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Here are the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about WGT Golf. For additional help, please submit a Help Request to our team.

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General Questions

Are WGT Golf Lite and WGT Golf Mobile different games?

  • WGT Golf Lite was for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G, and is no longer available
  • WGT Golf Mobile is for iOS 6.0+, Android 4.4+, and Amazon Fire OS 4+ with many features available in the web game

WGT Golf Mobile/Desktop

Which devices are supported?

  • WGT Golf in the App Store supports iOS 6.0 or newer on iPad 2+, iPad mini, iPhone 4+, and iPod touch 4+. First-generation iPads have too little RAM to play the game.
  • WGT Golf on Google Play supports Android 4.4 or newer.
  • WGT Golf on Amazon Fire supports Fire HD/HDX 3rd Gen devices (Fire OS 4+) or newer.
  • WGT Golf Desktop supports Windows 8.1 or newer, and macOS 10.13 or newer (Windows 7 & macOS 10.11-10.12 will work, but we can't officially support systems that Microsoft & Apple don't).

How do I bind my mobile account?

  1. On the main page, tap the WGT icon in the upper left corner
  2. Select "My Account"
  3. Choose "Save Account"
  4. Enter your email and a password
  5. Click "Save"

Why is binding my account important?

Saving your account with an email address preserves your account and allows recovery in the event of loss. An unbound account cannot be restored if you lose access to the account. We cannot verify your identity, so we will not be able to assign or reset your password.

Can I play on my new phone or other devices?

Yes, if you bind your account first on the device where you created your account. Then sign in on the other device or the web with your username and password.

What happens if I sign out?

If your account is bound to an email address or Facebook account, you can simply sign in again whenever you want. If it is not bound, your account is at risk and you have no expectation of keeping your account. You may attempt to recover it by choosing "Existing WGT Player" > "Never had password". If your Device ID matches the Device ID you created the account on, you can enter your email address and password to recover the account. If the Device ID has changed, the account is lost forever.

How could my mobile Device ID change?

  • Getting a new device
  • Factory reset of device
  • Upgrade to a new OS version
  • Carrier software changes that reset the OS
  • Uninstall of all WGT apps (iOS only)

Can I change my player name?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to change your WGT account name. Your account name is tied to your email address, and neither can be used to create additional accounts.

How many courses are available?

At this time, players can choose to play on Kiawah Island: The Ocean Course, St. Andrews Links, Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst No. 8, Edgewood Tahoe, Congressional Country Club, Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Wolf Creek, Pinehurst No. 2, Celtic Manor, The Olympic Club, Valhalla, Royal St. George’s, Harbour Town Golf Links, Merion, and Bandon Dunes.

What type of game mode can I play?

You can play:

  • Stroke Play games where you play a full course from tee to green
  • Closest-to-the-Hole games where you take one shot and try get the ball as close to the hole as possible
  • Head to Head where you can play with a random player or a friend in a 3-hole stroke play game

Can I choose a different avatar?

WGT allows players to choose a male or female avatar to play on the course. Players also have the ability to upload their own profile picture.

How do I change my clubs?

Please keep in mind that players are unable to update or modify equipment during a game.

  1. On the main page, tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner
  2. Tap on Equipment
  3. Select the desired club section
  4. Swipe left or right to highlight the club that is currently equipped
  5. Tap on Unequip Club
  6. Swipe left or right to highlight the club you wish to equip to your bag
  7. Tap on Equip Club then on the slot you wish to equip the club to
  8. Tap on Save & Close

Why did I receive a "Tournament No Longer Active" error message?

Players receive this message when they are signed in both on mobile and the web. In order to resume a saved game, players will need to either close the mobile app, or sign out of the web game. If you wish to continue playing on the web, please refresh the game window before resuming the game.

Where are my awards?

Players can earn Awards while playing on mobile. However, the Awards will not be displayed on the mobile version at this time. If you earned the Award on mobile you will be able to view that award on your profile page on the web.

Can I earn free credits?

Players can earn free credits by completing offers or watching videos. Just tap on the Earn Free Credits icon and choose an option. If you had an issue with receiving credits, tap on the question mark on that page and then tap on Contact Support.

