PGA Tour Golf 486
Playing Guide By Martin Keen:
This classic game can be quite a challenge, so if
you’re sick of Tom Kite beating you at the 18th AGAIN
then you’ll need these tips:
Firstly, unless you are feeling particually brave it is
best to play as an ameteur. The lack of distance you can
get from drives is more than compenstated by the accuracy
you can obtain.
When it comes to swinging the club, ignore what the manual
tells you. On the downswing don’t try and stop it on the
grey area, but instead on the line which seperates the grey
from the orange.
For drives don’t bother stopping the backswing, just let
it go right the way to the top if you want a good few extra
yards. Although this will cause the swing arch to move a
little faster, accuracy is not quite as vital. Unless you
really mess up the downswing it is very likely you will end
up on the fairway.
SHOTS TO THE GREEN
Where possible it is best to put a little backspin on all
shots to the green so as to stop the ball rolling off into
the rough. Accuracy is vital if you want to leave yourself
with a decent putt.
For shots with a SW or LW it is best to put full backspin
on the shot. Power and accuracy and both of equal importance
here, but with a bit of practice it should be fairly easy to
regually get the ball close to the hole.
Make sure you turn the grid on, and always listen to the
commentator when he offers advice about the break of a putt.
If he says “this putt should be PRETTY straight in” then make
sure you check on the grid which way the putt will break,
then aim to the appropriate corner of the hole. Putts that
are pretty straight in are rarely completely straight in.
Unfortuantely the commentator has quite a sense of humour
and occasionally likes to lie about the break of a putt –
particually on vital shots. When this costly joke happens you
have full permission to turn to your mate (should you be
playing 2-player) and whinge “but he said it would be straight
in. Bloody American commentator!”.