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  • Weekend Special: Get 3 Free MAX Balls

    15 Apr 2016

    Today and tomorrow, get 3 free MAX Slow Meter balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits.

    It's finally the weekend! Kick it off with this special offer to get 3 free MAX balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits in the game.

    These are some of our most popular virtual golf balls on WGT, giving you more overall distance and a slower WGT swing meter, making all your clubs easier to hit!

    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 (4/15/16-4/16/16), receive 3 free MAX Slow Meter virtual golf balls (Hack+).

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

  • WGT 19th Hole - Young46: Putting and Streaming

    12 Apr 2016

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

    Young46 - Putting and Streaming


    This week's WGT 19th Hole player was selected because of his well-known WGT video tutorials and streams via YouTube and Twitch. He says he "enjoy[s] chatting with new and existing people who are tuning into my stream and on occasion being able to provide a tip or two that may help them on their WGT journey."

    Watch all of Young46's videos here.

    Young46 started playing WGT after it was suggested to him on Facebook and he "instantly became addicted from that moment forward." He joined the East Coast Country Club shortly after starting and says he "was lucky enough to find a group of awesome people that were willing to put in the time to help me get better. If it weren’t for people like Dstylie, Jaggy2005, pgatour4me & Lizard69 I probably would have quit shortly after making Legend and going through the woes of adjusting to life from the back tees!"

    When it came to choosing his WGT player name, Young46 says it was simple: last name + old baseball number. And while we know him as Young46, his friends and family know him as Jason. When he isn't sharing his WGT replays or tutorials online, you can probably find him coaching his twin sons and their select travel baseball team: "Opening day in our household is more exciting than Christmas."

    His coaching skills are obvious after watching the WGT tutorials on his YouTube channel, so we asked if he would be interested in creating a few putting tutorials to help out other WGTers. He generously agreed, so if you're struggling with your virtual putting or just want a quick refresher, check out the videos below...

    Young46 WGT Putting Tutorials:

    While Young46 is a virtual golf veteran, he's also no stranger to the real golf course. He took up golf at the age of 15 after seeing the popular movie, Happy Gilmore. As the story goes, the day after he watched the movie, a friend gathered up his dad's old persimmon clubs and they went to the local municipal course. "My first tee shot was of course a Happy Gilmore style drive...the contact was solid but the direction was just a tad off and ended up slicing about 60 yards and struck the windshield of a moving car!" (Ouch...)

    What equipment do you keep in your virtual golf bag?

    Do you have any WGT stats you're particularly proud of?

    "I am proud of my putting stats and of course the Hole-In-Ones. Putting is the only stat I actively check because I put a lot of time in practice mode honing my putting skills. My one putt % is nowhere near where I want it to be but it's on a steady climb. My goal is to be above 70% by year's end. We believe in you!

    What tips would you give to new players?

    "If you are looking to become a better player I would suggest four things:

    1) Spend as much time in practice mode working on your putting as you do playing regular games. Equip an unlimited ball or a free ball and go try new things and find out what method works for you!

    2) Chart your shots. You will be amazed at what you can learn by simply opening an excel sheet and taking notes on each shot. 

    3) Learn to play every shot. I see too many players who only rely on one type of shot only around the greens (usually a flop). I'm personally a huge fan of pitches and punches but can play them all equally well.

    4) Don't be scared to reach out to the better players and pick their brains. I've asked for advice from most of the top players in this game and I have never had anyone be anything but helpful and courteous to me."

    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 WGT Rentals for Masters Weekend

    09 Apr 2016

    Get free virtual club rentals on WGT this Saturday and Sunday during The Masters.

    While you're following all the action at Augusta, log on to WGT and try out the newest, popular clubs you've had your eye on, all free. Try the new TaylorMade M1 driver, Cobra King clubs and other great picks from Callaway, Nike and more!

    Rent Free Clubs

    To rent clubs, just 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-Sun 4/9/16-4/10/16.


  • Two words: Pebble. Beach.

    07 Apr 2016

    Pebble Beach is now available in full stroke play!

    This player favorite course has been much-anticipated, so we'll keep this short...

    Now you can experience all 18 holes of this world famous golf course free on WGT, filled with the challenges and gorgeous ocean views it's known for.

    Play Pebble Beach Now 

     

  • Race to the Top of the Leaderboard in CC Event #21

    07 Apr 2016

    Ready, set, GO! CC Event #21 is going on now, time to round up your WGT Country Club...

    Play today and tomorrow against other country clubs, competing for top leaderboard spots and in-game rewards including these flashy hot rod tee markers and flags.

    Play Now

    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

  • Play the Congressional Challenge in April

    05 Apr 2016

    The first tournament in the Virtual Tour Apr-Jun Quarterly Season starts now! Post your first round score by 4/25.

    The 2016 WGT Virtual Tour continues in April with the Congressional Challenge. Play as many times as you want on (you guessed it) Congressional in the unlimited play first round, then compete in the single-play second round (4/26-4/30) for your share of the 100,000 WGT Credits.

    Each month is another chance to earn WGT Credits and move up the Virtual Tour leaderboard, so be sure to start the Apr-Jun Quarterly Season strong by posting a score this month!

