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  • Newest from TaylorMade on WGT

    17 Dec 2015

    Get the new TaylorMade M1 Driver on WGT to add more distance and overall performance off the tee.

    Find yourself coming up short on shots in the game? Try the M1 virtual driver to get the extra distance you need, plus more precision and forgiveness.

    M1 Driver unlocks at the following levels:

     

  • WGT 19th Hole (Holiday Edition)

    15 Dec 2015

    In this special holiday edition of 19th Hole, we're featuring a few players that were brought to our attention by Legend mrcaddie, host of the annual "12 Days of Christmas" on the WGT Forum (going on NOW!)

    The annual 12 Days of Christmas is a community event where WGT players volunteer to be "Santas" to give away all kinds of free gifts on WGT to other players. The event is organized by mrcaddie and his friends, to keep it running smoothly year after year. This year is the fourth annual, with no signs of slowing down!

    Initially, we wanted to feature mrcaddie and have him explain what the "12 Days" event is and how it works, but he turned the spotlight on his fellow organizers asking that we "interview a few of the players that have been with [him] since Day 1." Here's what they had to say...

    "What is it that makes you want to take part in mrcaddie’s 12 Days of Christmas?"

    PaulTon - Legend, Level 104

    "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone out there in WGT land!

    Christmas is a time for families and friends to come together and a time for giving gifts to those who maybe can't afford to buy for themselves. And it’s no different in WGT land. My CC, Grande Oaks Golf Club, is my immediate virtual family, my friends list is my extended family and the wider communities are my friends.

    Organized and led by the one and only Mr.Caddie, who began this 4 years ago and now his “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” is a WGT tradition. The gifts could be anything from a Putter Pal right up to a full set of clubs and anything in between! My own contribution will be to offer artwork to anyone who wants some - this could be a customized player picture or logos and/or banners for your CC."

    *Event poster above, designed by PaulTon.

     

    PatriciaWilliams - Tour Legend, Level 100

    "I've known Mr. Caddie for a few years now and when he started the '12 days of Christmas,' I thought it was a great idea of his to be able to help other WGT members who could use some help. After my first season participating and seeing the kindness from all who participated, and also from others in the background, with the laughter and gratitude and everyone having fun at a special time of year, makes helping out very rewarding. It's been a pleasure participating and I look forward to many more years. Morningside Hills CC is pleased to join me this year of being Santa.

    Christmas to me is about family and friends, with the warmth and kindness you feel and see, which I’ve found that the community of WGT is also a part of."

     

    opyeuclid - Tour Master, Level 97

    "I have seen a lot of good things happen here in WGT land over the years. When I was gifted my first club that was just a wedge many years ago, it changed the game for me. (Yes, that club did help me to score better and make the game a bit more fun, but the idea that someone with a random act of a simple gift made WGT a bit more than just a game to me.)

    The giveaway that Mr. Caddie started when I was a younger Forum Troll and not so unreformed looked like a snowball's chance in Bla Bla Bla, but the community got together and started something!

    It is more about friends we may never meet face-to-face, but still enjoy what the game of golf is all about. A good or a bad day at the course, when old and new friends have a game, the score does not matter because we all win."

     

    alcaucin - Tour Legend, Level 99

    "I, like a lot of members, were already gifting randomly and when Caddie came up with the Giveaway idea, it seemed a natural progression... For me it was about being part of a community and building a better Forum spirit. Also - I remembered how much more enjoyment I got while learning the game in the beginning.

    With the better clubs and balls, they actually went where I envisioned it in my head, so it was about trying to pass that on to members who maybe couldn't earn credits or didn't want to invest in the game before trying new clubs/balls etc.

    I know members who were recipients of gifts, then passing it along. In fact the irons I'm using now were sent to me completely 'out of the blue' by a member I had sent a gift to, two years before!

    WGT has many generous members; it took someone like Caddie who put in much time and effort, to make the Giveaways the success they have been."

     

    Lobsterboy - Legend, Level 100

    "Christmas to me means peace, love and goodwill to every living thing on the planet...and the time to play a bit more golf, and eat and drink too much. :) 

    The 12 Days of Christmas is a fabulous goodwill gesture and inspired idea by our good friend MR C. From what I've seen from previous years it gives a boost to players who want to upgrade equipment or play with decent balls but don't have the funds to do it. It's always nice as well for players with some extra change to know they've helped out a fellow player.

    I hope to see you all in the "And Everything Else" section of the main forum…should be fun as always!"

     

    SHRUDE - Legend, Level 98

    "Aussie Aussie Aussie! is my country club though I rarely call it that. It is 'our' club.