Will my stats count while playing the mobile version?

Each account is synced regardless of platform. All of your Stats gained while playing on mobile will appear on your profile page on web and mobile.

Can I change meters?

At this time, only the Original Meter is available to players on mobile.

Can I save a replay?

Players can now save replays using Everyplay. Replays are only available for devices that have enough memory. This includes the iPad Mini retina, iPad3+, and iPhone 5+.

Can I remove the flagstick?

The flagstick cannot be removed at this time on the mobile version.

Where is my golf bag?

Bags are not included in the mobile version.

Can I play the Hole-In-One challenge?

Any Closest-to-the-Hole game, including Blitz games, are available for Hole-in-One Challenges. Hole-in-One Challenges are also available on Stroke-Play courses in Ranked and Tournament games.

Can I access the forums?

Mobile players can only access their Country Club Forum.

Can I get a refund for some credits I spent?

Please contact us with the details of what happened.

Can I get a refund for an in-app purchase?

WGT cannot issue refunds for this game. You must contact the Apple App Store or Google Play Store in order to receive a refund from purchasing this app.

Why did the Level-Up Boost that I purchased not increase my level?

Players must exit out of the Pro Shop after purchasing the Level-Up Boost in order for the item to apply.

What is XP, what is it used for, and how do I acquire it?

  • WGT Experience Levels are based on actions you perform on WGT, such as completing rounds, hitting shots, earning awards, and interacting with other players. You will level up as you play and interact on WGT. Your character will start at Level 1 when it is new.
  • At new Levels, players will be able to unlock new virtual items in the Pro Shop previously unavailable to them.
  • You will receive experience points for shots taken and hole-in-ones immediately after the ball comes to rest. For all other game-related activities, you will earn the associated experience points after you complete the game you are playing. This should give you extra incentive to complete all of your started games.

Do I receive XP each day I play?

Players will receive bonus experience points for playing consecutive days on WGT. In order to earn a Consecutive Days bonus you need to have completed a game at least two days in a row. Please make note that Consecutive Days are based on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) and not your local time zone.

  • Two Days: 90 XP
  • Three Days: 180 XP
  • Four Days: 270 XP
  • Five Days: 540 XP
  • Six+ Days: 880 XP

What is a Tier, how do I advance to the next Tier, and why does it matter?

  • A tier is your skill classification in WGT Golf. Based on the scores you shoot in 9-hole or 18-hole Ranked Stroke-Play rounds or Stroke-Play Tournament rounds, you will be placed into a tier. The better your scores, the higher your tier will be. The basic tier is Hack, followed by Amateur, Pro, Tour Pro, Master, Tour Master, Legend and Tour Legend.
  • Advancing to the next tier requires a qualifying Average Score AND a minimum amount of completed stroke play games, which will take a little more time but will help players reach the Levels necessary to unlock upgraded equipment that is helpful to compete at higher Tiers.
  • Your tier defines your level of play in the game. Much like a 'handicap' in real golf, your tier will dictate at which level you can enter a tournament to ensure that you will compete against other players of similar ability.

What is the Plus Membership?

The Plus Membership is an item that can be purchased in the WGT Pro Shop that will provide special benefits to any player that owns it.

What is the Premier Membership?

The Premier Membership is an item that can be purchased in the WGT Pro Shop that will provide special benefits to any player that owns it. These benefits are even stronger than those of the Plus membership.

Do Plus and Premier Membership benefits stack?

No, only the stronger Premier benefits will be applied.

What special benefits come with the Plus Membership?

The Plus Membership provides the following benefits:

  • 50% XP bonus for all XP earned in-game
  • 36-hour rental period for any clubs that are rented in the Pro Shop
  • 8-hour Country Club Pass regeneration
  • Ability to hold two Country Club Passes in your inventory if they are accruing for free (regular maximum is one)

What special benefits come with the Premier Membership?

