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  • AvatarLee - Virtual Open Champion!!

    29 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to AvatarLee who posted an impressive two-round total of 121 (58 - 63) to win the 2010 Virtual Open Championship by two shots over BolloxinBruges.

    AvatarLee won a 5 day/4night trip to Scotland and a round of golf on the Old Course at St Andrews!

    Gladstonescrewer won the Virtual Open Front 9 Challenge and Kookeysfamily won the Back 9 Challenge. Both have won a 150th Open Limited Edition Print!

    SirGregNorman won the sweepstakes drawing for a $500 gift card to the Opengolf.com store.

    Congratulations to all of the winners!  We are already looking forward to next year!

  • New Game Menu, Clubs and Shot Clock Timer

    27 Jul 2010

    We’ve improved World Golf Tour based on all the great feedback from our players. Here is what’s new in today’s release, and please keep your suggestions coming to members@worldgolftour.com

    New Game Main Menu

    Our new Game Menu now makes it easier to choose a game, shows you what’s in your bag and recommends different courses and tournaments to play.

    Multi Player Shot Clock Settings

    You can now speed-up Multi Player rounds with a new 30-second shot clock, instead of the standard 90-second shot clock, making Multi Player rounds faster and even more fun.

    New in the Pro Shop

    It’s easier to find clubs, balls and other merchandise in our Pro Shop to help improve your game, including these new additions…

    • TaylorMade SuperFast Pro Driver - This is the longest Pro driver in the game. If you want distance this is your club!
    • Ping Master Redwood Putter - The first putter designed specifically for Master players. The most precise putter available!

    Other Improvements

    • Country Club tournament winnings will now be included in Career Earnings
    • Can now access SkyCaddie aerial and reverse cameras in multi-player games when it is not your turn to hit
    • Ready-Go tournament leaderboards now display the actual number of scores posted rather than the number of players entered
    • List of country flags is no longer repeating indefinitely on country club homepages


  • BolloxinBruges - USGA Virtual Champion!

    21 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to BolloxInBruges who posted a two-round total of 124 (61 - 63) to win the USGA Virtual Championship by two shots over dud_doodle and ncviz.

    BolloxInBruges won a trip to the 2011 U.S. OPEN at Congressional as a guest of the USGA and a U.S. OPEN replica trophy!

    Gladstonescrewer won the USGA Back 9 Challege and a $250 gift card to the USGA store.

    Phil81 won the sweepstakes drawing for a $500 gift card to the USGA store.

    Congratulations to all of the winners!  It was an excellent tournament!

  • Virtual Open Championship Qualifiers!

    19 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to all 210 qualifiers for the Virtual Open Championship!  Each qualifier will play two rounds on St Andrews to determine the 2010 Virtual Open Champion.  The winner will receive a trip for two to play the Old Course at St Andrews.  Each qualifier will receive a 2010 Open hat.

    Good luck to all the participants in the Championship!

    BolloxInBruges
    AvatarLee
    TallAcePaul
    melcom6
    flippem1972
    PRIESTESS
    pharaohe
    cyl6
    Kurtsbuford
    jakestanfill7
    nikopat
    flocke2308
    bigddogg19
    PortsD
    ClarkeBosun
    taztiger
    pricehcs
    Kosei82
    dansamcam
    villadeoro
    Golfspieler
    spinmaster
    ty33
    Shommy
    jtc12
    columbiacgt
    TheTommyD
    ncviz
    hesomist
    lbcgolf
    shaghar
    Legend999
    Angeltotti20
    TheAceFactor
    Stryker37
    craiger85
    molideha
    Solid1
    PerryMuschamp
    JulioMoot
    Hightower3
    Infinito3010
    werksux
    iconian
    sjnaugle
    eternalspirit
    Broohar
    poolmaniac6
    slipperhero
    b0geybuster
    claremoreblue
    marioh
    sharkeyez
    Comarco1
    DrFeelgood
    JuanMendoza
    BigHittrTheLama
    Bigballfirst
    DaveDowning
    TuckerYNWA96
    Mike3226
    bigcountry1966
    gitthe
    cody6202000
    Cutigersteve
    DRWR
    JohnHeald
    dud_doodle
    StephenRiley
    dsdiego
    TaterNater
    seanella
    Hackmore
    Kaslo
    birdwell
    paulmcm
    ELVALEN
    lvietri
    Gr8Blues
    chaffey
    Flyinturtle
    dpars
    popcorn8612
    OHFD1981
    Okonkwo21
    Kmill9
    zant
    LincolnParkDave
    Didyouseethat
    Rendogg03
    cappiest
    raidermatt1
    jcs89
    saclovett
    kam4122
    GoHardGoHome
    Middle4man
    GoodyChamp
    thunderbird
    BrianSJMA
    MaxwellHeald
    rowlets
    jimbean346
    francopino
    MarcoSilva
    MacGillicuddy
    timpyron1980
    elvinomepego
    iwb1
    TarheelsRule
    chunter26
    Teedaawg
    iteddybear
    MElli22631
    rnegv
    Daskino
    pillsy
    geordieles
    luckandcharm
    jimgriff
    usfgolfman
    barbary
    SkipMan20
    Covenant
    bobis
    Brew02
    Caven
    LifeSux
    DanManCan
    becksfan2185
    BIGJEREMYA
    DougBieker
    jammerjay31
    RedEyeRolla
    Wesdogg75
    sooner7
    mac1999
    Ribrown3rd
    goldy24
    GLADSTONESCREWER
    pauls
    pompamike
    ashanem
    eivets
    ShabaazJenkins
    arakaan
    pastmike
    Calc9
    alber196
    DDuval981
    ChiefBt
    CASH11
    californication
    bkelley
    JOMV
    cooperwilliamp
    neildiamond11790
    VanderTach
    tjos
    KyRock75
    malser
    carlos415
    t.j-jiminez
    restorethis
    tygerjr
    gobbog
    Mem11
    bjolly
    GoCruiseNow
    LTDmin
    mefitz
    Serj
    ccrume
    Jimac55
    KingTuck
    TrevorTurner
    nateh311
    goozer
    bluefishon
    BigKnight
    prodiscgolf
    OwenCrew
    dscroggs4
    Egolilly
    pluer
    nickhuntscott
    anoyes
    iflix
    BartMania
    badaboom
    matador20
    PGOODY
    nickolijj
    coolswing
    rcarson
    AaronTDF
    rustan
    jbenny11
    hatchtrick101
    simovoice
    Fahad911
    MizzBowhunter
    puddle2
    MiniDriver23
    seniorbruno
    subzero6
    seveking
    andyoz
    yellowsky
    JCOlson
  • Maintenance Downtime 7/17 11PM PST

