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  • WGT Tip: Don't Lose Your Game

    07 Feb 2009

    We've all been there—you're in the middle of your best game ever, and you need to take a call, or leave for an appointment, or your kid/wife/mother-in-law (you name it) is calling you from the other room. Worst, you hit Menu / End Round/Main Menu thinking you could resume later, only to discover that you've lost the game.

    Remember that whether you're playing a tournament or ranked round, choose Save & Quit if you need to continue the game later. In a multiplayer round, if you need to drop off be sure to finish it later...you'll keep a lot more friends that way.

    Cheers,
    WGT

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  • 100ft Putt

    05 Feb 2009

    Congratulations to ZACHT, who sunk an amazing 100 foot putt and won the first-ever community-organized putting competition. See the replay here!

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  • Recent Tournament Winners 2/4/09

    04 Feb 2009

    Congratulations to the following recent tournament winners. Can you beat the best? "Friend" these top players to make it easy to invite them to a multiplayer round next time they are online!

    WGT New Year's Tournament

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    1st: Drop-n-a-2
    Prize: WGT Credits

    2nd: DougieWaugh
    Prize: WGT Credits

    3rd: eleigh
    Prize: WGT Credits

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    1st: AvatarLee
    Prize: WGT Credits

    2nd: nivlac
    Prize: WGT Credits

    3rd: oneluv
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 1 Closest-to-the-Pin Sweepstakes

    Winner 1: SMidgett87
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 2: Zeroironvansmack
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 3: flasher57
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Week 2 Closest-to-the-Pin Sweepstakes

    Winner 1: AMPI
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 2: pozo02
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 3: BuddyGreen
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Week 3 Closest-to-the-Pin Sweepstakes

    Winner 1: gopherman1
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 2: Swingtime
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 3: gehring
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Week 4 Closest-to-the-Pin Sweepstakes

    Winner 1: chrispro
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 2: dkmrocks112
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    Winner 3: FredO56
    Prize: 1,000 WGT Credits

    December Closest-to-the-Pin Sweepstakes

    Winner: adghonda
    Prize: 2008 US Open DVD

    Week 51 (2008) Closest-to-the-Pin Sweepstakes

    Winner: Fillyb
    Prize: WGT Polo Shirt

    January Stroke Play Tournament

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    1st: Rferg
    Prize: WGT Credits

    2nd: Barcomb14
    Prize: WGT Credits

    3rd: silverado02
    Prize: WGT Credits

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    1st: ncviz
    Prize: WGT Credits

    2nd: wags66
    Prize: WGT Credits

    3rd: CKEVIN2
    Prize: WGT Credits

    January Amateur's Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    1st: ncviz
    Prize: Taylor Made Burner

    2nd: noodon
    Prize: Cargo Golf Travel Case

    3rd: tibbets
    Prize: Titleist Pro V1 balls

    Week 3 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: jwj62
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: tibbets
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 3 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: 420magic
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: tibbets
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 4 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: Manuntdfan
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: ncviz
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 4 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: tinhat
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: AvatarLee
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 5 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: jcwinter
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: walks911
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 5 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: Spindoctor62
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: oneluv
    Prize: WGT Credits

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  • Putting Tutorial

    03 Feb 2009

    We have a new video tutorial on how to putt, for those of you who are new to the game or just want to brush up. We have also updated our "How to Hit the Ball", "How to Aim", and "How to Start a Multiplayer Game" tutorials (please note the links have also been updated):

    Remember that there is also an in-game tutorial that walks you through the basics of gameplay. You can view it by clicking on MENU and selecting TUTORIAL.

    Enjoy!

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  • New February Tournaments

    02 Feb 2009

    New tournaments for February are now live! Here are some of the highlights:

    WGT International Open - since our tournaments are not open to all countries, we decided to have a special tournament for bragging rights only that everyone can play. So get your game ready and good luck!

    Kiawah Resort Challenge - everyone who enters gets a discount to the exclusive Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Check tournament rules for details.

    ExpertCEO Open - challenge other CEOs from around the world and win Amazon.com gift cards.

    St. Valentine's Open - win Restaurant.com gift cards and take your date out to a nice meal. Open to US residents only.

