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  • Champagne's on us today

    31 Dec 2015

    Pop the bubbly with a Champagne Vapor Ball -- yours free just for logging in to WGT today, 12/31.

    These player-favorite virtual golf balls make any round feel like a party, with a fun cork sound and "bubbly" vapor trail.

    Happy New Year!

    *Special offer for WGT players who log in and play WGT on 12/31/15, receive one free WGT Champagne Vapor virtual golf ball.

     

     

     

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  • Get free Gold MAX balls today

    29 Dec 2015

    The popular Gold MAX virtual golf balls are back – but only until tomorrow!

    Get some holiday relief with 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. Plus, the slower meter helps you "ding" more shots and lower your scores.

    I Love Gold

    Use your WGT Credits to upgrade your 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 them from your inventory.

    *Special one-time offer for players that buy 2,000 or more WGT Credits 12/29/15-12/30/15, get 3 free MAX Slow Meter Gold Vapor virtual golf balls (Hack+ or Pro+) on a single purchase.

    Note, these limited edition virtual golf balls are no longer available in the WGT Pro Shop so this is your only chance to grab some!

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  • M1 Driver Now on WGT

    26 Dec 2015

    Get more distance and overall performance off the tee with the new TaylorMade M1 Driver on WGT. 

    The newest from TaylorMade gives you extra distance, more precision and forgiveness to improve your virtual golf game and lower your scores.

    Available now in the WGT Pro Shop, unlocking at the following levels: 

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  • WGT and Chill

    25 Dec 2015

    As a holiday gift to you, we're giving you a free Snow vapor ball when you play WGT today, 12/25.

    The Snow Vapor virtual golf ball is not only a player favorite (in the winter and otherwise!) but gives you extra distance and durability on your shots, plus a snowy vapor trail to add some chill fun to your game.

    Get Free Snow Ball 

    These also make great gifts for your WGT friends, just click GIFT in the Pro Shop to share the love! 

    *Special offer for WGT players who log in and play WGT on 12/25/15, receive one free WGT Snow Vapor virtual golf ball.

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  • Newest from TaylorMade on WGT

    17 Dec 2015

    Get the new TaylorMade M1 Driver on WGT to add more distance and overall performance off the tee.

    Find yourself coming up short on shots in the game? Try the M1 virtual driver to get the extra distance you need, plus more precision and forgiveness.

    M1 Driver unlocks at the following levels:

     

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  • WGT 19th Hole (Holiday Edition)

    15 Dec 2015

    In this special holiday edition of 19th Hole, we're featuring a few players that were brought to our attention by Legend mrcaddie, host of the annual "12 Days of Christmas" on the WGT Forum (going on NOW!)

    The annual 12 Days of Christmas is a community event where WGT players volunteer to be "Santas" to give away all kinds of free gifts on WGT to other players. The event is organized by mrcaddie and his friends, to keep it running smoothly year after year. This year is the fourth annual, with no signs of slowing down!

    Initially, we wanted to feature mrcaddie and have him explain what the "12 Days" event is and how it works, but he turned the spotlight on his fellow organizers asking that we "interview a few of the players that have been with [him] since Day 1." Here's what they had to say...

    "What is it that makes you want to take part in mrcaddie’s 12 Days of Christmas?"

    PaulTon - Legend, Level 104

    "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone out there in WGT land!

    Christmas is a time for families and friends to come together and a time for giving gifts to those who maybe can't afford to buy for themselves. And it’s no different in WGT land. My CC, Grande Oaks Golf Club, is my immediate virtual family, my friends list is my extended family and the wider communities are my friends.

    Organized and led by the one and only Mr.Caddie, who began this 4 years ago and now his “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” is a WGT tradition. The gifts could be anything from a Putter Pal right up to a full set of clubs and anything in between! My own contribution will be to offer artwork to anyone who wants some - this could be a customized player picture or logos and/or banners for your CC."

    *Event poster above, designed by PaulTon.

     

    PatriciaWilliams - Tour Legend, Level 100

    "I've known Mr. Caddie for a few years now and when he started the '12 days of Christmas,' I thought it was a great idea of his to be able to help other WGT members who could use some help. After my first season participating and seeing the kindness from all who participated, and also from others in the background, with the laughter and gratitude and everyone having fun at a special time of year, makes helping out very rewarding. It's been a pleasure participating and I look forward to many more years. Morningside Hills CC is pleased to join me this year of being Santa.

