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  • Community Tips

    28 Jul 2009

    It's time for some more game tips from our helpful community players!

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  • One Week Left to Play July Tournaments

    24 Jul 2009

    Summer is going by fast... there is only one week left to play the July tournaments! If we could choose one tournament to play, it would be the July People v Pros Sweepstakes. With fewer than 100 people entered, your chances are great for winning the dream vacation to Pinehurst where you get to play golf with Fred Couples or Nick Faldo!

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  • June People v Pros Champions

    21 Jul 2009

    Congratulations to jbart99 and nivlac for winning the June People v The Pros Open! Also congratulations to myft5 and SandyMcMandy for winning the June 1-14 and June 15-30 People v The Pros Sweepstakes drawings! They will all meet up at Pinehurst Resort in October for an unforgettable golf getaway. There is still plenty of opportunity to win these great trips, with two spots to compete for in the July People vs the Pros Open and two sweepstakes drawings this month in the People vs The Pros Sweepstakes.

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  • Pictures from the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Week

    18 Jul 2009

    A couple of us from WGT had the chance to go to this week's American Century Championship, and here are some pictures we took!

    Charles Barkley

    Ray Romano

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  • British Open and Celebrity Tahoe Golf

    14 Jul 2009

    Be sure to tune in this week to the British Open at Turnberry and the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe! Remember that this month, you can compete in two tournaments where the winners get trips to these events in 2010.

    Play the Pilsner Urquell 2010 Open Challenge for a chance to win a trip for two to next year's 150th anniversary British Open at St Andrews Links, and the NBCSports Tahoe Challenge for a chance to win a trip for two to next year's American Century Championship.

    Check out our ad spot for the NBCSports Tahoe Challenge!

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  • Golf Balls, New Clubs, and More

    09 Jul 2009

    Here are the highlights from today's product release:

    Golf Balls in the Pro Shop

    You can now purchase virtual golf balls in the Pro Shop. The golf balls for sale in the Pro Shop will give you some incremental benefits over the basic ball you are given for free when you create an account. There will also be more advanced balls coming out in the future that will further improve your game. Read more about virtual golf balls in our FAQs.

    New Clubs in the Pro Shop

    • Ping G10 Pros (available only to Pro and Master tier players) - Fitted with stiff shafts to accommodate a faster swing speed
    • Ping Raptures (driver, fairway wood, hybrid, and iron set) - Highly advanced game improvement clubs that use exotic materials and innovative design to be very forgiving, while being capable of above-average distances
    • Ping iWi Anser - A finely balanced putter to increase precision
    • TaylorMade Tour Burner (driver, fairway wood, hybrid, and iron set) - Fitted with stiff shafts, these clubs will help you go the distance
    • TaylorMade Spider Putter - The beautiful and forgiving putter
    • TaylorMade R9 TP Driver - Bomb away with the Pro Style club and custom stiff shaft
    • WGT Tour Starters in multiple colors - Embrace your personal style

    ** Many of you have asked whether you will be able to trade in your clubs in the future. We are working on this feature now, and will announce an expected release date as we get closer to completing it.

    Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Closest-to-the-Hole Challenge

    Play the same course at the same time as Michael Jordan and Ray Romano, as shown on NBC Sports. Set along the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, Edgewood Tahoe is one of the most scenic golf courses in the world, and is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of "America's Top Golf Courses." Play the course free in this month's NBCSports Tahoe Challenge, in which all U.S. players will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win a trip and VIP access to the 2010 American Century Championship in Tahoe.

    Earnings Leaders on the Homepage

    Instead of displaying the top players according to Average Score on the homepage, we are now displaying the Earnings Leaders. This leaderboard more accurately shows the most active top players in the game.

    PayPal Now Accepted

    You can now use PayPal to purchase WGT credits, making it easier than ever to enter premium tournaments and purchase virtual equipment in the Pro Shop.

    Tee Changes

    Players from certain tiers have been moved up on the tees:

    Kiawah: Hack and Amateur tier players tee off from the blue tees, Pro tier players tee off from the white tees, and Master tier players tee off from the gold tees.

    Bethpage: Hack and Amateur tier players tee off from the red tees, Pro tier players tee off from the white tees, and Master tier players tee off from the blue tees.

    Friend and Invitation Alert Improvements

    There is no longer a chime sound when your friends become available and unavailable. A chime sounds only when you are invited to a multiplayer game, when you receive a friend invitation, or when it's your turn to take a shot in a multiplayer game, and there is the option to turn this off in the game options menu. You can also adjust the volume of the chime by using your computer's volume control or the "Music/Ambient" volume control in the game options menu. Finally, the volume of the music that plays when you first launch the game has been decreased.

    Bug Fixes

    • You should now see your new friends in the Friends section of your Profile page.
    • When your ball goes into the hole after hitting a pin, you will receive a Hit the Pin award.
    • Yardages were corrected on a couple of holes on Bethpage Black.
    • The Ping G10 Graphite and Steel Iron Sets have had their Proshop distances corrected to match the actual performance of the clubs.
    • The first hole on Edgewood Tahoe indicates that you are hitting off the rough instead of the fairway, which was incorrect.
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  • Virtual U.S. Open Challenge Champions

    07 Jul 2009

    Congratulations to badaboom, AvatarLee, and miket4484, winners of the April, May, and June Virtual U.S. Open Closest-to-the-Hole Challenges! badaboom shot a 45.58 for his win in April, Avatar Lee shot a 47.70 for his win in May, and miket4484 saved the best for last, scoring a 44.18 for his win in June.

    uwsublime put up the hardest fight of the series, losing to badaboom in the April tournament by a mere 1.34 margin. Great competition, and thanks to everyone who played.

    Each champion receives a signed 2009 U.S. Open flag!

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  • Happy 4th of July

    04 Jul 2009

    Happy July 4 holiday everyone! We hope you get a chance to relax, fire up the grill, and enjoy some fireworks.


    Photo: MumbleyJoe

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  • New Course in July Tournaments

    01 Jul 2009

    Play a new course, Edgewood Tahoe, in the new July tournaments! Also be sure to check out the new St Andrews closest-to-the-hole challenge in the Pilsner Urquell 2010 Open Challenge running through September.

    NBCSports Tahoe Challenge

    Play a closest-to-the-hole challenge on Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, set along the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe is one of the most scenic golf courses in the world, and is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of "America's Top Golf Courses." All U.S. players will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win a trip and VIP access to the 2010 American Century Championship.
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    July People vs The Pros Open

    The second of four People vs The Pros Opens, Pro and Master tier winners earn a spot in the 6th Annual People vs The Pros Championship, an official PGA Tour Challenge event, at Pinehurst Resort and a chance to play against Fred Couples or Nick Faldo on ESPN2!
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    People vs The Pros VIP Sweeps

    The 3rd and 4th of eight sweepstakes drawings will take place in July. Play a closest-to-the-hole challenge on Wolf Creek for your chance to win a vacation to Pinehurst Resort and a spot in the 2009 People vs The Pros VIP golf outing with Fred Couples or Nick Faldo.
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    July Amateur, Pro, and Master Opens

    Higher tier players compete for premium golf gear in these 18-hole stroke play tournaments. Prizes include a TaylorMade r7 iron set and an r9 Fairway Wood!
    Enter now

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