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"World Golf Tour": How to Prevent Swing Meter Glitches and Lag

In this article, we look at the problem of the swing meter glitch in WGT. The swing meter problem is one that has plagued WGT since the early days. So here we look at some suggestions for improving the meter when you play on World Golf Tour.

This is not a page with a swing meter cheat on, it is just to help you play the game properly. The meter stutter really can ruin a game on WGT, so hopefully, this helpful guide will sort out your problems and get you swinging nice and smooth once more.

WGT is the most realistic golf game that you will find anywhere on the internet. The game uses some wonderful graphics and cutting edge technology to make this one of the most played games on the net. However, if you are having meter problems it will ruin the entire game for you. So now let’s take a look at what you can do about it.

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Is WGT Down?

So, first of all, it would be good to analyse exactly where the problem lies. When we talk about a swing meter glitch we are talking about the little bar at the bottom of the screen that moves when you take a shot. The idea is to click your mouse at the exact time the meter moves over the sweet ding spot. To do this you want a nice smooth meter. If it stutters or jumps it is almost impossible to hit the ding and play an accurate shot.

The fact is that if you browse the forums on WGT you will see literally hundreds of players complaining about jumpy meters, lag, stutter, glitches and a whole host of other problems. So is WGT to blame for this? Well quite simply, no! They spend hours working on the meter and have produced a piece of technology that in the right conditions will run perfectly every time. That is the key though, it has to be in the right conditions.

So basically, when you see a glitch on the swing meter, it is because there is a problem with your computer. For everything to run smoothly you need a fast system where there are going to be no external factors causing the meter to jump or stutter. The people at WGT can do nothing to control what is going on on your computer while you play the game. So how can you control the environment that you play in?

Controlling the Swing Meter

Some people claim there are cheats for WGT and a swing meter cheat. This, however, is not how good players shoot low scores. They simply have good quality computers that rarely glitch when playing the game.

So how can you make sure that you are one of these players and thus increase your chances of hitting the ding? Well, first of all, it will depend upon what type of computer you are playing on. The general feeling is that a desktop will perform far better than a laptop, there are of course exceptions to the rule but generally speaking if you have a desktop you are better using that for playing this game.

Server Issues

Another issue that can affect the performance is the server. If there are large amounts of people playing the game and people using the internet at the same time, it can sometimes slow things down a little. Not everyone subscribes to this particular theory but if you play at quiet times of the day you do seem to find there are fewer glitches.

The most important thing to consider when playing on WGT is to make sure you have no programs running in the background. Streaming music, downloading files or worst of all running scans will severely enhance the likelihood of jumps and glitches in your swing. Even having windows open in the background that may auto-refresh at the wrong moment can cause a lag in the meter.

So the best way to make sure you will have a nice smooth ride is to make sure you close everything down, make sure your computer is performing to the best of its ability, play on a desktop and try playing when there is going to be less demand for the game.

Other Methods for Slowing Down the Meter

Aside from all the technical advice, there are other ways to help improve your game and increase your chances of hitting the ding. Again, we are not talking about a swing meter cheat but there are things in the game you can do to slow the meter down.

Many of the clubs and balls you can use will slow it down. If you visit the pro shop and view the clubs in any detail, you will notice they have a meter speed on them. The slower this is the easier it will be to hit a good shot.

If you purchase balls to play with, you can buy ones that will slow the meter down slightly. The more feel a ball has the slower the meter will be when you play with that particular ball. Again this is another way to help bring your scores down and make the game that little bit easier to play.

The fact is that this game is a wonderful game but as with so many games, there are things that can affect the gameplay. The issue of meter stutter or lag is one that will no doubt cause controversy on WGT for many years to come. But if you take all the precautions we have mentioned you can play with a smooth meter and shoot some really low scores out there on the course.


James on July 27, 2020:

My swing bar stops on way down then shoots by the ding that fast

Dave Bernardi on April 08, 2020:

The swing meter doesn't show at the bottom, so cannot play on PC, tried IE, not supported, Chrome and FireFox, same issue

noob poster on November 25, 2018:

It would be ok with me if WGT people would just take a little time and fix a great game that occasionally forfeits my game and many others also with a loading zoom shot screen. It would be fine with me also if it just let me finish the damn game because after two (loading zoom shot) screens, the third time it boots you from the game. Don't care if you guys can't fix the ZOOM SHOT issue … just extend the times you can get back in so matches can be completed. Thank you ! And yeah, yeah, yeah... I have a super gaming PC and you guys created a great game, just fix it please, it's getting old and I may drop some $ in your game if you do.

