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How To Shoot Low Scores On WGT - World Golf Tour Tips

Updated on January 24, 2012

On this page we look at how to shoot low scores when playing WGT online. WGT or World Golf Tour as it is known is an online golf game that has taken the internet by storm. But how do players shoot such low scores, how can you bring down your average and win some tournaments? This article will give you all the tips and help you need in order to shoot low scores when playing WGT.

World Golf Tour is the internets most realistic online golf game. The graphics and game play are second to none. There is an online community of thousands that play this game everyday. But some of the players can shoot incredibly low scores on a regular basis, how do they do this? Do they use cheats or are they playing the game fairly? Well that is what we are going to look at here. How can you bring down your average and shoot low scores on WGT?

Spend Money To Make Money On WGT

One of the main reasons that players are able to shoot low scores on World Golf Tour is because of their equipment. When you play the game you are given a starter set of clubs and balls. These are just the basic clubs, you can upgrade to better equipment. To do this however you need credits. Credits are valued at $1 for 100. You can purchase credits or you can win them or earn them. The fact is that if you want the best equipment you need to pay for it. Most players recommend making a small deposit to get some credits, then buy some decent clubs and then win credits in the games and tournaments you can take part in.

So what clubs should you be looking for and how much do they cost? Well a top of the range driver such as the Taylor Made R11 will cost you 1,695 credits or $16.95. However this will on average hit the ball 57 yards further than a basic driver. Plus it will be more accurate and more forgiving. The irons are the same, if you splash the cash you will hit the ball further and with more control. Irons also give you more spin if you pay more for them, this makes it easier to control your shots and get close in to the pin.

Putters are also important, ones with a slow meter speed are often very valuable, but also feel and accuracy are important. Equip your bag with the best clubs you can afford and you will see your scores coming down.

Another very important element of WGT is the balls. The basic balls do not fly far and are hard to control. If you spend money and buy a good pack of ball then you can hit the ball further, add more spin and gain far greater control of your shots. Again though balls are not cheap, for a top of the range Callaway ball you are looking at over $1 per ball, so if you hit a few into the water this will be an expensive round. All the players who shoot really low scores though use these balls and if you want to compete you must spend your credits.

Tips For Low Scores On WGT

So now hopefully you have the correct equipment, how exactly do you use it? First of all you need to learn all the courses off by heart. The best way of doing this is picking one course and just playing it over and over again. Let’s take Bethpage Black as an example. This is a difficult course, but when you learn course management your scores will start to tumble. For instance, hole 4, the short par 5. The green is often reachable in two shots even from the back tees. However, the chances of getting anywhere near the hole on your second shot are very slim. Chances are you are going to leave yourself a tricky third from the long grass or the bunker. So with your second shot just lay up around 70 yds short of the green. Now you can play a wedge into the green. You want to be hitting your wedge at least 90%, this will give you more control over the shot.

As you play the courses you will learn which shots you should be playing. Some holes are deceiving, it may say you have 150yds to the hole, but on some holes this may be misleading, you hit a 150yd club and go 50 ft past the flag or come up short of the green. Learn these shots and get used to playing them, then the shot you need play will become second nature.

Another major factor in shooting low scores on WGT is hitting the dreaded ding. There is no real key to this other than practice. If you play a round where you hit every ding then chances are you are going to shoot very low scores. The trick is to hit it as often as possible and when you do miss it only miss it by a small amount. One factor that can ruin a round is meter glitches, more often that not this is down to your personal computer and nothing to do with WGT. It is very frustrating but by playing on a fast computer that runs smoothly you will find there will be less annoying glitches that ruin your swing.

The Final Word On WGT

Some players have accused others of cheating. Most people would agree that there are cheats on WGT but the fact is they are few and far between. The top players do not use cheats, yes they shoot scores that can boggle the mind but when you play with these players you see that it is down to skill rather than cheats. Players who do use cheats on WGT are soon found out and removed from the game.

The fact is that World Golf Tour is not the perfect game, but it is as close as we will get at the moment. Players who shoot low scores on WGT do it because they practice and dedicate lots of time to the game. Anyone who plays WGT is capable of shooting low scores and winning tournaments, all it takes is patience and practice. Hopefully this article will have given you some idea as of how to shoot low scores, admittedly there is nothing to special on this page, it’s just sticking to the basics and learning the courses. Do that and you will see your average start to tumble as you work your way through the tiers on WGT.

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      Andrew Turner 

      3 months ago

      All that is written assumes that all players with the same equipment are treated equally by WGT!

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      jack shilson 

      7 months ago

      How can a tour pro possibly have an averag score of 150 without sandbagging. How do I cancel game with him without losing my coins?

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      john 

      8 months ago

      hi, i have received six set bonus pro boxes in the sponsor play, i play on a mini ipad 4 i can,t open these boxes and i cannot continue play ither i have to shut down every time i get a bonus and i lose sponsor time. some bonus eh!!! what a joke the support team don,t even reply back, why design a game without answers??

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      Elizabeth 

      9 months ago

      I have purchased two drivers and they took my coins but when I hit the club selection there are none there. Still 3 we only. Am I missing something

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      David brengartner. (tingrin9753) 

      17 months ago

      I initially paid for my avatar but now I seem to have one like everyone else. Why am I not able to choose another avitars or better yet get the one I paid for back

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      David kretzschmar 

      18 months ago

      The survey option for credits no longer works on my kindle fire. What happened?

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      James 

      5 years ago

      Best game on the web

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      RANDALL SCHMITZ 

      6 years ago

      I am learning as fast as I can but it would be nice to have help on the greens like your putter pal especially for ones that are on pc for the first time till they get use to the greens after awhilethen they can help others out

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      AlexBorgesjr 

      6 years ago

      I haven't found any cheats, now sandbaggers yes.I think the Idea of weather changing and teeing your own golf ball are good, another one is create your own avitar player, keep it looking pro but allow for height , facial hair, color of skin, sunglasses, caps, weight.make him you. also a putting green for putting ,chippin , pitching,flopping, and last but not least be able to watch matches of players if they don't mind and charge 10 credits half to the game half to the players. and move the pins around weekly let the players vote on pin placements.

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      Dale 

      6 years ago

      I have been playing wgt for I believe two years now, it has been a tough road to go at times. Love the game, but it could be made a bit more interesting by adding rain that comes in all of a sudden, or having your avatar tee up there own ball, if set appropriately = a better shot, and having to put a glove on and off during tee off and putting. Just food for thought?

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