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  • Product Updates 1/22/09

    22 Jan 2009

    We released some upgrades to the product earlier today and here are the highlights:

    • Top Players list ordered correctly
    • Leaderboards showing both tiers
    • Resolved some cases of the session time-outs in game
    • Resolved some cases of swing meter stuttering
    • Improved messaging for cancelling a tournament, noting it will forfeit your tournament entry

    Thanks for your support.

    WGT

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  • Obama Plays Bali Hai

    20 Jan 2009

    In honor of today's inauguration, we wanted to share with you this article from Golf Digest, which included an anecdote about Obama playing Bali Hai during his presidential campaign:

    "Not long after Obama announced his run for president, on the steps of the Old State House in Springfield, he landed in Las Vegas late one weekday afternoon for a campaign stop the next morning. There were only two hours of light left. Obama and three aides raced over to the Bali Hai Golf Club, just off the strip and not far from Mandalay Bay, for a quick nine holes. Obama and Marvin Nicholson, a 10-handicapper, teamed up against Robert Gibbs, a single-digit handicapper who was the campaign's communications director, and Reggie Love, the candidate's close personal aide and a former Duke University basketball and football player who was a wild boomer with his big-headed driver. On the first tee, Love announced the stakes: $10 per hole. 'Whoa,' Obama said. 'Reggie, you must be good.' They were required to take carts, though Obama insists on walking when it's an option. Gibbs played the round of his life, one-putting nearly every green. By the end of the nine holes, they had been in Vegas less than three hours, and Obama and Nicholson had each lost $30."

    Are you ready to squeeze in a round on Bali Hai?


    Photo: Golf Digest

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  • Happy Birthday, Dr. King

    19 Jan 2009

    WGT wishes you a happy Martin Luther King day, and hopes that his vision will continue to inspire the world.

     
    Photo: Seattle Times

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  • Recent Tournament Winners 1/15/09

    15 Jan 2009

    Congratulations to the following recent tournament winners:

    Holiday Open

    HACK TIER


    1st: stephd
    Prizes: Nintendo Wii


    2nd: wags66
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card


    3rd: FeistyPhil
    Prizes: $50 Amazon.com gift card

    AMATEUR TIER


    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: $500 Amazon.com gift card


    2nd: AvatarLee
    Prizes: $250 Amazon.com gift card


    3rd: nivlac
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    Ladies Tournament

    HACK TIER

    1st: fishyjacko
    Prizes: Coach handbag

    2nd: kkw00488
    Prizes: Coach wallet

    3rd: stephd
    Prizes: Coach cosmetics bag

    AMATEUR TIER

    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: Coach handbag

    2nd: ncviz
    Prizes: Coach wallet

    3rd: moochie28
    Prizes: Coach cosmetics bag

    Shopping Spree Open

    HACK TIER

    1st: Guygolf
    Prizes: $250 Amazon.com gift card

    2nd: pricklpit
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: FeistyPhil
    Prizes: $50 Amazon.com gift card

    AMATEUR TIER

    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: $500 Amazon.com gift card

    2nd: nivlac
    Prizes: $250 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: Noondon
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    Winter Tournament

    HACK TIER

    1st: Pricklpit
    Prizes: Scotty Cameron putter

    2nd: jbhkenobi
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: fishyjacko
    Prizes: $50 Amazon.com gift card

    AMATEUR TIER

    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: TaylorMade irons

    2nd: Reignbare
    Prizes: $150 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: pozo02
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    Week 1 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: Fooshead
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: RookSteak
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 1 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: Condor37865
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: flagator89
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 2 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: DrM1968
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: ncviz
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 2 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: willeeee
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: AvatarLee
    Prize: WGT Credits

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  • Product Updates 1/8/09

    08 Jan 2009

    We made some updates to the product today, and here are the highlights. As always, you can check the Announcements & Latest News forum for full details on our system updates.

    • Progress bar loader – a new game loader shows you the progress of the load, so you know how far along you are.
    • Online status sort – the WGT Players list is now sorted by online status by default, making it easier to form multiplayer games.
    • See More Friends – you will now see up to 250 of your friends in the Friends widget on the left hand side of your screen.
    • Screen resolution alert – if your screen resolution is lower than the recommended 1024x768, you will be alerted.

     

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  • Recent Tournament Winners 1/7/09

    07 Jan 2009

    Congratulations to the following recent tournament winners. New tournaments started January 1st, but you have to play to win!

    December Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    Hack: jwt61561
    Prizes: WGT Credits & polo shirt

    Amateur: tibbets
    Prizes: WGT Credits & polo shirt

    December Stroke Play Tournament

    Hack: TrickMilton
    Prizes: WGT Credits

    Amateur: Bent1
    Prizes: WGT Credits

    Week 52 Stroke Play Tournament

    Hack: Lawdog328
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Amateur: jdwestnightmare
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 51 Stroke Play Tournament

    Hack: oneluv
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Amateur: nivlac
    Prize: WGT Credits

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  • New January Tournaments

    05 Jan 2009

    If you haven't already, check out some of the new tournaments we have lined up in January. Happy new year, and good luck!

    New Year, New Gear Sweepstakes - Enter for a chance to win a Dell 24" Flat Panel Monitor

    Jan Golf Gear Tournament - U.S. players face off against each other for hundreds of dollars worth of Golfsmith gift cards

    Amateur's Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament - Amateur Tier players compete to win premium golf gear!

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  • Happy New Year!

    01 Jan 2009

    Happy new year everybody! We wish you a happy and prosperous 2009, and thank you for all your support in 2008!


    Photo: antiguan_life

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