(February 18, 2021– LINCOLNSHIRE, IL) Incredible Technologies is proud to announce a long-term licensing agreement with the PGA TOUR. The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition, an officially licensed golf simulation arcade game, is set to launch in the spring of 2021 to commercial locations across North America.
“We are thrilled to expand the Golden Tee universe and make the PGA TOUR an integral part of a game that millions have enjoyed across the past three decades,” Elaine Hodgson, President and CEO of Incredible Technologies said. “This alliance will offer exciting new ways to play along with innovative technology that will bring the game to new heights.
Golden Tee is celebrating its 33rd year in 2021, having debuted in 1989. Since its inception, it has become a fixture in restaurants, bars and arcades across the world.
The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will deliver the game in 4K graphics on a new, state-of-the-art cabinet. Included on the cabinet will be a refined control panel, touchscreen, Near-Field-Communication (NFC) device for contactless login and payments, LED lighting, cupholders and more.
“We have spent years researching and designing a cabinet for the needs of both today and tomorrow,” Golden Tee co-creator and Vice President of Engineering Larry Hodgson said. “As a leader in the arcade and amusement industry for many years, our goal has always been to enhance and improve the user experience and push.”
For the first time in the game’s history, players will have the ability to tee off on some of golf’s most celebrated courses. The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will launch with three licensed PGA TOUR courses along with catalog of Golden Tee-original designs. Yearly updates that will provide more courses and features will also be available in the future.
Using real course topography data, Incredible Technologies has rebuilt all licensed PGA TOUR courses to ensure they are detailed representations of the designs in real life.
The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will feature updated commentary from legendary broadcaster Jim Nantz, a partner of Incredible Technologies since 2005. He will be joined by professional golfer and announcer Peter Jacobsen, whose relationship with Golden Tee stretches back more than two decades.
“Golden Tee is a great addition to our PGA TOUR licensee family”, says Len Brown, Chief Legal Officer and EVP Licensing & Merchandising. “They have a broad reach and we look forward to seeing how our golf courses challenge their players.”
Along with an abundance of ways for players to compete on the new courses, the Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will introduce a refined presentation, new equipment, and the all-new Club Pass—a progression system that will award players virtual clothing and equipment as they play.
“We are just getting started,” Vice President of Amusements and Project Director Adam Kramer said. “While the combination of a new cabinet along with some of the most famous courses in all of golf will provide an incredible foundation, we have a long-term vision of growing the platform and our audience.”
For additional information or to preorder, visit amusement.itsgames.com or contact your sales rep. You can also visit GoldenTee.com or follow GT on most social media platforms @GoldenTee.