The Premier Membership provides the following benefits:

  • 100% XP bonus for all XP earned in-game
  • Free Green Fees for play on any course that requires a green fee
  • 48-hour rental period for any clubs that are rented in the Pro Shop
  • 4-hour Country Club Pass regeneration
  • Ability to hold four Country Club Passes in your inventory if they are accruing for free (regular maximum is one)
  • One free Scratcher per day (after using the one stored in inventory already) - for the mobile game only

Can I purchase a Plus or Premier Membership as a gift for a friend?

Yes, you can purchase the Plus or Premier Membership for anyone in the game, if they do not already have it.

Country Clubs

Are country clubs available?

Country Clubs are now available on WGT Golf Mobile to view. You can play in your club tournaments but you cannot create a club tournament.

Who can create a Country Club?

Any player who is in the Amateur tier or higher can create a Country Club.

How much does it cost to create a Country Club, and how many friends can join my club?

It costs 50 credits to create a club. A newly created club has a maximum of 15 members including the owner, and as the club moves up in level, the number of friends allowed to join will increase.

How do I earn XP for my club?

Playing a game that earns your player XP can also earn your Country Club XP. Using a Country Club pass before a game will make your player XP earned count towards your country club as well.

What if I don't want to create a club, but I want to join an existing club?

You can find a club to join by going to the Country Club homepage and seeing which clubs need more members. From the Profile page for the Country Club, you can click the Request Membership button and your request will be sent to the club owner via the Invites tab in the Friends List. If accepted by the owner, you will placed in the club as a member.

How many clubs can I belong to at once?

You can be a member of only one club at a time.

What can members of Country Clubs do together?

As part of a Country Club, you can play in club member-only tournaments, and you will be able to contribute Experience Points to your club total to increase your club level to earn great rewards. You can also participate in Club vs. Club Events and Turf Wars.

Club vs. Club Events

What are Club Events?

Compete head-to-head against other WGT Country Clubs for fame, glory and new rewards including some of the best equipment in the game! WGT will start running Country Club Events, typically over a few days like a weekend. During a Club Event, country clubs are matched against other country clubs in what are called Club Clashes. The club with the most total points from their Clashes will win the event.

What are Club Clashes?

Club Clashes pit one country club against another for a limited time, during which the members in each club attempt to earn the highest number of points for their club. Members score points by playing well in the specified game type(s) on the featured course(s) during the Clash. The club with the highest combined score at the end of the Clash wins that Clash and earns an additional Win Bonus that is added to the club's total points for the event to determine the rewards.

How does my country club enter a Club Clash?

During a Club Event, anyone in your club can click the Challenge a Club button on the Event Home tab to start a Club Clash and match your club against another.

How do you determine which club you compete against in a Clash?

We try to match you to the closest club to your club's skill level and available for a Clash. We will be tuning this match-making over time to improve the experience.

How long do Club Clashes last?

Once a Clash has begun between two clubs, a timer begins counting down to show how much time is left in that Clash.

What happens if I don't finish my game in time?

Games not completed within the Clash timer do not count towards the Clash Point total, but XP earned will count towards you and your club.

How much time has to be left in an Event to start a new Clash?

In order to start a new Clash, there must be enough time remaining in the Event to complete a Clash. Time durations may vary from Event to Event.

How do I compete in a Club Clash?

Once your country club is engaged in a Clash, you will receive an email, and a popup message will alert you it has begun. Enter the Club Event by going to your Club's Homepage and clicking the Club Event Banner. Compete in a Club Game by clicking the Play Game button on the Club Event main page. Participating requires a Club Pass or Superpass.

How are the game settings determined?

Wind and green speed are randomly selected at the start of a game. Tees are determined by your Tier.

What are Superpasses?

Superpasses can be used by eligible players to play in a Club Game. A Superpass allows a player to compete in a game, plus it provides a score multiplier. Leveling up your country club will unlock additional Superpasses (see Country Club XP above). Superpasses cannot be purchased. In addition to the SuperPasses awarded to your club at the start of an Event, two additional SuperPasses will awarded to your club at the start of each Clash you participate in.

How do I use Superpasses?

If you are eligible to use a Superpass, and there are still Superpasses available, the option will be available to select when you enter the club game.

Who can use Superpasses?

The Club Owner has the ability to select the minimum player title required to use a Superpass, which is located in the Owner Tools section on the country club community site. For example, if this permission is set to Member, any players ranked Member or higher will be allowed to use any available Superpasses.

