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The Global tournament can be played by anyone at a Toptracer Range or with the World Golf Tour online game
Topgolf Unveils New Worldwide 9-Shot Challenge
Topgolf has announced a first-of-its-kind 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament, a brand new global competition that allows players to compete – from virtually anywhere.
The challenge is a cross-platform competition that connects in-person players from around the world at participating Toptracer Range locations and gamers of the World Golf Tour (WGT) online game as they vie for the top spot on global leaderboards.
The 9-Shot Challenge allows 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 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.
“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,” said Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle.
“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 takes place between Feb. 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 on the world-famous Pebble Beach by visiting participating Toptracer Range locations around the world or by downloading the free WGT by Topgolf mobile golf game, which has over 30 million users.
The top contenders in each tournament will be win great prizes including Callaway Golf clubs, golf balls, WGT memberships and more.
Future tournaments will provide access to other famous courses including Kiawah Island (Ocean Course), 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.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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