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It’s an exciting day here at 18Birdies as we welcome Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems co-founder and father of top ranked amateur golfer, Maverick McNealy, to the team as a strategic advisor.

Scott is one of the most successful entrepreneurs to come out of Silicon Valley and is a great addition to the team, having long and passionate history with golf. McNealy served as golf team captain at Harvard University, and for many years ranked by GolfDigest as the top Fortune 500 CEO golfer. He has also been actively involved in raising his four sons who are all accomplished golfers. 21-year-old Maverick McNealy’s golf career includes winning this year’s Ben Hogan Award, given to the top NCAA golfer, and being ranked in the top two in the World Amateur Golf Rankings during the last two years. Dakota McNealy, 19, is a sophomore on the Stanford Golf Team. Colt, 18, played in this year’s Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic and his youngest son, Scout, 15, has won numerous junior events.

“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 on to my sons,” said McNealy. “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.”

Welcome to the team Scott!

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