    Because the club is predominantly Australian we all believe in 'mateship' and 'helping a bloke out' and 'giving it a go.'

    Mr. Caddie's '12 Days of Giveaways' is just how an Aussie embraces mateship and helping a bloke out. We actually really love to give things out whether small or large and having the recipient being so appreciative always gives us a buzz and a reason to have a beer and cheer.

    The discussion on our forum is very active as we watch other clubs during the 12 days, and we are also proud to say we have Mr Caddie as an Honorary Member of Aussie Aussie Aussie!"

     

    Thank you to PaulTron, PatriciaWilliams, opyeuclid, alcaucin, Lobsterboy, SHRUDE, mrcaddie and ALL the "Santas" involved with the "12 Days" over the years, we love the reminder to share the love!

    mrcaddie’s 12 Days of Christmas started Sunday, so be sure to check the "And Everything Else" section of the Forum to join the fun and hopefully be chosen by one of these generous “Santas.” This thread is a great place to start!

    Happy Holidays from WGT!

  • Want to design the next WGT course?

    11 Dec 2015

    Hey country club members, CC Event #14 is going on now – featuring some special GIFTS for you...

    As a holiday gift to our players, we're giving the top three WGT Country Clubs in CC Event #14 the chance to design three new "Best Of" courses for 2016 (Best of Par 3, Best of Par 4 and Best of Par 5).

    Your club will be named as the course designer and WGT players everywhere will get to experience your masterpiece.

    (And this is in addition to the fancy new Gift tee markers and flags that you can also win in this Event... 'Tis the season!)

    So rally your club now to compete today and tomorrow for your chance to make WGT history.

    Play today and tomorrow to compete against other country clubs for club pride, gift tees and flags and additionally to this event, the top 3 country clubs will design one of the three Best of par courses on WGT.

    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 Super-passes 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

  • WGT 19th Hole: frappefort

    09 Dec 2015

    We're bringing back the popular "WGT 19th Hole" series, focused on featuring the players, personalities and country clubs that make up the global WGT community.

    frappefort - The Hard Hitter!

    This WGT 19th Hole selection was a suggestion from well-known WGTer YancyCan, who described frappefort as "one of the most sincere gentlemen there is on WGT." He also tells us that frappefort lives by the motto: "pour le plaisir," which translates to: "fun only!" ...and that's a motto we can get behind!

    frappefort (also known as Francois, outside of WGT) is from Quebec, Canada and says, "I may be 64, but feel like an old hippie, not knowing he is growing old." He discovered WGT in 2010 after a work accident prevented him from playing golf any longer. After an Internet search for an online golf game, he found WGT and has been here ever since!

    Quick fun fact(s): his unique player name "frappefort" translates to "hit hard," though he originally was hoping to make his player name, "Fab."

    As his motto suggests, he loves to have fun and says that he's found that with WGT. His strategy was to set goals for himself, saying that after starting to play WGT he wanted to reach Legend tier. After that, he "wanted more" and after 5+ years he has reached Champion tier, accomplishing many other milestones along the way including contributing almost 340,000 XP to his country club.

    On WGT Country Clubs, frappefort says that after he joined a club, he stayed and added to it the best he could, "Now, among others, it is one of the best Country Clubs on WGT!" (He adds there are club members from all over the world in the Sherbrooke Country Club.)

    When asked what tips or advice he would give to new WGT players, he says to "be patient and do not give up." He also noted that the "WGT community was a surprise for me," and that he has made some "very nice" friends on WGT – "too many to mention... All of those that may see this thread and remember me, I know they will smile."

     

    WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU! If you want us to feature you or someone you know in a future "WGT 19th Hole" profile, please let us know at: players[at]wgt.com



  • More Ways to Play Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    08 Dec 2015

    The wait is over... Pebble Beach stroke play is available now on WGT!

    This new stroke play course is one of the most anticipated to join the list of famous courses you can play free on WGT.

    Play Pebble Beach in different game types, to challenge your virtual golf skills. Here are some ways to play the new course now...

     

    Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    Compete this month in the WGT Virtual Tour Major tournament, the New York Life Championship, for a double purse of 400,000 WGT Credits.

    Play Free Tournament

    Ready-Go Tournaments

    Play new Ready-Go's on Pebble Beach for a fast, fun way to compete for WGT Credits.

    These paid tournaments are limited to the first 50 players that enter, and the top 30 players earn credits.

    And for top WGT players, try a High-Stakes Ready-Go tournament with a higher entry fee, but a larger payout as well!

