Apple Watch | Strokes Gained

Strokes Gained

As an 18Birdies golfer, you can now use your Apple Watch with our strokes gained scoring mode! 

To edit strokes gained shots after you have entered them on your watch, you must use your phone

Important information about the Apple Watch

The most up-to-date version of Watch OS is recommended for the best experience.

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How Enable Strokes Gained on Your Apple Watch in 18Birdies

  1. Ensure that your Apple Watch and iPhone are paired
  2. Open 18Birdies and tap Play on the bottom menu bar.
  3. Tap 'Start Round' to Start a round of golf on your phone.
    You will change the round settings from your phone, but have your watch open and ready to go to ensure the devices are connected.
  4. When the round is started, and you are on the GPS screen, tap Tools in the bottom right corner.
  5. You'll see a pop-up screen appear; tap Settings at the top of the pop-up screen.
  6. Scroll down to find Strokes Gained. Tap the toggle next to Strokes Gained; the toggle should turn blue.
  7. You should see a blue 'Add Shot 1' button when you return to the GPS screen. This replaces the traditional Track Shot icon and indicates that the Strokes Gained scoring system has been enabled. This feature will remain enabled on your account for all future rounds you play, until you disable the feature. You will still see the adjusted Plays Like Distances and Club Recommendations on the main GPS screen.
  8. At the same time, you should see the Track Shot icon update on your watch to 'Add Shot 1'. The Club Recommendation data is removed when this is enabled, so you will need to refer to your phone for this additional detail.
  9. When playing and on the 1st tee box, tap ‘Add Shot 1’ to mark where you will hit your first shot from. 
  10. Next confirm your distance to the hole, select your lie and club. Then walk or ride to your ball.
  11. Once you get to your ball, tap “Add Shot 2” and follow the previous steps to confirm your distance, lie   and   club.
  12. After reaching the green, select “Green” as your lie.
    1. Adjust the Dist. to Hole to change the length of your putt.
    2. If you miss the putt, tap ‘Add Another Putt’ to record the putt and start another putt.
    3. Repeat steps 5A-5B above until you finish the hole. Then tap “Finish Hole”
    4.  When you finish the hole, you can swipe to the   right hand   screen and see a Hole 1 shot summary screen. If you need to edit any shots, you can do so from your phone.

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