Instead of continuing to add things we dont want lets try adding things players do want
dummy down gimmicks and worthless programming
This has been said so often in the last few months by so many, referring particularly to the garbage that is G&A, and yet WGT keep insisting that everyone wants it.
Back in 2011 it was said that PGA tour professional(s) played WGT prior to the US Open at Congressional, because it was the best golf simulator in existence. I wonder what they would think of the mickey mouse cartoon gimmicks that we have now? Would they care about G&A's? Would they enjoy seeing the huge purple pop-up in the top left corner that covers the important wind direction, wind speed, and green speed information? Would they enjoy all the new ridiculous bells and whistles that can be heard everywhere?
To any real golfer, knowing that PGA tour professionals play WGT is likely to get far more new customers than adding silly gimmicks like G&A. Those of us who have been here many years have all said how much better the Flash version was, and if Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell thought the current version is good (without G&A's!), one can only imagine what they would have thought of the Flash version.
Lonnie - with regards to the Winners Circle pin, that is a CTTH pin, and although the pin is there, there may not be the photography around the hole needed for putting/chipping etc (only WGT would know for sure, but that's not something they would ever tell us).
Greg (and others) - it's not as simple as just adding new pins. A lot of photography goes in the putting green. Many years ago there was a photo somewhere here in the forum which showed the lengths WGT went to to set up pin positions and do all the necessary photography around each pin. There were cones and many types or markers and markings on the greens so that they knew where they needed to take photographs. I believe 2 pin positions were done on each course for strokeplay. CTTH pin positions are a totally different kettle of fish because the same level of photography is not needed around those holes. That said, a bit of foresight by WGT would have done that so that we could have had a few extra pin positions.