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  • The golf balls are stacked and ready for CC Event #31

    22 Sep 2016

    Join your WGT Country Club and compete in CC Event #31, going on NOW through Fri, 9/23.

    Compete against other clubs for club status and in-game rewards, including these golf ball pyramid tee markers and flags!

    Go to Country Club Page 

    CC Event #31 runs 9/22-9/23, 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

     

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  • Improve Your Game with New Shot Data Panel

    16 Sep 2016

    Notice something new on your game screen after hitting a shot?

    Introducing the new Shot Data panel, that analyzes each of your shots (except putts) to help you improve your game.

    After taking a shot, you'll get an in-depth look at your carry, roll, spin, power and apex.

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    Note, you can turn your Shot Data panel on and off in Game Settings. This new feature available on web only right now.


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  • New Shot Clock Tournaments

    14 Sep 2016

    The newest way to play tournaments on WGT is in shot clock Tournaments!

    Now, country clubs can create tournaments with shot clock timers ranging from 10 seconds (speed rounds!) to 45 seconds, for a new challenge.

    How they work:

    • Players are assessed a 1-stroke penalty each time the shot clock runs out
    • If a player's shot clock runs out 3 consecutive times, their game will end

    To set up a shot clock tournament, a club member with permissions can just go to the Club Tournaments tab and select "Create Tournament" to choose how they want to set it up, including the ability to set the shot clock timer for 10-45 seconds.

    WGT will also be running tournaments with variable shot clock timers, so be sure to give them a try!

    Go To County Club

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

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  • Play CC Event #30 today

    08 Sep 2016

    Fire the cannons because this is the 30th CC Event on WGT! Celebrate by playing in the event, going on NOW through Fri, 9/9.

    Play in this two-day CC Event to contribute to your club's XP, competing for top leaderboard spots and in-game rewards including these cannon tee markers and flags. AND, new with this event, the top three clubs will win in-game prizes!

    The second place WGT Country Club will win 12 of the virtual golf balls of their choice and the third place club will receive 6 of the golf balls of their choice.

    Play CC Event #30

    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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  • Play this month's Major on Pebble Beach

    07 Sep 2016

    Play in the Pebble Beach Championship this month on WGT to finish out the Jul-Sep Quarterly Season.

    This is the third Major tournament in the 2016 WGT Virtual Tour, with a chance to split the increased 200,000 WGT Credit purse. Compete in the unlimited play first round (9/1-9/25) and the single-play final round (9/26-9/30).

    Play Pebble Beach Championship

    The top 70 combined scores in each tier will split a 200,000 WGT Credit purse and NEW this year, monthly tournament winners will display a crown icon next to their player name, to let everyone know they're a current reigning Virtual Tour tournament champion. Plus, Quarterly Season champions will receive an exclusive new WGT avatar!

     

     

    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.

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  • September 2016 Game Updates

    01 Sep 2016

    See what's new on WGT today, including a new panel to analyze your shots and tournaments with shot-clock timers ranging from 10-45 seconds.

    NEW

    Shot Data Panel 

    Check out the new Shot Data panel after all your shots to analyze your carry, roll, spin, power and apex.

     

    Shot-Clock Tournaments 

    New option for Country Clubs to create tournaments with shot-clock timers ranging from 10 seconds (speed round!) to 45 seconds.

    WGT will also be running tournaments with variable shot-clock timers, so be sure to give them a try!

    In these special shot-clock tournaments, players are assessed a 1-stroke penalty each time the shot clock runs out, and after 3 consecutive times, your game will end.

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    More CC Event Rewards 

    The top 500 country clubs in CC Events will now earn Superpasses, plus the top 3 finishing clubs will all receive additional prizes, rather than just the top finishing club.

     

    FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

    • YouTube Uploads in Forums - Users were temporarily having issues uploading YouTube videos in the WGT Forum, which has now been fixed.
    • Pre-Round Training prompt - Fixed a bug where the training swing meter would appear for some users before each round.
    • Blue Screen in CTTH - Some users experienced a blue screen while playing Closest-to-the-Hole games, that would appear after a shot and not allow the player to continue to the next course.
    • Various other bug fixes and improvements to make game play better
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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.


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  • 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.

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  • "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

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  • 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

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