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  • fmagnets and Tasor Lead 2016 Virtual Tour

    02 Mar 2016

    Champion tier Tasor wins the Pinehurst No. 2 Open, the second tournament of the 2016 Jan-Mar WGT Virtual Tour Quarterly Season!

    With an impressive first round score of 53, Tasor finishes the tournament with a final combined score of 109, with players fmagnets and tiburn7k7k close behind with 111.

    The competition is heating up in the Champion tier, with Tasor and fmagnets battling for the top spot. In January's Bandon Dunes Challenge, fmagnets edged out Tasor with a final score of 81, with Tasor, WaLk0fLiFe and Saurabh08 close behind, finishing tied at 82. 

    The Jan-Mar Quarterly Season concludes this month with the first Major tournament of the year, the Chambers Bay Championship, going on now!

    Be sure to get your first round score posted by 3/25.

    Play Chambers Bay Championship in March

     

    January Bandon Dunes Challenge Winners

    See full Bandon Dunes Challenge Leaderboards

     

    February Pinehust No. 2 Open Winners

    See full Pinehurst No. 2 Open Leaderboards

     

    2016 Jan-Mar Quarterly Season Leaders, by tier

    See full Jan-Mar Quarterly Season Standings

     

    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.

  • Play Oakmont in the Virtual U.S. Open

    01 Mar 2016

    Play Oakmont, now with new hole locations, in the Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Challenge.

    Oakmont Country Club is the host of the 2016 U.S. Open, and you can take an early look at the course in the Front 9 closest-to-the-hole tournament on WGT.

    Play Front 9 Challenge

    Post your best score in this unlimited play tournament for your chance to win a $500 USGAshop.com gift card, both the leaderboard winner and a lucky sweepstakes winner chosen at random will get one! See rules for details and eligibility.

  • CC Event #18 Featuring Guilt-Free Pizza!

    26 Feb 2016

    Play CC Event #18 going on NOW through Sun. 2/28 at 12PM, featuring the best guilt-free pizza you've never tasted.

    Get your country club together and compete against other clubs in this weekend's CC Event for in-game rewards, club pride and these killer pizza box tee markers 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


  • New Cobra Clubs and Upcoming Virtual U.S. Open

    26 Feb 2016

    See what’s new on WGT today, including new Cobra virtual clubs and reminder that it’s time to start training for the 2016 Virtual U.S. Open!

     

    Cobra F6+ Driver

    Get the latest driver from Cobra on WGT, for more distance and a slower WGT swing meter, now available for high-level players.

    The new Cobra King F6+ virtual driver is available now in the WGT Pro Shop in blue, green, orange and white, unlocking at Level 5 and Level 63 (NEW). 

    See New Cobra Drivers

     

    Cobra F6 Wood

    Get the new King F6 virtual 3 wood on WGT, Cobra’s longest and most forgiving, with a slower WGT swing meter to make your shots easier to hit.

    Unlocking at Level 7 and Level 64, the new 3 woods are available now in the WGT Pro Shop in blue, green and orange.

    See New Cobra 3 Woods

     

    2016 Virtual U.S. Open

    It’s back! The Virtual U.S. Open tournament is back again this year on the challenging Oakmont Country Club course.

    This year’s event kicks off March 1 with the Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Challenge tournament, featuring 9 new shots on this player-favorite course.

    Get your training in now for the Front 9 Challenge, the Back 9 Challenge (coming in April) and the main event, the full 18 Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier (starting in May).

    Practice Mode

     

    Other Fixes and Improvements

    Match Play – Fixed a hang that occasionally happened at the end of Match Play games

    Timeouts – Some players that played multiple, consecutive games experienced incorrect timeouts that have now been fixed

  • Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New "Best Of" Courses

    23 Feb 2016

     

    Three lucky WGT Country Clubs won the opportunity to design the new "Best Of" courses on WGT, here's a behind-the-scenes look at who the clubs are and how they made their decisions.

    December's CC Event #14 featured a special prize for the top three finishing clubs, the chance to design one of the new "Best Of" courses including Best of Par 3, Best of Par 4 and Best of Par 5. Those clubs (in the order they ranked on the leaderboard) were: The Georgian, Majestic Mountain and WGTAMIGOS. Here are their stories..

