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  • golfx3 on Tips for New Players, Winning eTour, more

    11 Jul 2020

    After winning his third European eTour event in the Scandinavian Mixed late last month, golfx3 has quickly risen to the top of the WGT World Rankings. And, as the youngest eTour championship qualifier, the 21-year-old college student has earned a total of $15,000 through three events and a spot at the final eTour championship in Dubai.

    To learn more about golfx3, we asked him about how he began playing WGT, what advice he’d give new players and how he plans on spending his winnings…

    Tell us about yourself

    I’m a 21-year-old college student who grew up in a small town in Illinois. Growing up, I loved to compete in all types of different sports. I qualified for state in both golf and track and field my freshman year in high school. I just love to compete, and sports was the way I did it back then. As time has passed, I now like to try and fill that competitive void with WGT golf. I also major in Computer Science so anything computer/tech/programming related I enjoy as well. Whether it’s the new and cool latest tech or programming theory, I’m into it all.

    How did you get into playing WGT?

    As a younger kid, I played a lot of golf in real life and needed something to pass the time at night, so I basically did a quick google search for “Online Golf Games” and found this game.

    Do you have any WGT stats you’re particularly proud of?

    I am not proud of any specific stat, but more so all the stats that I have relative to the total amount of rounds I have played.

    Do you have eTour rounds or shots you’re proud of?

    There was a putt I had vs Jsmithers in the grand finals of the Made in Denmark eTour event on Merion #5. It was the back pin and I had a tricky 15-foot putt from back behind the pin. It’s a tricky putt that can easily come back down the hill if missed so I had to play it safe. The plan was to try and lag it up close and 2-putt it in for par, but I ended up accidently playing the putt perfectly and it dropped in for birdie.

    What are the most important tips you’d give new players?

    The best tip for new players in my opinion is to learn from your mistakes. Anytime you hit a bad shot or miss a putt, think about what you did wrong and apply a new strategy for when you have a similar shot in the future. Another great way to improve is by watching others play. Many of the top players in the game upload/livestream their rounds on YouTube and Twitch. You wouldn’t believe how much you learn just by watching even one round of them playing.

    Also, just have fun with it. There are so many ways to play this game. Whether you like the social aspect of it in multiplayer games chatting it up with your friends, grinding practice rounds alone trying to get better, or competing in tournaments. Find what you like playing the most and go with it.

    What advice do you have for players hoping to qualify for the European eTour?

    The best advice I have for people trying to qualify for the European eTour is to get yourself familiarized with the particular clubs you have to play with. Most people don’t practice with the clubs beforehand so you basically get a competitive edge over most of the competition by doing this.

    Favorite golf course to play in WGT or in real life?

    I haven’t had the privilege to play any top tier courses yet in real life yet but in WGT I would say my favorite course is Chambers Bay due to the amount of long, challenging par 4s there are.

    What is your plan for your European eTour earnings?

    Nothing planned for the short term. As a college student, most of the money will be used to help pay for tuition. Other than that, I’m pretty cheap so the rest of it will probably put in savings.

  • Get Free XP and an Extra Sweet Ball Effect Today

    09 Jul 2020

    Celebrate “Christmas in July” with a Candy Cane Ball Effect while you level up with free XP Ultra Boost today!

    Now through 7/10, you’ll get a free XP Ultra Boost (giving you +40% XP) that lasts for 3 days and a free Candy Cane Effect (500 hits) when you buy 1,000 or more WGT Credits.

    XP (experience points) help you level up faster, unlocking new equipment and features.

    Get Free XP Boost

    Your XP Boost will take effect immediately, once added to your account, to start earning extra XP right away! You can use your credits to upgrade your virtual equipment and apparel, and compete in paid games for prizes.

    To turn ball effects on/off, just click the magic wand icon (on web) or tap the ball (below your swing meter on mobile, PC or Mac).

    *Promo available through 7/10/20, get one free XP Ultra Boost (3 days) and Candy Cane Ball Effects (500 hits) when you buy 1,000 WGT Credits or more.

  • Play in the Sand in CC Event #129

    09 Jul 2020

    The only time being in the sand on the course is a good thing…

    Play CC Event #129 today through Fri, 7/10 win these sandcastle tee markers and flags, plus the top 500 clubs will also receive Course Builder currency for custom courses.

    Don’t know what Course Builders and custom courses are all about? Learn more here.

    Play Now

    PS, did you know: You can earn up to 2X Country Club XP, carry even more CC Passes and generate Passes faster with a WGT Plus or Premier Membership? Upgrade now and the benefits last for an entire year!

    CC Event #129 runs 7/9-7/10 with multiple 4-hour Clashes, so be sure to play as many games as you can for your club and keep your eyes on the leaderboard.

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

    Here’s how it works: Each event is made up of Club Clashes which last for a limited amount of time (usually a few hours). When your club enters the event, you’ll be matched with a similar skill level club. Start playing! A timer will keep track of how much play is left in that Clash. Club members from both sides can play as many rounds as they’d like during that time using Club Passes and Superpasses to earn points.

    Learn more about CC Events and Club Clashes 

    Not in a WGT Country Club yet? Learn more here and join one (or start your own!) 

  • Happy 4th! Login Now and Add a Spark to Your Game

    04 Jul 2020

    Celebrate the 4th of July in the U.S. with a free Fireworks Ball Effect - yours just for logging in!

    Your free gift will automatically be added to your inventory, to use it just click the ball effects icon (magic wand) in-game to turn it on/off.

    Ready. Set. Go!

    *Special offer available to WGT players that log in and play on 7/4/20, get free Fireworks Ball Effect (500 hits).

  • 💥 Flash Sale: Take 20% Off Putters

    03 Jul 2020

    We’re celebrating the short week with a short game promo!

    Take 20% off virtual putters now through 7/5 and spend this weekend fine-tuning your virtual golf game. Upgraded putters help to not only improve your overall performance but make leveling up even easier!

    Shop Flash Sale 

    Flash Sale applies to all putters, with the exception of the MAX CC Putter, now through 7/5/20. 

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