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The Golf Club 2019

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Developer: HB Studios
Release Date: Aug. 2018

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'The Golf Club 2019' (ALL) Adds CBS/Sky Sports Broadcaster As Co-Commentator

by Rainier on July 19, 2018 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT

The Golf Club games deliver an authentic, realistic experience coupled with a powerful and comprehensive award-winning course designer which allows players to create brand new courses and share them cross-platform with others.

The Golf Club 2019 is this year’s sequel to The Golf Club 2 and comes with a whole host of new content and features across all aspects of the game, from single player to online play and the award-winning course designer, making it the deepest and most comprehensive golf game yet.

The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR 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.

For the first time in the history of the franchise, this year's iteration of the golf game will include commentary from a professional, world renowned broadcaster.

Australian Luke Elvy will add supporting commentary to the game's all-new PGA TOUR Career Mode, utilising all his expertise from his 20 years of experience commentating for the likes of CBS and Sky Sports.

Luke Elvy is a veteran broadcaster of almost 20 years. The Australian started in media in 1994 as a cadet reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and moved across to Television in 2000 to coincide with the Sydney Olympics. After a decade with Fox Sports, Luke became the front man for golf where he anchored Australia’s biggest events alongside Ian Baker-Finch. A few years after he made the transition to the PGA TOUR where he commentates on between 15-20 events annually with CBS, Sports, Sky Sports, PGA TOUR LIVE & Radio.

Key Features:

  • An all-new deep and challenging single player Career Mode. Work your way through the ranks to become the number one golf professional in the world.
  • In addition to the library of 170,000 existing user-created courses which everyone can play, The Golf Club 2019 will include a selection of real-world courses intricately mapped using high detail terrain data.
  • New play modes: Alt-Shot and Skins have been added in response to popular demand!
  • Online Matchmaking brings a new streamlined experience to The Golf Club franchise for competitive play. Compete on any of the approved and official courses in a round of Head to Head Match Play, 2-4 player Stroke Play, Alt-shot or Fourball Team Play, or put your virtual currency on the line in wager matches featuring Skins.
  • Private Matches give the full benefits of Matchmaking with control over who is invited to play, the course played, round format used and additional conditions for each match.
  • Massively expanded upon Character Editor. A vast array of new character customization options including licensed apparel and brand integration for the first time in a TGC game, new club heads, and adjustable character height and weight options.
  • Enhanced Online and Solo Societies. Grow your members, upgrade your Clubhouse, run tournaments and earn virtual currency. Society owners can now add others as Admins, entry requirement settings allow Society owners to set specific criteria, and event entries can now be determined by results and standings from previous events.
  • Completely overhauled UI, offering a fresh new look across the game experience.
  • The award-winning Course Designer just gets bigger and better! Design, build and share your courses online using cutting edge procedural generation or get intimate with the powerful terrain editing tools. New features include optimized autofill options when drawing splines and painting surfaces, tree rotation plus many new objects in the extensive library of 400+ props for designers to create with.
  • Cross-platform sharing of user-designed courses remains a core feature. Design on your platform of choice and share your course with your friends on another platform.
  • Integration of SpeedTree technology for the first time in a TGC game ensures even higher visual quality gameplay than before.
  • Many rendering and special effects updates including optimized dynamic shadows, many more visual details between club, ball and surfaces, and much more.
  • Further improvements to the ball physics for added realism and accuracy.
  • Improvements to the crowd system including seated spectators for added authenticity.
  • Improved swing mechanic and user feedback. The swing feedback sees a completely new look with well-defined and informative detail about what is happening on each shot, split into a number of feedback mechanics.

The Golf Club 2019 will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC in August 2018.


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