    Best of Par 5: The Georgian

    Club Owner: ssommers

    When asked about winning CC Event #14, ssommers said: "I would say roughly 40 members or so were involved. Maybe a bit more. The club was very fortunate in finding great everyday players who enjoy playing WGT, that's what I think it boils down to."

    Best of Par 5 Course Design:

    Hole 1: Pebble Beach hole 2

    Hole 2: Chambers Bay hole 4

    Hole 3: Kiawah hole 16

    Hole 4: Merion hole 2 

    Hole 5: Pinehurst No. 2 hole 5

    Hole 6: St Andrews hole 5

    Hole 7: Royal St. George's hole 7

    Hole 8: Bethpage Black hole 13

    Hole 9: Chambers Bay hole 8

    Hole 10: Pebble Beach hole 6

    Hole 11: Kiawah hole 11

    Hole 12: Merion hole 4

    Hole 13: St Andrews hole 14

    Hole 14: Pinehurst No. 2 hole 10

    Hole 15: Olympic Club hole 16

    Hole 16: Royal St. George's hole 14

    Hole 17: Congressional hole 6

    Hole 18: Chambers Bay hole 18

    Best of Par 4: Majestic Mountain

    Club Owner: PeteGherardini

    "The members of Majestic Mountain voted for the holes that they liked playing the most, we also wanted to put a lot of the new courses in our lineup. We feel that you must pay attention to what you are doing on these holes or you could make bogey or worse, yet wanted to make them the best holes not the hardest holes and sometimes the two overlap. We have looked at all 3 setups and in our opinion they are all GREAT, congratulations to the other 2 clubs on their setups."

    Thanks,

    The members of Majestic Mountain

    Best of Par 4 Course Design:

    Hole 1: Pebble Beach hole 1 

    Hole 2: Merion hole 11

    Hole 3: Royal St. George's hole 4

    Hole 4: Chambers Bay hole 6

    Hole 5: Olympic Club hole 18 

    Hole 6: Pebble Beach hole 8

    Hole 7: St Andrews hole 1

    Hole 8: Pinehurst No. 2 hole 7 

    Hole 9: Chambers Bay hole 12

    Hole 10: Congressional hole 17

    Hole 11: Royal St. George's hole 18 

    Hole 12: Bethpage Black hole 1 

    Hole 13: Congressional hole 18 

    Hole 14: Chambers Bay hole 7

    Hole 15: Pebble Beach hole 3

    Hole 16: Kiawah hole 9 

    Hole 17: Bethpage Black hole 15

    Hole 18: St Andrews hole 17

    Best of Par 3: WGT AMIGOS

    Club Owner: shovlovin

    "Hats off to all involved in the designing of the new Par 3, 4 and 5 courses, a good job well done in my opinion. Country Clubs are the glue that holds it all together so to let them have the choice in setting these courses was a brilliant idea from WGT, well done all."

    Best of Par 3 Course Design:

    Hole 1: Pebble Beach hole 7

    Hole 2: Royal St. George's hole 11

    Hole 3: Merion hole 3

    Hole 4: St Andrews hole 11

    Hole 5: Pinehurst No. 2 hole 9

    Hole 6: Bandon Trails hole 5

    Hole 7: Bethpage Black hole 3

    Hole 8: Congressional hole 10

    Hole 9: Olympic Club hole 3

    Hole 10: Chambers Bay hole 9

    Hole 11: Kiawah hole 5

    Hole 12: Chambers Bay hole 17

    Hole 13: Bandon Dunes hole 12

    Hole 14: Bandon Preserve hole 9

    Hole 15: Merion hole 9

    Hole 16: Pebble Beach hole 5

    Hole 17: Kiawah hole 17

    Hole 18: Merion hole 17

     

     

    Play "Best of" courses

  • Get 3 Free MAX Golf Balls Today

    18 Feb 2016

    TGI-(almost the weekend!) To help get you there a little faster, take advantage of this special offer to get 3 free MAX virtual golf balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits.

    Through tomorrow, you'll get 3 free MAX Slow Meter balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits. These are some of our most popular virtual golf balls on WGT, giving you good overall distance and a slower WGT swing meter, making all your clubs easier to hit.