    Plus, keep an eye out for new crown icons and even new WGT avatars, awarded to winners of monthly Virtual Tour tournaments and each Quarterly Season. The Jan-Mar Quarterly Season avatar is looking sharp in a Hawaiian print shirt – have you seen any in the wild yet?

    Play Congressional Challenge

    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 Quarterly Season are accumulated to determine your overall standing.


    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 Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Challenge on Oakmont

    01 Apr 2016

    Compete in the Back 9 Challenge on Oakmont as part of the Virtual U.S. Open, now with new hole locations.

    Oakmont Country Club is the host of the 2016 U.S. Open, and you can get a sneak peek at the course in the Virtual U.S. Open on WGT, continuing this month with the Back 9 Challenge closest-to-the-hole tournament.

    Play Back 9 Challenge

    Post your best score in this unlimited play tournament going on now for your chance to win a $500 USGAshop.com gift card. See rules for details and eligibility.


  • March 2016 Game Updates

    30 Mar 2016

    See what’s new on WGT today, including these most recent updates...

    NEW

    Pebble Beach – Full 18 stroke play course now available! Play Free

    Nation Pebble Beach Tournament – Special two-week tournament on the new Pebble Beach full course, featuring Uneven Lies for an added challenge, for WGT Nation players only. Play Now

    Cobra King F6 Hybrids – New virtual hybrid clubs help you hit longer with more forgiveness, plus the slower WGT swing meter helps make your shots easier to hit. See Hybrids in Pro Shop

     

    Fixes and Improvements

    Shot Clock Violations – We've reduced the number of shot clock violations allowed from four to two, before a player is disqualified from the game

    Last Ball – Fixed an issue where some players were incorrectly being shown the "Last Ball" message in multiplayer games, even though they still had balls left in their inventory

    Replays Causing Blue Screen Error – Fixed an error that caused a "blue screen" to occur when players tried to watch certain game replays

    Multiplayer Games Getting Stuck – Fixed an issue that caused some Multiplayer Skins games to appear "stuck" after one player picked their ball up on the green

     

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  • Easter Bunny Challenge, Hosted by Team Yancy

    25 Mar 2016

    Don't miss the WGT Community Pinehurst No. 2 Easter Bunny Challenge this weekend, running Sat-Sun (3/26-3/27).

    Calling all community "Egg-Xplorers!" Well-known WGT player, YancyCan, invites you to a virtual Easter Egg and Bunny hunt this weekend on Pinehurst No. 2.

    That's right Pinehurst #2 is filled with rare hidden eggs and Team Yancy is dedicating this weekend to find them and wants you to join! Did we mention there's also a GIGANTIC bunny to find?!

    What you need to know:

    • The event kicks off Saturday (3/26) at 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Log on to the [WGT Forum] and find the thread titled "Easter Bunny Challenge 2016" http://www.wgt.com/forums/
    • Follow instructions within that thread and submit your screenshots
    • There are various ways to win an assortment of prizes from Yancy himself – rumor has it that this even includes a BACON BOWL!

    If you're unfamiliar with these hidden Easter Eggs (special gifts from MisterWGT), we'll let Yancy explain the history and give you all the details of this weekend event:

    "TAKE THE PINEHURST NO. 2 EASTER BUNNY CHALLENGE

    Hosted by Team Yancy

    In September of 2014, a WGT player shanked his tee shot on hole #5 & found an ornate "Easter Egg" next to one of the trees that line the sides of the holes on this world known golf course with such rich history.

    Upon posting his game screen capture of this into the WGT forums, the community soon learned from MisterWGT himself what had been found:

    "Very impressive find! When at Pinehurst, I kept hearing drunken local rumors of the infamous and elusive rabbit and its treasured eggs (i.e. alien pods). Little did I know that our team would have captured such a rare sighting... let alone a hidden treasure on all 18 holes!"

    What followed was an almost 2 week-long drama filled explorations until all of the 18 eggs & the Easter Bunny were found and shared. The "Egg-Xplorers" would share their stories from out on the course and now it has become, and will stay, part of the epic Pinehurst golf history.

    Now in 2016, we revisit Pinehurst No. 2 and invite those who have not seen this Easter Bunny (and those who have) to a fun weekend of bunny-themed golf competitions on WGT.com!

    Join the fun in the forums and show off your skills: "SHOTGUN START" @ 9AM Saturday PST – Easter Bunny Challenges to be explained then

    Find that pesky rabbit & post your own Pinehurst No. 2 Easter Bunny screen capture for multiple event chances to win an assortment of prizes - including some random prize drawings everyone who participates has an opportunity to win a prize!

    How to enter and play in the hunt & challenges: Follow the main thread for this event in the WGT Forums – all entries must be done in the thread titled "Easter Bunny Challenge 2016" -- will be live at 9:00 AM PT!

    This thread is open to all questions, comments and the likes. Help will be present almost around the clock thru the competitions in main thread.

     

    HAPPY RABBITTING AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL!"

     

    Special thanks to WGTer andyson for the event image above.

  • Spring is for golf and flowers (aka CC Event #20)

    24 Mar 2016

    Spring is officially here, so welcome the changing season with your WGT Country Club this week in CC Event #20.

    Compete against other clubs in CC Event #20 today and tomorrow for in-game rewards, including these lovely flower tees and flags – handpicked by WGTChampion himself!

    Visit Country Club Page to Join

    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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