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18Birdies signs Finau as spokesman

Oakland, CALIF., – Jan. 10, 2018 – Today, golf technology startup, 18Birdies, announced a sponsorship deal with rising PGA TOUR player, Tony Finau. Tony joins the growing list of professional golfers working with 18Birdies which includes Paige Spiranac, Wesley Bryan, Harold Varner III, Willy Wilcox, Lanto Griffin, Tom Lovelady, Stephan Jaeger and Andrew Yun making 18Birdies one the most represented golf technology brands on the PGA Tour.

Entering his 4th year as a professional on the PGA TOUR, Tony is coming off one of his most successful seasons in which he achieved a 3rd place finish at the Valero Texas Open and an impressive total of eight Top-10 finishes overall. Off to a strong start in 2018, Tony already has two Top-5 finishes in just five events and ranks 1st on the PGA TOUR in driving distance.

“I am a big fan of the scoring, data and course management features of the app”, said Finau. “18Birdies has done an incredible job of building a platform that improves the enjoyment of the game, and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences on Tour with other users this season.”

18Birdies is coming off a successful second year in which the company increased its user base by over 600,000 making it the fastest growing golf app in the market and attracted high-profile investors including legendary PGA TOUR player Ernie Els, Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach, Jason Kidd and Dolby Labs Chairman and venture capitalist, Peter Gotcher.

“We’re very excited to have Tony represent the brand as his journey to the Tour serves as inspiration to aspiring golfers everywhere,” said Susan Song, chief marketing officer at 18Birdies. “We have both used the power of community to get to where we are and I know our fans will be excited to follow him as he continues to climb up the ranks.”

About 18Birdies

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Anish Patel
18Birdies anish.patel@18birdies.com

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18Birdies is reimagining the world of golf through technology, transforming the way golf is played, experienced and perceived, and building a more diverse, positive and relevant golf community. Our offerings are making golf more fun, engaging, and inclusive for golfers; more efficient and productive for courses; and providing access to a large engaged community for partners. For more information, visit www.18birdies.com.