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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WILLIAM "TOMMY" GARDENHIRE GRABS TOP SPOT ON GLOBAL VR GOLF TOURNAMENTS
For Immediate Release - June 10, 2003, San Jose, CA - William Gardenhire, known as Tommy to his friends, has been an avid video golfer for the past seven years. A six time national video golf qualifier, Tommy now finds himself on the top of the heap of GLOBAL VR's EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF Tournaments. Winner of GLOBAL VR's February Timber Hill and April Scorpion Ridge Tournaments, Gardenhire has found his video golf pastime turning into quite a lucrative endeavor.
A regular at San Antonio Texas' Rod Dog Saloon, Gardenhire was asked what he found appealing about the EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF. His response was, "The graphics are great, and the game play is more like real golf, as opposed to cartoon golf." He went on to comment, "The prize money is very good. I see much more money in the PGA TOUR® [game] long-term."
"Top prize for each monthly tournament champion is $5,000.00," stated Milind Bharvirkar, GLOBAL VR President. "We wanted our tournament program to give pros something to really brag about! We also wanted to deliver a video golf experience that everyone could enjoy. It's clear we hit our mark with EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF."
GLOBAL VR introduced EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF in August 2002, and began running tournaments in February 2003. Their prize pool has increased from $10,000 to $25,000 per month with an unprecedented grand prize of $5,000.
Distributors and operators needing information about EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, or other GLOBAL VR product should contact their local GLOBAL VR distributor or GLOBAL VR at 1-408-597-3400 or www.globalvr.com
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Global VR is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. With an exploding home gaming market, Global VR is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and trigger a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. Global VR has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) and Infogrames (NASDAQ :IFGM) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS PGA TOURŪ GOLF, Beach Head and Incoming.
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