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  • WGT Country Clubs Just Got Better

    12 Aug 2014

    Country Clubs in WGT just got better, as members can now help level-up their Country Club, unlocking new benefits for all other Country Club members.

    For example, at Country Club Level 2, all Country Club members get free unlimited Putter Pal, and at Level 4 all members get free unlimited Shot Pal. Additionally, members can now earn more personal XP, run more tournaments and add more members as their clubs level-up, all for free.

    To help level-up your Country Club, you'll use a new Country Club Pass, which you receive free daily, and the next round you play will earn XP (Experience Points) for both you AND your club. Players can also purchase Country Club Passes if they want to help level-up their club even faster.

    See New Country Clubs on Main Menu of Game

    There's a lot more coming for WGT Country Club members soon. If you're not in a Country Club yet, it's easy to join one or create one, and start running your own private tournaments and building a network of WGT friends.

  • Play Valhalla on WGT This Weekend

    09 Aug 2014

    Spend your weekend like the pros are – playing Valhalla Golf Club (on WGT).

    Don't miss the new PGA Championship Virtual Challenge tournament on WGT, a free 9-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge to test your golf skills online.

    Plus, you could win a grand prize trip for two to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Both the leaderboard winner AND a lucky sweepstakes winner chosen at random will each win a grand prize trip.

    Play Valhalla Now

    And you can follow all the action from the 2014 PGA Championship today and tomorrow on pga.com and TV.

    *2014 PGA Championship Virtual Challenge tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • Play Valhalla During PGA Championship This Weekend

    07 Aug 2014

    While you're watching the pros at the PGA Championship this weekend, play Valhalla yourself, free on WGT.

    The new 2014 PGA Championship Virtual Challenge is your chance to experience Valhalla Golf Club in a 9-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge – with a chance to win a grand prize trip for two to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

    Play Valhalla Now

    Watch all the real-world action of the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, today thru Sunday on pga.com and on TV.

    *Tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • Vote for the 16th Hole at PGA Championship

    05 Aug 2014

    This year, PGA fans not only get to vote for the hole location at Hole 16 in the 2014 PGA Championship – but also get to play all four hole locations virtually!

    The PGA has teamed up with WGT to recreate the approach shots of the four different hole locations at Hole 16 on Valhalla Golf Club. Try each one as many times as you'd like, then pick the one you want the pros to play on Sunday.

    Play Free and Vote Now

    And don't miss all the real-world action in the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, August 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club.

    *Anyone can play free, but you must have a valid USA or Canada zip code to cast your vote. Learn more at pga.com.

  • Play The First Tee Open on WGT

    02 Aug 2014

    Play the August stop on the WGT Virtual Tour, The First Tee Open on Bethpage Black.

    You can play as many times as you want to post your best Round 1 score by 8/26, to qualify for the single-play Round 2 8/27-8/31.

    The top 70 scores in each tier will split the total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits, that will be added to your ongoing Virtual Tour earnings and determine your season-long standing. Plus, you get a free The First Tee virtual golf ball when you enter.

    Play The First Tee Open

    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.

  • poldimaier wins Transamerica Championship

    01 Aug 2014

    WGT player poldimaier (Germany) has won the second major of the WGT Virtual Tour, the Transamerica Championship held on The Olympic Club.

    It looks like poldimaier is on a roll this summer, being recently crowned the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open champion, and now a Virtual Tour major winner. He led the Tour Legend field by 4 strokes, with ladyluck87 (108) finishing second and jmoney2224, fmagnets and BolloxInBruges (109) all tied for third. The Aphrodite Country Club had an impressive showing as well, with 3 of its members in the top 10 of the Tour Legend tier, including the top 2 spots.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the Transamerica Championship who win their share of the huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Transamerica Championship Winners

    See Transamerica Championship Leaderboards

    The Virtual Tour season is still close with the opportunity for many players to finish the season ranked in the Top 64 in their tier and qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December with a record purse of ONE MILLION WGT CREDITS. In the Tour Legend tier of the very best WGT players, dansamcam has won four regular events, while frenchconnect and poldimaier have each won one major, placing them high in the season standings.