How do I score points for my club?

Clicking the Play Game button on the Event Home tab will start a new game. Completing a game before the Clash ends will earn your club points based on your performance. Play in as many games as you can during the Clash to score the most possible points.

How does Club Game scoring work?

Stroke-play scoring is based off of a modified Stableford system. Points are earned per hole, counting strokes taken relative to par 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 or worse (1+ strokes over par): +2 point
  • Double Bogey or worse (1+ strokes over par): +1 point

How does the scoring work for Closest-to-the-Hole Clashes?

Scoring is based your distance to the hole. The points earned are:

  • In the Hole: +8 points
  • .01 - 3 feet: +6 points
  • 3.01 - 10 feet: +4 points
  • 10.01 - 20 feet: +2 points
  • 20.01 - 35 feet: +1 point
  • 35+ feet: 0 points

What are Participation, Win and High Score Bonuses?

The Participation Bonus is based on the percentage of players in the club that play in the Clash. The Participation Bonus points will be added after the Clash winner has been determined.

  • 0 - 24.9%: 0 points
  • 25 - 49.9%: +40 points
  • 50 - 74.9%: +100 points
  • 75 - 99.9%: +175 points
  • 100%: +300 points

The club that wins a clash receives a win bonus (+500 points) that is added to their score for the event. The High Score bonus (+100 points) goes to the club with the highest-scoring player, and is counted before the winner of a Clash is decided.

What can my club earn from playing in a Club Event?

There are a number of new rewards a Country Club can earn in an Event, which are called CC Rewards and include:

  • A limited number of special MAX CC Rewards equipment with top in-game performance
  • Special limited-edition Tournament Tee Box markers to be used in CC tournaments
  • Special limited-edition Tournament Flags to be used in CC tournaments
  • Club Passes

Where do I view CC Rewards?

The full list of CC Rewards is on the Country Club Rewards tab in-game, showing which have been unlocked.

Who receives CC Rewards?

Most CC Rewards are awarded to all participating country club members, but some are only for members selected by the CC Owner, like the special MAX CC Rewards equipment. Unless otherwise noted, a single MAX CC Reward item is available for each event. WGT will contact the winning owner after the event and ask who in their club should receive the MAX CC Reward item.

When do I get my CC Reward?

CC Rewards are processed 24-48 hours after a Club Event is completed.

Turf Wars

What are Turf Wars?

Compete head-to-head against other WGT Country Clubs for fame, glory, coins, club experience, and Superpasses to help you in your next Club Event! In the Call-to-Arms phase, utilize Country Club Passes to unlock the Turf War. Once the Turf War has been activated, your club will be matched up against another club for one 24-hour Turf War. The club with the most total coins earned will win a Superpass and a large number of coins and Club XP, while the loser will earn a smaller amount of coins and Club XP.

What is the Call-to-Arms phase?

Each Turf War requires Country Club Passes to unlock, based on the size of your club. Each pass used during the Call-to-Arms phase counts toward the next Turf War, and once enough have been used, the Turf War can be activated. Once ready for activation, anyone in your club can click the Activate button on the Turf War tab to start a Turf War and match your club against another.

What are trophies?

Trophies indicate your club's success in Turf Wars. You earn trophies by winning Turf Wars, but you can also lose them. How do you determine which club you compete against in a Turf War? We compare your trophy count to other clubs and try to match you up with clubs with similar trophies. Defeating a club with more trophies than you can earn you even more trophies than normal!

How do I compete in a Turf War?

Once your Country Club is engaged in a Turf War, every Head-to-Head coin game is eligible to count. Participating requires a Club Pass, and the coins you win in that game count toward your club's total.

What can I win in a Turf War?

The winning club receives one extra Superpass to start the next Country Club Event and a bonus of 15% to Club XP earned in the Turf War. All participating members receive 2000 coins plus a 15% bonus to the coins they earned individually in the Turf War.

The losing club receives a 5% bonus to Club XP and participating members receive 200 coins plus a 5% bonus to the coins they earned in the Turf War.

