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  • Team Yancy Goes to Chambers Bay

    24 Jul 2015

    The infamous WGT player YancyCan stopped by Chambers Bay recently to experience the action of this year's U.S. Open Championship.

    He was kind enough to share some words and photos with the WGT community, enjoy!

    Being residents (of an undisclosed location) within the Pacific Northwest, Yancy & Medford Mel were eager to see the course we had been playing on wgt.com. The 2015 U.S. Open was arguably the biggest sporting event ever held in this area of the United States. Fan enthusiasm was off the charts as people packed this unique course day after day, showing that golf is as popular here as anywhere in the states.

    When you enter the course gates, you find yourself looking down on what looks like some sort of outdoor sporting complex. Then the trains running by the Pacific Ocean, the remains of the sand mining operation, and the one lone tree helped to create a surreal experience.

    After it took 20 minutes to have Yancy's bag of paranormal explorer tools to clear security (the only thing confiscated was a spray can of Playboy VIP body spray), Team Yancy spent quite awhile just looking down at the spectacular view from above with fellow WGTer Fuzzygazz who was on a whirlwind tour of the Pacific Northwest.

    We finally decided on our walking route, and began our descent into the bay. Once we were down in the golf action, our plan was tossed aside and we simply tried to see as much of the course and golfers as possible. The only remaining goal being to visit the large concrete remnants of what was once a sand mining operation (allegedly).

    As you may have seen from TV coverage, Chambers Bay plays as tough as it does "virtually" on wgt.com. For us the chance to walk and watch PGA touring pros play a course in person that we had played online many, many times was an experience unlike any other.

    While we attended to see the course and the pros, we also had paranormal possibilities to explore at Chambers Bay. All the elements of Alien Colonization of Earth were there. There were trains running along an ocean & huge monolithic cement structures that most call "sand sifters" (aka time-portals) among other things. At this time we are not ready to discuss our paranormal conclusions, however we will reveal these things one by one in video format via our YouTube channel. Some of which are already available to view & by subscribing you can follow the research as its shared at: www.youtube.com/user/yancycan

    Sincerely, I am Yancy
    @TeamYancy

     

     

  • Don't Miss Your Chance to Go to the 2016 Open

    23 Jul 2015

    Play the WGT Virtual Tour tournament this month for a chance to win a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open!

    Cure your Open Championship withdrawals by playing St Andrews yourself, free in the July Virtual Tour tournament, the Glenmorangie Challenge Qualifier.

    This month features special prizes from Glenmorangie, including real golf clubs and gear, AND a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open (with a round at St Andrews!) 

    To enter, just post your first round score by 7/26, then compete in the two single-play final rounds, 7/27-7/31.

    Play to Win

    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.

  • Get this favorite before it's gone

    22 Jul 2015

    The TaylorMade Black R1 is BACK on WGT – but only for a limited time!

    This player-favorite virtual club adds serious style points to your game, plus more distance and forgiveness on your drives.

    The Black R1 is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out.

    Get the R1 now, available now in the WGT Pro Shop:

    • Unlocking at Level 11
    • Unlocking at Level 48
    • Unlocking at Level 93
    • And for top players, there's a new Black R1 unlocking at Level 99 available for the first time (but still just for a limited time!)

  • And the 2015 Virtual U.S. Open Champion is...

    18 Jul 2015

    Congratulations to this year's Virtual U.S. Open Champion -- our first REPEAT champion -- Tour Legend poldimaier from Germany.

    As the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, poldimaier went in to this year's tournament as the player to beat, but with Championship round scores of 59, 56, 55 and 61 (total 231) that proved difficult for the field of 156 (plus ties) qualifiers.

    With final scores of 234, two more Germans round out the top three on the leaderboard, Tour Legends KonradOse (Germany) and Tasor (Germany).

    As this year's champion, poldimaier wins a grand prize trip for the second year in a row, for two to attend the 2016 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club, as special guests of the USGA, plus a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com.

    Throughout the summer, WGT players competed on Chambers Bay in various Virtual U.S. Open tournaments hosted on WGT, experiencing the same challenges, triumphs and struggles as players did in this year's U.S. Open. Congratulations to all of the tournament leaderboard winners...

    Virtual U.S. Open Championship: poldimaier (Germany) - Aphrodite country club

    Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Winner: JCOlson (USA) - Transgressional Country Club

    Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Winner: JCOlson (USA) - Transgressional Country Club

    Virtual U.S. Open Championship Leaderboard

    Eligible leaderboard and sweepstakes winners win a $500 USGAshop.com Gift Card prize to spend on official USGA merchandise, plus a lucky sweepstakes winner for the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament will also win a grand prize trip to next year's U.S. Open.

     

    We're still confirming some of our sweepstakes winners, but will announce them all soon. Stay tuned...

  • Special Virtual Tour Prizes This Month

    16 Jul 2015

    Play this month's WGT Virtual Tour tournament for a chance to win a trip to the 2016 Open!

    While you're watching The Open this week, play St Andrews for yourself in the July Virtual Tour tournament, the Glenmorangie Challenge Qualifier.

    And special this month, you will also be entered to win some great sweepstakes prizes from Glenmorangie, including real golf clubs and gear, and a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open (including a round at St Andrews!)

    To enter, just post your first round score by 7/26, then compete in the two single-play final rounds, 7/27-7/31.

    Play to Win

    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.

  • WGT Community: Christmas in July Giveaway

    03 Jul 2015

    MrCaddie's "Christmas in July" is back on the WGT Forum!

