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  • Bubbly Ball for New Year's Eve

    30 Dec 2012

    USA players, this is your last chance to get a free Korbel Champagne ball, featuring the first-ever "bubbly" vapor trail on World Golf Tour.

    Play the free Korbel Holiday Classic tournament and get 1 Korbel Champagne ball free just for entering. This unlimited stroke play challenge is on the Olympic Club and features an expanded prize pool of 20,000 WGT Credits for the top scores.

    Enter & Get Free Ball

    You can also purchase more Korbel Champagne virtual balls in the WGT Pro Shop – they make great gifts to celebrate the New Year!

    Note: this tournament is limited by law to players from the USA who are 21 years of age or older, and runs thru 1/4/13.

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  • Win a Trip to Pebble Beach

    27 Dec 2012

    There’s still time to play the NKF Cadillac Golf Classic tournament on WGT, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation.

    WGT sponsor Cadillac has teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation charity to launch this special tournament. It's 500 WGT Credits to enter and proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation charity, benefiting research and treatment of kidney disease.

    The grand prize awarded to one player at random is a dream golf trip to Pebble Beach for you and a friend, including airfare, three nights at the Spanish Bay Inn and rounds of golf at Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay Links, valued at over $3,500.

    Play Charity Tournament

    *This tournament runs thru 12/31/12. One entry will be randomly selected to win the grand prize. This is not a skill-based leaderboard tournament, all you need to do is enter and post your round for a chance to win the sweepstakes drawing. See tournament rules for details and eligibility.

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  • New Uneven Lies Tournaments for Top Players

    26 Dec 2012

    Check out the newest challenge for top WGT players, online golf tournaments featuring Uneven Lies.

    Uneven Lies is one of the newest additions to WGT, making the game even more realistic. Test your skills in these new tournaments that feature challenging sidehill, downhill and uphill lies. Each week-long tournament is two rounds, the first round is unlimited and the second round is single-play, with the combined best scores winning 2X the normal amount of WGT Credits.

    Tournament Schedule...

    Uneven Lies will continue to be available in practice games, so these special tournaments will be the first chance to face the challenge of uphill, downhill and sidehill lies in competitive rounds. Good luck!

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  • Free Speed-Up Boost Holiday Gift

    24 Dec 2012

    As a holiday gift to you, if you play WGT on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you'll get a free 2X Speed-Up Boost.

    Speed-Up Boosts help you play WGT faster, so you can play twice as much, especially in multi-player games.

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    Note, Speed-Up Boosts don't affect your game performance in any way, they just make your shots display twice as fast. You can also disable Speed-Up Boosts in-game using the Settings menu if you want.

    *Special offer for WGT players who login and play WGT on 12/24/12 or 12/25/12, receive one free WGT Speed-Up Boost (2x) good for 100 hits.

    And if you're feeling the holiday spirit, check out our Holiday Gift Guide with fun virtual gifts for your WGT friends.

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  • Chance to win 50,000 WGT Credits

    20 Dec 2012

     

    Play the WGT Holiday Hole-In-One Challenge and if you get a hole-in-one on Challenge Hole #7, you'll win 50,000 WGT Credits, enough to last a lifetime!

    You'll probably want to practice on Harbour Town first, and when you're feeling ready, enter this single-play virtual golf tournament and try your luck on Challenge Hole #7, a 191 yard par-3 with an inviting pin location.

    This tournament is limited to the first 10,000 entries and costs 50 WGT Credits to enter. Each eligible player who gets a hole-in-one on #7 will win 50,000 WGT Credits, see tournament rules for details and eligibility for your country and U.S. state.

    Play Hole-In-One Tournament

    *WGT Holiday Hole-In-One Challenge runs from 12/19/12 thru 12/31/12, and is limited to the first 10,000 players to enter. Winners notified and prizes awarded by 1/4/13. See tournament rules for details and eligibility.

     

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  • WGT Community in the Spirit of Gifting

    14 Dec 2012

    Recently, there's been a wave of gifting generosity going around the WGT community, and in the spirit of the holidays, we just had to share!

    • alcaucin, a L92 Legend, gifted ddaukas a shiny new wedge and fmagnets a sleeve of golf balls...just because.
    • SilentOmegaWolf, a L84 Legend, offered up anything in the WGT Pro Shop for 200c or less that turned into a stylish new avatar for WGTer, Buggyyy.
    • opyeuclid, a L94 Tour Master, gifted some premium golf balls to both andyson and frappefort for their contributions to this very funny "WGT National Enquirer Special Report" cover, featuring WGT's own WGTicon and WGTpizza.
    • Sometimes "generosity" can simply come in the form of new friendships, like fmagnets, a L89 Legend, who welcomed enough new friends to reach the "magic 100" to achieve the Diamond Socialite award.
    • mrcaddie, a L94 Tour Master, got a little "12 Days of Christmas" fun started by recruiting 10 other generous Santas to gift random WGTers for 12 days. Be sure to keep an eye out on the Forums for posts titled, "On the XX Day of Christmas..." to follow along.

    We're loving all the good karma floating around the WGT community. If you've seen some awesome sportsmanship or generosity that we should know about, let us know on the WGT Forums.

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  • New WGT Virtual Golf Bag

    12 Dec 2012

    Don't hit the course without your virtual golf bag by your side.

    Get the new WGT Stand Bag and complete your look on the tee. The new golf bag features a WGT logo and comes in your choice of black, white or pink. Makes a great holiday gift!

    See New Golf Bag

    You can equip or un-equip your golf bag, and it's only visible on tee shots, but in all game types. Bags don't impact your game performance, but they look great on the tee!

