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  • New Golf Course Over 10,000 Yards

    31 Jul 2013

    Play 18 of the best par-5 holes in the world, on the Best Of Par 5 stroke play course free on WGT.

    The new Best Of Par 5 virtual mash-up golf course features the best par-5 holes from 9 different championship golf courses available on WGT.

    Warning: this dream course is a monster -- at over 10,000 total yards from the back tees. Below is the detailed scorecard for this amazing new course. And don't worry, because par is 90, scores here won't count toward your overall scoring average.

    Select this course from the game menu to play now, and for WGT players Amateur Tier and up, play this special monthly tournament where the top 70 scores in each tier earn WGT Credits. 

    BEST OF HOLE COURSE HONOR COURSE HOLE YARDS PAR HIGHLIGHTS
    1 Kiawah 2012 PGA 2 543 5 three-shot dogleg over marsh
    2 Congressional 2011 U.S. Open 6 555 5 watch the greenside water on the right
    3 Olympic 2012 U.S. Open 17 522 5 reachable but well guarded
    4 Cabo del Sol Golf Digest #1 Mexico 2 573 5 uphill dogleg right
    5 St Andrews 2010 Open 14 591 5 longest hole at St Andrews
    6 Royal St George's 2011 Open 14 545 5 avoid the fairway canal
    7 Bethpage 2009 U.S. Open 13 605 5 very long but you can run it up
    8 Kiawah 2012 PGA 7 551 5 tight fairway
    9 Chateau Whistler Travel & Leisure #1 Canada 7 538 5 downhill eagle opportunity
    Front 9 5,023 45
    10 Merion 2013 U.S. Open 4 645 5 longest "Best Of" hole to a tough green
    11 Bethpage 2009 U.S. Open 4 517 5 one of the best holes at Bethpage, requires strategy and skill
    12 Congressional 2011 U.S. Open 16 579 5 elevated green
    13 Cabo del Sol Golf Digest #1 Mexico 4 555 5 need to clear the desert before the green
    14 Royal St George's 2011 Open 7 573 5 blind drive but eagle or birdie opportunity
    15 St Andrews 2010 Open 5 552 5 avoid the bunkers and navigate the 100-yard long green
    16 Chateau Whistler Travel & Leisure #1 Canada 1 505 5 avoid driving into the creek to set up reachable second shot
    17 Merion 2013 U.S. Open 2 568 5 avoid out-of-bounds and the deep rough
    18 Kiawah 2012 PGA 11 561 5 navigate around all the dunes and bunkers
    Back 9 5,055 45
    Total 10,078 90

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  • New Par 5 Course, Callaway Balls, MAX Clubs and more

    31 Jul 2013

    Here's the latest from WGT, including a new "Best Of" WGT virtual golf course, HEX Chrome virtual golf balls from Callaway, new MAX virtual golf clubs at a great value...


    Best Of Par 5 Course

    The newest "Best Of" stroke play course on WGT features 18 of the best par-5 holes from your favorite WGT golf courses. Play more than 10,000 yards of championship golf for a serious challenge!

    The Best Of Par 5 course is now available in all game selection menus, and these scores won't count towards your official average, due to the higher par on this course.

     

    Callaway HEX Chrome Balls

    WGT has upgraded all the Callaway Tour balls to the latest Callaway HEX Chrome balls. These new balls have similar top-performance, with more distance, control, or a slower WGT swing meter, in Standard and Vapor Trail options, and are available at the same price as the original balls.

    Visit the WGT Pro Shop to see the entire HEX Chrome line, including the following:

    • Callaway HEX Chrome Balls with more control - start unlocking at Level 33 and Legend 
    • Callaway HEX Chrome+ Balls with more distance - start unlocking at Level 35 and Legend 
    • Callaway HEX Chrome+ Balls with a slower swing meter - unlock at Level 1 and Level 34

     

    New MAX Golf Clubs

    The MAX line of golf equipment provides maximum performance in one area of the game. For these latest MAX clubs, maximum performance has been combined with great value...