    17 Jul 2010

    We will have a short downtime starting at 11PM PST for some  routine maintenance.  We expect the downtime to last no more than one hour.

    Thanks for your patience.

  • Paula Creamer : U.S. Open Champion!

    13 Jul 2010

    Resilience, toughness and composure -- TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Paula Creamer displayed all three as she won the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at Oakmont Country Club. Despite the pain of a surgically repaired left thumb that limited her daily warm-up to 40 balls, Paula stayed focused and on point, especially during an extraordinary stretch of back-nine ball-striking on Sunday that keyed her four-shot victory and made her the only competitor in the field to break par.

    In Creamer's Bag:
    • Driver: R9 SuperTri 10.5°
    • Fairways: Burner 15°, R9 TP 17°, r7 20°
    • Hybrid: Rescue 09 TP 25°
    • Irons: R9 TP 5-iron through PW
    • Wedges: rac 54°
    • Putter: Daytona Kia Ma Ghost
    • Glove: TaylorMade Targa
    • Apparel: adidas Golf ClimaCool Soft 3-Stripes Polo, ClimaCool Stretch Twill Skort
    • Footwear: signature PAULA

    Congratulations Paula!

    Source: TaylorMade Golf

     

    Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

  • Virtual USGA Championship Qualifiers!

    12 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to the following players who qualified for the Virtual USGA Championship tournament.  The winner of this tournament will receive a trip to the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional as a guest of the USGA.  Good luck everyone!

     

    AvatarLee
    TheLighterDark
    BolloxInBruges
    Kmill9
    cyl6
    Fahad911
    iwb1
    coolswing
    PRIESTESS
    flippem1972
    ShaunMcClarty
    werksux
    Golfspieler
    Stryker37
    bigcountry1966
    raidermatt1
    shaghar
    dansamcam
    bobis
    Angeltotti20
    ClarkeBosun
    spinmaster
    Okonkwo21
    Legend999
    molideha
    mefitz
    zant
    TarheelsRule
    Infinito3010
    TallAcePaul
    seanobrien
    flocke2308
    sjnaugle
    jjb22
    kam4122
    PortsD
    ironking34
    MacGillicuddy
    dud_doodle
    thunderbird
    pauls
    TuckerYNWA96
    iconian
    theinferno
    imcoola
    AtlantaCoaster
    jakestanfill7
    geordieles
    Kurtsbuford
    Elswick
    Kosei82
    pricehcs
    craiger85
    OFCOURSEITSTIGHT
    neildiamond11790
    GLADSTONESCREWER
    Mike3226
    ncviz
    Lobwedgex60
    pharaohe
    hesomist
    claremoreblue
    becksfan2185
    sabbath270
    rnegv
    sooner7
    JSimo10
    slipperhero
    YankeeJim
    seveking
    mac1999
    Solid1
    seniorbruno
    luckandcharm
    paulmcm
    KnuckleWoods
    Hightower3
    columbiacgt
    Jimac55
    dcalahan
    cappiest
    eurantia
    DanManCan
    GWill
    bigddogg19
    restorethis
    LTDmin
    villadeoro
    eternalspirit
    JulioMoot
    DougBieker
    HiroshiJPN
    dsdiego
    andyoz
    Kaslo
    GoodyChamp
    eedd
    b0geybuster
    cdp8x
    Egolilly
    jasondement
    mpgAAAA
    subzero6
    noladavid69
    nickolijj
    Middle4man
    deadball
    poolmaniac6
    jeffdos924
    OwenCrew
    TheDubya
    bech01a1
    goldy24
    BIGJEREMYA
    eivets
    LifeSux
    timpyron1980
    Mem11
    lbcgolf
    popcorn8612
    KyRock75
    bkelley
    XBic
    Thraxle
    TaterNater
    francopino
    BrianSJMA
    DuckHooker1
    SkipMan20
    yoban
    TDHarvey
    ty33
    Bigballfirst
    carlos415
    cjfelton
    marioh
    MikeMangan
    MaxwellHeald
    scott989
    Comarco1
    DRWR
    BigHittrTheLama
    negativeROI
    ckiniry
    Daskino
    jimgriff
    Blackwood
    AaronTDF
    cody6202000
    ArmandG
    LincolnParkDave
    lvietri
    rowlets
    Serj
    Broohar
    gitthe
    BOFFMEN
    Cutigersteve
    gobbog
    Showtime29
    AndresVargas
  • Oakmont is Cage Fighting in Fashionable Clothing