    Christmas to me is about family and friends, with the warmth and kindness you feel and see, which I’ve found that the community of WGT is also a part of."

     

    opyeuclid - Tour Master, Level 97

    "I have seen a lot of good things happen here in WGT land over the years. When I was gifted my first club that was just a wedge many years ago, it changed the game for me. (Yes, that club did help me to score better and make the game a bit more fun, but the idea that someone with a random act of a simple gift made WGT a bit more than just a game to me.)

    The giveaway that Mr. Caddie started when I was a younger Forum Troll and not so unreformed looked like a snowball's chance in Bla Bla Bla, but the community got together and started something!

    It is more about friends we may never meet face-to-face, but still enjoy what the game of golf is all about. A good or a bad day at the course, when old and new friends have a game, the score does not matter because we all win."

     

    alcaucin - Tour Legend, Level 99

    "I, like a lot of members, were already gifting randomly and when Caddie came up with the Giveaway idea, it seemed a natural progression... For me it was about being part of a community and building a better Forum spirit. Also - I remembered how much more enjoyment I got while learning the game in the beginning.

    With the better clubs and balls, they actually went where I envisioned it in my head, so it was about trying to pass that on to members who maybe couldn't earn credits or didn't want to invest in the game before trying new clubs/balls etc.

    I know members who were recipients of gifts, then passing it along. In fact the irons I'm using now were sent to me completely 'out of the blue' by a member I had sent a gift to, two years before!

    WGT has many generous members; it took someone like Caddie who put in much time and effort, to make the Giveaways the success they have been."

     

    Lobsterboy - Legend, Level 100

    "Christmas to me means peace, love and goodwill to every living thing on the planet...and the time to play a bit more golf, and eat and drink too much. :) 

    The 12 Days of Christmas is a fabulous goodwill gesture and inspired idea by our good friend MR C. From what I've seen from previous years it gives a boost to players who want to upgrade equipment or play with decent balls but don't have the funds to do it. It's always nice as well for players with some extra change to know they've helped out a fellow player.

    I hope to see you all in the "And Everything Else" section of the main forum…should be fun as always!"

     

    SHRUDE - Legend, Level 98

    "Aussie Aussie Aussie! is my country club though I rarely call it that. It is 'our' club.

    Because the club is predominantly Australian we all believe in 'mateship' and 'helping a bloke out' and 'giving it a go.'

    Mr. Caddie's '12 Days of Giveaways' is just how an Aussie embraces mateship and helping a bloke out. We actually really love to give things out whether small or large and having the recipient being so appreciative always gives us a buzz and a reason to have a beer and cheer.

    The discussion on our forum is very active as we watch other clubs during the 12 days, and we are also proud to say we have Mr Caddie as an Honorary Member of Aussie Aussie Aussie!"

     

    Thank you to PaulTron, PatriciaWilliams, opyeuclid, alcaucin, Lobsterboy, SHRUDE, mrcaddie and ALL the "Santas" involved with the "12 Days" over the years, we love the reminder to share the love!

    mrcaddie’s 12 Days of Christmas started Sunday, so be sure to check the "And Everything Else" section of the Forum to join the fun and hopefully be chosen by one of these generous “Santas.” This thread is a great place to start!

    Happy Holidays from WGT!

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  • Want to design the next WGT course?

    11 Dec 2015

    Hey country club members, CC Event #14 is going on now – featuring some special GIFTS for you...

    As a holiday gift to our players, we're giving the top three WGT Country Clubs in CC Event #14 the chance to design three new "Best Of" courses for 2016 (Best of Par 3, Best of Par 4 and Best of Par 5).

    Your club will be named as the course designer and WGT players everywhere will get to experience your masterpiece.

    (And this is in addition to the fancy new Gift tee markers and flags that you can also win in this Event... 'Tis the season!)

    So rally your club now to compete today and tomorrow for your chance to make WGT history.

    Play today and tomorrow to compete against other country clubs for club pride, gift tees and flags and additionally to this event, the top 3 country clubs will design one of the three Best of par courses on WGT.

    Go to Country Club Page

    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for bragging rights 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 Super-passes to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

    Not in a WGT Country Club yet? Learn more and join one (or start your own!) here

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  • WGT 19th Hole: frappefort

    09 Dec 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.

    frappefort - The Hard Hitter!

