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  • Hit the beach in CC Event #23

    04 May 2016

    Grab your club members and compete in CC Event #23 going on NOW through 5/5.

    We're bringing the beach to the course with these virtual beach ball tees and flags, just in time for the summer!

    Compete against other clubs this week for club status and in-game rewards, including these new tees and flags.

    Go to Country Club Page 

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for golf glory and special in-game rewards. The club that earns the most total points from their Clashes wins.

    Each Event is made up of Club Clashes that last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club enters the event, you'll get matched with another club close to your skill level, and a timer will show how much time is left in that Clash. Club members from both clubs can play as many rounds as they want during that time, using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

  • The 2016 Virtual U.S. Open is here!

    02 May 2016

     

    The main event of the 2016 Virtual U.S. Open kicks off this month with the full 18-hole Qualifier tournament.

    Play all 18 holes of full stroke play golf at Oakmont, to compete for a Grand Prize trip to next year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

    Experience every tee shot, challenging bunker and rolling green of the upcoming U.S. Open Championship, free on WGT.

    Everyone that enters the Qualifier will get:

    • Free USGA avatar
    • Free Lexus virtual golf ball
    • Free Lexus-branded Putter Pal
    • Chance to win a Grand Prize trip to the 2017 U.S. Open!

    Play Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier

    See tournament rules for details and eligibility.

  • April 2016 Game Updates

    29 Apr 2016

    See what’s new on WGT!

    NEW

    Cobra F6 Irons – Hit longer and more precise with a slower WGT Swing Meter with the new King F6 virtual Iron Set from Cobra. Unlocks at Level 8 and Level 65. See irons in the Pro Shop

    Nike Vapor Fly Pro Drivers – The new Nike Vapor Fly Pro virtual Driver provides more forgiveness and a higher launch for more distance off the tee. Plus, the "fly" blue/green color will add some serious style to your bag. Available at Levels 25, 50, 85 and 100. See Drivers in Pro Shop

     

    FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

    Resume Game – Fixed an issue where some players were shown an incorrect “Resume” screen after all players had left the game.


  • There's No Rain in CC Event #22

    21 Apr 2016

    Don't get caught in April showers, play CC Event #22 going on NOW through 4/22.

    New umbrella tee markers and flags are keeping the rain away (and could be yours!) in this week's Event, so get your country club together and compete against other clubs for in-game rewards and club status.

    Go to Country Club Page 

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for golf glory and special in-game rewards. The club that earns the most total points from their Clashes wins.

    Each Event is made up of Club Clashes that last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club enters the event, you'll get matched with another club close to your skill level, and a timer will show how much time is left in that Clash. Club members from both clubs can play as many rounds as they want during that time, using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

  • New Cobra Hybrid Now in Pro Shop

    19 Apr 2016

    Get more distance and forgiveness with the latest King F6 virtual hybrid from Cobra!

    You've seen the Cobra King F6+ Driver and King F6 3 Wood, now complete the collection with the new King F6 Hybrid club, to add even more distance and style to your bag.

    Available now in the WGT Pro Shop:

     

     

    See all Cobra virtual equipment

  • Weekend Special: Get 3 Free MAX Balls

    15 Apr 2016

    Today and tomorrow, get 3 free MAX Slow Meter balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits.

    It's finally the weekend! Kick it off with this special offer to get 3 free MAX balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits in the game.

    These are some of our most popular virtual golf balls on WGT, giving you more overall distance and a slower WGT swing meter, making all your clubs easier to hit!

    Get Free MAX Balls

    Use your WGT Credits to upgrade your virtual equipment and compete in paid games for prizes.

    Note, the free MAX virtual golf balls will automatically be added to your inventory but not automatically equipped. To use them, just open your Equipment and equip the new MAX balls from your inventory.

    *Special offer for players who buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits today through tomorrow (4/15/16-4/16/16), receive 3 free MAX Slow Meter virtual golf balls (Hack+).

    Offer valid on one 2,000 or more WGT Credit purchase only.

  • WGT 19th Hole - Young46: Putting and Streaming

    12 Apr 2016

    The "WGT 19th Hole" series focuses on featuring the players, personalities and country clubs that make up the global WGT community.

    Young46 - Putting and Streaming


    This week's WGT 19th Hole player was selected because of his well-known WGT video tutorials and streams via YouTube and Twitch. He says he "enjoy[s] chatting with new and existing people who are tuning into my stream and on occasion being able to provide a tip or two that may help them on their WGT journey."

