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  • 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), 

    Transamerica Championship Winners

    See full Transamerica Championship Leaderboards

     

    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

  • Last chance to play Glenmorangie Closest-to-the-Hole

    25 Jun 2015

    Compete in the June Glenmorangie Closest-to-the-Hole tournament to qualify to win some of our biggest real world prizes yet.

    Take 9 quick shots on the Back 9 of St Andrews and you could win a dream golf trip to the 2016 Open, a real TaylorMade driver, Glenmorangie Golf Packs filled with golf gear and more.

    Play Free

    *Tournament and prizes open to WGT players in specified countries, see rules for details.

  • Win a trip to the 2016 U.S. Open

    18 Jun 2015

    Play the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier for your chance to win a grand prize golf trip to next year's U.S. Open!

    While you're watching how the players handle Chambers Bay in the U.S. Open this week, experience the course for yourself, free on WGT.

    You'll face all 18 championship holes to test your virtual golf skills, plus everyone that enters will get a free USGA avatar, a Lexus virtual golf ball, Lexus-branded Putter Pal and have a chance to win a grand prize trip to the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont.

    Play Free

    See tournament rules for details and eligibility.

  • Play Glenmorangie Old Tom Challenge in June

    10 Jun 2015

    Qualify to win some of our biggest real world prizes ever, by playing in the Glenmorangie Old Tom Challenge tournament this month.

    Compete in this 9-hole stroke play tournament through June and you will be entered to win some great sweepstakes prizes that include a real TaylorMade driver and Glenmorangie Golf Packs.

    Plus, all eligible players will be entered to win one of our biggest prizes yet -- a grand prize package for you and a guest to go to the 2016 Open including a round of golf at St Andrews and more.

    Play Free

    Tournament and prizes open to WGT players in specified countries, see rules for details.

  • fmagnets Leads Apr-Jun Virtual Tour Leaderboard

    03 Jun 2015

    Tour Legend fmagnets leads the Apr-Jun WGT Virtual Tour quarterly season leaderboard, going into the Major tournament this month.

    If fmagnets' name sounds familiar, it may be from winning the January Bandon Dunes Open, or because he was the first WGT Virtual Tour Champion of the 2015 season in the previous quarterly season (Jan-Mar). With his win in the May Congressional Open, he currently leads the Apr-Jun season leaderboard.

    Shooting 54 and 53 for a combined total score of 107, fmagnets beat out the skilled Tour Legend field by 2 strokes. Tied for second with combined scores of 109 were Agassi1991 and GEHL13, with cyberete and Lizard69 tied for fourth with scores of 110.

    With this month's Virtual Tour tournament being a Major with 400,000 WGT Credits, it's a great opportunity to players in all tiers to move up the leaderboard.

    Congressional Open Winners

    See full Congressional Open Leaderboards

     

    2015 Apr-Jun Season Leaderboard

    See full Apr-Jun Season Standings

     

    Virtual Tour June Major Tournament

    The Apr-Jun Quarterly Season wraps up this month with the Transamerica Championship Major tournament on Pinehurst No. 2.

    Play the unlimited first round and post your score by 6/24, then compete in the two single-play final rounds 6/25-6/27 and 6/28-6/30.

    The top 70 scores in each Pro and higher tier will split a huge total purse of 400,000 WGT Credits, that will count toward the Apr-Jun quarterly season leaderboard and determine final standings. 

    And remember, the top two Tour Legends from the overall leaderboard will compete in the second quarterly championship match of the year, streaming live on Twitch. 

    Play June 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.

  • Free Nike Golf Balls Today and Tomorrow

    27 May 2015

    Get through the mid-week drag with our most popular offer, going on now through Thursday -- get 3 free Nike virtual golf balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits.

    The new high-performance Nike RZN Red golf balls provide more distance, plus a slower WGT swing meter to help improve your game. With these virtual golf balls, every shot will be easier to hit, go longer and stop on the green faster.

    Get WGT Credits

    Use all your new credits to upgrade your other virtual equipment and play more paid games and tournaments for prizes.

    Note, the Nike 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 the new golf balls from your inventory.

    *Special offer for WGT players on the web or Facebook who buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits 5/27/15-5/28/15, receive 3 free Nike RZN Red virtual golf balls (Level 40+). Offer valid on one 2,000 or more WGT Credit purchase only.



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