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  • CC of the Week - UK Golfers Elite

    12 Aug 2014

    It's only the first day of all the new Country Club features on WGT, but thousands of WGT players are helping  level-up their clubs, and there are over thirty clubs already at Club Level 3.

    Sitting at the top of the Country Club Weekly Leaderboard in the game is UK Golfers Elite, who have already earned over 43,000 XP this week, wow!

    At Club Level 2, all of their members got free unlimited Putter Pal, and when they reach Level 4 pretty soon, they'll all get free unlimited Shot Pal. Plus XP Bonuses, more tournaments and more. See more about new Country Clubs here.

    What's really impressive is that UK Golfers Elite only has 88 members, but they're clearly very active, and range from a Level 30 Pro alfonzo1982 to a Level 119 Legend gersman1972...and from outside the UK too. It sounds like a fun group, and their Country Club page says it best...

    "UKGE is a busy, lively, social CC, with a variety of weekly comps, leagues, one-on-one tourneys, inter CC comps, matchplay comps, team comps, etc. etc. The competition between members is fierce, but always friendly. Members also have access to a private Facebook group - the 19th Hole."

    ...but watch out UKGE, both Senior Citizens and The old duffers retreat are coming up fast...well, as fast as seniors and old duffers can :)

  • WGT Country Clubs Just Got Better

    12 Aug 2014

    Country Clubs in WGT just got better, as members can now help level-up their Country Club, unlocking new benefits for all other Country Club members.

    For example, at Country Club Level 2, all Country Club members get free unlimited Putter Pal, and at Level 4 all members get free unlimited Shot Pal. Additionally, members can now earn more personal XP, run more tournaments and add more members as their clubs level-up, all for free.

    To help level-up your Country Club, you'll use a new Country Club Pass, which you receive free daily, and the next round you play will earn XP (Experience Points) for both you AND your club. Players can also purchase Country Club Passes if they want to help level-up their club even faster.

    See New Country Clubs on Main Menu of Game

    There's a lot more coming for WGT Country Club members soon. If you're not in a Country Club yet, it's easy to join one or create one, and start running your own private tournaments and building a network of WGT friends.

  • Play Valhalla on WGT This Weekend

    09 Aug 2014

    Spend your weekend like the pros are – playing Valhalla Golf Club (on WGT).

    Don't miss the new PGA Championship Virtual Challenge tournament on WGT, a free 9-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge to test your golf skills online.

    Plus, you could win a grand prize trip for two to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Both the leaderboard winner AND a lucky sweepstakes winner chosen at random will each win a grand prize trip.

    Play Valhalla Now

    And you can follow all the action from the 2014 PGA Championship today and tomorrow on pga.com and TV.

    *2014 PGA Championship Virtual Challenge tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • Play Valhalla During PGA Championship This Weekend

    07 Aug 2014

    While you're watching the pros at the PGA Championship this weekend, play Valhalla yourself, free on WGT.

    The new 2014 PGA Championship Virtual Challenge is your chance to experience Valhalla Golf Club in a 9-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge – with a chance to win a grand prize trip for two to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

    Play Valhalla Now

    Watch all the real-world action of the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, today thru Sunday on pga.com and on TV.

    *Tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • Vote for the 16th Hole at PGA Championship

    05 Aug 2014

    This year, PGA fans not only get to vote for the hole location at Hole 16 in the 2014 PGA Championship – but also get to play all four hole locations virtually!

    The PGA has teamed up with WGT to recreate the approach shots of the four different hole locations at Hole 16 on Valhalla Golf Club. Try each one as many times as you'd like, then pick the one you want the pros to play on Sunday.

    Play Free and Vote Now

    And don't miss all the real-world action in the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, August 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club.

    *Anyone can play free, but you must have a valid USA or Canada zip code to cast your vote. Learn more at pga.com.

  • Play The First Tee Open on WGT

    02 Aug 2014

    Play the August stop on the WGT Virtual Tour, The First Tee Open on Bethpage Black.

    You can play as many times as you want to post your best Round 1 score by 8/26, to qualify for the single-play Round 2 8/27-8/31.

    The top 70 scores in each tier will split the total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits, that will be added to your ongoing Virtual Tour earnings and determine your season-long standing. Plus, you get a free The First Tee virtual golf ball when you enter.

    Play The First Tee Open

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

  • poldimaier wins Transamerica Championship

    01 Aug 2014

    WGT player poldimaier (Germany) has won the second major of the WGT Virtual Tour, the Transamerica Championship held on The Olympic Club.

    It looks like poldimaier is on a roll this summer, being recently crowned the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open champion, and now a Virtual Tour major winner. He led the Tour Legend field by 4 strokes, with ladyluck87 (108) finishing second and jmoney2224, fmagnets and BolloxInBruges (109) all tied for third. The Aphrodite Country Club had an impressive showing as well, with 3 of its members in the top 10 of the Tour Legend tier, including the top 2 spots.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the Transamerica Championship who win their share of the huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Transamerica Championship Winners

    See Transamerica Championship Leaderboards

    The Virtual Tour season is still close with the opportunity for many players to finish the season ranked in the Top 64 in their tier and qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December with a record purse of ONE MILLION WGT CREDITS. In the Tour Legend tier of the very best WGT players, dansamcam has won four regular events, while frenchconnect and poldimaier have each won one major, placing them high in the season standings.

    Virtual Tour Season Leaders

    See Virtual Tour Season Leaderboards

    WGT players should be sure to compete in the Virtual Tour every month, so they accumulate Virtual Tour credits and qualify for the December Championship. This month's event in August is The First Tee Open held on Bethpage Black, host of the 2009 U.S. Open. Bethpage is one of the more challenging golf courses on WGT, it's a long course with thick rough and mostly raised greens, putting a premium on power, accuracy and course management.

    WGT is very proud to work with The First Tee, one of the truly great charities in golf, teaching life skills thru golf, as they have reached over nine million kids and counting.

    Play The First Tee Open

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