    Watch all of Young46's videos here.

    Young46 started playing WGT after it was suggested to him on Facebook and he "instantly became addicted from that moment forward." He joined the East Coast Country Club shortly after starting and says he "was lucky enough to find a group of awesome people that were willing to put in the time to help me get better. If it weren’t for people like Dstylie, Jaggy2005, pgatour4me & Lizard69 I probably would have quit shortly after making Legend and going through the woes of adjusting to life from the back tees!"

    When it came to choosing his WGT player name, Young46 says it was simple: last name + old baseball number. And while we know him as Young46, his friends and family know him as Jason. When he isn't sharing his WGT replays or tutorials online, you can probably find him coaching his twin sons and their select travel baseball team: "Opening day in our household is more exciting than Christmas."

    His coaching skills are obvious after watching the WGT tutorials on his YouTube channel, so we asked if he would be interested in creating a few putting tutorials to help out other WGTers. He generously agreed, so if you're struggling with your virtual putting or just want a quick refresher, check out the videos below...

    Young46 WGT Putting Tutorials:

    While Young46 is a virtual golf veteran, he's also no stranger to the real golf course. He took up golf at the age of 15 after seeing the popular movie, Happy Gilmore. As the story goes, the day after he watched the movie, a friend gathered up his dad's old persimmon clubs and they went to the local municipal course. "My first tee shot was of course a Happy Gilmore style drive...the contact was solid but the direction was just a tad off and ended up slicing about 60 yards and struck the windshield of a moving car!" (Ouch...)

    What equipment do you keep in your virtual golf bag?

    Do you have any WGT stats you're particularly proud of?

    "I am proud of my putting stats and of course the Hole-In-Ones. Putting is the only stat I actively check because I put a lot of time in practice mode honing my putting skills. My one putt % is nowhere near where I want it to be but it's on a steady climb. My goal is to be above 70% by year's end. We believe in you!

    What tips would you give to new players?

    "If you are looking to become a better player I would suggest four things:

    1) Spend as much time in practice mode working on your putting as you do playing regular games. Equip an unlimited ball or a free ball and go try new things and find out what method works for you!

    2) Chart your shots. You will be amazed at what you can learn by simply opening an excel sheet and taking notes on each shot. 

    3) Learn to play every shot. I see too many players who only rely on one type of shot only around the greens (usually a flop). I'm personally a huge fan of pitches and punches but can play them all equally well.

    4) Don't be scared to reach out to the better players and pick their brains. I've asked for advice from most of the top players in this game and I have never had anyone be anything but helpful and courteous to me."

    WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU! If you'd like us to feature you or someone you know in a future "WGT 19th Hole" profile, please let us know at: players[at]wgt.com.

  • Free WGT Rentals for Masters Weekend

    09 Apr 2016

    Get free virtual club rentals on WGT this Saturday and Sunday during The Masters.

    While you're following all the action at Augusta, log on to WGT and try out the newest, popular clubs you've had your eye on, all free. Try the new TaylorMade M1 driver, Cobra King clubs and other great picks from Callaway, Nike and more!

    Rent Free Clubs

    To rent clubs, just find the club you want in the Pro Shop, click the RENT or TRY ME button and it's yours free for 24 hours. You can rent as many clubs as you want for free, Sat-Sun 4/9/16-4/10/16.


  • Two words: Pebble. Beach.

    07 Apr 2016

    Pebble Beach is now available in full stroke play!

    This player favorite course has been much-anticipated, so we'll keep this short...

    Now you can experience all 18 holes of this world famous golf course free on WGT, filled with the challenges and gorgeous ocean views it's known for.

    Play Pebble Beach Now 

     

  • Race to the Top of the Leaderboard in CC Event #21

    07 Apr 2016

    Ready, set, GO! CC Event #21 is going on now, time to round up your WGT Country Club...

    Play today and tomorrow against other country clubs, competing for top leaderboard spots and in-game rewards including these flashy hot rod tee markers and flags.

    Play Now

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for golf glory and special in-game rewards. The club that earns the most total points from their Clashes wins.

    Each Event is made up of Club Clashes that last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club enters the event, you'll get matched with another club close to your skill level, and a timer will show how much time is left in that Clash. Club members from both clubs can play as many rounds as they want during that time, using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

    Not in a WGT Country Club yet? Learn more and join one (or start your own!) here



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