About this event
Roughly a week out from the U.S. Open, we’ll have a broad discussion about the myriad ways that technology is impacting how golf is being played at all levels of the sport—and how it’s influencing the companies that work in the industry.
Golf’s governing bodies, the U.S. Golf Association and Scotland’s R&A, proposed equipment changes earlier this year that are intended to stop the continued ascent of driving distance among elite competition. At the same time, the game has never been more popular for the average golfer: According to Golf Datatech’s National Golf Performance Report, the number of rounds played in the U.S. rose by 31.9% in 2020. In lockstep with golf’s Zoom boom, players are seeking to get better by using technology as their caddie more than ever before. And, of course, no matter the level of competition you’re still going to get pounding hearts on the greens. Last July, Whoop data captured Justin Thomas facing a 50-foot putt on the first playoff hole at the Workday Charity Open—his heart was pumping 112 times per minute as he readied his putter, 119 at ball strike and up to 146 when it sank.
Join us Wednesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET to cover all of this and more.
Featured Speakers (additional speakers to be announced)
Tyler Burnett is the current Marketing Manager at FlightScope. He has been with FlightScope for 8 years where he started as an intern, transitioned into sales, and then moved into the Marketing department. Tyler has been an integral part of multiple product launches including FlightScope's consumer products: Mevo and Mevo+. He has also spent time with Tour Players such as Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson on Tour and through Commercial shoots.
Brett Cyrgalis is a veteran sports writer and author of Golf's Holy War: The Battle for the Soul of a Game in an Age of Science (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster, May 2020). He worked for the New York Post for 14 years, covering almost all major sporting events from the Stanley Cup final to the U.S. Opens in golf and tennis. He has appeared on Golf Channel and NBC New York, and his work has been featured in the New York Times and Golf Digest, among other publications. He is an accomplished golfer and lives on Long Island.
David Dusek is a senior writer at Golfweek And USA Today Sports. He writes primarily about technology, PGA Tour analytics and golf equipment. He has appeared as a analyst on The Today Show, The Dan Patrick Show, Larry King Live, CNBC's Power Lunch and numerous radio shows. Before joining Golfweek, David wrote for Sports Illustrated Golf+. While writing for GOLF Magazine, he wrote the story that won the 2006 ASME National Magazine Award Winner in the Leisure Interests category, becoming the first golf writer to earn the distinction. A former senior editor at Tennis Magazine, David graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1993, where he captained the men's tennis team. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Connecticut.
Sal Syed is the CEO of Arccos. While Sal was earning his MBA at Yale, he and his co-founders realized that golf was lacking a high-performing, comprehensive tool to track and analyze a golfer's game and improve decision-making on the course. They set out to change the way we think about golf and play golf. With the help PhDs, engineers, designers and PGA Professionals, Arccos is revolutionizing the golfing experience by integrating automatic shot tracking with Artificial Intelligence to deliver insights that help players make smarter decisions and maximize their potential. Arccos boasts the world’s largest on-course dataset, which now includes 31 billion separate data points, 7 million rounds and over 450 million shots.
Registration is free. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording once the session concludes.
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