In the unlikely event of a tie, both clubs will receive the 5% bonus to Club XP and each participating member receives 200 coins plus a 5% bonus to coins earned.

What happens if a Club Event starts before my Turf War ends?

If your club is in the Call-to-Arms phase, that phase will be paused until the Club Event ends, and then continue with all accumulated passes preserved. If your Turf War is activated, it will continue as normal, and you can access it via the Club Contests tab on the Country Club Homepage.

Tournaments

What are the types of tournaments available on WGT?

There are two main tournament formats on WGT - a closest-to-the-hole challenge, and stroke play:

Closest-to-the-hole challenge is based on getting a ball as close to the hole as possible in one shot, at each of the holes in the challenge (Unlimited Play).

Stroke play is based on the number of strokes played to complete a course (Unlimited and Single Play).

There are a variety of different tournament types in each format:

  • Sweepstakes Tournament - A sweepstakes tournament is one where all the players in the tournament qualify for a random drawing for prizes. The lowest score in the tournament is not guaranteed to be a prize winner. Prizes will be awarded to qualified players based on a random drawing.
  • Leaderboard Tournament - A Leaderboard tournament is one where the lowest score is the winner of the tournament. All prizes will be awarded based on the finishing place of the participants.
  • Ready-Go Tournament - Ready-Go tournaments are structured to have a maximum of 50 players per tournament. As soon as 50 players enter the tournament it will be closed for new entries and a new tournament with the same parameters will automatically be created for players to join.
  • Shot Clock Tournaments - Any of the tournaments listed above can be run with a Shot Clock timer restriction which will require the player to take their shot prior to the clock running out. If the shot is not taken in time a one-stroke penalty will be assessed to the player each time the clock runs out. Missing the clock timer three consecutive times on one shot will result in the game ending.

How do I know if I am eligible to play in the tournaments?

Sweepstakes: Anyone can play in the sweepstakes, but only players in the following countries are eligible to win prizes: United States, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, and South Korea. Please note that some restrictions apply and not all of these countries are eligible for all sweepstakes tournaments. See individual tournament rules for details.

Skill Contests (Leaderboard): Players in the following countries are eligible to play skill contest tournaments with prizes: United States, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, and Japan. Please note that some restrictions apply and not all of these countries are eligible for all tournaments. See individual tournament rules for details.

Do I need to buy anything to win?

No, there is no purchase necessary to win a prize at WGT. Certain tournaments may charge an entry fee, so please take a look at the relevant contest rules for the tournament you want to enter.

Can I win more than one prize?

Yes, you can win prizes in multiple tournaments. However, each person may use only one account to play WGT.

What if I suspect someone of cheating?

Anyone found cheating in the game will be removed from our member list and be made ineligible to win any prizes. Per our Terms of Use, players may use only one account to play WGT, and must play their own game in a tournament. To report a player, contact us.

Closest-to-the-Hole

What is a closest-to-the-hole challenge?

A closest-to-the-hole challenge is a 9-shot contest in which you receive a score after each shot based on your distance from the pin. There are penalty points if your ball lands in a hazard or off the green.

How does the scoring work?

Scoring is calculated by adding up your total distance from the flagstick with your shot on each hole plus any penalty points you may have incurred. The total after nine holes is your total score. The lower the score the better.

What are the penalties for hitting a bad shot?

You will be assessed score penalties for missing the green.

  • Fringe: +5 points
  • Fairway: +10 points
  • Light Rough: +15 points
  • Medium/Heavy Rough: +20 points
  • Cart Path: +25 points
  • Sand Trap: +30 points
  • Water: +40 points
  • Out of Bounds: +50 points

Is there a limited number of times I can play the game?

No, there is no limit to the number of times you can play a closest-to-the-hole challenge. However, you only need to play once to qualify for a sweepstakes drawing. If the closest-to-the-hole challenge is a tournament (leaderboard format), your lowest score counts towards the final results.

Do closest-to-the-hole challenge scores count towards my tier ranking?

No, closest-to-the-hole challenge scores do not count towards your tier ranking. Only stroke play tournaments, multiplayer rounds, and ranked rounds count.

Can I play with my friends?

