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  • WGT 2013 Favorites - WGT Features

    10 Jan 2014

    Tell us what your favorites were this year. Vote on your favorite WGT golf courses, virtual golf clubs, virtual golf balls, online tournaments and game features from 2013. Every week we'll launch a new category and collect your votes. Then we'll announce the winners and do more of what you liked best in 2014.

    Vote for your favorite new WGT feature in 2013...

    Vote Here

    Nominees - New Golf Features

    Expanded Tournaments (10 more US states and 5 more countries)

    Free Rental Weekends

    Game Sounds

    Gimme Putts

    Golf Bags and Golf Bags Plus

    Hole-in-One Challenges

    Mulligans

    Shot Pal joins Putter Pal

    WGT Golf Mobile for iPad and iPhone

    WGT Swing Meters (original, vertical and 3-click)

  • New Hawaiian Course

    08 Jan 2014

    Escape the cold by playing the newest WGT golf course, featuring beautiful Hawaiian island views of Lanai.

    The Experience at Koele is located on the island of Lanai. The nine closest-to-the-hole shots will test your golf skills, as you soak in the virtual Hawaiian sun.

    Play Koele on WGT

  • Invite friends and get a Callaway ball

    07 Jan 2014

    Golf is more fun with friends and it's easy to add friends on WGT. Just log in and visit our new Friends page.

    You can email friends who don't play WGT, and when they join WGT, we'll give you both a free Callaway HEX Chrome virtual golf ball with a slower swing meter.

    You can also access your email address book to quickly see which friends are already playing WGT, and then invite them to be your friend in the game so you can play golf with them.

    Invite Your Friends

  • WGT 2013 Favorites - WGT Tournaments

    04 Jan 2014

    Tell us what your favorites were this year. Vote on your favorite WGT golf courses, virtual golf clubs, virtual golf balls, online tournaments and game features from 2013. Every week we'll launch a new category and collect your votes. Then we'll announce the winners and do more of what you liked best in 2014.

    Vote for your favorite new WGT tournament in 2013...

    Vote Here

    Nominees - New Golf Tournaments

  • Announcing the 2014 WGT Virtual Tour

    01 Jan 2014

    WGT and Golf Channel are excited to announce the 2014 WGT Virtual Tour, the largest online golf season in history.

    The WGT Virtual Tour is a free year-long competition, featuring monthly online tournaments where WGT players accumulate WGT Credits by competing against other players in their same WGT tier. Top finishers in the monthly tournaments AND the season-long point standings will qualify for the virtual championship AND the first-ever live WGT event, both held in December 2014.

    Adding to the excitement, Golf Channel will be covering the WGT Virtual Tour, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even player interviews on TV, just like the professional Tours!

    The 2014 WGT Virtual Tour kicks off this month with the IOA Open, sponsored by the Insurance Offices of America, held on Pebble Beach with a record purse of 200,000 WGT Credits. Be sure to post your first round by 1/24 in order to compete in the second round by 1/31 for the best combined score.

    Play Virtual Tour

    The Virtual Tour is open to WGT players in all countries, and on both the Web and Mobile versions of WGT. Read more about the Virtual Tour on Golf Channel.

  • Vote For Your 2013 Favorites

    31 Dec 2013

    Join WGT players in voting for your favorite WGT features from 2013.

    Each week, we're posting a new category...favorite new courses, clubs, golf balls and more.

    Happy New Year from WGT!

  • WGT 2013 Favorites - Golf Balls

    27 Dec 2013

    Let us know what you think and vote on your favorite WGT golf courses, virtual golf clubs, virtual golf balls, online tournaments and game features from 2013. Every week we'll launch a new category and collect your votes. Then we'll announce the winners and do more of what you liked best in 2014.

    Choose your favorite new Virtual Golf Balls from 2013...

    Vote Here

    Nominees - New Virtual Golf Balls

  • WGT Nation, Don't Forget to Post Your Score

    27 Dec 2013

    You still have time to post your score in the Nation Holiday Tournament, going on now.

    Remember, this special tournament is for WGT Nation members only – plus you get a free Snow Ball virtual vapor ball when you enter.

    Play Free Nation Tournament

    Did you get a new iPad or iPhone for the holidays? You can also play this tournament with the new WGT Golf Mobile app on your iPad (2 or later) or iPhone (4 or later).

    WGT NATION is a free program for top WGT players. Learn more and see if you're eligible here.

    *Special tournament runs now thru 1/15/14.

  • Help with new WGT Course Notebooks

    26 Dec 2013

    There has been a lot of interest in the new WGT Course Notebooks, so we wanted to answer some common questions...

    • Course Notebooks are designed to help players save their personal notes and tips about playing WGT
    • Players can purchase a Course Notebook in the Pro Shop for 500 WGT Credits
    • You only need one Notebook to save all your notes for every course on WGT
    • The Notebook icon will appear at the top of the game, to the right of your username and score, near the icons for Boosts
    • Notebooks can be viewed in any round, but can only be updated in single player rounds, out of respect for other players
    • Notebooks can be viewed and updated only on the hole that you're playing
    • Stroke play courses have 2 pages per hole (1 fairway and 1 green) and Closest-to-the-Hole courses have 1 page per hole (1 green)
    • You can enter up to 500 characters per page in your Notebook (if you see a reference to "500 symbols" that's what that means)
    • Notebooks are only available on WGT on the Web right now, not on WGT Golf Mobile yet
    • If you're using the Google Chrome browser with PepperFlash, you may have problems entering spaces in the Course Notebooks. You can either choose to use periods or commas instead of spaces, or turn off PepperFlash as follows: Visit chrome://plugins/ in your Chrome browser, click the Details button in the top right corner to expand the list, find the Adobe Flash Player and verify you have at least 2 Flash players installed, click the Disable link directly below the entry with the Location that references PepperFlash, close and re-launch Chrome browser. When you re-launch WGT, your spaces should work.

    Please see the FAQ or Contact WGT with any other questions about Course Notebooks. Enjoy!

     

  • Holiday Gift Ideas: WGT Pals

    26 Dec 2013

    It's not too late to send your WGT friends a great virtual gift for the holidays.

    WGT "Pals" make great gifts for your WGT friends, by helping improve their virtual golf game with better putting and more accurate approach shots. 

    Gifting on WGT is easy: just go to the Pro Shop, choose an item, click the GIVE AS GIFT button and enter a WGT username.

    Putting skills and approach shots are some of the most challenging things to master in real or virtual golf. Help make it a little easier for your friends with one of these from the Pro Shop...

    • Putter Pal for friends who need help putting, it's a WGT player-favorite!
    • Shot Pal to get the ball closer to the hole on approach shots (the newest Pal!)

    See Pals in Pro Shop

    Note, you can only gift items to players if the item is unlocked based on their level or tier in the game.

    For more holiday gift ideas, click here.



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