I know its an old thread. on August 21, 2018:

If your talking about the lag between pressing a button and something happening in the game (swing, ding! ) at the same time you tell it to, its probably the combined latency from the mouse buttons(actual button travel and to a lesser extent,signal polling for the mouse, keyboard etc...) to the interaction between your monitor and graphics card(refresh rate of monitor, framerate etc..) and possibly everything in between...Android (on my phone anyways) comparatively didn't have the inherit latency issues(touch screen) that I was experiencing from my mouse/pc setup. I fixed these issues on my PC though..(cough..GTX 1080Ti.cough 144hz monitor….Logitech G903...ralph cough...snort). Oh and the meter is smooth no matter what browser I use for the most part. Edge browser, Cyberfox, Firefox...but before all that when playing from Android to PC, it was difficult for me to ding that meter because of input lag. Now I notice when my meter lags on my

Andrew Turner on May 23, 2018:

The only people who can control your meter are WGT. If you want a good laugh read the WGT golf forums. People swearing WGT can not control your meter and then paying them for clubs and balls to slow it down.

gooberjones on March 05, 2017:

cant swing set curser and it wont start brown meter it says 3 clich in brown next to yardage does anyone know how to fix this please

Woodbros on January 28, 2017:

It is so annoying when the swing meeter glitches so it results in a lost ball, but that's probably what WGT earns good monney on. So they're probably just happy about it.

Waltermydoinhere on January 09, 2017:

I play from my basic work computer with no issues. I play from my daughters laptop which is nice but not a super-computer, with no issues. However, when I try to play from my very expensive gaming computer there is no meter glitching that I can tell but It definitely doesn't "CLICK" when I click. It seems to have a half-second delay from when I click. Every time I try to research it, the only articles I can find are on "glitchy, sticky, etc.." meters. Nothing about my issue. I've changed to different mice, tried every browser imaginable, (ever heard of maxthon?) I've updated my bios, I've changed video cards, tried onboard, sound, etc...NOTHING works. It's not a OS issue either. My daughters computer has 64b win10 just like my main computer. I like this game but it's strange that this error or issue is happening on the most powerful computer I own.

Bub on August 18, 2015:

BS, I have a $5k PC with 8 cores, 32GB Ram and an SSD drive with 120MB/s internet. I've also been a PC expert for over 30 years. WGT lags all over the place and it ain't on my end.

meresi on March 23, 2015:

i have quite a top notch Laptop...but what i figured is...the lag or clitch happened only when my Cursor is right on the swing meter...period...on all other Areas on the Screen the Cursor is working just fine...

awfairway on October 15, 2014:

Why r there no left handed avatars on wgt

Bill0070 on October 05, 2013:

thank you 4 explaining the issues on the meter skipping!

John T on July 05, 2013:

Tinminer - THANK YOU!! Pure Gold.

.. you too, ALNMAC.

wlturner on June 27, 2013:

im having problems with my swing meter.wgt put ez-swing on and ever since I have had problems.i.liked the old meter better is there any way I can get ez-swing removed I really like the game but not wiyh ez-swing anyone have any ideas

warren on June 28, 2012:

I have found that a "practice swing" helps tremdously when the meter is jumping. First thing I do is pull it back and let it go, then I line up my shot and hit.

John on April 24, 2012:

Why does every green slope away from every shot you have so that your ball rolls an extra 50 feet, very unrealistic

alnmac on March 15, 2012:

Get these time wasters punished.They spoil the experience for keen players.Flog them and put them in the stocks,twice at weekends.LOL.

Tinminer on October 22, 2011:

I have found that the best mwthod to stop meter problems is as follows. When in the game right click on the screen, then on settings. This brings up adobe flash player click on the folder icon in the middle and then move the slider to the extreme right. This allows the computer more space for wgt and it works a treat. You have to use the procedure every time you log into a game.

twister829 on September 25, 2011:

put in driving ranges to try out new clubs also putting greens