    The new MAX Meter clubs help slow down the WGT swing meter, with additional distance and forgiveness. Includes MAX Meter Driver, 3 Wood, Hybrid and Irons, plus a discounted Full Set option. Start unlocking at Level 22 and Level 46 for top players.

    The new MAX Distance Woods offer additional distance at a great value, including MAX Distance Driver, 3 Wood and Rescue. Start unlocking for new players at Level 10.

     

    New WGT Swing Meters

    Based on player requests, we've introduced two new WGT Swing Meter options. Changing your swing meter is free and optional, and we're looking forward to getting your feedback. To change your swing meter at the beginning of a round, just go to "Equip Clubs" and choose from the 3 swing meter choices:

    • Original - the horizontal swing meter you’re used to using
    • Vertical - a vertical design in the center of the screen that may be easier for newer players
    • 3-Click - a little nostalgia for long-time golf gamers, less power control but better swing tempo
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  • Free R1 Driver from Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

    30 Jul 2013

    WGT partner, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is hosting a special tournament for WGT players in the USA and Canada.

    Play the free Golf Holiday Summer Classic tournament on WGT for your chance to get a new TaylorMade R1 Driver prize. One lucky sweepstakes winner chosen at random will win the real driver, not the virtual version on WGT.

    Play as many times as you want in this 18-hole stroke play tournament on Kiawah, site of the 2012 PGA Championship.

    Enter Free Tournament

    *Special tournament is free to enter and runs thru 7/31/13, open to residents in the USA and Canada only. See rules for details.

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  • Trip to Edgewood Tahoe and Korbel Custom Golf Bag

    26 Jul 2013

    USA players, don't miss your chance at some great prizes in the Korbel Toast Life Challenge tournament on WGT, ending on July 27th.

    Everyone who enters gets a free Korbel virtual champagne golf ball with a bubbly vapor trail, plus there are 3 amazing sweepstakes prizes awarded to 3 players selected at random...

    • Korbel Gift Bag
    • Korbel Custom Golf Bag
    • Edgewood Tahoe Golf Trip for two people

    Enter To Win

    This free closest-to-the-hole online golf tournament is unlimited play on the beautiful Edgewood Tahoe golf course, site of last week's American Century Championship tournament, won by former NFL quarterback Billie Joe Tolliver.

    Note: this special WGT tournament is limited by law to players from the USA who are 21 years of age or older, and runs now thru 7/27/13.

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  • WGT Nation Seeing Double

    25 Jul 2013

    WGT Nation players, earn double Credits in the Nation Double-Double Challenge tournament this week.

    There are two ways for Nation players to win in this special tournament:

    1. Top 70 scores in each Tier earn double WGT Credit prizes
    2. Hole-In-One Challenges have double WGT Credit prizes

    This free, unlimited stroke play tournament is on the Best of Par 3 course, with 18 different par-3 holes, giving you the most chances to try the Hole-In-One Challenges to earn double Credits. 

    Play Free Tournament

    WGT NATION is a free program for top WGT players. Learn more and see if you're eligible here.

    *Special tournament open to WGT Nation members only, now thru Mon, 7/29/13.

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  • 2013 Virtual U.S. Open Champions

    23 Jul 2013

    Congratulations to everyone who played in the 5th annual Virtual U.S. Open on WGT. There were over 3 million virtual rounds, with the following top performances...

    Championship – Kriztjan was the ultimate champion, shooting 55 and 57 for a 112 final score, followed closely by AgentBrown123 (114), stevenharkin (115) and ragefire (115).
    Championship leaderboard
    Championship video highlights

    Qualifier – 213 top players made the cut at 57 to qualify for the Championship rounds, led by JJ656 and TREMUX.
    Qualifier leaderboard
    Qualifier video highlights

    Front 9 and Back 9 Challenges – The Front 9 and Back 9 closest-to-the-hole tournaments were both won by dansamcam with scores of 18.22 and 24.11.
    Front 9 leaderboard
    Back 9 leaderboard

    WGT and the USGA are notifying the hundreds of leaderboard and sweepstakes prize winners by the end of August.

