You're Welcome .
I appreciate the appreciation .And despite what some may think . That I am seeking approval , notoriety , glory , praise for myself .
Never . This and all of the awards and accolades and lists .. Are all about the people in them . To honor and respect them . Only . As There are way more honors and achievements and people than I have lists for . Being lucky enough to have a website in which I could store an incredible amount of everything .
This became somewhat of a hobby . To sort , to create . Several groups of outstanding WGTers . And some of this not always all my idea . Like SidersBest thread .
Since long before I started all of this . As a WGT CC owner . I began recognizing all our members for just about any accomplishment one could think of .It was a lot of fun . For them and myself .
And then slowly over the years noticing various standout WGTers . Memorial Tournament organizers and assistants , humanitarians for their unending generosity . Post of the week for a particularly poignant remarks . 1st Posters to really welcome them and show acceptance . Which I didn't always see at first .
All to convey positivity and to recognition for achievements . Something WGT has never picked up on .
And I have seen a difference . Overall . Without a doubt . But I didn't know or even think that would happen . I never thought that far ahead .
It has always been about the moments and the individuals . For me . Surprising them . Or just making them happy for the award . When they didn't see it coming . That is all I need out of this . To encourage and respect and recognize someones due . Believe me . You can tell by their response(s) . And I can imagine a skip in their step .
So while some of you have always thought that I was begging for attention . I never was . I posted what I felt and left it at that .
Knowing that is how many felt anyways .
Knowing the people that were being recognized would know and appreciate my efforts .
These below are GR8 examples of why I do this . i am Inspired by GR8 WGTers like these " TRAILBLAZERS ".
Sat, May 9 2020 9:08 AM
Thanks for the recognition everyone, been a long time and a lot of
cash spent on balls and clubs. Thanks for the pictures from another
life Deena, I was a stud back then, don't know what happened, and Paul, I
was much better in the ring than I am at this game, just saying.Nice to
know there are a few who have been here longer. My how this game has
changed over the years. Still the best fake golf game online. Thanks
Dangerous Dan Schommer
Mon, May 18 2020 2:31 AM
What a surprise to see my name in a wgt forum.
Back in Feb. 2012 someone said to me ,there is a golf game i think you might like.
My reply was , i have never,ever played real golf ,why would i want
to play an online golf game . Three months later i decided to take a
look and as they say the rest is history.
i have always played this game for fun and along the way i have met
some great people that i can truly say they are my friends and always
So thank you very much for the acknowledgement and well done to
every other player that has stayed the course for many years ,are we all
insane lol .
22 May 2020 at 3:41 AM
Thank you for the kind aknowledgement Sir, Very kind of you!
18 May 2020 at 8:50 AM
Hello, his name is Karl, but lovingly in our CC Transgressional we call him KING KARL
30 Jun 2020 at 11:09 PM
Hi there. You'll have to excuse for not knowin' what I did to get a
trophy. Sure is a nice trophy though and I thank ya for it. mo
30 Jun 2020 at 5:39 AM
thanks for the acknowledgement like blue been here almost since the beginning .. cheers
28 Jun 2020 at 11:27 PM
Thank you for the accalodes, been around here since almost the
beginning lol. Much fun and made many friends from around the world!
04 Jun 2020 at 3:59 PM
Many thanks Paul. Wonderful trophy....I am overwhelmed. Listee x
03 Jul 2020 at 3:50 AM
Thank you very much for the recognition and the wall posts . Very much appreciated .
01 Jul 2020 at 8:55 AM
Thanks for the recognition and trophy, much appreciated, and yes, many years and still going!!!
Fri, Jul 3 2020 4:00 PM
Thanks pdb1 - appreciate the effort and the recognition. Hope
everyone is staying safe and active. Happy to have WGT during these
Thanks for the fun round of golf today and the recognition!
My account started...
Member Since 18 Jan 2008
I got really good early and then they bumped me up so fast I couldn't even hit some of the fairways.
The better you got the farther back they moved your t-box.
I also have only ever played on a Mac, hence the high score.
The game looks terrible on my 5K iMac but looks very good on my iPad Pro.
Fri, Jul 3 2020 1:21 AM
I'm welling up here. Thank you very much. Only took 12 years to get a trophy picture on my profile. Cheers :o)
Sat, Jul 4 2020 7:53 PM
Cheers man, doing a great job compiling this list. Thanks for the trophy
I am probably here under false pretensis.Although I signed up in
2009, back then probably only played half a dozen CTTH games. Had never
even played a golf game before and had no idea.