    Last year, WGT player MrCaddie (+friends) hosted "Christmas in July" -- a variation on the "12 Days of Christmas," WGT community style.

    We're excited to announce that it's back and going on now! 

    This event is made possible by the WGT community and for the WGT community -- a way to share the love, give away virtual equipment and improve the game for deserving players. Here's a description from a "Santa..."

    "The '12 days of Christmas' and 'Christmas in July' events were started by MrCaddie as a way for some of us (Santas) to give back to the community. For the reason to help some of the new/old players that need a club or putter to make the game better for them. It's about the fun and friendships that this game brings to us."

    Be sure to check it out on the forum...you could be the lucky recipient of some awesome virtual gear!

    It's Christmas in July!

    See last year's giveaways...

  • Tour Legend dansamcam Wins June Major

    01 Jul 2015

    Tour Legend dansamcam wins the Transamerica Championship, the Major and last tournament of the Apr-Jun WGT Virtual Tour quarterly season.

    With impressive rounds of 53, 54, 54 for a total 161 score, dansamcam led the field by one stroke over Tasor, followed by fmagnets (164), ladyluck87tinybo and cyberete (165).

    With this Major championship, dansamcam (Level 103 Tour Legend) also takes the #1 spot on the Apr-Jun Quarterly Season Leaderboard. He will compete with #2 finisher, fmagnets, in a final match streamed LIVE on the WGT Golf Twitch channel -- final date and time to be announced... The winner of this live match will become the Apr-Jun Quarterly Season Champion.

    Transamerica Championship Winners

    See full Transamerica Championship Leaderboards

     

    2015 Apr-Jun Season Leaderboard

    See full Apr-Jun Season Standings

     

    Virtual Tour July Tournament

    The Jul-Sep Quarterly Season kicks off this month with the Glenmorangie Challenge Qualifier tournament on St Andrews.

    Play the unlimited first round and post your score by 7/26, then compete in the final round 7/27-7/31 to determine your final score.

    The top 70 scores in each Pro and higher tier will split a total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits, that will count toward the Jul-Sep quarterly season leaderboard and determine final standings. 

    This month's tournament is also a qualifier for a separate, invite-only Championship event in August, hosted by Glenmorangie, open to the top 100 Legend and Tour Legend players only.

    Play July Major

    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.

  • Choose Your Putting Swing Meter

    29 Jun 2015

    Choose between two popular putting swing meter increments with the high-level Nike Method 001 virtual putters.

    The new Nike Method M1 and M2 virtual putters both unlock at Level 101, featuring more precision, balance and a slower swing meter, available in alternative increments.

    Upgrade to the Nike Method M1 for swing meter increments of 15/30/60/100/150/300 feet, or the Nike Method M2 for 10/20/50/100/150/300 feet.

    These are great upgrades for top WGT players.

    See All Nike Putters

  • Free WGT Rentals This Weekend

    27 Jun 2015

    Get free virtual club rentals on WGT and WGT Golf Mobile, today only!

    Log on to WGT and try all the new equipment you've been thinking about adding to your bag, including the new TaylorMade R15s and limited edition Black R1 Driver -- all free.

    Rent Clubs Free

    To rent clubs, 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 6/27/15.

     

    WGT Nation members, this one's for you...

    We're extending free club rentals for an extra day, exclusively for Nation members.

    To thank you for being a Nation member, enjoy free virtual equipment rentals on WGT and WGT Golf all weekend through 6/28.

    Rent Free Now

    Not a WGT Nation member yet? See if you're eligible and join free here.

    Reminder, you can rent as many clubs as you want for free, through Sun 6/28/15 for Nation members only. 

  • #BackInBlack, New Virtual Equipment and Country Club Improvements

    26 Jun 2015

    See what's new today on WGT, including a player favorite making a limited-time return, new virtual equipment from TaylorMade and some Country Club improvements to enjoy...

     

    TaylorMade Black R1

    The player-favorite black R1 driver is BACK on WGT! #BackInBlack

    It’s only here for a limited time, so be sure to get it while you can – unlocking at Level 11, Level 48 and Level 93.

    PLUS, there’s a new unlock at Level 99 giving top players solid all-around performance and max distance.

     

    TaylorMade R15 Hybrid

    Get the latest virtual hybrid from TaylorMade to hit faster and longer with more precision and forgiveness.

    Unlocks at Level 43 and Level 82 for top players.

     

    TaylorMade R15 Full Set

    Upgrade your bag with the newest full club set from TaylorMade, including R15 Driver, 3 Wood and Hybrid, and RSi Irons to hit faster, longer and more precise.

    Buying as a full set also saves you credits with the special discounted price.

    Unlocks at Level 90.

     

    Country Club Improvements

    We've made some improvements to Country Clubs, still the best way to enjoy WGT with your friends and a great way to make even more.

    See new Officer permissions, including the ability to email all club members, invite new members and change club messages.

    You can also now select different tee boxes for each hole in CC tournaments for all new challenges.

    Haven't joined a WGT Country Club yet? It's easy to find one to join or create your own, visit the Country Clubs page to learn more.

     

    New Camera Views for Putting

    We've added multiple new camera angles for better views on your putts. 

     

    Other Fixes and Improvements

    "Last Ball" warning – Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed a message that players were on their last ball, when they still have more of that type available

    Stand Bag blocking "Last Ball" message – Fixed issue that did not display the "Last Ball" warning when a Stand Bag Plus was equipped



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