18Birdies adds strokes gained, GolfNow functions to app
Golf utility app 18Birdies now features tee-time bookings through a partnership with GolfNow, which currently has over 8,000 courses worldwide in its database. Now the app’s more than one million users will be able to easily search and book tee times at any US course in the GolfNow system.
In addition, the mobile and social golf platform also integrated strokes gained scoring into the app.
“This is just the first step in providing stat-hungry golfers with meaningful insights on their game,” said 18Birdies founder and CEO, Eddy Lui.
“In the coming weeks, we will be using the data that our users capture to provide them with insights to help determine areas of improvement and how they can gain strokes by bettering specific aspects of their game. We’ll also show them how they compare against other handicaps and give a complete breakdown of their game (off the tee, approach shots, around the green, putting, etc.).”
Additional updates include: Apple Watch and Android Wear integration for GPS and score and stat-tracking, a player matching feature that lets users discover and connect with other golfers based on various criteria (location, age, skill level, etc), and a redesigned scoring page.
You can find an up-to-date list of the features and latest additions .