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  • We're Waiving Green Fees for Cyber Monday

    30 Nov 2015

    TODAY ONLY: Play Cabo del Sol and Chateau Whistler FREE on WGT!

    Get some virtual golf rounds in on Cyber Monday and play Cabo del Sol and Chateau Whistler – green fees on us.

    Play Free Now

    * Special offer available to all WGT players, play virtual golf courses Cabo del Sol and Chateau Whistler, with no 18-hole stroke play green fees on 11/30/15.


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  • WGT Community: Bethpage Black Friday, hosted by YancyCan

    27 Nov 2015

    This Black Friday, join the WGT Community in a "Sasquatch Search Shootout" as part of "Bethpage Black Friday," hosted by WGT player (and original Sasquatch finder): YancyCan.

    Here's what you need to know about the event, straight from the organizer himself:

    THE BETHPAGE BLACK FRIDAY SASQUATCH SEARCH SHOOTOUT

    Hosted by Team Yancy & The Alien Ambassadors Country Club 

    November marks the 1-year anniversary of the WGT Sasquatch being found after five plus years of WGT golfers searching.

    The overall goal is to find the B.B. Squatch in the lowest number of shots taken. Your number of shots taken will appear in your screen capture automatically - just like when playing WGT. This is not the only way to win a prize - see the other categories listed!

    If you find yourself looking at the B.B. Squatch on your screen & you cannot remember how to get the "ScreenCap" - simply save the replay and contact Team Yancy for help. We will be available to help those who contact us promptly. Remember - any WGT player who enters has a chance to win one of the prizes!

    Happy Squatching & Good Luck to All!

     

    Join the fun in the forums: Play Bethpage Black Hole #9 in single hole practice mode and find the infamous Squatch. Anyone who enters has a chance to win a prize!

    Enter the contest with a "SquatchCap aka ScreenCapture" of both your WGT avatar and the B.B. Sasquatch on your screen and you can win prizes in a number of ways!
    Help is available via how-to videos & and messaging Team Yancy directly when needed to capture your screen and get it into the forums.
    Find & post your own Squatch screen capture: Anyone who posts a screencap of their WGT avatar & Squatch has a chance at winning a prize. There are multiple ways to win so all skill levels can enjoy this event. In the event of a tie in any category, random drawing will decide the winner. 

    Prizes:

    GRAND PRIZE: Lowest overall shots taken for screencap
    ADDITIONAL PRIZE CATEGORIES:

    • The CTTS Contest: WGT Avatar that is closest-to-the-Squatch, one random draw from all entrants less lowest shot winner(s). Consolation prize for most shots taken, tie ends in random drawing.

    What can you win? Sneak peek from Yancy: WATCH

    WGT players must post a screencap in the master thread that has both their WGT avatar & B.B. Squatch in the same screenshot. Posts must be published before 12:01 PM Sunday PST. Multiple entries are welcome and will be encouraged. Any entries showing manipulation of the image (aka any photoshopping) will be discarded.

    Need help?

    Yancy & assorted members of WGTAACC on duty to watch the forum thread for the entire event.

    WGTers OpyEuclid & DocMoose are the lead WGTAACC contacts, and they will help all who need it, answer any questions, and inject some humor if the thread starts to lose any of its momentum.

    Those WGTers needing some "extra help" can save a replay of their SquatchCap - and Team Yancy will create their entry image for them if needed.

    Not sure how to play just a single hole? Yancy's got you covered! WATCH THIS video tutorial to get you going on your Sasquatch hunt.

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  • Black Friday is GOLD on WGT

    27 Nov 2015

    Get the newest, flashiest, limited edition Gold MAX Slow Meter Vapor balls free on WGT this weekend!

    Now through 11/29, get 3 free Gold MAX Slow Meter Vapor virtual golf balls when you buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits. These are some of the most popular balls on WGT, in a special gold color with matching gold vapor trail to help you trace your shots through the air.