Actually got serious in June 2011. Remember playing the VUSO
qualifier at Congressional and best score was 127, Royal St Georges
qualifier was worse about 144. Played pretty much everyday since then.
Played real golf with several other members, chatted and made friends on
Fair to say I am not as keen these days, but involved with a
sensational group of people in a wonderful country club and without that
would be no longer here
Sun, Jul 5 2020 6:13 PM
Thank you for the award all. First I've ever gotten. Didn't know
there were awards, didn't know what this was for either. Had to look up
pdb1 to find out. Been a member since 11/6/2009, somewhere around there.
WGT has been a great past time for me. Spent a few bucks here, but no
complaints at all. Pretty good game for a game. I noticed a couple
friends of mine here, Clairmoreblue and Woogster. Congrats fella's and
Congrats to all. I think this is a pretty nice way to show recognition.
Alrighty, hit em straight fella's and who knows, might see one of ya's
out there on the course sometime. Take care and stay safe all.....mo
Tue, Jul 7 2020 5:02 PM
Thanks for that Paul. Was a bit of a buzz getting this. I must be
honest, I thought it may have been a spam when it came to my messages
but I did a bit of searching and came up with this forum. So once
again, thanks mate and keep well.
Redemporor ( Peter )
pretty cool thread....myself and pekk24 both joined the same week in
2009...have played thousands of rounds with Rich....youd think we would
be better lol
Sun, Jul 12 2020 12:56 PM
Very cool thread, Paul, thanks for including me and for the nice trophy you left on my wall!
Time does fly, but it has been a helluva fun ride! :-)
16 Jul 2020 at 4:13 PM
This "Trailblazer Award" is bitter-sweet. So much time has passed
and I am still a Legend. Goes to show I am a slow learner...lol
More importantly, I thank you very much for your time & effort
generating all these aforementioned awards, That, my good man, is much
14 Jul 2020 at 6:04 PM
Thany you for the award. hard to believe I have been on here this long. Hit em straight.
14 Jul 2020 at 12:27 PM
Thanks for the award, can't believe it's been so long but still enjoying the game
Trinbagoboy wrote "Thank you for the trophy it made my 64th birthday much more fun"
12 Jul 2020 at 9:46 AM
Very much appreciate all the hard work you did to compile the list
Robert aka Trinbagoboy
Thank you for the recognition WGT although I actually joined in 2007
but due to a glitch you guys had with the original beta release I had to
rejoin in 2009. If I remember correctly it had something to do with
Anyways it has been a joy to play the game even if it has cost me thousands, back when I could afford to do so, over the years.
I have met some really great people in that time and more recently
have met many more through playing in The world Cup with my club
Most of the people mentioned here would have started playing on the
PC version and hopefully due to this exercise WGT might realize that
although mobile arcade type games might be the future it is your core
support who has allowed you to grow and become one of the most if not
the most popular golf game on the planet.
I am trying to come to grips with the PCEA version that has been
released. But after almost 19 years it is proving to be very difficult
too change what is basically imprinted on my memory when it come to the
greens and winds which seem to play vastly different on the App as
opposed to the old flash version.
I turn 64 today so in effect have played this game in my 40''s 50's and 60's
Isn't it time there was a seniors tour Ha Ha
Thank you again for the award and recognition
Robert aka Trinbagoboy
12 Jul 2020 at 7:34 AM
tyvm for the trophy, appreciated it
08 Jul 2020 at 4:46 AM
Very thoughtful. Thank You. Tried to walk away a few times but the special moments are hard to wipe off the drive:)
Kurtsburford has been here a long time also. He hangs on well :):)
07 Jul 2020 at 7:03 PM
Thank you for the trophy ! Very good idea and huge endeavour, well done !!
07 Jul 2020 at 5:53 PM
that was nice of you to send that award! TY
06 Jul 2020 at 10:55 PM
Thank you for the kind words and trophy:) Sorry it took so long to respond, been away from any technology for the past week!
06 Jul 2020 at 9:45 AM
Thank you for the award...I never get any awards haha so I'm stoked. Feeling special!!
05 Jul 2020 at 4:26 PM
Thank you for the trophy !! Well done.
05 Jul 2020 at 12:59 PM
I really appreciate the post and trophy!
04 Jul 2020 at 11:42 AM
Thank you, sir! It has been a long time and so many things have
changed! Still such a great game! I took a long break but have been
poking around as of late.
03 Jul 2020 at 6:59 PM
Thank you very much for the award and all of your dedication in recognizing all of the long-time WGTers, Paul! :-)
Sat, Jul 18 2020 2:05 PM
Thanks pdb1, I appreciate it.
