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  • Gold MAX balls are back (for now!)

    25 Aug 2016

    The popular Gold MAX virtual golf balls are back – FREE – but only until tomorrow!

    Get 3 free Gold MAX virtual golf balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits, now through 8/26.

    These are some of the most popular balls on WGT, in a special gold color with matching gold vapor trail to help you trace your shots through the air. Plus, the slower meter helps you "ding" more shots and lower your scores.

    I Love Gold

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

    The Gold MAX virtual golf balls will automatically be added to your inventory but not automatically equipped. To play with the new golf balls, just open your Equipment and equip them from your inventory.

    Note, these limited-edition virtual golf balls are no longer available to buy in the WGT Pro Shop so don't miss this!

    *Special one-time offer for players that buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits 8/25/16-8/26/16, get 3 free MAX Slow Meter Gold Vapor virtual golf balls (Hack+) on a single purchase.


  • WGT 19th Hole - JimBeauC: "The Inspector"

    24 Aug 2016

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

    JimBeauC: "The Inspector"

    JimBeauC has been enjoying WGT since 2009 and was nominated by a fellow WGT Country Club member.

    Here is a short snippet of his nomination: "He is a fine (elderly) gentlemen with the highest integrity, intelligence and knowledge of the game and has supported me [...] throughout all the trials and tribulations a new club owner ever has to go through."

    Known as Jim outside WGT, he brought the name JimBeauC to life while playing for the first time at work. (No worries Jim, we've all done it...)

    "I found WGT while at work one day in 2009, signed up and played it a bit at work, that is until the Net Nannies nixed that. After I retired the next year, I came back and played a bit, but wasn't hooked. In November of 2011, I decided to see if I could get better at it. I finally discovered free credits, and started moving up.

    Then I hit Tour Pro. I had no idea how averages worked in WGT land. I had been getting a nickel or two from the main tourneys. I posted a bit of a rant about it in the forums. That's when I met MainzMan and eventually found a home at Bridgestone, where, with much help from the members, I steadily improved my game and learned some of the tricks. I sincerely doubt that I'd have stayed with the game were it not for the CC. Lo and behold, I became one of those who helped other folk along."

    Jim later joined and remains a member of the CRAVEN DALE COUNTRY CLUB and is a Tournament Director. He has spent a lot of time playing uneven lies and enjoys them, adding that he tries to get others interested as well.

    "I sponsor uneven lies tournaments in my CC. To further encourage folk, I came up with a handicap system based on the USGA, complete with slope/rating. It must be working fairly well, as pretty much everyone who participates with any regularity has won a purse or two, offered for the winner and runner-up. I've given myself amateur status for these, so that should I win, the purses are passed down."

    "What's my real joy with WGT? I have plenty of time to watch videos and do surveys. I've amassed a load of free credits, thus the tournament sponsorships, but even more important is giving equipment to folk, especially those in countries where the free credits are slim to none. Christmas usually finds me searching the forums for worthy folk. A couple of years ago I noted a very memorable one. A guy posted that he really enjoyed the game, but was single-handedly raising three daughters. I took a look at his equipment and marveled that he had gotten as far as he had with no upgrades other than a putter. I bought him a driver and posted in the thread for him to look in his bag. The great thing was that it started a flood. Pretty soon, after other gifts arrived, he was sporting about the best his level could get."

    Something you may be surprised to learn about Jim is that he's an avid and (good) painter!

    "No, I'm not famous, but I have sold a few paintings and commissions. Back in the mid-1980s, another artist asked if I'd put some work together and try to get a joint showing at a local gallery. So I dove in and started cranking them out on the weekends.

    One day, my wife looked over my shoulder while I was working. She said nothing then, but kept checking the work. I was getting close to finishing, when she claimed the painting, telling me that I wouldn't be selling it. (Of course the deal with the other artist didn't pan out.)"

    "It don't mean a thing, if you don't get that ding. Doowah, Doowah, Doowah." - JimBeauC

    Thanks for sharing, Jim! You can check out the CRAVEN DALE COUNTRY CLUB HERE.

    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.

  • "It is certain" that you'll play CC Event #29 this week

    18 Aug 2016

    Join your WGT Country Club members and compete in CC Event #29, going on NOW through 8/19.

    You'll be competing against other clubs for club status and in-game rewards, including these new 8 ball tees and flags to use in country club tournaments!

    Go to Country Club Page

    CC Event #29 runs 8/18-8/19, with multiple 4-hour Clashes, so be sure to play as many games as you can to earn points for your club and keep your eyes on the leaderboard.

    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

  • Get 20% More XP Today!

