Dots (Free)

18Birdies offers a variety of golf side games. In Dots, also known as Junk, you can win points for specific achievements, like long drive, closest to the pin, lowest score and more.

For information on how to set up this game, see the article on Side Games in 18Birdies.

Basic Rules

‘Dots’ are awarded to golfers based on different on course achievements each player earns. 

Each dot is worth a given number of points so that when a player earns a dot, he or she wins that number of points from each player in the group. 

Players can adjust the number of points associated with each dot.

Setup

  1. Once you have started a round, tap Add Player
  2. Tap Add Side Games button on the bottom menu bar.
  3. Swipe through the icons on the game carousel until you find Dots (Junk); Tap Play.
  4. Select Individual or Team play.
  5. Tap the grey + icon next to the golfers participating. A blue + indicates that golfer is playing in the game.
  6. Set starting and ending holes; tap Next.
  7. Set the Betting units per dot.
    Each dot will equal a set number of points.
  8. Select the Dot categories for non-score based achievements. Set Off to disable a category or set a custom point value.
  9. Select the Dot categories for score-based achievements. Set Off to disable a category or set a custom point value.
  10. Tap Start this game.

Tap Save my preferences to save these settings for future Dots games.

Non-Score Based Dots

Award dots to golfers for accomplishing non-score based feats, when enabled.

Long drive (par 4 and 5 only) 

Dots awarded for the longest drive on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Closest to the pin (par 3 only)

Dots awarded for the closest to the pin on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Sand save

Dots awarded for a sand save on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Chip in

Dots awarded for a chip in on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

One putts 

Dots awarded for a one putt on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Greenies (green in regulation)

Dots awarded for a greenie on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Arnies (Par without being on the fairway, Par 4 and 5 only)

Dots awarded for an Arnie on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Score Based Dots

Posting the best score on a given hole can earn you a dot. Additionally, Birdies, Eagles, and Aces (Hole in One), can all earn dots, when enabled.

Lowest score

Dots awarded for the lowest score on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Birdie

Dots awarded for a birdie on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Eagle

Dots awarded for an eagle on a hole. Select between 1 - 10 points.

Ace (hole in one)

Dots awarded for a hole in one. Select between 1 - 10 points.

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