IT Ships Golden Tee Live 2018, Updates Over 10,000 Cabinets And Announces Awesome Draw Winners

Posted On: 10/26/2017

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VERNON HILLS, IL -- Golden Tee 2018, the latest software update for Incredible Technologies' Golden Tee Live platform, began shipping on Sept. 26 to amusement machine operators in the U.S. and Canada. Operators updated more than 10,000 videogame cabinets on location in less than three weeks, according to the manufacturer.

Golden Tee 2018 introduces five challenging 18-hole golf courses and several player customizations and game formats. IT said that players across the country have flocked to the updated games to try their hand at the new courses and customize their golfers.

This year, the new Golden Tee doesn't stop once the update has been installed. IT has announced time-released content that will be automatically activated throughout the year. On Nov. 1, new balls and club sets will be available for purchase and a fourth Spin type called "release" will be added to the Spin selection that gives players more control on where their ball lands after a shot. In addition, holes from the 2018 courses will be added to Closest to the Pin and Money Shot game modes.

"The new features on Nov. 1 are just the tip of the iceberg", said IT vice-president of amusements Don Pesceone. "In the coming months we will automatically release two more 18-hole courses, bringing this year's total to 7 new courses.  We will also release all new tee positions in the spring, making the 2018 courses feel like brand new all over again."

Releasing content over time is expected to keep player interest high throughout the year, Pesceone explained. "We believe that delivering new features and surprises over the life of the update will attract players to the game like never before.  Everyone loves new stuff, and GT 2018 has a lot of it," he said.

IT once again offered a chance for machine owners to enter Awesome Draw, a drawing that awards more than $10,000 in prizes. Operators were automatically entered if they preordered updates for all of their online games. "We appreciate the confidence operators show in IT and Golden Tee each year," Pesceone said. "Awesome Draw is a way to give back to our loyal customers."

Awesome Draw prizes ranged from gift cards and T-shirts to Full Kits and Showpiece games. Here is the list of Awesome Draw winners and prizes: