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Wii golf is a great way to get acquainted with the game of golf and it can be loads of fun. Most any age can play.
Wii Sports Golf Game
There are three difficulty levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert. There are three golf holes for each of the difficulties. You can also choose to play all 9 holes in one game.
Wii golf plays a lot like real golf. The fewer the strokes it takes you to hit the golf ball into the hole, the better. There are a certain number of strokes for par on each hole and there are par 3, 4, and 5 golf holes.
There are different types of golf clubs you will get to select when playing:
The Driver: The driver is for hitting the ball far. It's not as accurate as some of the other golf clubs, but will hit the ball the furthest.
The Iron: The iron is for mid-range golf shots. Where you need to hit the ball far, but accurate.
The wedge: The wedge is for short golf shots near the green. You won't be able to hit it very far, but it will be fairly accurate.
The putter: The putter is used on the green.
Taking a golf swing
When taking a golf swing with the Wii-mote you hold down the A button and swing the Wii-mote just like you would a real golf club. You can practice swing before hand by swinging without the A button pushed down. When trying to hit the ball far, the trick is to get as close to the end of the blue bar without going past it. If you go past the ball will hook or slice. Sometimes this can work out to your advantage, but it's very tough to control.
Tip: The marks on the Wii power bar match up to the marks shown when lining up your golf shot. This is where the ball will land (not including adjustment for the wind). Keep in mind that the golf ball will then bounce and roll for additional distance. So, if you are aiming for the golf hole, try to get the ball to land some distance before the hole and then let it roll to the hole.
Tip: Look at the wind when lining up your golf shot. If the wind arrow is red and the wind is really blowing you will need to make a pretty good adjustment on how you line up the shot. Practice will help you to learn how to line up your golf shot while accounting for the wind.
Tip: When putting with the Wii-mote, look at the contours or lines on the golf green. These will give you a clue as to how the ball will roll once you hit it. The greens are not always flat, and the golf ball will not always roll straight.
Tip: Try not to hit the ball in the rough or in sand traps. In Wii-golf, when you hit the ball into the rough or the sand traps, you get a much shorter power bar when you go to hit the shot. This means it will be more difficult to hit a straight shot.
To get better at Wii golf you need to practice. Start out on the beginner's course. You won't have to worry about wind or water or sand traps as much as you do on the more difficult courses. Work your way up. Don't get discouraged, everyone hits a bad golf shot from time to time.
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