WGT Golf News

  • WGT 2013 Favorites - Courses

    14 Dec 2013

    Let your voice be heard! 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.

    First up, your favorite new WGT Courses in 2013...

    Vote Here

    Nominees - New Golf Courses

  • New Nike V Forged Irons

    13 Dec 2013

    Get the new Nike V Forged Irons, the first Nike irons on WGT. 

    The latest high-end iron set from Nike features a forged design to give you more overall precision on your virtual golf shots. The high trajectory and extra spin will appeal to top players looking to make more birdies and eagles.

    See Nike Irons

    Unlocks for top WGT players in the WGT Pro Shop at levels...

  • WGT Community: "The 12 Days of Christmas.....The Country Club Version"

    13 Dec 2013

    [EDITOR’S NOTE] Last December, we saw a wave of gifting generosity in the WGT community and this holiday season we wanted to highlight an event making a repeat appearance on the WGT Forums, started by WGT player, mrcaddie.

    "The 12 Days of Christmas.....The Country Club Version" is this year's spin on the original "12 Days of Christmas" gifting fun, and here’s what mrcaddie had to say about it…

    Back in Sept/Oct of 2012 there was a problem for players in countries other than the U.S. who wanted to watch videos for Credits. They couldn't watch them and get Credits, but here in the U.S. we could. A couple of threads were started in the forums concerning this issue and I read how some players really relied on them to get golf balls or new equipment. Their reasons for relying on the videos ranged anywhere from being retired and on a fixed income to the loss of their job because of the economy. 

    Well, I had saved up a bunch of Credits, so one day I just started sending gifts to some players that sounded as if they were in need, and that's when it happened...I started to receive the most sincere notes of thanks from the players I had sent gifts to. I was really touched that these strangers, that I'll never meet in real life, were so moved by these simple "virtual" gifts, and that's when the idea for the "12 Days of Christmas" was born. (To this day their kind notes are still on my wall.)

    For the first two "12 Days" events I was able to get twelve very generous players to sign up to play Santa and give away approximately 75-80 gifts during each event to some very deserving new players. 

    This year I thought I could include more players to play Santa and at the same time send out many more gifts. 

    So, this year’s event is called, "The 12 Days of Christmas....The Country Club Version." I have some great Country Clubs, as well as lots of individual players that have signed up to play Santa this year. Unlike last year’s event, this year we'll be sending out at least 144 free gifts from the Pro Shop to players in the forums in threads marked "On the Nth 12th Day of Christmas" beginning on December 13th and continuing through December 24th. Look for the threads every day in the And Everything Else section of the forums.

    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that is participating in this event, including WGT who has once again taken one of the "Days" and will be sending out free gifts to the community along with the rest of us.

    Thank you all so much and have a Merry Christmas everyone.


    [EDITOR'S NOTE] A note to WGT international players, we’ve since added more videos and offers for players outside the US to earn free WGT credits.

  • New WGT Course Notebooks

    12 Dec 2013

    Take notes for every golf course and hole on WGT and keep them handy with new virtual Course Notebooks.

    Just like when you're out on the real course, save your tips so you remember how to best play each hole.

    See New Notebooks

    A few other notes about Notebooks...

    • You only need one Notebook to save ALL your notes for every course on WGT. 

    • Course Notebooks are only available on WGT on the Web right now, not on WGT Golf Mobile yet (but we'll let you know when they are). 

    • You can enter up to 500 characters per page in your Notebook (if you see anything about "500 symbols," that's what it means!)  

    • 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.
  • New Course Notebooks and Holiday Fun

    12 Dec 2013

    WGT fun for the holiday season...new Course Notebooks and Nike Irons, plus holiday balls and gifting!


    New Course Notebooks

    Use the new Course Notebooks to save your virtual golf tips for every course and hole on WGT. Just like when you're out on the real course, make notes for yourself and keep them handy so you remember how to best play each hole. You just need one Notebook to save all your notes for every course on WGT.