Thanks for the Award and making me feel really OLD! After coming to
this game from another one that was dying at the time ( Jack Nicklaus
Series) GBC the Golden Bear Challenge, I really didn’t like it at first!
But hands down one of the best online games out here now!
Mon, Jul 20 2020 9:46 PM
Thanks pdb1 for the award.
I'm not a computer gamer, and am a very beginner real golfer.
I found WGT by accident surfing the web in 2009 and got hooked.
Its a great game, with great players. I've enjoyed many hours of
great fun. Thanks for your efforts on this.
Mon, Jul 20 2020 8:10 PM
lol Wow this is awesome.. Been back for 3 days and already winning
Trophy's!! Thanks pdb1 is really good to see you boys. Member since
30 Jul 2020 at 5:38 PM
Happy Birthday Young man
27 Jul 2020 at 6:34 PM
Thanks for the trophy ! Feel motivated to go out and play again now !
27 Jul 2020 at 5:46 AM
Thanks for the trophy not only for me but for all.
26 Jul 2020 at 12:56 AM
Cheers for the trophy mate.
Not expected but appreciated just the same.
A great thing you are doing for all the "Old timers" :-)
Very cool thread. I played against both TDHarvey and pekk24 in this
years World Cup, didn't realise until now I joined 12 months before they
did , Feb 2008 :-)
Wow never knew how many long time players are still on beside me. June 2008 for me, keep it going.
23 Jul 2020 at 9:46 PM
Thanks for the award. Very much appreciated. I see youve done a great many of these.... very nice of you.
Hit em straight!
Awesome post. pdb1 !
I don't know a lot of those players but I do recognize quite a number
that are still active and that are worthy or recognition. Even as a
relative "noob", I appreciate all they have done to help other players
and I appreciate all you have done.
Congratulations and Thank You.
Tue, Aug 4 2020 5:55 AM
Just noticed this on my profile, thanks for the recognition PDB1
the recognition is greatly appreciated and very unexpected...gracias!!
Sat, Aug 15 2020 9:58 AM
Thanks a lot, a happy clicker since Nov 2009.
16 Aug 2020 at 11:32 AM
Thanks for the "kickass recognition award"
Very thoughtful and much appreciated
10 Aug 2020 at 9:11 PM
...For the Kickass recognition trophy. It's been a long haul and
have seen many changes from the first course - Kiawah B9 to where we are
now. Thanks again! Tracy.
07 Aug 2020 at 12:12 PM
I certainly have enjoyed kicking some of the big boys azzes over the years:)
Tue, Aug 18 2020 2:36 PM
Thanks for the WGT geezer trophy! For me it should come with an ' *
'; I joined in March 2009, but found the game so difficult to play I
stopped for a year, after a few frustrating rounds.
A year later I gave it another go, determined to learn what worked
and what didn't , and (being a retired engineer) began taking data on
different spins, carry & roll for all my clubs, wind influence, etc
I also combed the forums for useful nuggets of info, and
contributed my results to the discussion if it seemed that would help.
Since then it's been 2 - 4 games a day for the last 10 years, rain or
Sat, Sep 12 2020 11:22 AM
Thanks for sending the award. My join date was February 2009...but
in fact, I had actually played WGT for some months before that starting
in late 2008 - though I did not "sign up" right away......quite
frankly, I wasn't sure what I had found.
There were only TWO CTTH games available when I joined - Kiawah
(Front 9) and Bali Hai. No stroke play and no other courses. No Pro
Shop. No choice of balls - EVERYONE played with the silly putty starter
"free" ball that still exists today. Everyone played with the same set
of starter clubs as well.
Like I said - I was not sure exactly what WGT was supposed to be - I thought it was a promotion for Kiawah Golf at first.
Finally...eventually Stroke Play was rolled out.....Front 9 of
Kiawah ONLY - the Back 9 of Kiawah got Stroke Play some months later.
In the meantime, I played. I got good at it - though it was tough
to control the ball because it performed the same as the starter ball
still does today.
At some point Tiers came along - but at first there were only 4
Tiers - Hack, Amateur, Pro, and Master. Levels did not exist at all - I
think those came around 2014? (my best guess).
We played it in that very basic state for about a year.....and then
Bethpage Black landed - a CTTH (Front 9) came first and then Stroke
Play on all 18 holes became available.
