"It's a track-ball-operated game. You pull it back you push it forward. It kind of mimics a golf swing," says Jay McDonald. "It's a simple game to learn, but it's hard to master."
Like an old-fashioned pool shark, McDonald has parlayed his video golf skill into somewhat of a paid profession.
"Overall, I've made about 15 to 20,000 bucks on Golden Tee in the last two years," he says.
Find out more on Tuesday's The Early Show.
A total of 74 of the country's top players will make it to April's national tournament in Las Vegas. McDonald is currently ranked in the top 200.