    Also, these limited edition Gold MAX balls are only in the Pro Shop for a short time, so don't miss out!

    Get Black Friday Deal

    Use your new WGT Credits to upgrade your other virtual equipment and compete in paid games and tournaments for prizes.

    The Gold MAX virtual golf balls will automatically be added to your inventory but not automatically equipped. To play with the new golf balls, just open your Equipment and equip the new golf balls from your inventory.

    *Offer for players who buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits 11/27/15-11/29/15, receive 3 free MAX Slow Meter Gold Vapor virtual golf balls (Hack+ or Pro+). Offer valid on one 2,000 or more WGT Credit purchase only.

    PS: Remember how we told you these are limited edition virtual golf balls? Well they're going away soon, so stock up while you can. They also make great gifts for your WGT friends!


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  • WGT Nation: Play Pebble Beach Stroke Play Now!

    23 Nov 2015

    Nation, be the first to play the NEW Pebble Beach Front 9 stroke play course in this special tournament, sponsored by New York Life.

    The Pebble Beach Exclusive is open to WGT Nation members only and features three single-play rounds over one week, to experience the newest WGT golf course before anyone else.

    Play the first round 11/23-11/24, second round 11/25-11/26 and final round 11/27-11/28, to get up to three early looks at the new course. Note, you must post a score in each round to continue on to the next!

    Not a WGT Nation member yet? See if you're eligible and join free HERE

    Play Free Now

    *This special tournament is open to WGT Nation members only, featuring three single-play rounds running 11/23-11/24, 11/25-11/26 and 11/27-11/28. See rules for details and eligibility.

     

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  • Bring Your WGT Country Club Together for CC Event #12

    20 Nov 2015

    WGT Country Club members, play CC Event #12 going on NOW thru Sat, 11/21.

    Give your country club members something to thank you for, by playing in CC Event #12 and contributing to your club's XP this weekend.

    Play today and tomorrow to compete against other country clubs for club pride and in-game rewards including these festive Cornucopia tees and flags.

    Go to Country Club Page

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for golf glory and special in-game rewards. The club that earns the most points from their Clashes wins!

    Each Event is made up of Club Clashes that last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club enters the event, you'll get matched with another club close to your skill level, and a timer will show how much time is left in that Clash. Club members from both clubs can play as many rounds as they want during that time, using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

    Not in a WGT Country Club yet? Learn more about how to join one (or start your own!) HERE.

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  • WGT 19th Hole: Dragonslayer1945

    11 Nov 2015

    We're bringing back the popular "WGT 19th Hole" series, focused on featuring the players, personalities and country clubs that make up the global WGT community.

    Dragonslayer1945 - The One Million Dollar XP Man

    WGT Country Clubs are great places to build community where members can play together, earn XP to level up the club (to earn in-game rewards) and work together to compete against other clubs for prizes in CC Events.

    WGT Legend player Dragonslayer1945 is currently a member of The Yorkshire County GC and was brought to our attention by a fellow club member. Dragonslayer1945 has greatly contributed to his club and recently earned a total of one million+ XP points for them by playing games using Club Passes. The Yorkshire County GC is currently at Club Level 12, closing in on Level 13.

    A WGT player since 2010, Dragonslayer1945 says that when he is not busy earning XP for the club on WGT, you can find him playing darts, snooker or cheering on his favorite county football team. When asked what advice he would give to new WGT players, he echoed other high-level players and encourages them to "just keep plugging away and you will get there."

    FUN FACT: Something you may not know about Dragonslayer1945 is that collecting antiques is a favorite hobby!

    Congratulations again to Dragonslayer1945 on his WGT Country Club accomplishments!

     

    WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU! If you want us to feature you or someone you know in a future "WGT 19th Hole" profile, please let us know at: players[at]wgt.com




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  • Score yourself a trophy in CC Event #11

    05 Nov 2015

    Show other clubs who's #winning with new trophy tee markers and flags in this week's CC Event, NOW through Fri, 11/6!