    Virtual Tour Season Leaders

    See Virtual Tour Season Leaderboards

    WGT players should be sure to compete in the Virtual Tour every month, so they accumulate Virtual Tour credits and qualify for the December Championship. This month's event in August is The First Tee Open held on Bethpage Black, host of the 2009 U.S. Open. Bethpage is one of the more challenging golf courses on WGT, it's a long course with thick rough and mostly raised greens, putting a premium on power, accuracy and course management.

    WGT is very proud to work with The First Tee, one of the truly great charities in golf, teaching life skills thru golf, as they have reached over nine million kids and counting.

    Play The First Tee Open

  • Virtual U.S. Open Sweepstakes Winners

    30 Jul 2014

    We're excited to announce the lucky WGT sweepstakes winners from the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open. These players all won not because of their scores, but because they were selected at random as winners in each of these tournaments. You have to enter to win!

    Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier Sweepstakes Winner: huskerhammer
    Grand Prize: Trip for two to the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, including airfare, hotel and tickets to attend the tournament as special guests of the USGA. Plus, a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com.

    A member since 2011, this Level 48 Pro player is now also a Virtual U.S. Open grand prize winner and will be taking a friend to next year's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Selected at random, all huskerhammer had to do to win was play in the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament to enter the sweepstakes. Enjoy Chambers Bay, and be sure to let us know how your trip goes, we'd love to feature you on the blog!

    Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Challenge Sweepstakes Winner: mscconsulting
    Prize:  $500 gift card to USGAshop.com

    Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Challenge Sweepstakes Winner: terrible4iron
    Prize:  $500 gift card to USGAshop.com

    U.S. Open Week Event Sweepstakes Winner: AvionicsMan
    Prize:  $500 gift card to USGAshop.com 

    U.S. Women's Open Event Sweepstakes Winner: KTYankee
    Prize:  $500 gift card to USGAshop.com

    See Leaderboard Winners from 2014 Virtual U.S. Open

    *Note, winners must be from eligible countries and states to be awarded prizes. See tournament rules for eligibility.

  • New Pinehurst No. 2 Ready-Go's

    29 Jul 2014

    The newest stroke play course on WGT is now available to play in fast, fun Ready-Go tournaments.

    Experience Pinehurst No. 2, host of the 2014 U.S. Open Championships, and join a paid Ready-Go to compete against other WGT players for WGT Credits.

    The top 30 of 50 scores earn credits, which you can use to upgrade your equipment, enter other paid tournaments, or compete directly against other players for credits.

    See Pinehurst Ready-Go's

  • New PGA Championship Virtual Challenge on WGT

    25 Jul 2014

    WGT has teamed up with the PGA to launch the official virtual game for the 2014 PGA Championship.

    Test your golf skills on the Vahalla Golf Club in a nine-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge for a chance to win the grand prize.

    Valhalla is a stunning and challenging golf course that has hosted 2 PGA Championships, 2 Senior PGA Championships, and the 2008 Ryder Cup that was won by the United States led by Hunter Mahan and a rookie team, less Tiger Woods due to knee injury.

    When you play Valhalla on WGT, you'll face approach shots at Holes 13, 16 and 18, as well as a shorter chips and a very difficult closing putt.

    Both the top leaderboard score AND a lucky sweepstakes winner each win a trip for two to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. 

    Play Valhalla Now

    ...and don't miss all the real-world action in the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, August 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club. See www.pga.com for more.

    * Tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • Don't Miss This Month's Virtual Tour Major

    24 Jul 2014

    Be sure to post your Transamerica Championship Round 1 score by 7/26 to qualify for Round 2.

    This is the second Major event in the 2014 Virtual Tour, so it's a great opportunity to earn even more credits from the huge 400,000 purse and move up the year-long standings.

    Continue accumulating credits with each monthly event to qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December with a record one million credit purse!

    Play Virtual Tour

    Plus, Golf Channel is covering the WGT Virtual Tour all year, 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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