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  • CC Event #5 and New Improvements

    05 Feb 2015

    This weekend, CC Event #5 is ON!

    Play CC Event #5 this Sat-Sun 2/7-2/8 to compete for new heart tee markers and flags, and other country club rewards.

    This is the first CC Event of the new year and we've made some improvements based on player feedback from earlier CC Events...

    More Passes - Special this weekend, CC Passes will automatically regenerate every 4 hours so you can play more games for your club with free passes

    More Super Passes - In addition to the Superpasses awarded to your club at the start of an Event, your club will receive 2 additional Superpasses at the start of each Clash you participate in

    Scoring - Points are earned per hole, as follows:

    • Double Eagle (3 strokes under par): +50 points
    • Eagle (2 strokes under par): +25 points
    • Birdie (1 stroke under par): +12 points
    • Par (Even par): +5 points
    • Bogey (1 stroke over par): +2 point
    • Double Bogey or worse (2+ strokes over par): +1 point

    Participation Bonus - To reward clubs for playing, there is a new point bonus system based on the percentage of club members that play in the Clash, as follows:

    • 25% of club members: +40 points
    • 50% of club members: +100 points
    • 75% of club members: +175 points
    • 100% of club members: +300 points

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    CC Events allow WGT Country Clubs to compete against each other for golf glory and special in-game rewards. The club that earns the most total points from their Clashes wins.

    Each Event is made up of Club Clashes that last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club is entered in an Event and you start a Clash, you'll get matched with another club close to your skill level, and a timer will show how much time is left in that Clash. Club members from both clubs then play as many rounds as they want during that time, using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes

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  • Reigning Virtual Tour Champ Wins First 2015 Tournament

    03 Feb 2015

    WGT player fmagnets closed out 2014 with a huge win, becoming the first ever WGT Virtual Tour Champion in December, and has kicked off 2015 with a win in the January Bandon Dunes Open.

    Shooting 38 and 42 for a combined score of 80, on the par 108 course of par three holes, fmagnets keeps on trucking through the new season opener to take the early lead on the season leaderboard, over fellow Tour Legends DrShelby and tinybo (2nd place), stevenharkin and WaLk0fLiFe (4th place), and poldimaier (6th place).

    The top 70 scores in each tier of the tournament have all earned a cut of the 200,000 WGT Credit purse this month, to start their overall season earnings.

    Bandon Dunes Open Winners 

    See Bandon Dunes Open Leaderboards

    This year, we've made some improvements to the WGT Virtual Tour, including shorter seasons and more champions.

    There will be 4 shorter seasons, with 3 monthly tournaments each including 2 Tour events and 1 Major event. So the top 70 players in each tier from January are already making progress on the leaderboard for the first Jan thru Mar season.

    See Season Changes

    The 2015 season continues this month on Pebble Beach in the Pebble Beach Classic, with a 200,000 credit purse up for grabs. 

    Play the unlimited first round and post your score by 2/23, then post your single-play second round score 2/24-2/28.

    Play the Pebble Beach Classic


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  • 2015 WGT Virtual Tour Improvements

    03 Feb 2015

    Based on lots of WGT player feedback, we're making some improvements for the 2015 Virtual Tour...

    • More Champions – This year will be divided into 4 shorter seasons, with 3 monthly tournaments each including 2 Tour events and 1 Major event
    • More Competition – Monthly Tour events will still include 1 unlimited play round and 1 single-play round, but each Major event will now include 1 unlimited play round and 2 single-play rounds
    • Current Tiers – The season leaderboards will now be updated at the end of every monthly tournament and include players based on their current Tier, to be more fair to players across tiers
    • Credit Prizes – Prize purses will continue to be 200,000 WGT Credits for monthly Tour events and 400,000 WGT Credits for each Major event, which is a total of 3,200,000 in prizes planned for 2015
    • Tier Prizes – Prize purses will be shifted even more to the higher Master/Tour Master and Legend/Tour Legend tiers, with smaller purses for the Pro/Tour Pro tiers as most of those winners tier-up quickly anyway
    • Season Standings – Champions will be based on the season standings after each 3-month quarter, with a final match streamed live on Twitch.TV, so there will be 4 Quarterly Champions for 2015
    • Quarterly Championships – The top 2 Tour Legends after each 3-month quarter season will compete in a 2-player match play Quarterly Championship that players must stream live on Twitch.tv for an additional winner-take-all 10,000 WGT Credit prize
    • Golf Channel – WGT Virtual Tour scores will continue to stream live on Golf Channel TV and golfchannel.com, and champions will be interviewed on Golf Channel as well
    • Schedule Changes – Some schedule changes were required: Pinehurst No. 2 is now a Major in June, Bethpage Black has been added for October, and Pebble Beach (full stroke play) has been moved to the final Major in December
    • Fair Play – WGT will increase monitoring of Virtual Tour standings for any violation to WGT terms and service, including players creating multiple accounts to win at lower tiers, or using third-party software that impacts the swing meter, etc.

     

    Virtual Tour February Tournament

    The Virtual Tour continues this month on Pebble Beach with the Pebble Beach Classic.

    Play the unlimited first round and post your score by 2/23, then play the single-play second round 2/24-2/28 for a chance to split the 200,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Play Pebble Beach Classic

    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.

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