The 18Birdies Team is proud to announce four-time major champion Ernie Els as the first company investor for 18Birdies. Along with the investment, 18Birdies will be the official scorer of all USA Els For Autism Golf Challenge Tournaments for 2017, currently running around the country. 18Birdies Tournament+ software will provide live scoring for all events as it is one of the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournaments in history.

Ernie Els, known as the Big Easy, has over 70 victories worldwide throughout his career and has already seen success as an entrepreneur through a wide array of ventures, including his full-service golf course design company, Ernie Els Design, a collection of Big Easy Winebar & Grills, and Els Club Resorts. Els now adds 18Birdies to help support our mission to expand golf participation and inspire positivity on the course.

“Too often, players lose the joy of the game in the number on a scorecard,” said Els. “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.”

Ernie Els with 18Birdies CEO Eddy Lui at the 117th U.S Open at Erin Hills 

“We’re very honored that Ernie has chosen to support us with his time, golf wisdom, and investment,” said 18Birdies Founder and CEO, Eddy Lui. “Not only is Els one of the most storied players in PGA Tour history, he is an accomplished business owner and will provide invaluable insight as we continue to develop our platform for novice and experienced golfers alike.”

The 18Birdies Team is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity work with a legend like Ernie Els and work with him and his team to increase golf participation throughout the world. Stayed tuned for more exciting announcements!

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