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  • Play Congressional during AT&T National

    27 Jun 2013

    Pretend you're on the PGA Tour and play this free tournament on WGT, while you watch the pros play the same course during the AT&T National.

    Congressional Country Club is the site of the AT&T National PGA Tour event, and you can play all 18 holes this week on WGT. Compete against players in your same WGT tier, and the top 70 scores in each tier earn double WGT Credit prizes.

    Play Free Tournament

    *The Congressional Championship tournament is free to enter and runs thru 6/30/13. See rules for details.

  • WGT Country Clubs, Black R1 and Special Tournaments

    26 Jun 2013

    Check-out the latest on WGT, including player-requested improvements to WGT virtual Country Clubs, special golf tournaments with cool prizes, plus an all-black limited-edition TaylorMade R1 Driver.


    Country Club Improvements

    There are tens of thousands of virtual country clubs on WGT, and based on member feedback, we've just made WGT Country Clubs even better, with new tournaments options for Tiers, Uneven Lies, and single-play closest-to-the-hole...plus the availability of U.S. Open course Merion for Country Club private tournaments.

    WGT Country Clubs are the best way to always have a group of online friends for regular games, and there are always clubs looking for new members, so join in the fun!

     

    Limited-Edition All-Black R1 Driver

    The hottest driver on the PGA Tour is available in all black for a limited time on WGT. This top-performing TaylorMade R1 virtual driver unlocks for top players at Level 11, Level 48, and Level 93. Note that the Black R1 driver unlocks at Level 93 while the White R1 driver unlocks at Level 98, but only for a limited time this summer.

     

    Congressional Championship

    Play the short Congressional Championship virtual tournament on Congressional Country Club during the AT&T National, from Thursday 6/27 thru Sunday 6/30, and compete against players in your same WGT tier to win double WGT Credit prizes.

     

    Korbel Toast Life Challenge

    Korbel and Edgewood Tahoe are running an amazing virtual tournament for WGT players in the USA, called the Korbel Toast Life Challenge. The sweepstakes prizes include: airfare, hotel and golf for two at Edgewood Tahoe, a custom Korbel golf bag, and other Korbel merchandise. Don't miss this one!

     

    ...and be sure to check back in July for more special tournaments, plus a free rental weekend on WGT too!

  • Congressional Hole 16 Preview

    26 Jun 2013

    WGT is previewing the closing holes at Congressional Country Club, site of the 2013 AT&T National event on the PGA Tour.

    Hole 16 is a 580-yard par 5 that's a birdie opportunity, however you'll need an accurate drive to avoid the fairway bunkers, and a well-placed lay-up, as the elevated green is surrounded by a closely-mown area that will reject misplayed shots.

    Play Congressional Hole 16 on WGT free without signup. 

    Sign up free for WGT and join the millions playing online golf on championship courses like Congressional, Merion, Pebble and St Andrews, including the free Congressional Challenge this week with chances to win double WGT credits.

    See Congressional Hole 10 Preview

  • Congressional Hole 10 Preview

    25 Jun 2013

    WGT is taking a closer look at the closing back 9 holes at Congressional Country Club, site of the 2013 AT&T National event on the PGA Tour, featuring top PGA players Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose and Adam Scott.

    Hole 10 is a challenging start to the back 9. It's a par 3 where players must carry water the entire distance and shots on the front of the green are likely to back up into the water. Depending on the hole location, shots to the right side will normally funnel back to the hole for a birdie opportunity.

    Play Congressional Hole 10 on WGT free without signup. 

    Sign up free for WGT and join the millions playing online golf on championship courses like Congressional, Merion, Pebble and St Andrews, including the free Congressional Challenge this week with chances to win double WGT credits.

  • UPDATE - Virtual U.S. Open Video Highlights

    20 Jun 2013

    Check out these video replay highlights from top WGT players in the Virtual U.S. Open on Merion.

    Watch Highlights

    And there's still time to make some of your own highlights in the 2013 Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier. Be sure to enter for your chance at a drawing for a golf trip for two people to next year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2.

    Play Tournament

    *Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament is free to enter and runs thru 6/30/13. See rules for details.

  • Save Your Favorite Club Sets

    18 Jun 2013

    Get the new WGT Stand Bag Plus and you can save up to four different club sets in each bag.

    Many top players like to use different club sets for different WGT courses or types of games. The new WGT Stand Bag Plus gives players to option to create and save up to four club sets, so the right clubs are ready to go when you are. Available in plaid, red and white/blue.

    See New Golf Bags

    You can choose to equip or un-equip your golf bag in your game settings, and it's visible in all game types but only on tee shots.