Currently, closest-to-the-hole tournaments are single-player games only.

Stroke Play

What is Stroke Play?

A stroke play (skill contest) tournament is a tournament where the person with the lowest score wins. Each shot that a player takes during the round is counted and it totaled up at the end. All of the players who have entered the tournament will be competing against the players in their same tier.

What is a Ranked Round?

A ranked round is a stroke play round that will count towards calculating your tier. If you are playing a ranked round and you decide to quit, or you lose your internet connection your current game will be saved automatically. You will be prompted to continue your game or quit it the next time you begin a round.

What is a Practice Round?

A practice round is a stroke play round that does not count towards your tier ranking. In a practice round you have the ability to set the tees you play, the wind strength, the green speed and the number of holes you want to play.

How do you pay out tournament winners?

For tournaments where game credits are awarded, we will use a payout method that assigns a specific percentage of the overall purse to the top 70 finishers plus ties. The payout percentages are listed here:

Place% of Purse
1 18.000%
2 10.800%
3 6.800%
4 4.800%
5 4.000%
6 3.600%
7 3.350%
8 3.100%
9 2.900%
102.700%
112.500%
122.300%
132.100%
141.900%
151.800%
161.700%
171.600%
181.500%
191.400%
201.300%
211.200%
221.120%
231.040%
240.960%
250.880%
Place% of Purse
260.%800
270.770%
280.640%
290.710%
300.680%
310.650%
320.620%
330.590%
340.565%
350.540%
360.515%
370.490%
380.470%
390.450%
400.430%
410.410%
420.390%
430.370%
440.350%
450.330%
460.310%
470.290%
480.274%
490.260%
500.252%
Place% of Purse
510.246%
520.240%
530.236%
540.232%
550.230%
560.228%
570.226%
580.224%
590.222%
600.220%
610.218%
620.216%
630.214%
640.212%
650.210%
660.208%
670.206%
680.204%
690.202%
700.200%


Prizes will be awarded after all the players' scores are verified and approved by WGT. This can take up to 2-4 weeks after the end of a tournament.

How are ties handled?

In the event of a tie, the better scoring entrant between or among the tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final nine (9) holes of the Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final six (6) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final three (3) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest score for the 18th hole (9th for nine hole games) in such Game, and any remaining ties will be determined by identifying the lowest scoring entrant for each individual game hole, in sequence from 17th (8th for nine hole games) through to 1st, as is necessary to determine a winner, and if any ties remain at that point, the earlier-submitted entry between or among the tied entries will be deemed the better scoring entry.

If multiple people tie for a place, the percentages for those places will be added up and divided by the number of people who tied for the place. For example, if three people tie for 2nd place, the percentages for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place will be totaled up and divided by three. Each player would receive the same amount. 5th place will then get the correct 5th place percentage.

What are the payout rules if fewer than 70 players are entered?

If there are fewer than 70 players entered in a tier, the payout rules are as follows:

  • Credits will be paid out as normal to the winners as if there were 70 people in the tier.
  • For each position that doesn't exist, the credits will be put into a pool as unawarded.
  • Total up the credits that was awarded.
  • Calculate the percentage of the credits each person received that was awarded.
  • Give each person that percentage of the unawarded pool.

The entire tournament purse will be paid out regardless of how many entrants there are in the tournament.

Ready-Go Tournaments

What are Ready-Go tournaments?

Ready-Go Tournaments are structured to have a maximum of 50 players per tournament. As soon as 50 players enter the tournament it will be closed for new entries and a new tournament with the same parameters will automatically be created for players to join. Ready-Go tournaments are available for stroke play and Closest-to-the-Hole formats.

How do I access the Ready-Go Tournament page?

You can access the Ready-Go tournament page from the promo on the Tournament section. You can also access the Ready-Go tournaments from the game menu under the Tournaments section.

How many players can play in a Ready-Go tournament?

A maximum of 50 players can enter a Ready-Go Tournament.

What is the payout for a Ready-Go tournament?

