Few arcade games — or any competitive video games, in general — offer such a lively multiplayer scene such as the one we can find with Golden Tee Golf. As we mentioned in another article, if anyone’s looking to make a career out of arcade gaming, his or her best bet is to look into Golden Tee Golf or Big Buck Hunter, which are games that have some of the biggest fan followings and standardized competitive scenes. The yearly Golden Tee Golf Championship offers talented players the opportunity to prove their worth and go toe-to-toe (or tee-to-tee) with some of the best players in the world in a tournament where the winner gets all; all, in this case being thousands of dollars worth of prize money.
The 2017 Golden Tee Championship was held in May and featured 64 of the world’s best Golden Tee Golf players battling it out for the title of best Golden Tee Golfer in the world, as well as a píece of the sweet, sweet $70,000 prize money. Starting in May 19th, the tournament opened with a Closest-to-the-pin welcome tournament where anybody — regardless of qualifying status — could pay the $20 entry fee and compete for a chance at winning over $3,000 in cash money. The day after the welcome tournament marked the beginning of the tournament’s qualifying matches which consisted of 5 course matches and through which the players would be divided in Gold and Silver brackets (32 players in each). Amidst many events and extra activities where competitor and attendees had lots of fun, the final match between competitors Joe Massara and Mark Stenmark duked it out for a shot at the big prize money. In the end, Stenmark was victorious over Massara and earned the $10,000 plus all the glory that stems from being the best Golden Tee Golfer in the world.
The video above shows all the matches that were held in the last day of the tournament, with the final fateful shot taken around the 4:57:34 mark.
With the 2017 tournament over, fans have the chance to turn their attention over to the new Golden Tee Golf 2018 which is expected to launch this year on September 25th. Alongside the release date, developer Incredible Technologies has also been releasing a steady stream of trailers and promotional material designed to hype up the new title, the most recent of which gives us a good look at the new features Golden Tee Golf 2018 offers too all its players:
In case you are not able to watch it, the video starts off by showing Golden Tee Golf’s logo, looking better than ever. Afterwards, the scene transitions into a showcase of its 5 new golf courses, including Royal Dubai, Mayfield Golf Club, Rhineland River Valley, Safari Dunes, and Calypso Key, as well as its 2 re-imagined courses: Mystic Hills and Rattlesnake Ridge. Moving on, the trailer transitions into a showcase of its new and improved features, including a new spin type, improved turning in casual play, a camera lock feature, new golf club sets with different stats, and more customization for your golfers which includes clothing, accessories, clubs, and other cosmetic improvements. Furthermore, the game also offers a wider selection of golf ball effects, as well as improved golfer animations for a more immersive experience. Golden Tee Golf 2018 also promises bigger revenues in its game modes, as well as timed release courses and a whole bunch of additional content which will make for an awesome experience all year long.
In case you’re interested, here are the preview trailers for each of the new courses:
Mayfield Golf Club
Rhineland River Valley
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