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  • CC of the Week - Sherbrooke Country Club

    24 Sep 2014

    Bonjour! This week's Country Club of the Week is... Sherbrooke Country Club, a group of francophone players (French-speaking) with three main values:

    • Sociability: the "glue" of our gaming community
    • Consideration: respect and sharing among players
    • Cooperation: we are a team and we all contribute to make it better by participating in the life of SCC

    Sherbrooke Country Club is currently ranked #2 on the Weekly Leaderboard, with almost 350,000 Weekly XP. As an active club with 250 members, they have consistently been a top-ranking club on the Leaderboard and are currently at Club Level 8. At Level 8, they have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass and now a player XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    Club owner RemBeau is a Level 97 Legend and described the club in English and French for us (we've included the English version below)...

    "Le Sherbrooke Country Club (SCC) was created in May 2011 by Odberg with the intention to bring together francophone players of all nationalities and for the pleasure of playing in their mother tongue language, even if the majority of members are bilingual. Subsequently, I took over keeping this primary goal objective and the values that we want to associate: 

    • Sociability: the "glue" of our gaming community
    • Consideration: respect and sharing among players
    • Cooperation: we are a team and we all contribute to make it better by participating in the life of SCC

    Members of the SCC are very faithful, ethical and very active, we currently have 18 Tour Legends and over 100 Legends with the majority of them started as Pros in our CC. That is why, even today, we welcome players of all levels and they have the opportunity to receive the expertise, tips and tricks of our most experienced members.

    The total number of stroke play rounds played by our members is over 239,000, which represents more than 950 rounds per player, and that's not counting the countless rounds in Alternate, played for fun between players of the CC.

    Started as a zero, we made a lot of progress over the years and we gain maturity, but more important, it is all the friends we have made over the years and that is priceless."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows the Sherbrooke Country Club in second place -- just behind The Peoples Club at #1 and just ahead of the Senior CitizensThe old duffers retreat and AUGUSTA NATIONAL CC.

  • Play This Month's Virtual Tour Major by 9/25

    23 Sep 2014

    Be sure to post your Round 1 score in the Strike Out ALS Challenge by Thursday, 9/25.

    This month's tournament is a Major on the WGT Virtual Tour, with a total purse of 400,000 WGT Credits up for grabs.

    Play as many times as you want to post your Round 1 score by 9/25 to qualify for the single-play Round 2 9/26-9/30, both on Merion.

    Plus, you get a free ALS Association virtual golf ball when you enter, and you'll help create more awareness to cure this disease.

    Play Virtual Tour

    Major tournaments like this have a huge purse of 400,000 WGT Credits. These credits are added to your ongoing Virtual Tour season earnings to help qualify you for the Virtual Tour Championship in December with a record purse of 1,000,000 WGT Credits.

    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.

  • CC of the Week - The WGT Alien Ambassadors

    18 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... The WGT Alien Ambassadors, led by well-known WGT player, YancyCan.

    Currently at Club Level 3 with more than 82,000 XP earned, all 22 members of The WGT Alien Ambassadors have the "wgt.com golf is FUN" attitude. Many of you may know club owner YancyCan from his YouTube channel, or his various in-game investigations on the WGT Forum (like the "Bethpage Black Squatch Hunt" and the more recent "Pinehurst Easter Egg Hunt").

    Who better to explain the goals, focus and essence of The WGT Alien Ambassadors than the owner himself, YancyCan (PS: they're accepting new members!)...

    "The WGTAA Country Club was founded for those individuals who believe in the "Yancy Hypothesis" which declares that Aliens from other galaxies are colonizing the Earth via golf courses. Our members will serve as ambassadors from WGT.com & Earth when 'first contact' with the Aliens occurs. 

    Our members all have the "WGT.com Golf" is FUN attitude. Our member roster ranges in WGT skill levels from Hack to Legend and includes some well known WGT personalities. Our favorite pastime is to run club tournaments with some of the most unusual names ever used. Some examples are: 'A Fool, A Fool, I Met a Fool i' th' Forest,' 'The Opy & Yancy Mothership Open,' 'Talk The Talk - Walk The Walk Open,' & 'The Not So Merion Kind.' Other social events our members have strongly participated in are 'Bethpage Black Squatch Hunts' & more recently the 'Pinehurst Easter Egg Hunt.'

    The WGTAA CC is not the most socially active club all up on the WGT and our member count is small compared to others. We think this shows that WGT Country Clubs do not all have to have 300+ members to be a great club. The running joke is that we tell new recruits that when they are on the WGTAA CC page: 'Shhhhhh be very quiet as likely we are napping.' If you are intrigued, we are currently accepting new members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Peoples Club at #1, followed by the Sherbrooke Country ClubThe old duffers retreat, the Senior Citizens and IBIS GC.

  • Extra Country Club Passes This Weekend

    13 Sep 2014

    Get 2 free Country Club Passes on WGT this weekend.

    Use your Country Club Passes to earn XP for your club to unlock free stuff for all members, like a free Putter Pal at Club Level 2.

    Get Extra Club Passes

    Log in to WGT Sat-Sun 9/13-14 on Desktop (not Mobile) and get 2 extra Country Club Passes.

