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  • New course on WGT Golf Mobile

    11 Sep 2014

    Which course are you playing this weekend on WGT Golf Mobile?

    • NEW Best of Par 5 stroke play, features the best par 5 holes from Bethpage, Congressional, Kiawah and more 
    • Valhalla closest-to-the-hole, host of 2014 PGA Championship 
    • Pinehurst No. 2 stroke play, host of the 2014 U.S. Open 
    • Pebble Beach closest-to-the-hole, the top-rated course in the world 
    • St Andrews stroke play, the home of golf 

    ...and 12 other famous golf courses, all free on WGT Golf Mobile on your iPhone or iPad.

    Play WGT Golf Mobile

  • CC of the Week - UK Golfers Elite

    10 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... UK Golfers Elite, a smaller yet very active club focused on having fun and embracing what they have. 

    We highlighted UK Golfers Elite when we first launched new WGT Country Club features, when they were at Club Level 3. We had a chance to talk to them and wanted to share their progress and comments.

    Currently at #12 on the Weekly Leaderboard with more than 152,000 Weekly XP earned, this country club has 95 members and has already reached Club Level 7. They have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. When they reach Level 8, the club will unlock an XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    The UK Golfers Elite club chairman, DJW2307 explains UKGE's organization and goal as a WGT Country Club...

    "UKGE is very much a team effort with the CC now controlled by a group of guys affectionately known as the Fixers who work on putting together a schedule of events to hopefully cater for all types of players.

    We have a full schedule of events running from June to June that feature 5 weekly free events, 3 weekly credit events, 4 12 round Seasonal leagues with tier specific prizes, 6 x 72 major strokeplay events, One on One style single and Pairs leagues, Team events including a Ryder and Walker Cup at the end of the season and we have a Season Long Order of Merit with points collected from the weekly CC events. There is a regular Friday and Saturday Night Beer Club to complement our closed group Facebook Group known as the 19th hole.

    The CC has a Chairman (DJW2307) aka Fixer 2 who develops strategy and tournament set up, and is greatly assisted by stevepsheehan (Fixer 9) who heads up our Recruitment and Induction programme, as well as onekeano (Fixer 7) and SteveW65 (Fixer 8) who work on Tournament set up as well. liam91 (Fixer 5) coordinates an ever growing variety of CC v CC events and we have fantastic support from the CC members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Peoples Club at the top, joined by the Senior Citizens, The old duffers retreat, Sherbrooke Country Club and IBIS GC at Club Level 8.

  • Play the Strike Out ALS Challenge Tournament

    09 Sep 2014

    The #IceBucketChallenge from Facebook and Twitter has reached WGT, with the Strike Out ALS Challenge as this month's Major tournament on the WGT Virtual Tour.

    Play as often as you want to post your best Round 1 score by 9/25 to qualify for the single-play Round 2 9/26-9/30, both on Merion, host of the 2013 U.S. Open.

    Plus, you get a free ALS Association virtual golf ball when you enter, and you'll help create more awareness to cure this disease.

    Play Virtual Tour

    WGT is very proud to be working with the ALS Association to support the fight against ALS to treat and cure this disease.

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

  • New High-Level Big Bertha 3 Wood

    05 Sep 2014

    The new high-level Big Bertha 3 Wood from Callaway is now available for top WGT players.

    This Bertha 3 Wood hits for over 250 yards on WGT and unlocks at Level 97, designed to pair with both the Bertha drivers at Levels 88 and 96.

    Reach more par fives in two shots for more eagle putts!

    See Bertha 3 Wood

  • Pick Your Color and Go Long

    04 Sep 2014

    Make a statement with your driving distance and style with the new Cobra BiO CELL virtual driver -- now available in 5 colors.

    The Cobra BiO CELL driver offers more distance with less spin off the tee, plus a slower WGT swing meter to help you hit straighter and longer.

    Choose from new black, blue, red, silver or orange drivers to best match your style, all available now in the WGT Pro Shop unlocking at Level 5.

    See Cobra Drivers

  • CC of the Week - The Old Duffers Retreat

    03 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... The Old Duffers Retreat, an active and dedicated group of WGT players who take pride playing often and having fun doing it.

    The "old duffers" have consistently been a top-ranking club on the Weekly Leaderboards, and are currently #3 with more than 283,000 Weekly XP earned. At Club Level 7, they have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. At Level 8, the club will unlock an XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    The Old Duffers Retreat club owner, saltyoldtar is a Level 100 Legend and has been a WGT member since 2011, and had this praise to share about the club...

    "The Old Duffers Retreat has been built on all the members that are active and concerned with how the club does. The main thing we are so proud of is that all of our members have been active within the past two weeks. The Old Duffers Retreat has three great officers (Skip6029, DuFussMcGoo and ABQJeff) that keep everything going smoothly. I keep getting praise on the great job I do but it's not me, it's our members that have stepped up and made this club what it is today. Thanks goes to all the club members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Old Duffers Retreat in third place -- just behind two other familiar clubs, The Peoples Club (who have reached Level 8) and the Senior Citizens, last week's CC of the Week. 