    Holiday Snow Ball

    Get the new Snow Ball, featuring a unique snowy vapor trail of snowflakes, plus a snowball "splat" sound that may remind you of childhood snowball fights. This virtual golf ball also offers extra distance and durability, and makes a great holiday gift for your WGT friends.


    New Nike V Forged Irons

    The Nike VR Forged Iron Set is the latest from Nike Golf, featuring a forged design that provides more precision as well as trajectory and spin for stopping power. These high-end virtual irons are available now in the WGT Pro Shop, unlocking at Level 52, Level 85 and Level 97.


    Holiday Gifting

    Remember your WGT friends this holiday season, with virtual gifts you can send to everyone on your list. Help your friends play better, look better (virtually at least) or just let them know you're thinking of them.

    Here are some great WGT gift ideas to get you started.

    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.


    Play WGT With Friends

    It's now easier to find your friends who are already playing WGT, and add them to be your Friends in the game, then easily be able to play multi-player games for fun or WGT Credits.

    You can also invite other friends to join WGT, and when they signup for WGT for free, you each receive a free upgraded Callaway Slow Meter ball...one ball for each friend.


  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Virtual Golf Balls

    11 Dec 2013

    Don't forget your WGT friends this holiday season, with great gifts you can send to everyone on your list!

    Virtual golf balls make great gifts for your WGT friends. Help improve their virtual golf game with slower swing meters, longer distance, better control and more, while you're spreading the holiday cheer.

    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.

    Here are some player-favorites to get you started...

    See Balls 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.

  • TOUR UPDATE: WGT Winter Tour, Nov Champs

    06 Dec 2013

    All the scores have been posted from Merion Golf Club and the November WGT Winter Tour is now over.

    The challenging and historic venues of St Andrews, Bethpage Black and Merion Golf Club were no match for dansamcam who posted scores of 56, 57 and 61 to claim 1st place in the Tour Legend tier. We took a quick look at what's inside this winning virtual golf bag...

    WHAT'S IN THE BAG: dansamcam

    Most of the same virtual equipment is available in versions for players at lower levels in the game. Check out the WGT Pro Shop for details.

    Merion was a true test for players of all levels, including Tour Legend GEHL13, who said, "I find it's the most challenging course on WGT right now with some of the most difficult pin placements on the game. It definitely makes you think a little harder over some of the approach shots." GEHL13 posted scores of 57, 58 and 61 to finish 5th in the Tour Legend tier.

    When asked about this month's WGT Winter Tour tournament, BigKnight said, "I have definitely enjoyed the Winter Tour event…I think anything on this level (like the Opens during the summer) add so much to WGT, because it's a chance to see where you stand against the best players." BigKnight placed 9th in the Tour Legend tier.

    Congratulations to all the November WGT Winter Tour participants and these winners...


    • TOUR LEGEND: dansamcam (USA)
    • LEGEND: natemakesaholein (USA)
    • TOUR MASTER: Dementedmind (UK)
    • MASTER: buratino (USA)
    • TOUR PRO: NiFromFb (USA)
    • PRO: Jediknight1976 (UK)

    View Leaderboards

  • Send Holiday Gifts on WGT

    06 Dec 2013

    Don't forget your WGT friends this holiday season, with great gifts you can send to everyone on your list!

    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.

    Here are some fun gift ideas to get you started...

    Browse Pro Shop

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

  • Play WGT on iPhone 4 or Later

    04 Dec 2013

    Your favorite virtual golf game is now available on your iPhone and iPad devices.

    Download the free WGT Golf Mobile app to connect your existing WGT account and play full stroke play games with your same virtual equipment.

    What's new in Golf Mobile...

    • Play 8 famous courses including Kiawah, Pebble Beach and St Andrews (more coming!)
    • Play single-player stroke play or closest-to-the-hole games (multi-player coming)
    • Play free and paid tournaments against other WGT players
    • Connect to your existing WGT account to use your same virtual equipment from the Web

    Play WGT Golf Mobile

    *Free Golf Mobile app supports iPad 2 or later, iPhone 4 or later, and iPod Touch 5 or later (not iPad 1 or iPod Touch 4, sorry)

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