    Not in a WGT Country Club yet? Visit the Country Clubs page to join an existing club, or create your own!

  • New course on WGT Golf Mobile

    11 Sep 2014

    Which course are you playing this weekend on WGT Golf Mobile?

    • NEW Best of Par 5 stroke play, features the best par 5 holes from Bethpage, Congressional, Kiawah and more 
    • Valhalla closest-to-the-hole, host of 2014 PGA Championship 
    • Pinehurst No. 2 stroke play, host of the 2014 U.S. Open 
    • Pebble Beach closest-to-the-hole, the top-rated course in the world 
    • St Andrews stroke play, the home of golf 

    ...and 12 other famous golf courses, all free on WGT Golf Mobile on your iPhone or iPad.

    Play WGT Golf Mobile

  • CC of the Week - UK Golfers Elite

    10 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... UK Golfers Elite, a smaller yet very active club focused on having fun and embracing what they have. 

    We highlighted UK Golfers Elite when we first launched new WGT Country Club features, when they were at Club Level 3. We had a chance to talk to them and wanted to share their progress and comments.

    Currently at #12 on the Weekly Leaderboard with more than 152,000 Weekly XP earned, this country club has 95 members and has already reached Club Level 7. They have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. When they reach Level 8, the club will unlock an XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    The UK Golfers Elite club chairman, DJW2307 explains UKGE's organization and goal as a WGT Country Club...

    "UKGE is very much a team effort with the CC now controlled by a group of guys affectionately known as the Fixers who work on putting together a schedule of events to hopefully cater for all types of players.

    We have a full schedule of events running from June to June that feature 5 weekly free events, 3 weekly credit events, 4 12 round Seasonal leagues with tier specific prizes, 6 x 72 major strokeplay events, One on One style single and Pairs leagues, Team events including a Ryder and Walker Cup at the end of the season and we have a Season Long Order of Merit with points collected from the weekly CC events. There is a regular Friday and Saturday Night Beer Club to complement our closed group Facebook Group known as the 19th hole.

    The CC has a Chairman (DJW2307) aka Fixer 2 who develops strategy and tournament set up, and is greatly assisted by stevepsheehan (Fixer 9) who heads up our Recruitment and Induction programme, as well as onekeano (Fixer 7) and SteveW65 (Fixer 8) who work on Tournament set up as well. liam91 (Fixer 5) coordinates an ever growing variety of CC v CC events and we have fantastic support from the CC members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Peoples Club at the top, joined by the Senior Citizens, The old duffers retreat, Sherbrooke Country Club and IBIS GC at Club Level 8.


  • Play the Strike Out ALS Challenge Tournament

    09 Sep 2014

    The #IceBucketChallenge from Facebook and Twitter has reached WGT, with the Strike Out ALS Challenge as this month's Major tournament on the WGT Virtual Tour.

    Play as often as you want to post your best Round 1 score by 9/25 to qualify for the single-play Round 2 9/26-9/30, both on Merion, host of the 2013 U.S. Open.

    Plus, you get a free ALS Association virtual golf ball when you enter, and you'll help create more awareness to cure this disease.

    Play Virtual Tour

    WGT is very proud to be working with the ALS Association to support the fight against ALS to treat and cure this disease.

    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.

  • New High-Level Big Bertha 3 Wood

    05 Sep 2014

    The new high-level Big Bertha 3 Wood from Callaway is now available for top WGT players.

    This Bertha 3 Wood hits for over 250 yards on WGT and unlocks at Level 97, designed to pair with both the Bertha drivers at Levels 88 and 96.

    Reach more par fives in two shots for more eagle putts!

    See Bertha 3 Wood

  • Pick Your Color and Go Long

    04 Sep 2014

    Make a statement with your driving distance and style with the new Cobra BiO CELL virtual driver -- now available in 5 colors.

    The Cobra BiO CELL driver offers more distance with less spin off the tee, plus a slower WGT swing meter to help you hit straighter and longer.

    Choose from new black, blue, red, silver or orange drivers to best match your style, all available now in the WGT Pro Shop unlocking at Level 5.

    See Cobra Drivers

  • CC of the Week - The Old Duffers Retreat

    03 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... The Old Duffers Retreat, an active and dedicated group of WGT players who take pride playing often and having fun doing it.

    The "old duffers" have consistently been a top-ranking club on the Weekly Leaderboards, and are currently #3 with more than 283,000 Weekly XP earned. At Club Level 7, they have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. At Level 8, the club will unlock an XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    The Old Duffers Retreat club owner, saltyoldtar is a Level 100 Legend and has been a WGT member since 2011, and had this praise to share about the club...

    "The Old Duffers Retreat has been built on all the members that are active and concerned with how the club does. The main thing we are so proud of is that all of our members have been active within the past two weeks. The Old Duffers Retreat has three great officers (Skip6029, DuFussMcGoo and ABQJeff) that keep everything going smoothly. I keep getting praise on the great job I do but it's not me, it's our members that have stepped up and made this club what it is today. Thanks goes to all the club members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Old Duffers Retreat in third place -- just behind two other familiar clubs, The Peoples Club (who have reached Level 8) and the Senior Citizens, last week's CC of the Week. 



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