The PGA TOUR’s GOLF+ virtual reality golf game will feature PGA TOUR courses, beginning at TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass in early 2023.
The PGA TOUR and GOLF
The PGA TOUR and GOLF+, the world’s first virtual reality golf game, announced a long-term agreement making GOLF+ the “Virtual Reality Golf Game of the PGA TOUR.”
The agreement also includes the creation of new gaming experiences on the PGA TOUR, where GOLF+ players will be able to enjoy exclusive interactive content and features related to real PGA TOUR tournaments.
Using a Meta Quest virtual reality headset, GOLF+ users will be able to compete on select TPC Network golf courses and other PGA TOUR courses, beginning with TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass in early 2023.
These PGA TOUR gaming experiences will offer players exclusive in-game competitions. Additional tournament courses will be added to the roster of world-class GOLF+ facilities in the coming years.
“The PGA TOUR is thrilled to partner with GOLF+, the leading golf game in the emerging virtual reality gaming market,” said Len Brown, general counsel and executive vice president of licensing for the PGA TOUR. The GOLF+ VR platform is a cutting-edge way to play the sport that appeals to players and golfers of all skill levels, and an innovative way to play golf and grow the game globally. The TOUR will support the partnership by offering new courses, ShotLink with CDW data, driving ranges and video of PGA TOUR events.
GOLF+ will have the right to use PGA TOUR trademarks, advertising rights in TOUR media and on TOUR partner platforms, as well as content and video rights that will allow GOLF+ to create unique in-game experiences.
Ryan Engle, co-founder and CEO of GOLF+, said, “We look forward to partnering with the PGA TOUR as it gives us the opportunity to present unprecedented interactive VR tournament experiences to our players.” “We are both committed to using innovative technologies and interactive experiences to reach new golfers around the world and advance the game we love.”
Golfers and other athletes who have joined GOLF+ as investors include Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, Tom Brady, Steph Curry and Mike Trout.
“In addition to having one of the best VR sports studios in the world, GOLF+ will give fans a new way to be entertained by the thrills of the PGA TOUR,” said Rory McIlroy. “This generation has the power to attract new people to the sport of golf and also adapt the way players and golfers across the industry experience the PGA TOUR.”
“As a child I usually dreamed of getting at the PGA TOUR and checking out my sport in opposition to the ropes in opposition to the high-quality gamers within the global,” introduced Jordan Spieth. “It’s notable that amateurs and aspiring Tour pros can use this platform to get a flavor of what it’s miles want to compete on the PGA TOUR.
Designed to supplement traditional golf, the GOLF+ VR enjoy gets rid of the standard boundaries, which includes time constraints, inexperienced prices and climate, to permit users to play each time, everywhere.
For those who have by no means picked up a membership inside the real global, it gives a pressure-loose way to research, play and practice at their personal pace. Golf fans will revel in sensible physics and recreation of a number of the arena’s maximum iconic guides.
Less than a year after its launch, hundreds of thousands of golfers have played more than six million rounds on the platform.
GOLF+ is available on Meta Quest 2
GOLF+ is available on the Meta Quest 2 platform for $29.99. The game includes Topgolf, original courses and a miniature golf experience called Pro Putt.
Players can add the famous Pebble Beach, Pinehurst #2, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Wolf Creek Golf Club as in-app purchases. GOLF+ offers single and multiplayer options, making it ideal for solo training or group play.
PGA and Web3
The PGA Tour entered the NFT space with Sorare and Autograph.
Golf.com initially announced the news of golf’s NFT.
And then, The PGA TOUR and Tom Brady’s NFT sports and entertainment marketplace, Autograph, announced a long-term agreement to create a comprehensive NFT platform of “digital collectibles” for golf fans.
Together, the PGA TOUR and Autograph will create a digital collectibles platform that will draw from TOUR competition video, data and images and other competition-related components.
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