Golf season is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to tee it up with you!

2018 is set to be a very exciting year, with some great product improvements ahead. For now, we have a quick update on DreamGames — the one and only loyalty program for golf, where you get rewarded just for using 18Birdies while you play!

First, want to thank you for your participation, and for the incredible response to DreamGames. We’ve given out thousands of incredible prizes including 18Birdies swag, products and equipment from the leading brands in golf and once-in-a-lifetime golf experiences. This past weekend we welcomed 11 Grand Prize Winners to join us at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, where they played in a Pro-Am with the PGA tour pros playing in the main event, and got to experience the tournament first hand. Check out these winners’ unique story!

As we look ahead, the core of DreamGames isn’t changing: you still get rewarded for playing golf! With that said, we’ve made a few changes to how you earn Golf Bucks, to keep the game fun and fair for all participants.

As a bit more context, we began testing new ways for our golfers to earn Golf Bucks back in December, rewarding users for many of the social actions they took in the app (e.g., adding friends, sharing to the feed, engaging with friends’ posts). Our primary goal was to allow golfers to earn Golf Bucks even if they lived in areas with inclement weather or weren’t able to play as regularly as they’d like.

As is often the case with tests like this, there were some unintended consequences of these changes, so we’re recalibrating the mechanics of how you earn Golf Bucks once again.

We’ve published an updated list of how to earn Golf Bucks in our Knowledge Base, but the quick hits are:

  1. We’ve increased the amount of Golf Bucks you’ll earn for playing golf, playing with friends and playing in 18Birdies Tournaments
  2. You will still earn Golf Bucks for adding friends, but each user has a maximum of 200 Golf Bucks that can be earned in this way
  3. We’ve adjusted the frequency and amount for ‘social bonuses’, both for posting content and engaging with Friends’ feed posts
  4. In light of the above, we have discontinued the 2017 Premium Member benefit of earning double Golf Bucks

As we move forward, DreamGames (along with the rest of our app!) will continue to evolve and improve. As always, your feedback is welcome and encouraged; you can reach us anytime at support@18birdies.com with questions or product suggestions.

We appreciate your continued support — thanks for being part of our community!

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