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Youth on Course partners with 18Birdies to simplify facility search

Mobile app improves ability to identify courses offering $5 rounds

(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) Youth on Course – the non-profit organization providing young people with access to opportunities through subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid internships – has partnered with 18Birdies, creator of the fastest growing consumer golf app, to provide users with an easily accessible database of Youth on Course facilities.

For the more than 70,000 Youth on Course members across North America, $5 rounds of golf can be identified through the free 18Birdies mobile app via a Youth on Course badge displayed alongside participating golf courses in its tee time booking functionality.

“Youth on Course and 18Birdies share a mission to provide access to the game to golfers from all demographics and skill levels,” says Grant Gaudette, Chief Technology Officer for Youth on Course. “Their mobile platform has created a powerful online experience to connect players with courses. With this partnership, users easily identify and connect with Youth on Course partner facilities across the country.”

With more than 1.7 million community members and connection to more than 35,000 golf courses around the world, 18Birdies is one of the fastest growing golf communities in North America. The app boasts a variety of features to help golfers stay connected to the game they love, including an AI caddy, GPS, stat tracking, tee time booking, as well as a variety of social features.

“We believe golf should be inclusive, accessible, social and fun,” says Eddy Lui, CEO and Founder, 18Birdies. “Providing our community with instant information on the location of Youth on Course facilities advances our mission of connecting all golfers with access to play the game.”

Operating in every U.S. region, Youth on Course has more than 70,000 active members. Since 2006, juniors have played more than 15 million holes and 925,000 rounds while the organization has helped generate more than $6.2 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to individual golf courses. In addition to subsidized rounds, Youth on Course also facilitates paid internships, a caddie program and nationwide scholarships. They have awarded 241 students with college scholarships totaling more than $1.7 million in financial support. The current Youth on Course scholarship retention rate is ninety-four percent, with 80 students already graduated.

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About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play hundreds of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, more than 925,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $1.7 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States Youth on Course serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021. The program has expanded to Alberta, Canada with plans on servicing every province by 2022.

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About 18Birdies
18Birdies is the premier mobile and social golf platform powering the future of golf. 18Birdies aims to inspire golfers of all ages and skill levels by managing their game, challenging and motivating them through competition, and sharing their experiences with other golfers. 18Birdies provides a simple and intuitive experience that harnesses the power of technology, gaming and social to make golf more innovative, fun and engaging. The 18Birdies mobile golf platform enhances the experience between golfers and the courses they play, growing the golf community. For more information please visit 18Birdies.com.

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