Topgolf Entertainment Group has announced a first-of-its-kind 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament, a global competition that allows players to compete virtually from almost anywhere in the world.
The 9-Shot Challenge will allow players to compete on virtual courses in a series of nine approach shots, testing their iron play skills, with the first tournament ranging in distances from 94-186 yards.
Whether playing online on World Golf Tour (WGT) or in person at participating Toptracer Range locations, players can see where they stand in real time as global leaderboards track progress throughout the tournament. Leaderboard standings will include country flags representing each player, providing visual representation to the true connection of communities around the globe through this competition.
Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle said: “Introducing innovative ways to access the game of golf and connecting communities through fun and technology-driven experiences is at the core of who we are as a brand. This is why we are thrilled to see the 9-Shot Challenge come to life across multiple Topgolf-enabled platforms. The ability to bring this competition to people in all corners of the world in a real-time, immersive event is a monumental milestone on our journey to connect people at the intersection of sports and technology, and we can’t wait to see this competition unfold.”
The first event of the 9-Shot Challenge tees off from February 6-14 on the virtual Pebble Beach Golf Links course, which players can access any time at Toptracer Range locations and on WGT. Competitors can join the challenge and put their skills to the test at Pebble Beach by visiting participating Toptracer Range locations across the world or by downloading the free WGT by Topgolf mobile golf game, which his played by over 30 million users. The top contenders in each tournament will be awarded a range of prizes, including Callaway clubs and balls, WGT memberships and more.
Future tournaments will provide access to other iconic courses, including Kiawah Island, Torrey Pines and Royal St George’s, among others. Additionally, future 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament events will be available not only at Toptracer Range locations and via the WGT online game, but also at select Topgolf entertainment venues.
To follow the tournament and see tournament rules, visit Topgolf’s 9-Shot Challenge site.