    Plus, Amateur tier and higher will get the MAX Slow Meter Balls with gold vapor trails to help you trace your shots through the air.

    Get Free MAX Balls

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

    Note, the free MAX virtual golf balls will automatically be added to your inventory but not automatically equipped. To use them, just open your Equipment and equip the new MAX balls from your inventory.

    *Special offer for players who buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits today through tomorrow (2/18/16-2/19/16), receive 3 free MAX Slow Meter virtual golf balls (Hack) or MAX Slow Meter Gold Vapor virtual golf balls (Amateur+).

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

  • WGT 19th Hole: stevereilly, Lover of Beer, Futbol and Virtual Gear

    17 Feb 2016

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

    stevereilly - Lover of Beer, Futbol and Virtual Gear

     

    Stevereilly lives in England and has been a WGTer since 2010. He's the owner of the BRIDGESTONE Golf club and has shot an impressive 17 holes-in-one!

    You guessed it, this WGTer goes by the name, "Steve" outside the game and was nominated by gdog8, a "Veteran" member of his country club.

    Here's what Steve had to say about his time with WGT:

    "I'm one of those players who was suffering from a lack of imagination when I picked my WGT username, as it's my real name Steve Reilly.

    I started playing WGT in October 2010, and was hooked straight away. I have a lot of laughs reading the forums and playing Alt shot games, as there are some real characters out there in WGT land. For me, WGT first started as an escape from the boredom of working out of town, constantly getting frustrated by dodgy hotel internet access affecting my meter. However, as time has passed I've made a lot of real friends on here, and I've met up with a couple of the guys in real life and shared a few drinks. (That's awesome, send photos next time!)

    WGT has taken up a lot of my spare time, and as such I've become a bit of a virtual gear freak. My bag is basically a set of the most expensive clubs in the Pro Shop (bar the Golden putter).

    I occasionally get in touch with owners of new up-and-coming CCs and sponsor prizes for their members to compete for, because as the owner of Bridgestone Golf CC I know how much time and effort it takes to run a successful CC and there are a lot of good Country Clubs out there.

    To give some tips to newer players, I'd say set yourself an achievable goal. Then, when you have reached that goal, set the bar a little higher. I am always looking at my stats to see where I should improve, and am quite proud of the 17 holes in one and 9 double eagles gained over the years, though I still look at others' stats who have even greater numbers and try to reach their levels.

    Those that know me would say my main hobby is beer drinking, and to some extent they're not wrong, but I also enjoy my music, comedy and football (soccer to you US guys) though I'm being very quiet about football as my team, Aston Villa, are not doing very well this season."

     

    Thanks for sharing Steve! You can check out the Bridgestone Golf 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.

  • Free Valentine's Day Gift Today (2/14/16)

    14 Feb 2016

    Play WGT today, 2/14 and get a free Heart Vapor Ball just for logging in... Our way of saying we <3 you!

    Today we're celebrating Valentine's Day, so we're giving you a free virtual Heart Ball (featuring a fluttering heart vapor trail and "smooch" sound) when you play WGT.

    Get Free Gift Today

    These Heart Balls also make great gifts for your special WGT friends!

    *Special offer available to WGT players, log in on 2/14/16 and receive 1 free virtual Heart Vapor Ball.

    Note, your free gift will be added automatically to your inventory. Just go to your equipment and equip the new Heart Ball to use it!

     

  • Show Your Club Some Love in CC Event #17

    11 Feb 2016

    Cheers! Time to pop the bubbly and celebrate with your club in CC Event #17, going on now through Fri, 2/12

    Play this week's CC Event today and tomorrow, to compete against other country clubs for club pride and in-game rewards including these sparkly new champagne tee markers and flags – just in time for Valentine's Day!

    Go to Country Club Page

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for bragging rights 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.

     

  • Save on Valentine's Day gifts through WGT

    06 Feb 2016

    Get your sweetheart their well-deserved Valentine's Day gift (high five!) AND get free WGT Credits for you (score!)

    For example, when you buy flowers from ProFlowers or treats from Shari's Berries through WGT, you also get $12 in WGT Credits free to use in the game. See these and all the special offers under "Earn WGT Credits."

    See Special Offers

    Valentine's Day is Sunday, 2/14, special offers available for USA players only.




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