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Scott McNealy joins 18Birdies as strategic advisor

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With Maverick McNealy moving on to the professional ranks, it looks like his father, Scott, will have a bit more time on his hands. That’s a good thing for 18Birdies: The Silicon Valley legend is joining forces with the mobile golf app as a strategic advisor.

McNealy, who is routinely ranked as the top Fortune 500 CEO golfer, co-founded Sun Microsystems and is the current chairman of digital marketing platform Wayin.

“As long as I’ve been in the technology game, golf has been a part of my life for even longer, and I’ve had the great pleasure of passing the game onto my sons,” McNealy said.

“I want to see this game continue to grow, and 18Birdies has shown me they can connect with younger audiences and has grown its user base at an astonishing rate. I’m excited about the technology platform they are building that will make it even easier for people to manage their golf lifestyle.”

Since launching two years ago, 18Birdies has risen rapidly in the world of mobile golf apps. The social/gamification/tracking app has added more golfers than any other golf app in the last 12 months, recently surpassing 700,000 users.

“I’m so honored that a Silicon Valley legend like Scott is joining the team,” said 18Birdies founder and CEO, Eddy Lui. “He brings the perfect mix of passion for the game and entrepreneurial track record. I’m looking forward to having him on board as we scale the 18Birdies platform to bring technology to the forefront of the golf industry.”

In July, four-time major championship winner Ernie Els signed on as the company’s first investor.

“Too often, players lose the joy of the game in the number on a scorecard,” Els said in a company press release. “The 18Birdies team uses technology not only to improve game performance but to inspire the mental approach to the game. I’ve seen what their technology can do and believe in the continued innovation they are bringing to the golf experience.”

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about 18Birdies in our forums.

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  1. LITM

    Sep 14, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Wonder if they considered any minorities

  2. LLC

    Sep 14, 2017 at 1:18 am

    A more realistic objective for 95% of all golfers is 18BOGEYs …..

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Photos from the Web.com 2018 North Mississippi Classic

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GolfWRX is live today from the Web.com Tour’s 2018 North Mississippi Classic at the Country Club of Oxford.

Notables in the field this week include Stuart Appleby, Charlie Beljan, Zac Blair, Sam Burns, Roberto Castro, Erik Compton, Ken Duke, Tommy Gainey, Jason Gore, Ben Kohles, Dru Love, Daniel Summerhays, Willy Wilcox and more.

Check out all of the photos below from today at the North Miss. Classic!

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10 interesting photos from Wednesday at the Valero Texas Open

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Welcome to 10 Interesting Photos (10IP? No? OK). It’s the final day of tune up ahead of the Valero Texas Open, which is, fun fact, the third longest-running (non major) tournament on the PGA Tour.

We got an in-hand look at The Tank, K.J. Choi’s weaponry, as well a four general galleries and some of the coolest custom stamped wedges you’ll see, c/o JT Poston.

Let’s take a look at the photos!

First up, some more love-em-or-hate-em Jordans from Keegan Bradley

Amid a pretty standard bag, an impressive Pingman putter cover

JT Poston, AKA, The Postman’s, 60 degree, ladies and gentlemen

Vintage X Hot sighting!

Kevin Chappell with the coveted Miura and Fourteen combo

K.J. Choi’s putter shaft! (AMI Stability?)

Scott Piercy remains the king of lead tape on Tour

K>J. Choi is gaming Ping G400 irons

And look at the face on (one of) his Ping putter(s)

Keith Mitchell’s Mizuno “MIZ” pom-pom headcover, though

 

Check out all our photos from Wednesday the 2018 Valero Texas Open below!

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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 Valero Texas Open

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course), which plays as a par-72 measuring 7,435 yards for the event.

Sergio Garcia acted as a consultant to Greg Norman for the course’s 2010 design, and he’ll play in the event for the first time in seven years. Joining Garcia in the field are a number of the game’s top players, including Wesley Bryan, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Chappell, Luke Donald, Harris English, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman, Beau Hossler, Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker and more.

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Last year, Chappell holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th to win by one stroke over Brooks Koepka to capture his first ever PGA Tour victory.

Check out our photos from the 2018 Valero Texas Open below!

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