  • Free Gift Today For Father's Day

    16 Jun 2013

    Log in and play WGT today, Sunday 6/16 and get a free WGT Shot Pal.

    It's Father's Day in America so we're honoring all the dads who play WGT.

    WGT Shot Pal helps you fine tune your swing power with ruler increments below the Swing Meter, especially helpful for precise approach shots.

    Play WGT Today

    Remember, you can always choose to disable Shot Pal using the Settings menu in the upper-left corner of the game.

    Note: unlike Putter Pal, Shot Pal doesn't show the exact percent markings on the swing meter ruler, because shot distance isn't as directly related to shot power, like putting distance is related to putting power. This is due to shots involving a range of factors, including club type, swing type, lie, wind, landing surface, etc.

    *Special offer for WGT players who log in and play WGT on 6/16/13, receive one free WGT Shot Pal good for 200 hits.

  • UPDATE: Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier

    14 Jun 2013

    While the pros compete against each other – and mother nature – YOU can join the action on Merion by playing in the Virtual U.S. Open on WGT. You'll also face some good competition, but not the stormy weather.

    There's still time to enter the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament and play the Merion full-18 stroke play course. You not only get a free Lexus avatar and Lexus virtual golf ball just for entering, you also have a chance to get a sweepstakes grand prize golf trip for two to the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2.

    Enter Free Now


    Also happening this week on Merion...

    WGT NATION members are competing in the Nation Merion Challenge tournament. This special two-round tournament on WGT features an unlimited qualifier round open through Friday, 6/14, and the top 50% of scores in each tier advance to a single-play championship weekend round, 6/15-6/16 to post their final combined scores.

    Reminder – This is a tiered, NATION-only tournament and many of the current cut lines are above par. If you haven't posted your first round score yet, be sure to post one today, you still have a good chance to make the weekend championship round cut!

    Enter NATION Tournament

     

    Legends Merion Challenge Update

    Last week, we challenged some of the top players on WGT to compete against each other in a special tournament on Merion, with the twist of including uneven lies.

    The inclusion of uneven lies to the course added 6-9 strokes to top scores, compared to the scores in the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament. All very impressive, considering the par on Merion is 70 in each round (140 total) and only about 50 Legends and 20 Tour Legends were able to beat par in last week's tournament.

    Congratulations to the top leaderboard scores in both the Legend and Tour Legend tiers...

    Legend: Hanswurst72 (Level 93 Legend) shot a 59 and 63 in each round for a final score of 122

    Tour Legend: fmagnets (Level 99 Tour Legend) shot a 61 in both rounds, totaling 122

    • bulfrog2004 (Level 96 Tour Legend) tied for the top score (122), but their round two score of 63 put them into second place based on tie-breaking rules
  • Play Merion during U.S. Open

    13 Jun 2013

    The 2013 U.S. Open is officially underway, so be sure to join the action on Merion by playing in the Virtual U.S. Open on WGT.

    The Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier is a free 18-hole stroke play tournament on Merion. You'll get a free Lexus avatar and Lexus virtual golf ball just for entering, plus a chance at the sweepstakes grand prize golf trip for two to the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2. Good luck!

    Play Merion Now

    There are also lots of other ways to play Merion, including...

    • The free Back 9 Challenge for a chance to win a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com
    • Quick Merion Ready-Go's where the top 30 of 50 players earn WGT Credits
    • Or just join a virtual foursome on Merion with other WGT players from around the world!

    *Virtual U.S. Open tournaments run thru 6/30/13. See rules for details.

  • Merion Hole 18 Preview on WGT

    12 Jun 2013

    We're just one day away from the start of the 2013 U.S. Open and wrapping up our Merion hole preview series at the famed Merion Hole 18 with the Hogan plaque.

    This famous plaque in the fairway at about 210 yards from the hole commemorates where Ben Hogan used a 1-iron in the final round of the 1950 U.S. Open to reach the green before two-putting to force a playoff. The next day he won the U.S. Open to complete his amazing comeback from a near fatal car accident, one of the greatest comebacks in all of sport.

    Watch Golf Channel's Holly Sonders play Hole 18 from the Hogan plaque on World Golf Tour.

    Then try Merion Hole 18 for yourself, free without sign-up on WGT, and see if you can pull off Hogan's miraculous shot. This par-4 is one of the hardest holes on Merion, from the semi-blind drive, to the dome-shaped green that will easily add strokes to your score if played short.

    And if you haven't played WGT yet, join the millions of golfers playing virtual golf free online at wgt.com.

    See all 18 Holes at Merion



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