  • Mannyankees Wins The First Tee Open on WGT

    02 Sep 2014

    WGT player Mannyankees wins the tie-breaker in the heated Tour Legend tier, to become The First Tee Open champion in the WGT Virtual Tour.

    Tour Legend players really showed up this month in The First Tee Open, with five top players shooting an impressive 106 on Bethpage Black and forcing a tie-breaker to determine the winner. 

    To break a tie, the system automatically compares scores for the Final 9, final 6 and final 3 holes, and if still a tie then it goes hole-by-hole starting with Hole 18 and working back. See tournament rules for details.

    Congratulations to ESTIENNEdansamcamHaojenTW and frenchconnect on their second place standing, which is a very strong finish given the tough field, and to all the winners of The First Tee Open who win their share of the 200,000 WGT Credit purse.

    The First Tee Open Winners

    See The First Tee Open Leaderboards

    The Virtual Tour season race is heating up, but is still anyone's game. With spots available for the top 64 players in each tier, many players still have the opportunity to qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December -- with a record purse of ONE MILLION WGT CREDITS. In the Tour Legend tier of the very best WGT players, dansamcam has won four regular events and currently sits in the #1 spot in the Season rankings, while poldimaier and frenchconnect have each won one major, placing them high at #2 and #4 in the season standings.

    Virtual Tour Season Leaders

    See Virtual Tour Season Leaderboards

    WGT players should compete in the Virtual Tour every month, to accumulate Virtual Tour credits and qualify for the December Championship. This month's Major event in September is the Strike Out ALS Challenge held on Merion, host of the 2013 U.S. Open. As a Major tournament in the WGT Virtual Tour, there is a huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse up for grabs, split by the top 70 scores in each tier. This could push a current leaderboard winner further out of reach, or give a lower ranked player a huge jump up the standings. Don't miss it!

    WGT is very proud to be working with the ALS Association to support the fight against ALS to treat and cure this disease.

    Play the Strike Out ALS Challenge

  • Last Chance for a Trip to 2015 PGA Championship

    30 Aug 2014

    This is your last chance to play for a chance to win a grand prize trip to next year's PGA Championship.

    Make sure to post your score in the 2014 PGA Championship Virtual Challenge tournament by Sunday, 8/31.

    Both the leaderboard winner AND a lucky sweepstakes winner will each win the grand prize trip for two people to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

    Play Free Now

    *Tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • New Leaders in The First Tee Open

    28 Aug 2014

    ESTIENNE and frenchconnect have posted impressive Round 2 scores to take the lead in this month's Virtual Tour event, The First Tee Open on Bethpage Black, with ESTIENNE winning the tie-breaker.

    They have replaced the previous Tour Legend leaders after Round 1, poldimaier, FarFoo, fmagnets and tinybo, who have also posted their Round 2 scores.

    However, several Tour Legends are still in the running with strong Round 1 scores and Round 2 not posted yet, including bawbag1874, Mannyankees, bhoese, dansamcam (gotta love the consistency), demcug, CptWomp, AgentBrown123 and natemakesaholein. That's a lot of competition!

    The First Tee Open (current leaders)

    See Virtual Tour Month Leaderboard

    As it stands now, the current September results would shift the Virtual Tour Season standings for all the Tiers, and the third Major of the year is just around the corner in September with a double credit purse.

    Remember, the Top 64 players in each tier (Pro thru Tour Legend) after November will qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December, with a record ONE MILLION WGT Credit don't want to miss that!

    See Virtual Tour Season Leaderboard

  • CC of the Week - Senior Citizens

    27 Aug 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... the Senior Citizens, currently in third place on the weekly leaderboard with almost 265,000 XP. 

    The Senior Citizens country club has consistently been in the top 5 since the new WGT Country Club features were rolled out, which is impressive considering the number of active clubs playing that includes thousands of WGT players.

    At Club Level 6, they have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. You can earn the same benefits with your club as you continue leveling up.

    The Senior Citizens club owner, ForeverHackin, is a Level 96 Legend in Ecuador and has only good things to say about his active club, some new insight -- plus a recruiting message for anyone interested!

    "I've always known we were an active club, but until WGT gave us the ability to actually track a club's activity, I was quite surprised that we've managed to stay in the top 3 so consistently. It's a real pleasure to manage our club. We maintain a friendly, helpful and active atmosphere in our forum and during games. If you're an active Senior, I invite you to come check us out."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows the Senior Citizens in third place -- right on the heels of another consistently high ranking club, The old duffers retreat, and last week's CC of the Week, The Peoples Club, who are in first place again.

    Haven't joined a WGT Country Club yet? Visit the Country Clubs page to learn more and find the right one for you.

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