    This WGT 19th Hole selection was a suggestion from well-known WGTer YancyCan, who described frappefort as "one of the most sincere gentlemen there is on WGT." He also tells us that frappefort lives by the motto: "pour le plaisir," which translates to: "fun only!" ...and that's a motto we can get behind!

    frappefort (also known as Francois, outside of WGT) is from Quebec, Canada and says, "I may be 64, but feel like an old hippie, not knowing he is growing old." He discovered WGT in 2010 after a work accident prevented him from playing golf any longer. After an Internet search for an online golf game, he found WGT and has been here ever since!

    Quick fun fact(s): his unique player name "frappefort" translates to "hit hard," though he originally was hoping to make his player name, "Fab."

    As his motto suggests, he loves to have fun and says that he's found that with WGT. His strategy was to set goals for himself, saying that after starting to play WGT he wanted to reach Legend tier. After that, he "wanted more" and after 5+ years he has reached Champion tier, accomplishing many other milestones along the way including contributing almost 340,000 XP to his country club.

    On WGT Country Clubs, frappefort says that after he joined a club, he stayed and added to it the best he could, "Now, among others, it is one of the best Country Clubs on WGT!" (He adds there are club members from all over the world in the Sherbrooke Country Club.)

    When asked what tips or advice he would give to new WGT players, he says to "be patient and do not give up." He also noted that the "WGT community was a surprise for me," and that he has made some "very nice" friends on WGT – "too many to mention... All of those that may see this thread and remember me, I know they will smile."

     

    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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  • More Ways to Play Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    08 Dec 2015

    The wait is over... Pebble Beach stroke play is available now on WGT!

    This new stroke play course is one of the most anticipated to join the list of famous courses you can play free on WGT.

    Play Pebble Beach in different game types, to challenge your virtual golf skills. Here are some ways to play the new course now...

     

    Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    Compete this month in the WGT Virtual Tour Major tournament, the New York Life Championship, for a double purse of 400,000 WGT Credits.

    Play Free Tournament

    Ready-Go Tournaments

    Play new Ready-Go's on Pebble Beach for a fast, fun way to compete for WGT Credits.

    These paid tournaments are limited to the first 50 players that enter, and the top 30 players earn credits.

    And for top WGT players, try a High-Stakes Ready-Go tournament with a higher entry fee, but a larger payout as well!

    Join Ready-Go

    WGT Bracket Tournaments

    WGT Brackets are another fun way to compete against other players on the new Pebble Beach course.

    Brackets are multi-round tournaments where you compete against other players head-to-head, with winners advancing to the next round until a final champion is decided.

    Choose to play either free or paid Brackets to win WGT Credits.

    Play Brackets

     

    *Note, this new stroke play course is just the Front 9 of Pebble Beach because we were just too excited to keep you waiting any longer! We're working on the Back 9 now and will get it out as soon as possible.

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  • Leadbetter A Swing Challenge Winner: Tordodam, and Leaderboards

    06 Dec 2015

    Congratulations to Champion tier Tordodam on winning the Leadbetter A Swing Challenge in November, the second tournament in the Oct-Dec 2015 WGT Virtual Tour Quarterly Season.

    With an impressive stroke play final score of 107, Tordodam edges fmagnets (109) for the top spot on the Champion tier leaderboard, followed by MarioSilva with 110.

    Congratulations to all the leaderboard winners in the November tournament, and we are currently contacting players to award the sweepstakes prizes, including online coaching with David Leadbetter, one free month in the Leadbetter A-Swing Online Training Team and A-Swing Complete Training Kits. We'll announce these winners soon, once they're confirmed!

    Leadbetter A Swing Challenge

    See full Leadbetter A Swing Challenge Leaderboards

     

    2015 Oct-Dec Quarterly Season Leaderboard

    See full Oct-Dec Season Standings

     

    This month: Play Pebble Beach in the New York Life Championship 

    The final Major tournament of the 2015 WGT Virtual Tour is being played on the newest stroke play course on WGT... PEBBLE BEACH.

    This highly anticipated course is available now so you can experience full Pebble Beach stroke play for the first time on WGT. 

    Compete in the New York Life Championship in December and play as many times as you want in the unlimited play first round, now through 12/25. Then compete in the two single-play final rounds (12/26-12/28 and 12/29-12/31) for the huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Play Pebble Beach Stroke Play

    *Note, this is new course is the full Front 9 of Pebble Beach because we were too excited to keep you waiting any longer! We're working on the Back 9 now and will get it out as soon as possible.

     

     

    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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