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The Golf Club 2019 joins forces with The PGA Tour

The PGA TOUR returns to gaming in an exciting new way this summer when a comprehensive PGA TOUR Career Mode is integrated into the award-winning “The Golf Club” franchise for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC platforms. Through a licensing agreement with Canadian developer HB Studios, the career mode in “The Golf Club 2019” takes a player on an authentic journey through Q-School, the Web.com Tour and a 32-tournament PGA TOUR season, including the FedExCup Playoffs, to become the FedExCup Champion. As players progress and complete challenges, they will attract sponsors who will offer rewards for continued success.

Launching in August, “The Golf Club 2019” will feature six precise replicas of renowned TPC courses: Summerlin, Scottsdale, Sawgrass, Southwind, Deere Run and Boston. The PGA TOUR and HB Studios will continue to support the golf videogame community into the future by adding authentic tournament courses and ensuring the best possible play experience for fans of the sport.

“We are so excited for the launch of The Golf Club 2019 featuring the PGA TOUR that highlights some of our best tournaments,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Licensing. “This will allow our fans to take the same path to the PGA TOUR by earning their card through the Web.com Tour. Additionally, this will give gamers the opportunity to play under the same tournament conditions that our players face week in and week out. We are thrilled with this partnership.”

“We are absolutely ecstatic and proud to be an official licensee of the PGA TOUR, one of the most prestigious sports organizations in the world,” said Alan Bunker, CEO of HB Studios. “This further validates that HB Studios has the number one golf video game on console and PC platforms. With the inclusion of PGA TOUR content and the support of this fantastic organization, it will elevate our game even higher and provide our users with an even more authentic video game golfing experience.”

PGA TOUR Career Mode – Users will begin their career in the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament, the start of a journey to become a PGA TOUR member. Finishing in the top 75 in this event qualifies for entry into the Web.com Tour. In a streamlined season, users will have multiple ways of advancing to the PGA TOUR to begin their professional career. Finishing in first place in three of the six events will automatically earn a PGA TOUR card for early promotion. Finishing in the top 25 on the money list after the six events will also earn early promotion to the PGA TOUR. Once on the PGA TOUR, users will join the PGA TOUR and compete for the FedExCup over 32 events. Throughout each PGA TOUR season, not only will they compete for the top spot on the leaderboards, they will be working to achieve sponsorship goals for in-game rewards and competing against rivals.

Rivalries – Once on the PGA TOUR, a player’s skills are noticed, leading to a rivalry with another player on TOUR. Over the following events they will compete head-to-head to prove who is the better player, not only on the leaderboard but also statistically. Players will compete for points in Number of Strokes, Front 9 Score, Back 9 Score, Birdies or Better, No Bogey Round, Best Hole and Worst Hole. The first player who reaches 20 points overall wins the rivalry and the bragging rights before moving on to the next challenge.

Sponsor Goals – On the road to the FedExCup Playoffs, a player will attract the attention of various sponsors, who will offer an opportunity to represent their brand while completing challenges throughout each season. The better the performance, the more attention a player will draw from sponsors. A player will have to manage partnerships and challenges for rewards. Each sponsor comes with three levels where a player will have to complete 1-3 challenges to receive a reward.

Licensed Courses – Throughout the PGA TOUR Career Mode, players will experience some of the most well-crafted user generated courses, as well as the authentic PGA TOUR tournament courses: TPC Summerlin (home of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open), TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course (Waste Management Phoenix Open), TPC Sawgrass’ THE PLAYERS Stadium Course (THE PLAYERS Championship), TPC Southwind (FedEx St. Jude Classic and future home of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Championship), TPC Deere Run (John Deere Classic), and TPC Boston (Dell Technologies Championship).

Check out the official website to keep up to date with all the news on The Golf Club 2019.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour course shortage woes

If you’ve been playing the newly released Rory McIlroy PGA Tour game, then you would have no doubt of noticed the lack of courses on offer.

Only 12 courses are available at launch, with only eight of those being real-world locations.

But fear not, fellow golfers, EA will be releasing DLC.

“Paid DLC” I hear you cry “that’s bull plop! I aint paying for courses that should have been included in the game at launch!”

Well worry not, my angry friends, EA have promised free content updates post-launch, as seen here in this tweet:

PGA Tour EA Tweet

Furthermore, in a forum post on Operation Sports back at the beginning of July, designer Justin Patel indicated that this latest iteration of PGA Tour will be a platform rather than a annual iteration, with content being added to it as and when it’s developed.

Operation Sports Forum EA PGA Tour

It all sound like a bright future for the title, though sharing this information more freely may have held the wolves at bay come reviewing the launch product, eh EA?

TiX Podcast: Where Have All The Demos Gone

Welcome to the official This is Xbox Podcast.

Your hosts Greg Giddens and Neale Jarrett are here to take you on an audio journey of Xbox game impressions and opinions, bad jokes, Xbox news, worse jokes, guest interviews, really terrible jokes, and a fortnightly competitive challenge.

Beware of strong language, and awful, awful jokes.

In this episode the pair spend a little over an hour entertaining you with a discussion about Battlefield: Hardline, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and Sleeping Dogs, as well as covering a little bit of news, making bad jokes, and introducing the regular sections Challenge and Email Q&A.

If you want to send us a question or topic for the Email Q&A section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com


Intro music:
Pump Sting By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Section music:
Welcome to the Show By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Challenge clip music:
Monkeys Spinning Monkeys By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


EA Sports PGA Tour 15 – E3 2014 Trailer


EA has finally shown some new footage for the first next-gen PGA Tour Golf game on Xbox One. It is minus Tiger Woods (as already known for some time *cough cough* mutual split).

Watch the official EA SPORTS PGA TOUR E3 Trailer below now to experience Golf Without Limits. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, available Spring 2015, will be the first EA SPORTS title to utilize the power of the Frostbite 3 engine.

Don’t be alarmed by the crashing ship as the next title in the worlds best golfing franchise now has Fantasy Courses for 2015 and you’ll likely be playing in some truly stunning, yet unreal locations. I don’t think this element has featured since 2005!

PGA Tour 2015 will be released in the Spring next year.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Now On Kinect Trailer

EA SPORTS Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13, now on Kinect Trailer is available to view below. For the first time ever, you get to play golf on your Xbox 360 without a controller and using the power of Kinect’s voice control you get to play Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 in a whole new unique way!

Better bring your swing! The newest instalment in the popular Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise is out on Friday 30th March 2012 and better with Kinect on the Xbox 360.

Look out for our review soon.