    Equipping your Golf Bag

    1. After purchasing your Golf Bag in the Pro Shop, open your Edit Equipment screen from Game or My Profile
    2. Click on the "Bags" tab on the bottom left
    3. Drag your Golf Bag to the space on the left (below your image)
    4. Click “Save Changes” and you’re all set
    5. To un-equip, simply drag your Golf Bag back to the middle Inventory and save changes
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  • Free Korbel "Bubbly" Champagne Ball

    10 Dec 2012

    The new Korbel Champagne ball features the first-ever "bubbly" vapor trail on World Golf Tour. Virtual champagne bubbles help trace your shots thru the air!

    Get 1 free Korbel Champagne ball when you enter the free Korbel Holiday Classic tournament, featuring an expanded prize pool of 20,000 WGT Credits. It's an unlimited stroke play challenge on the Olympic Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Open.

    Enter Tournament & Get Ball

    You can also purchase more Korbel Champagne virtual balls in the WGT Pro Shop – either for yourself, or as a gift for someone special. 

    Note, this tournament is limited by law to players from the USA who are 21 years of age or older, and runs thru 1/4/13.

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  • Rory McIlroy’s Major Plans for 2013

    10 Dec 2012

    By Dermot Gilleece for GlobalGolfPost

    Wise guidance from respected old hands and the love of a good woman inspired Rory McIlroy – Global Golf Post’s 2012 Player of the Year – to heights this year unimagined even by his lofty standards.

    And without giving hostages to fortune, he has reason to be confident of a similar outcome in 2013.

    Predictably, the majors will be his prime targets once more, having tucked away the significant bonus of the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic.

    “This year, I was out of it for three of them,” he admitted, regarding finishes of tied 40, T95 and T60 in The Masters, US Open and Open Championship. “I’d like to think that I can be in contention for all four next year, while maintaining my position as world number one. They’re the goals I want to set myself.”

    In the meantime, his life is held perfectly in balance by a deepening relationship with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, with whom he traveled to Aspen, Colorado and Sao Paulo, Brazil in the wake of his Dubai World Tour Championship triumph, to watch her in exhibition tennis matches on the run up to Christmas.

    “This is my time off; my time away (from golf),” he said. “And I need it. If I have time, I’ll travel wherever in the world Caroline is, just to see her. That’s what I want to do. That’s what makes me happy.”

    Then he added pointedly: “Obviously, it’s very satisfying to win majors and important golf tournaments, but deep down, what makes me really happy is my life outside of golf and how that is at the moment. It enables me to play great golf because everything is sort of in balance.”

    To my gentle suggestion that most of us have known what it’s like to be in love, he laughed almost apologetically, adding, “I know, I know” by way of acknowledging that his relationship with Caroline, while obviously special to him, is not unique.

    From West Palm Beach, where he enjoys the amenities of The Bear’s Club, the 23-year-old seems happy to travel the world, on and off planes and living out of suitcases.

    “That’s just the way my life has become, but I don’t plan for it to remain this way,” he said. “I’d love in a few years’ time to find a base and settle down. That would be ideal. I don’t think someone can do this for a prolonged period like 10 years, say.”

    Would marriage create that situation?

    “For sure. But I still feel I’d do it anyway.” Meanwhile, Jack Nicklaus, Dave Stockton and Tiger Woods have become serious influences in his tournament career, though boyhood tutor, Michael Bannon, remains his trusted coach.

    A finish of five successive birdies in Dubai prompted comparisons with Woods at his peak, and while not necessarily at odds with the notion, McIlroy insists that they are very different people.

    “For sure,” he emphasised. “I can’t bring the intensity Tiger brings every week. He can sort of turn it on, which is impressive. It’s something that I struggle to do sometimes. Though I can generally bring it to the big events where I really want to do well, I would find it very difficult to do it every week. That’s why I’ll be cutting my schedule to a maximum of 22 or 23 tournaments next year, starting in Abu Dhabi in January.”

    He went on: “Too much competitive golf simply isn’t good for you. That’s where Tiger is very smart, bringing the same level of intensity to 20 tournaments a year. It’s an emotional thing, of course. I had a great end to the summer with the PGA win and two FedEx Cup wins and the Ryder Cup, but you reach such a high that you’ve got to allow yourself get all the way back down again. Then, having got down, I had to build myself up again for a last push towards winning the European money list.”

    A closeness to his father Gerry, to Nicklaus and putting coach Stockton, suggests a respect for older heads.

    “Of course I have,” he confirmed. “I can still be pretty stubborn, wanting to do things my way, but they’ve obviously seen a lot more of the world than I have. It’s great just to see Jack around and have a casual lunch with him and not even talk about golf. Just talk about normal stuff; what’s going on in the world. And Dave has been a great influence on me and a great addition to my team.”

    In late February 2009, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson marked McIlroy’s professional debut in the US, a few weeks after his first win in Dubai. Ranked 17th in the world, he reacted with remarkable composure to the prediction from Ernie Els that he was set to become the game’s number one.

    With a self-assured smile, he remarked: “You’ve got to believe you’re the best; that no one can beat you.”

    Fascinated observers sensed instantly that this 19-year-old was different.

    And those of us familiar with him, prepared ourselves for what we knew would be a wonderful journey.

    PHOTO: GlobalGolfPost

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  • New TaylorMade RocketBladez on WGT

    06 Dec 2012


    You can now get the latest iron technology from TaylorMade on World Golf Tour.

    The new RocketBladez Irons are the hottest clubs on the PGA Tour. TaylorMade has added a Speed Pocket in the sole of these irons, and the slower WGT swing meter helps you ding more shots, helping you hit longer and straighter shots.

    This virtual iron set is available in the WGT Pro Shop.

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