If you have a regular game that spills over into a second, third, maybe a 10th group, then you know how tough it can be to run. There are a lot of players, usually all with handicaps, and you're usually playing several different formats at once.
And it's almost always played in the dark between groups. Each group is typically playing completely unaware of what each group around them is doing. With the guys I play with, a lot of them would love to know where they stand as the game unfolds. Now, with the 18Birdies app, they'll have a better idea.
18Birdies, available for both Apple and Android devices, has released its Tournament+ features that allow players and courses to manage tournaments and games from their app and a website platform. The feature set handles traditional stroke-play events, scrambles, best ball, team best ball and Skins games from within the app. The app then takes in all the data and presents a live leaderboard. Players, who can join as scorekeepers by entering a four-digit code provided by an organizer into the app, can also share pictures and rag on each other with real-time trash talk.
Tournament+ also helps organizers, either as part of a group or at a golf facility, use their Website-based portal to setup and run tournaments, including handling invitations, making teams and managing scorekeeping.
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These tournament management features are an add-on to the app, which also offers GPS functionality and allows users to track an unofficial handicap.
So, if you've been looking for an app that can help you keep track of your regular game and make it feel like a pro tournament, 18Birdies is definitely worth a look and a download.