Golden Tee LIVE 2009 goes on sale Aug. 4th, shipping in September

Shaggy July 30, 2008 1

I’ve been hearing a lot of hints floating around that there are a lot of big announcements coming from arcade companies this fall (in particular at the AMOA show) and from what I can tell without getting into many details (as I can’t at the moment since I don’t actually know many of the details), this fall is going to see some good changes along with many great games coming our way, making 2008 the best year for arcades this decade.

To start that off we have an update from Incredible Technologies regarding their flagship franchise, Golden

Golden Tee in 1989

Golden Tee in 1989

Tee. As you may know, the first Golden Tee came out in 1989 and they have been going strong ever since. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, IT is going to put GT2009 Live on sale next week on August 4th and the game will ship in mid-September. The new version of GT will sport some cool new features including Youtube Great Shot Replays where players can upload their shots to Youtube; customized clothing; Closest-to-the-Pin LIVE, a new tournament mode where players can win $50; the Hit List, which will bring new music to the game and will first feature the Dave Matthew’s Band; and new clubs from Callaway, Odyssey and Top Flite Equipment, considered to be the best golf club manufacturers in the world. On top of all this there are new courses as well as a player-designed course that we spoke of some time ago.

For more details, check out the press release after the break!

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2009 Golden Tee LIVE Updates Go On Sale August 4

20th Anniversary Edition Expected to Ship Mid-September

(July 29, 2008 – Arlington Heights, IL) The most-anticipated annual update in Golden Tee Golf’s long history is nearly here. The 2009 edition goes on sale Monday August 4 at 8:00 a.m. CDT. Operators are encouraged to get their orders in early to be assured of inclusion in the first shipment tentatively scheduled for mid-September.

No Golden Tee update has ever included so many new features. Besides 5 of the most breathtaking and challenging new courses ever created by award-winning designer Jim Zielinski, players will be introduced to:

Closest-to-the-Pin LIVE – a new feature that allows players to compete in fast-paced
9-hole/9-shot tournaments with a $50 top prize.
The Hit List – IT’s innovative way of introducing cool bands and new music while enhancing the Golden Tee experience – starring Dave Mathews Band!
YouTube Great Shot Replays – now players can share that incredible hole-in-one with the entire world!
Callaway, Odyssey and Top Flite Equipment – players will now have more new clubs and balls to use – from the best golf manufacturers in the world!
Crazy Customized Clothing – dress your player from head to toe in the most outrageous outfits ever!

All this and tons of 20th anniversary surprises await operators in the 2009 Golden Tee LIVE update.

2009 Golden Tee LIVE Update – On Sale Monday August 4, 2008, 8:00 a.m. CDT

To place an order operators should call their IT sales representative or the IT Sales Hotline at 800.262.0323 x 106.

For more information visits IT’s websites at and

One Comment »

  1. Brian Deuel August 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I think Golden Tee is another one of those “turning point” games, where arcades and street locations did a paradigm shift. This was the game that refreshed locations dulled and soured by too many fighting games, which were getting a bit long in the tooth by the mid 90s. We made MAD cash with GT; we were able to buy new kits just about every month due to the revenues pulled in by the game. Selling off previous years’ models (and other games; mostly refurbed classics), I made enough to open MY arcade. Funnily enough, GT didn’t do so well in my place. But I had to cater to kids; a story for another time…

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