Upcoming Tourney Promises Fun, Thrills for Virtual Golfers

By Stowe, Brian | THE JOURNAL RECORD, June 27, 1996 | Go to article overview

Upcoming Tourney Promises Fun, Thrills for Virtual Golfers


Stowe, Brian, THE JOURNAL RECORD


Amateur golf tournaments have become a great way to promote businesses in a local area, and this Saturday Main St. Cyberhall and KTOK-1000 AM's Floppy Talk will be hosting the quintessential amateur golf tournament -- clubs, cappuccinos and green fees provided.

The only difference between this golf tournament -- and other more strenuous golf tournaments -- is that this one will all be done on networked computers.

"We did our very first gaming tournament with the guys from KTOK, and it was a lot of fun. We're looking forward to having them back," Gayle Fitzgerald, a manager at Main St. Cyberhall, said.

KTOK's Floppy Talk will be broadcasting live from Main St. Cyberhall during the tournament, and the first attendee of the tournament who can stump show hosts Bill Beesley and Todd McFall with a computer related question will get an undisclosed special prize. The show airs on KTOK 1000-AM every Saturday from 1-3 p.m., and has done a lot to boost computer interest in the Oklahoma City area.

"Our show Floppy Talk is growing every week. We are the No. 2 rated show for our time slot at this time, and soon to be No. 1," John Snyder, sales representative at KTOK, said. "Floppy Talk is the only show I know of that entertains, educates and helps the listeners when it comes to the subject of computers and the Internet."

Computers have revolutionized the way business is conducted, and they have now revolutionized golf. Finally, no more green fees, lost balls or third degree sunburns. Microsoft Golf 2.0 has made it easier and more fun to loaf at work. Microsoft's golf game has the added feature of PlayerNet that allows virtual-golfers to locally network their computers to play other's that have the game. Players can also send each other messages and announce that a game is getting started.

The Microsoft Golf Web page is located at http://www. …

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