    Have fun,

    WGT

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  • Product Updates 1/22/09

    22 Jan 2009

    We released some upgrades to the product earlier today and here are the highlights:

    • Top Players list ordered correctly
    • Leaderboards showing both tiers
    • Resolved some cases of the session time-outs in game
    • Resolved some cases of swing meter stuttering
    • Improved messaging for cancelling a tournament, noting it will forfeit your tournament entry

    Thanks for your support.

    WGT

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  • Obama Plays Bali Hai

    20 Jan 2009

    In honor of today's inauguration, we wanted to share with you this article from Golf Digest, which included an anecdote about Obama playing Bali Hai during his presidential campaign:

    "Not long after Obama announced his run for president, on the steps of the Old State House in Springfield, he landed in Las Vegas late one weekday afternoon for a campaign stop the next morning. There were only two hours of light left. Obama and three aides raced over to the Bali Hai Golf Club, just off the strip and not far from Mandalay Bay, for a quick nine holes. Obama and Marvin Nicholson, a 10-handicapper, teamed up against Robert Gibbs, a single-digit handicapper who was the campaign's communications director, and Reggie Love, the candidate's close personal aide and a former Duke University basketball and football player who was a wild boomer with his big-headed driver. On the first tee, Love announced the stakes: $10 per hole. 'Whoa,' Obama said. 'Reggie, you must be good.' They were required to take carts, though Obama insists on walking when it's an option. Gibbs played the round of his life, one-putting nearly every green. By the end of the nine holes, they had been in Vegas less than three hours, and Obama and Nicholson had each lost $30."

    Are you ready to squeeze in a round on Bali Hai?


    Photo: Golf Digest

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  • Happy Birthday, Dr. King

    19 Jan 2009

    WGT wishes you a happy Martin Luther King day, and hopes that his vision will continue to inspire the world.

     
    Photo: Seattle Times

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  • Recent Tournament Winners 1/15/09

    15 Jan 2009

    Congratulations to the following recent tournament winners:

    Holiday Open

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    1st: stephd
    Prizes: Nintendo Wii


    2nd: wags66
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card


    3rd: FeistyPhil
    Prizes: $50 Amazon.com gift card

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    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: $500 Amazon.com gift card


    2nd: AvatarLee
    Prizes: $250 Amazon.com gift card


    3rd: nivlac
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    Ladies Tournament

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    1st: fishyjacko
    Prizes: Coach handbag

    2nd: kkw00488
    Prizes: Coach wallet

    3rd: stephd
    Prizes: Coach cosmetics bag

    AMATEUR TIER

    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: Coach handbag

    2nd: ncviz
    Prizes: Coach wallet

    3rd: moochie28
    Prizes: Coach cosmetics bag

    Shopping Spree Open

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    1st: Guygolf
    Prizes: $250 Amazon.com gift card

    2nd: pricklpit
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: FeistyPhil
    Prizes: $50 Amazon.com gift card

    AMATEUR TIER

    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: $500 Amazon.com gift card

    2nd: nivlac
    Prizes: $250 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: Noondon
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    Winter Tournament

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    1st: Pricklpit
    Prizes: Scotty Cameron putter

    2nd: jbhkenobi
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: fishyjacko
    Prizes: $50 Amazon.com gift card

    AMATEUR TIER

    1st: tibbets
    Prizes: TaylorMade irons

    2nd: Reignbare
    Prizes: $150 Amazon.com gift card

    3rd: pozo02
    Prizes: $100 Amazon.com gift card

    Week 1 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: Fooshead
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: RookSteak
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 1 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: Condor37865
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: flagator89
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 2 Closest-to-the-Pin Tournament

    HACK: DrM1968
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: ncviz
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 2 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: willeeee
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: AvatarLee
    Prize: WGT Credits

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  • Product Updates 1/8/09

    08 Jan 2009

    We made some updates to the product today, and here are the highlights. As always, you can check the Announcements & Latest News forum for full details on our system updates.

    • Progress bar loader – a new game loader shows you the progress of the load, so you know how far along you are.
    • Online status sort – the WGT Players list is now sorted by online status by default, making it easier to form multiplayer games.
    • See More Friends – you will now see up to 250 of your friends in the Friends widget on the left hand side of your screen.
    • Screen resolution alert – if your screen resolution is lower than the recommended 1024x768, you will be alerted.

     

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