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  • Kriztjan is 2013 Virtual U.S. Open Champion on WGT

    19 Jul 2013

    WGT player Kriztjan has won the 2013 Virtual U.S. Open.

    There were over three million rounds played in the 2013 Virtual U.S. Open tournaments, and the top 213 qualifiers competed in two championship rounds in July. In the first round, Kriztjan posted a 55, the low score of the championship, and backed it up with a solid 57 in the second round, to shoot 112 for the victory.

    Finishing close behind with strong performances were AgentBrown123 with 57-57 for 114, stevenharkin with 57-58 for 115, and ragefire with 57-58 for 115. They were followed by other top WGT Players with impressive performances on Merion in challenging conditions and the fastest greens.

    See Full Leaderboard

    Kriztjan has been playing WGT since Feb 2011 with more than 4,000 ranked rounds and over $23,000 in career earnings. Kriztjan is a member of the Transgressional Country Club, as is AgentBrown123 and stevenharkin, so a very strong performance from this top country club.

    Kriztjan is the fifth Virtual U.S. Open Champion, joining these elite WGT players with this virtual title...

    • Kriztjan - 2013 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, Merion
    • StoneColdKiller - 2012 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, Olympic
    • mrenn29 - 2011 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, Congressional
    • BolloxinBruges - 2010 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, Oakmont
    • NASAGolfer - 2009 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, Bethpage

    Congratulations to everyone involved! Merion is now available in all game formats on WGT, including stroke play, match play, skins, country club events, free tournaments and paid tournaments like Ready-Gos.

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  • FLASHBACK - Five Years since first WGT Blog Post

    18 Jul 2013

    That's right, five years ago today, on July 18, 2008, WGT made our first blog post.

    It was about the WGT helicopter photographing the Pinehurst #8 golf course. Interestingly, WGT was back at Pinehurst last month, five years later, shooting Pinehurst #2 for next year's Virtual U.S. Open. This original post was also before WGT released our first full strokeplay course Kiawah Island in October of that year.

    Five years later, WGT has grown to over 7 million registered players who have played over 300 million virtual rounds on 18 different golf courses. WGT is not only the biggest online golf game, but recently WGT became the largest website in the golf industry, with the most global visitors and most time on site of any other website in golf.

    Thanks to ALL the WGT Players for ALL their support, and we've got a lot more planned for the next five years to grow the game even more.

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  • Edgewood and Korbel Toast Life

    17 Jul 2013

    Play the Korbel Toast Life Challenge tournament on WGT for special Edgewood Tahoe and Korbel prizes.

    This free, closest-to-the-hole tournament is hosted on the beautiful Edgewood Tahoe golf course, site of the American Century Championship tournament this month.

    Everyone who enters gets a free Korbel virtual golf ball, and three lucky sweepstakes winners will get special prizes, including a grand prize golf trip for two to Edgewood Tahoe, a custom Korbel golf bag and other Korbel gear.

    Enter & Get Free Ball

    Note: this special WGT tournament is limited by law to players from the USA who are 21 years of age or older, and runs now thru 7/27/13.

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  • Play The Michelin Challenge

    11 Jul 2013

    Michelin has partnered with WGT to host The Michelin Challenge tournament, featuring a total purse of more than 100,000 WGT Credits.

    This free stroke play tournament is on Congressional, site of the recent AT&T National PGA Tour event.

    Play as many times as you want and compete only against players in your same WGT tier, with the top 70 scores in each tier splitting a total purse of more than 100,000 WGT Credits. 

    Play Free Tournament 

    * The Michelin® Challenge tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs thru 7/31/13. See rules for more details.

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