    Join Ready-Go

    WGT Bracket Tournaments

    WGT Brackets are another fun way to compete against other players on the new Pebble Beach course.

    Brackets are multi-round tournaments where you compete against other players head-to-head, with winners advancing to the next round until a final champion is decided.

    Choose to play either free or paid Brackets to win WGT Credits.

    Play Brackets

     

    *Note, this new stroke play course is just the Front 9 of Pebble Beach because we were just too excited to keep you waiting any longer! We're working on the Back 9 now and will get it out as soon as possible.

  • Leadbetter A Swing Challenge Winner: Tordodam, and Leaderboards

    06 Dec 2015

    Congratulations to Champion tier Tordodam on winning the Leadbetter A Swing Challenge in November, the second tournament in the Oct-Dec 2015 WGT Virtual Tour Quarterly Season.

    With an impressive stroke play final score of 107, Tordodam edges fmagnets (109) for the top spot on the Champion tier leaderboard, followed by MarioSilva with 110.

    Congratulations to all the leaderboard winners in the November tournament, and we are currently contacting players to award the sweepstakes prizes, including online coaching with David Leadbetter, one free month in the Leadbetter A-Swing Online Training Team and A-Swing Complete Training Kits. We'll announce these winners soon, once they're confirmed!

    Leadbetter A Swing Challenge

    See full Leadbetter A Swing Challenge Leaderboards

     

    2015 Oct-Dec Quarterly Season Leaderboard

    See full Oct-Dec Season Standings

     

    This month: Play Pebble Beach in the New York Life Championship 

    The final Major tournament of the 2015 WGT Virtual Tour is being played on the newest stroke play course on WGT... PEBBLE BEACH.

    This highly anticipated course is available now so you can experience full Pebble Beach stroke play for the first time on WGT. 

    Compete in the New York Life Championship in December and play as many times as you want in the unlimited play first round, now through 12/25. Then compete in the two single-play final rounds (12/26-12/28 and 12/29-12/31) for the huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Play Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    *Note, this is new course is the full Front 9 of Pebble Beach because we were too excited to keep you waiting any longer! We're working on the Back 9 now and will get it out as soon as possible.

     

     

    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.

  • It's a Country Club Wonderland on WGT

    04 Dec 2015

    Winter is coming here in CC Event #13, going on NOW through Sat, 12/5!

    Embrace the chilly weather by playing in CC Event #13, and contributing to your club's XP this weekend.

    Play today and tomorrow to compete against other country clubs for club pride and in-game rewards including these wintry Snowflake tees and flags.

    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 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.


  • Today Only: Free WGT Club Rentals

    04 Dec 2015

    Get free virtual club rentals on on WGT and WGT Golf Mobile, TODAY ONLY!

    Log on and try all the latest virtual equipment on WGT, including the new Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver, popular Odyssey Versa putters, Nike Vapor irons and more – all free. This is your chance to play with all the equipment you've had your eye on, without the rental fee.

    Rent Clubs Free

    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, Fri 12/4/15.


  • Pebble Beach. Stroke play. On WGT.

    03 Dec 2015

    Play the newest, highly anticipated stroke play course on WGT: Pebble Beach!

    Experience Pebble Beach stroke play for the first time on WGT in the New York Life Championship this month, closing out the 2015 WGT Virtual Tour.

    Play as many times as you want in the unlimited play first round, now through 12/25, then compete in the two single-play final rounds (12/26-12/28 and 12/29-12/31) for the huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Play Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    This tournament is the final event in the Oct-Dec Quarterly Season and your last chance to move up the leaderboard, plus everyone that enters will get a free New York Life virtual golf ball.

    *Note, this new course is just the Front 9 of Pebble Beach because we were just too excited to keep you waiting any longer! We're working on the Back 9 now and will get it out as soon as possible.

     

    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.

  • Win yo' self a new SkyTrak on WGT

    02 Dec 2015

    You're getting a lot of gifts for other people this holiday season, so here's your chance to get something great for yourself!

    Compete in the Treat Yo' Self SkyTrak Challenge tournament this week for a chance to win a SkyTrak launch monitor, featuring new WGT integration to play your favorite WGT courses with your own clubs.

    This week-long tournament runs through 12/9 on WGT, and two lucky winners including the top leaderboard score and a sweepstakes winner chosen at random, will each win a FREE SkyTrak and a year's "Play & Improve Package" subscription with WGT Golf features.

    Win a SkyTrak

    *Open to all WGT players, but only eligible countries can win prizes. See rules for details and eligibility.



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