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  • CC of the Week - The WGT Alien Ambassadors

    18 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... The WGT Alien Ambassadors, led by well-known WGT player, YancyCan.

    Currently at Club Level 3 with more than 82,000 XP earned, all 22 members of The WGT Alien Ambassadors have the "wgt.com golf is FUN" attitude. Many of you may know club owner YancyCan from his YouTube channel, or his various in-game investigations on the WGT Forum (like the "Bethpage Black Squatch Hunt" and the more recent "Pinehurst Easter Egg Hunt").

    Who better to explain the goals, focus and essence of The WGT Alien Ambassadors than the owner himself, YancyCan (PS: they're accepting new members!)...

    "The WGTAA Country Club was founded for those individuals who believe in the "Yancy Hypothesis" which declares that Aliens from other galaxies are colonizing the Earth via golf courses. Our members will serve as ambassadors from WGT.com & Earth when 'first contact' with the Aliens occurs. 

    Our members all have the "WGT.com Golf" is FUN attitude. Our member roster ranges in WGT skill levels from Hack to Legend and includes some well known WGT personalities. Our favorite pastime is to run club tournaments with some of the most unusual names ever used. Some examples are: 'A Fool, A Fool, I Met a Fool i' th' Forest,' 'The Opy & Yancy Mothership Open,' 'Talk The Talk - Walk The Walk Open,' & 'The Not So Merion Kind.' Other social events our members have strongly participated in are 'Bethpage Black Squatch Hunts' & more recently the 'Pinehurst Easter Egg Hunt.'

    The WGTAA CC is not the most socially active club all up on the WGT and our member count is small compared to others. We think this shows that WGT Country Clubs do not all have to have 300+ members to be a great club. The running joke is that we tell new recruits that when they are on the WGTAA CC page: 'Shhhhhh be very quiet as likely we are napping.' If you are intrigued, we are currently accepting new members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Peoples Club at #1, followed by the Sherbrooke Country ClubThe old duffers retreat, the Senior Citizens and IBIS GC.

  • First-Ever WGT LIVE Player Event

    16 Sep 2014

    Don't miss the first-ever live event weekend for World Golf Tour players, WGT LIVE...coming December 5-7 to Orlando, Florida.

    Your WGT LIVE weekend includes...

     

    • Meet and hang out with other WGT players 
    • Get tips from top Tour Legends and Country Club managers 
    • Open game play, dinner and beverages on Sat night 
    • Watch the top four Tour Legends compete in the Virtual Tour LIVE event
    • Golf Channel TV coverage and private studio tour 
    • WGT golf outing at world class resort (optional event) 
    • ...plus a WGT LIVE t-shirt and other fun prizes!

     

    Space is limited. Register early by Oct 31st and save 50%.

    Get your Country Club involved too, Country Clubs with 4 or more attendees will also get WGT golf shirts!

    Learn More

    Attendees will be responsible for hotel, travel and personal expenses. 

    Final Orlando resort will be announced in Oct, but will be close to the Orlando International Airport (MCO).

    The top four Tour Legends in the Virtual Tour Championship will be based on Tour Legends who can attend WGT LIVE using their rank in the 2014 Virtual Tour season standings as of Dec 1st.

  • Extra Country Club Passes This Weekend

    13 Sep 2014

    Get 2 free Country Club Passes on WGT this weekend.

    Use your Country Club Passes to earn XP for your club to unlock free stuff for all members, like a free Putter Pal at Club Level 2.

    Get Extra Club Passes

    Log in to WGT Sat-Sun 9/13-14 on Desktop (not Mobile) and get 2 extra Country Club Passes.

    Not in a WGT Country Club yet? Visit the Country Clubs page to join an existing club, or create your own!

  • New course on WGT Golf Mobile

    11 Sep 2014

    Which course are you playing this weekend on WGT Golf Mobile?

    • NEW Best of Par 5 stroke play, features the best par 5 holes from Bethpage, Congressional, Kiawah and more 
    • Valhalla closest-to-the-hole, host of 2014 PGA Championship 
    • Pinehurst No. 2 stroke play, host of the 2014 U.S. Open 
    • Pebble Beach closest-to-the-hole, the top-rated course in the world 
    • St Andrews stroke play, the home of golf 

    ...and 12 other famous golf courses, all free on WGT Golf Mobile on your iPhone or iPad.

    Play WGT Golf Mobile

  • CC of the Week - UK Golfers Elite

    10 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... UK Golfers Elite, a smaller yet very active club focused on having fun and embracing what they have. 

    We highlighted UK Golfers Elite when we first launched new WGT Country Club features, when they were at Club Level 3. We had a chance to talk to them and wanted to share their progress and comments.

    Currently at #12 on the Weekly Leaderboard with more than 152,000 Weekly XP earned, this country club has 95 members and has already reached Club Level 7. They have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. When they reach Level 8, the club will unlock an XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    The UK Golfers Elite club chairman, DJW2307 explains UKGE's organization and goal as a WGT Country Club...

    "UKGE is very much a team effort with the CC now controlled by a group of guys affectionately known as the Fixers who work on putting together a schedule of events to hopefully cater for all types of players.

    We have a full schedule of events running from June to June that feature 5 weekly free events, 3 weekly credit events, 4 12 round Seasonal leagues with tier specific prizes, 6 x 72 major strokeplay events, One on One style single and Pairs leagues, Team events including a Ryder and Walker Cup at the end of the season and we have a Season Long Order of Merit with points collected from the weekly CC events. There is a regular Friday and Saturday Night Beer Club to complement our closed group Facebook Group known as the 19th hole.