There were distinct problems SUCH AS on Bethpage Hole #5, the
driver (which I think had a Max distance of 225) could not drive the
basic starter ball far enough to reach the fairway! All of us were
raising holy hell about it in the forums....Everyone was fed up with
playing WGT because we always knew we would be in the short/right side
fairway bunkers on the drive on Bethpage #5. There were other sorrows,
too. On Bethpage #7 the green was not reachable in 2 shots either - the
hole was simply longer than anyone's firepower with the basic clubs and
After a week or 2 of this, WGT rolled out the Pro Shop - everyone
could now get longer clubs and there were some ball choices as well - a
small variety BUT the available items cured the problems I identified
Those early days were some unique times. LOL
Thanks for the Memories, AtlantaCoaster
Wed, Sep 16 2020 7:53 AM
Thank you, for the recognition, of being one of the few who began
this journey some year's ago with tournaments sponoring St Jude Children
Hospital. The game has come along way since then, to say the least.
for the trophy, Paul ! I remember starter balls, fast meters and 220yd
drivers. The Kiawah greens didn't seem so screwy then. Somehow we
managed to master what we had and shoot decent scores. Appreciate what
Started Dec 2008. Been a long ride. Joined East Coast 2012.
Wed, Sep 16 2020 5:32 PM
Thx for the Trailblazer award. Still love this game! Where has the time gone?
thx for starting this forum string
Thanks for the shout out... much appreciated.
Sun, Sep 27 2020 8:57 PM
Thank you for the recognition. It is truly appreciated. Tomorrow is my 73rd birthday and you have given me a memorable present.
I've often thought about the WGT Trailblazers, but had no idea you had done major research in this...I DO MEAN MAJOR!!!!!
I feel there is a select few of "Distinguished Gentlemen" that do
some outstanding work regarding the early days of WGT. You, along with
your very creative awards, are among the class acts of WGT.
So I toast your health. May we drink one together in ten years time, and a few in between.
Wed, Sep 30 2020 11:10 PM
Thank you sir. Has been fun. Bit concerned about the switch to the app.
Again - Good Job on the recognition for so many long term members of WGT.
Be Safe and take care
07 Oct 2020 at 12:26 AM
Thank you for the recognition award, hope to catch you for a game soon.
15 Sep 2020 at 10:15 PM
thank you for the recognition. I came aboard in 2009 after my previous golf game folded. And I do like it here.
Let me thank you for all of your hard work and effort to recognize
all of the good people here. I enjoy meeting people from all over the
Stay safe and again thanks
13 Sep 2020 at 8:40 PM
Thanks for the nice thoughts. There are alot of more deserving people that could use the recognition.
12 Sep 2020 at 7:04 PM
Thank you for the time you took looking up all of us. Can't believe it's been this long since WGT started! Cheers!
12 Sep 2020 at 11:20 AM
In the Valley of the Sun, you're still the one, having nearly all the fun!
Enjoy the day and thanks.
Wed, Nov 18 2020 8:40 AM
I should check my wall more often! Thanks for the recognition! Been
a player since June 2009. Took a few years off but am back strong since
working from home became a thing. Had to relearn putting on the new WGT
Launcher platform but I like the game more than ever and won't miss
flash for a minute.
24 Oct 2020 at 11:45 AM
I got real kick out of your trophy. Thanks. You did monumental
reseach to come up with your list. Great PROPS to you! As I recall,
"back in the day", the Island Course was the only available track.
Played the heck out of it. New courses came with new fun. I updated my
driver and a added a 3 wood but I still play with the same crappy stock
iron set. As with my real game, I'm on this drinking a beer (or 6) which
affects my swing and judgement, but it's all about the fun. Take
Dennis aka "sombod" Round Rock TX
25 Nov 2020 at 4:39 AM
I've been playing in the standalone Windows app, so I hadn't
noticed the Trailblazer Award from July until today! I appreciate the
recognition... was just closest to the hole game when I started in
February 2008, and I still play pretty much every day.
24 Nov 2020 at 5:07 PM
Thanks for the plague my friend
12 Jan 2021 at 8:01 AM
tvm for a link , i 'll enter there next month I toke little time of , o and Happy healthy and safe New Year
22 Jan 2021 at 6:34 PM
Mate, much appreciated. Not been around for an age and just seen this. My best to you and those close to you and to all:)
alreno wrote "Trail Blazer Award"
30 Mar 2021 at 2:28 PM
Hey thanks for the award and recognition. Very nice.
gutzy555 wrote "First post;"
01 Apr 2021 at 11:51 PM
Tks for the first post...post. Keep up the good work, your advice and suggestions are invaluable.
Pretty cool, thanks
hpurey wrote "Trailblazer award"
15 Apr 2021 at 5:31 AM
Love it man, thanks! The forum threads you post with it are spectacularly special.
Super cool my friend!
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