    11 Aug 2016

    You read that right – today only, get 20% more XP when you play WGT!

    To celebrate golf's return to that big sporting event going on right now, you'll earn 20% more XP just for playing WGT today.

    XP (experience points) helps you level up in the game, unlocking new equipment and features.

    Get More XP

  • Play the Olympic Club Challenge in August

    01 Aug 2016

    The second tournament in the Jul-Sep Quarterly Season starts now! Post your first round score by 8/26.

    The 2016 WGT Virtual Tour continues in August with the Olympic Club Challenge. Play as many times as you want on (you guessed it!) Olympic Club in the unlimited play first round, then compete in the single-play second round (8/27-8/31) for your share of the 100,000 WGT Credits

    The top 70 scores in each Pro-Champion tier will split a total purse of 100,000 WGT Credits, and all credits earned in each monthly tournament are accumulated to determine your overall standing in the Quarterly Season.

    Play Olympic Club Challenge

     

     

    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.

  • August 2016 Game Updates

    28 Jul 2016

    See what's new on WGT today, including new virtual equipment from TaylorMade and a purrrrty cool new WGT golf ball...

    NEW 

    WGT Kitten Ball - "Meow, meow, meow."

    Translation: Get this new virtual golf ball on WGT, featuring an adorable gray cat face and meows to cheer you on with every shot!

    Makes a great gift for all your cat-loving WGT friends. (Are you the cat-loving friend? Share your photos of your favorite fur-friends with us, using #CatsofWGT!)

    Get one meow!

    Inspired by one of our own, Gouda the cat.

    TaylorMade M2 3 Wood - Get more consistent speed, distance and forgiveness with the new TaylorMade M2 3 Wood on WGT.

    Unlocks at Level 8, Level 26 and Level 69 in the WGT Pro Shop.

    TaylorMade M2 Iron Set - The new M2 virtual irons from TaylorMade provide more distance while maintaining height on your shots.

    Unlocks at Level 10, Level 27 and Level 68.

    TaylorMade M2 Full Set - This full club set includes a virtual driver, 3 wood, hybrid and iron set, to give you more distance and height on your shots.

    Unlocks at Level 10, Level 27 and Level 69.

    FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

    Wind Speed - Wind settings were not changing in the Topgolf game mode, which has now been fixed.

    Join Country Club Dialog - Fixed issue with blank pop-ups being displayed when some players were attempting to join a country club.

    Country Club Pass - Some players experienced errors when trying to forfeit a game while the Country Club Pass prompt was visible.

  • Flamingos in the house

    23 Jul 2016

    Compete for your country club in this weekend's CC Event #28, going on NOW through 7/24.

    We're bringing everyone's favorite lawn ornament to WGT this weekend, in the form of these flamingo tees and flags!

    Compete against other clubs 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

  • Get free Callaway balls today

    21 Jul 2016

    The weekend is near! Finish the week with 3 FREE Callaway Chrome Soft virtual golf balls. 

    Today and tomorrow, buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits and you'll get 3 free Callaway Chrome Soft virtual golf balls.

    These premium balls from Callaway give you more control, distance and a slower WGT swing meter.

    Get Free Callaway Balls

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

    *Special offer for players that buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits today through tomorrow (7/21/16-7/22/16) on WGT, get 3 Callaway Chrome Soft virtual golf balls (L33+).

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

  • The 2016 Virtual U.S. Open Champion is...

    20 Jul 2016

    Congratulations to this year's 2016 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, Tour Legend remangrum.

    Each Virtual U.S. Open features stiff competition in the Championship round and this year was no exception. The Level 104 remangrum (USA) edged out the next three finishers by one and two strokes.

    This included the reigning champion poldimaier, who won back-to-back titles (2014, 2015) and finished this year tied for third place with fmagnets, with a final score of 228.

    Champion tier UBCLU546 (USA) finished in second place, a stroke behind first, with a total score of 227.

    As this year's champion, remangrum wins a grand prize trip for two to attend the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills, as special guests of the USGA, plus a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com

    Throughout the summer, WGT players competed on Oakmont 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: remangrum (USA) - The Peoples Club

    Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Winner: Tasor (Germany) - WHITE RABBIT COUNTRY CLUB

    Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Winner: TigerWoo (USA) - East Coast Country Club

    Full 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...

  • Ferocious T. Rex Says, "Play CC Event #27"

    08 Jul 2016

    We're going old (and we mean OLD) school this week in CC Event #27, featuring these T. rex tee markers and flags.

    Compete against other WGT Country Clubs today and tomorrow for club status and in-game rewards, including these ferocious dinosaurs!

    Play Free

    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




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