    Play CC Event #11 today and tomorrow, to compete against other country clubs for club pride and in-game rewards including these celebratory trophy tees and flags.

    Go to Country Club Page

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for golf glory and special in-game rewards. The club that earns the most total points from their Clashes wins.

    Each Event is made up of Club Clashes that last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club enters the event, you'll get matched with another club close to your skill level, and a timer will show how much time is left in that Clash. Club members from both clubs can play as many rounds as they want during that time, using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

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  • WGT Tips: Make Your Drive Count

    04 Nov 2015

    The ability to control your drives off the tee plays a big part in your success on the golf course – both real and virtual.

    We've put together some game tips for those of you looking to improve your long game on WGT Golf, and be sure to let us know what your best WGT driving tips are on our Facebook page

    GET THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT - Just like playing real golf, having the right driver for you makes a difference in your game. Compare virtual drivers in the WGT Pro Shop, to see how the attributes and benefits stack up, and decide which is best for your style. Remember, you can always rent equipment for 24 hours by choosing RENT or TRY ME (WGT Golf Mobile), before you buy.

    • When playing WGT on desktop you can compare up to three clubs at a time, side-by-side, by selecting the "Compare" check box of each club, then "Compare" at the top of the page.

     

    ADJUST BALL SPIN - Depending on each tee shot, you may want to change the flight of the ball to be higher or lower. One easy way to do this is to adjust your ball spin. 

    • If you're using a high lofted driver, players feel drives tend to do better with no more than 3/4 backspin, while setting a full backspin will result in shorter drives.

     

    WATCH THE WIND - Use the wind meter in the top right of your screen to see the speed and direction of the wind on each shot. If you find yourself in strong cross-winds, try missing the "ding" on the side where the wind is coming from.

    • For example, if the wind is blowing right to left, try missing the "ding" slightly to the right of the center line. After some practice, you'll start to get a feel for how much you can/should miss the "ding" and end up with a good shot.

     

    PRACTICE - Being able to hit consistent drives and knowing how to adjust power, aim and spin for wind/course hazards is a mix of skill and practice. Spend some time getting a feel for these adjustments and understanding your clubs by playing practice rounds and rounds with WGT friends.

    PLAY NOW

    Do you have a driving tip you think would benefit other WGT players? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter using #wgtgolf 


     

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  • October Virtual Tour Winners and Leaderboards

    03 Nov 2015

    Champion tier WaLk0fLiFe wins the IOA Golf Classic, the first tournament in the Oct-Dec 2015 WGT Virtual Tour Quarterly Season.

    With a final stroke play score of 109, WaLk0fLiFe sits at the top of the Champion tier leaderboard, with WGT players fmagnets and KonradOse close behind with 113.

    If you took part in the IOA Golf Classic you may have chosen to share your birdie on Twitter. For each post you shared, $1 was donated to Give Kids The World Village (@GKTWVillage) and Feeding Children Everywhere (@IAmFCE), benefiting two great organizations that are helping children around the world. So, THANK YOU!

    IOA Golf Classic Winners

    See full IOA Golf Challenge Leaderboards

     

    2015 Oct-Dec Quarterly Season Leaderboard

    See full Oct-Dec Season Standings

     

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  • Play the Leadbetter A Swing Challenge in November

    01 Nov 2015

    Fall is here and so is the Leadbetter A Swing Challenge, November's WGT Virtual Tour tournament.

    This stroke play tournament is the second tournament of the Oct-Dec Quarterly Season, including an unlimited play first round (11/1-11/25) and a single-play final round (11/26-11/30).

    Play Virtual Tour

    Everyone that enters the tournament will receive a free Putter Pal and the top 70 combined scores in each Pro-Champion tiers, will split a 2X total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits.

     

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

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