2005 Golden Tee World Championship Dates Announced
The 4th annual Golden Tee World Championship - the first major tournament to be held on the new Golden Tee LIVE platform - is scheduled for November 13-15 at Friday's Front Row in Orlando, Florida. The 2005 edition of the most prestigious tournament in on-premise entertainment pits a 16-man U.S. team against a 16-man international team as they compete for the coveted World Championship Cup.
In a stunning upset last year, the international team beat Team USA by the smallest of margins, 24 1/2 to 23 1/2, winning the Cup and shocking the world of video golf.
The international team is composed of players from Canada, the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Each country conducts their own qualifier and sends players to Orlando all expenses paid.
According to Gary Colabuono, Golden Tee maker Incredible Technologies' director of marketing, Team USA online qualifying has already surpassed last year's quick start. The top 72 online qualifiers will be invited to Atlanta for the live Team USA qualifier in October.
Golden Tee operators are getting into the spirit of competition too. Maria Ruth, marketing and promotions director for goldenteecontest.com, a Baltimore/DC-area amusement company with 42 Golden Tee LIVE locations, said that her company is paying the way to Atlanta for any player who qualifies on their machines.
Besides the team competition, all 32 players will vie for the title of World Champion and the $15,000 check that goes with it.
For more information on the 2005 Golden Tee World Championship, and details regarding the online and live qualifying for Team USA, visit the official tournament website at www.goldentee.com.