WGT pays out 80% of the total purse in WGT Credits to the top 30 finishers in the tournament. The current payout table for Ready-Go Tournaments is:

Standing% of Purseexample 100 Cr entry fee, excluding ties
1st 15% (600 credits)
2nd 10% (400 credits)
3rd 7.5% (300 credits)
4th 6.25%(250 credits)
5th-10th 5% (200 credits)
11th-15th2.5% (100 credits)
16th-30th1.25% (50 credits)

Will I play against players from all tiers?

In "open" tournaments, players from all tiers will compete against each other with each player using the tee box that corresponds with their Tier. In "tier" tournaments, only players from that Tier (e.g. Pro) will compete against each other.

Which tee box will I play from?

You will play from the teebox that corresponds with your current tier.

How often are new tournaments created?

A new tournament will be created immediately after a tournament reaches the 50 player limit. There will always be a 50-player tournament ready to join.

Where can I see the Ready-Go tournaments I've played in?

From the Ready-Go tournament page you will see a link titled "See closed tournament results". Clicking that link will allow you to see all of the past tournaments and filter them to see the ones you have entered.

Are Ready-Go tournament winnings added to my Career Earnings?

Yes, Ready-Go tournament winnings will be added to your Career Earnings total.

How many tournaments can I enter at a time?

You will only be able to enter one instance of each Ready-Go tournament at a time. Once the tournament you are entered in is finished and prizes are paid out you'll be able to enter another instance of that Ready-Go tournament.

How long do I have to play my round?

For stroke play games you will have 12 hours after the tournament fills up to complete your round. For Closest-to-the-Hole games you will have 3 hours to complete your round. If you do not post a score within the timeframe you will be disqualified from the tournament.

How long will it take to receive credits if I win?

As soon as all players have posted a score or 12 hours after the last person entered the tournament it will automatically end and credits will be awarded based on the Ready-Go payout table listed above.

Country Club Tournaments

What are country club tournaments?

Country Club tournaments are a tournament format where members of the same country club can play in private tournaments against each other.

What types of tournaments can be created?

Single round stroke play tournaments and Closest to the Hole tournaments can be created on any course that is available for play in WGT. You can also select green speed, wind strength and hole locations.

Who can create tournaments for my country club?

Any current member of the country club is eligible to create a tournament for the club. How long do these tournaments last? The creator of the tournament can select between 24, 48 or 72 hour durations. When the time frame expires the tournament will end and credits and/or trophies will be awarded.

How do I create a tournament for my Country Club?

From your Country Club homepage you will see a button named CREATE CLUB TOURNAMENT. Click that button to start the creation process.

How do I access current or completed club tournaments?

You can go to your Country Club homepage to see the active or ended tournaments.

Does everyone in the club play from the same teebox?

No, each player will play from the tee that corresponds with the tier the player is in.

Is there a cost to play in a Country Club tournament?

It depends on how the tournament was created by the club member. When creating a tournament the club member will have the option to select if the tournament will be free-to-enter or pay-to-enter. Free-to-enter tournaments will be free for all club members. Pay-to-enter tournaments will require a credit fee as defined by the club member who creates the tournament.

What are the payout rules for a pay-to-enter tournament?

WGT will pay out 80% of the total purse to the winners of each tournament. The club member who creates the tournament has a couple options for the payout rules. They are:

  • Winner Take All: The Entrant who comes in first place will win the entire purse.
  • Top 3: 1st Place: 55% of the purse, 2nd Place: 30% of the purse 3rd Place: 15% of the purse
  • Top 10: 1st-10th place will receive a payout in the following percentages: 40%, 20%, 10%, 9%, 6%, 5%, 4%, 3%, 2%, 1%

Bracket Tournaments

What are Bracket tournaments?

Bracket tournaments will allow a specific number of players to enter a tournament and then compete against other players in two-player matches to move through the bracket to the eventual championship match. The tournament will continue until only two players remain. Those two players will play in the championship match and the winner will be the tournament champion. Games will be played as single-player games and will have a deadline for when the game must be completed or else the player will be withdrawn from the tournament.

How do I enter a Bracket Tournament?

Select the BRACKET option from the TOURNAMENTS menu to access the active bracket tournaments. Once you have selected a tournament to enter just click on the SIGN UP button to enter the tournament.

How will players be placed in the bracket before it starts?

Players will be added to the bracket in the order in which they enter the tournament. As soon as a bracket is filled up a new bracket tournament will be created.

What types of bracket tournaments will be available?

Currently only stroke play bracket tournaments are available but closest-to-the-hole brackets will be available soon.

What is the timing for each round of the bracket?

Typically each round in a bracket tournament will last 24 hours but they can vary. For the first round the 24-hour countdown timer will not start until the final player has entered the tournament.

What are the payouts if I win?

For a 16-player bracket the winner will receive 50% of the purse, 2nd place will earn 30% of the purse and the players who finish in 3rd and 4th place will each earn 10% of the purse. When brackets are available with 32 and 64 players, different payout structures will be used.

How will I know if I've moved on to the next round of the bracket?

When a bracket tournament round ends, the score for each player who completed the round will be displayed in the bracket. The player with the lower score will be the winner and will move on to the next round of the bracket. Additionally, players who will be playing in the next round will receive an email letting them know the new round is now active.

How are ties handled?

If two players post the same score in a match then the tie-breaker rules will be used to determine the winner of the match.

In the event of a tie, the better scoring entrant between or among the tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final nine (9) holes of the Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final six (6) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final three (3) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest score for the 18th hole (9th for nine hole games) in such Game, and any remaining ties will be determined by identifying the lowest scoring entrant for each individual game hole, in sequence from 17th (8th for nine hole games) through to 1st, as is necessary to determine a winner, and if any ties remain at that point, the earlier-submitted entry between or among the tied entries will be deemed the better scoring entry.

How do I know what courses will be played in a bracket tournament?

The courses that will be part of the bracket will be displayed at the top of the bracket in the game. All players playing in each round will play the same course with the same conditions.

What happens if my opponent or I don't complete a round?

If you are scheduled to play a round but do not post a score before the round ends then you will be eliminated from the bracket and your opponent will move on. If neither player completes the round then neither player will move on and the opponent in the next round will automatically win the match.

Does everyone in the club play from the same teebox?

In a tierless Bracket tournament you will play from the teebox that is associated with your tier. In a tiered Bracket tournament all players will play from the same teebox.

Set of the Week Tournaments

What are Set of the Week tournaments?

Set of the Week tournaments are tournaments where all players in the tournament use the same clubs to play the game. Since all players will be using the same clubs to play the tournament, the scores will represent a better test of skill.

Do I need to own specific clubs prior to playing in a Set of the Week tournament?

No, if you enter a Set of the Week tournament, when you get to the first tee, your player will be automatically equipped with the Set of the Week. You do not need to own any specific clubs prior to playing. The Set of the Week will be temporarily equipped so you can play the tournament with them. When you exit the tournament round, your previously equipped clubs will be returned.

Do I use my own golf ball to play Set of the Week tournaments?

Yes, you will play Set of the Week tournaments with your own golf ball.

Who decides what the Set of the Week is?

WGT will update the Set of the Week on a weekly basis.

Can my Country Club create Set of the Week tournaments?

Yes, you can create Set of the Week tournaments for your Country Club. If you do so, everyone who plays in the tournament will be equipped with the Set of the Week while playing the tournament.

Can Country Club Set of the Week tournaments be free-to-enter?

No, if you create a Set of the Week tournament for your club, it must be a Pay-to-Enter tournament.

Can I create my own Set of the Week?

No, not at this time. However, we would like to hear Set of the Week suggestions from you!

What happens if the Set of the Week changes while a tournament is still active?

When a tournament is published the Set of the Week is locked to that tournament. So if you create a 7 day tournament with a Set of the Week and then the Set of the Week changes, you will continue to play with the original set that was defined when the tournament was created.

How do I know what equipment is included in the Set of the Week tournament?

If a Set of the Week tournament is running, you will see a small icon with two golf clubs to designate it as a Set of the Week tournament. This image will be displayed next to the name of the tournament on the website and in the game client. Click on the icon to see the list of the clubs you will be using in the tournament.

Will scores shot with Set of the Week clubs count towards my average score?

No, scores posted in Set of the Week tournaments will not be factored into your average score or tier calculations.

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