CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF(tm) 2000 GOES GOLD
Sports(tm) Prepares to Ship New Golf Simulation and "Hook" Players
on Improved Features
WA (May 9, 2000) — Sierra Sports(tm) today announced that PGA
Championship Golf ™ 2000, developed by Headgate Studios for the PC,
has gone gold and will land on retail shelves around the end of May, 2000.
PGA Championship Golf 2000 is the first golf simulation to offer both complete
Season and Career tour-style experiences while improving upon TrueSwing(tm)
3, the best real-time "smart" swing control feature offered in
the game genre.
are in our third generation with PGA Championship Golf 2000. In this new
version, we’ve listened carefully to our core audience, and implemented
the features and key improvements they wanted most," said Mike
Jacob, senior producer for Sierra Sports. "This product is a response to
what our customers asked for… plain and simple. Everyone involved in making
this game – from development to marketing – are avid golfers who live
to bring the best and most comprehensive computer golf experience to enthusiasts
and casual players alike. When we say ‘By Golfers, For Golfers,’
we really mean it."
are excited about this release of PGA Championship Golf because of the
elaborate season and career mode, new libraries for and improvements
to the Course Architect, and changes to TrueSwing that make
it parallel a real golf swing," said Vance Cook, president and founder
of Headgate Studios. "We’ve added some great
new features, but the rest of the game also
received a great deal of polish."
PGA Championship Golf 2000, Season and Career models accurately recreate
the experience of professional tour play. Players can now create extensive
tours and season events, detailed down to who makes the cut, while
tracking careers and earnings on an on-going basis. The product line’s
signature TrueSwing 3 "smart" swing feature has been enhanced with
better pace and tempo for realistic feel, control
and intuitiveness unmatched in computer
golf. Casual rounds will now become a little more exciting
with the addition of popular side games such as Nassau, Greenies and
Sandies. Other enhancements to PGA Championship Golf 2000 include
the addition of five new courses and improvements to the Course Architect,
ball physics, golfer models, golf course graphics and in-game camera
For more information on PGA Championship Golf 2000 including
screenshots or other materials, contact Michelle Stephens, Senior
Public Relations Manager for Sierra Sports, phone 425.649.9800 x5189
or email [email protected] PGA Championship Golf 2000
is scheduled to ship in May 2000 for Windows 95/98/2000, $29.95 MSRP.
Sports(tm) (www.sierrasports.com) brings the highest in quality, authenticity,
fun and addictive gameplay to fans of interactive recreational sports.
Upcoming titles from developers such as Dynamix(tm), Headgate Studios
and Sierra Sports Northwest include FIELD & STREAM(r) Trophy Bass(tm)
4, FIELD & STREAM(r) Trophy Big Game Hunting, PGA Championship
Golf(tm) 2000 and Professional Bull Rider 2.
in 1992, Headgate Studios develops the most innovative and technologically
advanced golf simulations available in PC gaming. President
and Founder Vance Cook has 13 years of experience in the golf genre
beginning with World Class Leaderboard(tm) for the Apple(r) II and Access
Software’s Links(tm) and Links(tm) 386 Pro. Headgate Studios, based
in Salt Lake City, Utah, began the PGA Championship Golf product line
with Front Page Sports(r): Golf, published by Sierra On-Line in 1997. Since
then, the company has designed and developed Sierra Sports Golf Pro
’98, PGA Championship Golf(tm) 1999 Edition and the upcoming PGA Championship(tm)
On-Line, Inc. (http://www.sierra.com/) is one of the original developers
and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and
productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global
leader in interactive content, and is one of the
world’s largest publishers of education,
entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard(r),
Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and Flipside.Com(tm)
are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning
titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary
of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications.
Championship Golf is a trademark owned by The PGA of America.