    08 Jul 2010












    THE USGA’S COURSE SETUP MAN Mike Davis is “giddy” about course conditions at Oakmont Country Club heading into this week’s U.S. Women’s Open near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Giddy, I tell you.

    “I am truly giddy the whole week that I’m here. It’s just so good,” Davis said at USGA.org. “In fact, it’s perfect [and] it’s been that way the last five days we’ve been here.”

    This might not be good news for the women who must actually play Oakmont for 72 holes over four days. When the USGA man declares that Oakmont is a firm and fast test for the world’s best female golfers, you just know there’s going to be trouble—and lots of it. Some are predicting scores in the 90s and a cut at 12-over par.

    Here’s what I know about Oakmont after watching the boys play it since the late 20th century: It will seriously mess you up. It will blacken your eye and bloody your nose. It will spit in your face and kick you in the groin. It will beat you up, take your lunch money and steal your identity. Oakmont is cage fighting in fashionable clothing.

    If you have a bag and 14 sticks, Oakmont doesn’t like you. If you come near it, it will try to destroy you. Oakmont is Lee Van Cleef in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales. Oakmont is Alien, The Terminator and Predator.

    Oakmont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs. Man, woman, child—Oakmont doesn’t care. It whips all comers.

    If you complain, whine, or cry about it, Oakmont gets stronger. If you talk to yourself, toss your club in disgust, or berate your caddie, Oakmont gets stronger. When—not if—when you make bogeys, double bogeys and “others,” Oakmont gets stronger.

    Oakmont is permanently in a surly mood, and has been dating back to 1973 (if not longer). That’s when golden boy Johnny Miller slipped by Oakmont without so much as a tear in his plaid slacks or a scuff on his red, white and blue patent leather golf shoes. Johnny walked away with a 63 and the U.S. Open trophy, and he’s been reminding people about it for the last 37 years. Oakmont has been taking it out on golfers just as long.

    Godspeed, ladies.

    Armchair Golfer

     

     


    (Image: StonehouseGolf/Flickr)
  • Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

    04 Jul 2010

    May your 4th of July be filled with family, fun, fireworks and hopefully some golf!

     


    Photo: ActiveTrain.com

  • Grip it and Rip It

    02 Jul 2010

    By Josh Zander

    Before you can rip it, you have to grip it. There are so many ways to grip the golf club and you need to find the one that works best for you. My recommendation is to match your grip to your desired ball flight. If you like to draw the ball, you should favor a stronger grip. If you want to fade the ball, go with a weaker grip. The “old school” way of shaping shots was to make the same swing and just change your grip on the club. I heard Nick Faldo one time making fun of Colin Montgomery’s golf academy. I am paraphrasing but he basically said, what they teach you there is turn your hands one way to hook it, turn your hands the other way to fade it and somewhere in the middle is straight. Now that will be $1,000! Can it be that simple? That might me a slight oversimplification because there are so many other factors involved but the concept is very true.

    For those of you who have read my blogs before, you know that as an instructor, I will only make an adjustment to a student’s technique if it improves the ball flight or the quality of the impact. If you are already hitting it solidly and straight, don’t change your grip! Just because it is not neutral does not mean it is wrong. Paul Azinger and Freddy Couples both have extremely strong grips and they hit it great. I hope they never change. The golf swing is a mixture of all kinds of angles and in Paul and Freddy’s case, the strong grip matches the other aspects of their swings creating a neutral impact and a correct ball flight.

    I want to make this blog helpful so if you don’t have an instructor follow these simple recommendations as to when to change your grip:

    Make your grip stronger if:

    1. You are slicing
    2. You have thin contact

    Make your grip weaker if:

    1. You are hooking
    2. You have deep divots

    Your grip is your one connection to the club. Making a change can be a difficult experience. If you decide to make the change, bring a club into your house and do your repetitions away from the golf course.

    Now go grip it and rip it!

     



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