    The CC has a Chairman (DJW2307) aka Fixer 2 who develops strategy and tournament set up, and is greatly assisted by stevepsheehan (Fixer 9) who heads up our Recruitment and Induction programme, as well as onekeano (Fixer 7) and SteveW65 (Fixer 8) who work on Tournament set up as well. liam91 (Fixer 5) coordinates an ever growing variety of CC v CC events and we have fantastic support from the CC members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Peoples Club at the top, joined by the Senior Citizens, The old duffers retreat, Sherbrooke Country Club and IBIS GC at Club Level 8.


  • Play the Strike Out ALS Challenge Tournament

    09 Sep 2014

    The #IceBucketChallenge from Facebook and Twitter has reached WGT, with the Strike Out ALS Challenge as this month's Major tournament on the WGT Virtual Tour.

    Play as often as you want to post your best Round 1 score by 9/25 to qualify for the single-play Round 2 9/26-9/30, both on Merion, host of the 2013 U.S. Open.

    Plus, you get a free ALS Association virtual golf ball when you enter, and you'll help create more awareness to cure this disease.

    Play Virtual Tour

    WGT is very proud to be working with the ALS Association to support the fight against ALS to treat and cure this disease.

    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.

  • New High-Level Big Bertha 3 Wood

    05 Sep 2014

    The new high-level Big Bertha 3 Wood from Callaway is now available for top WGT players.

    This Bertha 3 Wood hits for over 250 yards on WGT and unlocks at Level 97, designed to pair with both the Bertha drivers at Levels 88 and 96.

    Reach more par fives in two shots for more eagle putts!

    See Bertha 3 Wood

  • Pick Your Color and Go Long

    04 Sep 2014

    Make a statement with your driving distance and style with the new Cobra BiO CELL virtual driver -- now available in 5 colors.

    The Cobra BiO CELL driver offers more distance with less spin off the tee, plus a slower WGT swing meter to help you hit straighter and longer.

    Choose from new black, blue, red, silver or orange drivers to best match your style, all available now in the WGT Pro Shop unlocking at Level 5.

    See Cobra Drivers

  • CC of the Week - The Old Duffers Retreat

    03 Sep 2014

    This week's Country Club of the Week is... The Old Duffers Retreat, an active and dedicated group of WGT players who take pride playing often and having fun doing it.

    The "old duffers" have consistently been a top-ranking club on the Weekly Leaderboards, and are currently #3 with more than 283,000 Weekly XP earned. At Club Level 7, they have unlocked a number of country club benefits, including a free Putter Pal and Shot Pal for all of their members, and earning +5% Club XP when members play using a Pass. At Level 8, the club will unlock an XP Bonus of +3% per round, when using a Pass. Keep leveling up your club to unlock these benefits too!

    The Old Duffers Retreat club owner, saltyoldtar is a Level 100 Legend and has been a WGT member since 2011, and had this praise to share about the club...

    "The Old Duffers Retreat has been built on all the members that are active and concerned with how the club does. The main thing we are so proud of is that all of our members have been active within the past two weeks. The Old Duffers Retreat has three great officers (Skip6029, DuFussMcGoo and ABQJeff) that keep everything going smoothly. I keep getting praise on the great job I do but it's not me, it's our members that have stepped up and made this club what it is today. Thanks goes to all the club members."

    The current Weekly Leaderboard below shows The Old Duffers Retreat in third place -- just behind two other familiar clubs, The Peoples Club (who have reached Level 8) and the Senior Citizens, last week's CC of the Week. 

  • Mannyankees Wins The First Tee Open on WGT

    02 Sep 2014

    WGT player Mannyankees wins the tie-breaker in the heated Tour Legend tier, to become The First Tee Open champion in the WGT Virtual Tour.

    Tour Legend players really showed up this month in The First Tee Open, with five top players shooting an impressive 106 on Bethpage Black and forcing a tie-breaker to determine the winner. 

    To break a tie, the system automatically compares scores for the Final 9, final 6 and final 3 holes, and if still a tie then it goes hole-by-hole starting with Hole 18 and working back. See tournament rules for details.

    Congratulations to ESTIENNEdansamcamHaojenTW and frenchconnect on their second place standing, which is a very strong finish given the tough field, and to all the winners of The First Tee Open who win their share of the 200,000 WGT Credit purse.

    The First Tee Open Winners

    See The First Tee Open Leaderboards

    The Virtual Tour season race is heating up, but is still anyone's game. With spots available for the top 64 players in each tier, many players still have the opportunity to qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December -- with a record purse of ONE MILLION WGT CREDITS. In the Tour Legend tier of the very best WGT players, dansamcam has won four regular events and currently sits in the #1 spot in the Season rankings, while poldimaier and frenchconnect have each won one major, placing them high at #2 and #4 in the season standings.

    Virtual Tour Season Leaders

    See Virtual Tour Season Leaderboards

    WGT players should compete in the Virtual Tour every month, to accumulate Virtual Tour credits and qualify for the December Championship. This month's Major event in September is the Strike Out ALS Challenge held on Merion, host of the 2013 U.S. Open. As a Major tournament in the WGT Virtual Tour, there is a huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse up for grabs, split by the top 70 scores in each tier. This could push a current leaderboard winner further out of reach, or give a lower ranked player a huge jump up the standings. Don't miss it!

    WGT is very proud to be working with the ALS Association to support the fight against ALS to treat and cure this disease.

    Play the Strike Out ALS Challenge




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