Tournament Mode - USGA Rule 14-3 Compliance

At 18Birdies, we are all about fun and giving golfers as many tools as possible to improve their game and experience on the course. 

With the wonders of technology, the 18Birdies app offers great data relating to weather, wind, and elevation based on your location and the golf course you are playing.

USGA Rule 14-3 states that during a stipulated round, the player shall not use any artificial device or unusual equipment for the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions which might affect play.

Considering that the weather, wind and elevation data is not compliant with USGA Rule 14-3, you now have the option to turn off this information for certain rounds using the Tournament Mode function in GPS.

Tournament Mode

  1. Once a round has started, tap the three white dots in the upper right corner.
  2. Tap GPS Settings.
  3. Toggle the selector next to USGA Tournament Mode to turn Tournament Mode on or off.

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