LONDON 20th September 2007 - SkillGround is powering through the back nine today after the announcement of the beta release of UTour Golf– a stunningly realistic online golf game that is free to play, whilst enabling players to put their money on the line and compete for cash prizes. The beta is now open at

“UTour Golf will change the landscape of online gaming by bringing a pro golf simulation with cash play to the mass market. The game looks and feels like the real thing, and is designed to be intuitive for players of all skill levels– everyone can play and anyone can win,” said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Media Inc.“The proven technology of our SkillGround platform ensures a fair environment for cash competitions with a transparent ranking system which makes UTour Golf fun for rookie and veteran players alike.”

UTour Golf provides players with a stunningly realistic golfing experience with game variables that include dynamic wind and weather conditions, variable pin and tee placements and even variable green speed and rough length. For golfers this is an experience that can only be replicated on the fairway.

For the online gaming community UTour Golf gives players the chance to ditch the cards and poker tables and begin playing for cash within a genuine sporting environment. Players can go head-to-head or take part in tiered tournaments, from Rookie to Legend, and UTour Golf’s automatic skill matching ensures that play is both fun and fair. The game will launch with three amazing courses inspired by golfing locations from around the world and offer multiple game rules including traditional stroke play and Stableford Plus.

To find out more about UTour Golf and this innovative new approach to gaming, visit


For further information please contact:

For general enquiries:

Michael Haines

Groove Games Limited

+353 1 480 6257

For media enquiries:

Dean Barrett or Mark Ward


T 020 7421 7600


About SkillGround

SkillGround is Groove’s online game technology platform that provides a safe, secure environment for cash and free online gameplay. A variety of retail-quality titles are available at for free download, and most of the major gaming genres are included. SkillGround assigns all players a skill ranking to facilitate fair competition, and offers a selection of gameplay modes for free and cash play. UTour Golf is the latest addition to SkillGround, and is currently in beta.

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About Groove

Groove Games Limited, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a subsidiary of Groove Media Inc. which is based in Toronto, Canada. Groove is a global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. For more information, visit

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