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  • Get 3 Free Callaway Balls Today

    18 Mar 2016

    Get 3 free Callaway virtual vapor balls this weekend when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits!

    We're so close to the weekend, don't miss this special offer to get you there faster AND improve your game.

    These balls from Callaway give you more distance, control and a slower WGT swing meter, plus trace your shots through the air with the added vapor trail.

    Buy WGT Credits

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

    Special offer for players that buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits today through tomorrow (3/18/16-3/19/16) on WGT, get 3 Callaway HEX Chrome+ Vapor virtual golf balls (L39+).

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

  • New Clubs from Cobra

    11 Mar 2016

    Get more distance, forgiveness and lots of style with the newest virtual clubs from Cobra in the WGT Pro Shop.

    The new Cobra King F6+ Driver is available in four different colors for you to choose from, including blue, green, orange and white. Unlocks at Level 5 and Level 63 for high-level players.

    The Cobra King F6 3 Wood gives you distance and a slower WGT swing meter, and comes in blue, green and orange so you can pick your favorite. Unlocks at Level 7 and Level 64 for high-level players.

    Shop New Cobra Clubs


  • Take Your Club to New Heights in CC Event #19

    10 Mar 2016

    Start your weekend early with a hot air balloon ride (sort of) in this week's CC Event #19, going on now through Fri, 3/11!

    Round up your country club members to compete today and tomorrow against other clubs for in-game prizes, including these colorful hot air balloon tee markers and flags that are sure to take your club to new heights.

    Take Off to CC Event #19

    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.

  • WGT 19th Hole - YankeeJim: An East Coast Guy with a Lot to Say

    08 Mar 2016

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

    YankeeJim - An East Coast Guy with a Lot to Say

    WGTer YankeeJim is an original ("OG") player, who has been actively playing WGT and contributing to the forums since 2009. He discovered WGT as a replacement for his old golf game (of 10 years!), just after the Bethpage Black course had been added to the game and says, "It was quite addicting, especially if you're a real golfer, like I am."

    YankeeJim lives in New York ("God's Country - Upstate New York" to be exact), about 3 1/2 hours west of Bethpage Black. He says, "Upstate is just like what you see on that course" and that "the first time [he] ever saw Upstate New York [he] knew [he] wasn't leaving."

    A west coaster's look at New York – if they've never seen it – is New York City. That's what I knew in my mind, and when I was presented with the opportunity to move to New York I wasn't thrilled. I didn't want to live in the big city. Heh, shows what I knew. I flew into Syracuse and drove to Rochester to find a place to live, and was absolutely astounded by what I saw. The drive from Syracuse to Rochester on the NYS Thruway knocked me out. I couldn't believe the cornfields and cows and farmhouses and all the space! This ain't the big city, this is home! That was 36 years ago."

    Aside from being a proud New Yorker, YankeeJim is a self-taught cabinetmaker: "I design and build custom kitchens, I do it from scratch and I work alone. I like to say I do for a living what most guys do for a hobby. It's hugely rewarding." Check out these pictures he shared with us from a recent project:

    So, why do you play WGT?

    "I became totally immersed in the game and the community is a bonus. I've been a forum rat from the start and totally enjoy the characters and discussions that fill it daily. It's also a great way to share stuff, especially game specifics. I have zero patience with players that blame the game for their shortcomings. I play the same game and I can explain 99% of my results, so I'm sure it's the same for anybody that pays attention."

    "As such an experienced player, we asked what advice he would give to new WGT players. His advice: "I have always played this game by feel...In fact, I learned early on if you play this game with the same mindset you play a real course, you will do well. Learn your clubs and play smart around the courses. Bethpage Black was brutal with starter gear and I couldn't qualify for the first VUSO because I couldn't get better than 66 and I think the cut was low 60s." Put more simply, "You can't do anything about the shot you just made, pay attention to the next one."

    What's in YankeeJim's Virtual Golf Bag

     

    • TaylorMade R1
    • TaylorMade R11s 3 Wood (can't hit the Big Bertha to save my life)
    • Nike Vapor Irons
    • Cleveland CG16 Wedges
    • Nike Method Putter
    • Nike 20XI-X Balls 

    "I have always played with the best equipment available. I like the Nike balls because the Vapor carry is close to the rated distance with them. Knowing club carry is the biggest thing to learn, IMO, and the combination makes it easy to play by feel. Judicious use of the spin required."

    Besides playing WGT and building beautiful cabinetry, you can find YankeeJim spending time with his family, taking care of his wife who lives with MS and cheering on the New York Yankees -- here he is at a game with his two sons!

    Thanks for sharing, YankeeJim, and good luck in this year's Virtual U.S. Open...make that cut!

    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.

     

     

  • Play the First Major of the Year on WGT

    08 Mar 2016

    Be the first to win an exclusive WGT Virtual Tour champion avatar, by competing in the final tournament of the Jan-Mar Quarterly Season in the WGT Virtual Tour.

    Play the Chambers Bay Championship Major, featuring an unlimited play first round (3/1-3/25) and two single-play final rounds (3/26-3/28 and 3/29-3/31) to determine your final score. The top 70 combined scores in each Pro-Champion tier will split a total purse prize of 200,000 WGT Credits, plus the winners will get to "wear" the new champion crown for the following month.

    Play March Major

    NEW this year, winners of each Pro-Champion tier in both the monthly tournaments and Quarterly Seasons will automatically display new "reigning champion" icons next to their player name during their reign (through the next month). Plus, each Quarterly Season champion (Pro-Champion tier) will receive an exclusive WGT avatar that's theirs to keep.

    Every player that enters the March Chambers Bay Championship tournament will receive a free Chambers Bay virtual golf ball, just for playing!

    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.

  • We're giving away a SkyTrak

    03 Mar 2016

    Play the Swing Into Spring SkyTrak Challenge tournament on WGT and you could win a free SkyTrak personal launch monitor with new WGT integration!

    Spring is around the corner, so what better way to prepare to get back out on the course than swinging your own clubs?

    This tournament is going on now and runs through 3/14, so be sure to play now for your chance to win. One lucky sweepstakes winner will be chosen at random to receive a free SkyTrak with a year's subscription featuring WGT Golf.

    Win a SkyTrak 

    This tournament is open for all WGT players to enter, but only eligible countries can win. See rules for details and eligibility.



  • 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



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