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, ranking #3 in the Sports category globally, Arccos boasts the golf industry’s richest data set. Arccos’ official partners include PING (smart clubs), TaylorMade (smart clubs), Cobra Golf (smart clubs), Srixon / Cleveland Golf (smart clubs), Club Champion (smart fitting), Me And My Golf (smart coaching), EA Sports and Golf Digest.
Named after the inverse cosine function - an element of advanced mathematics that is featured in the Arccos algorithm, Arccos has received awards from numerous media and business organisations, such as Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Golf Channel, MyGolfSpy, National Golf Foundation, Golf Monthly, Golf Today, SCOREGolf, American Golf, Connecticut Technology Council, ING, Gear Patrol and the PGA of America, among others.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Sal received his MBA from Yale where he was a Fellow at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. He has been a featured speaker at Yale University on Entrepreneurship and Leadership topics and belongs to the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO).
In 2019, Sal was recognised as the top innovator in golf by the industry-leading publication Golf Inc. Magazine and was the opening keynote speaker at the annual Golf Inc. Summit.
Prior to Arccos, Sal worked at software startups for more than 10 years as a software engineer, engineering manager, product manager, and data architect.
Sal is a scratch golfer, a club champion and has notched six holes-in-one (five of which he credits to the power of Arccos). Sal is passionate about course architecture and is a Golf Digest panelist. At Ohio Wesleyan, he was captain of both the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team and the Cricket Team.
Sal Syed, the CEO of Arccos Golf, embarked on a journey to create an innovative product fuelled by his passion for both golf and technology.
During his pursuit of an MBA at the Yale University School of Management, Sal crossed paths with co-founder Clinton Grusd. Together, they laid the foundation for the business, developing crucial concepts, plans, and strategies that now drive Arccos.
Joining forces with his childhood friend, Ammad Faisal, the trio recognised the absence of a high-performing, comprehensive tool in the golfing world to effectively track and analyse a golfer's game, ultimately enhancing decision-making on the course. Driven by this realisation, they set out to revolutionise the way golf is approached and played.
Through the collaboration of brilliant minds, including PhDs, engineers, designers, and PGA Professionals, they successfully launched a groundbreaking product that is making waves in the golfing community: Arccos.