#1 Posted by MBBDarigon -
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#2 Posted by RyuuHou25 -
Everything is explained in the game, blue grid means a downslope...means the ball will roll down at a faster pace. Red means the slope goes up, and would require more power to make it to the hole.
The dots indicate the severity of the slope in general, if they're not moving at all, it's perfectly flat, if they're going to the left at a slow pace, it means it's slightly angled, the ball will curve but not very much.
If they're going quite fast, that means the ball is going to slice, or go in an arc very quickly. You compensate for this by aiming the opposite way, so as to have the ball go in an arc and hopefully into the cup.
The only real tip to be given is to try and get as close to the hole as possible when you land on the green.
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#3 Posted by stargazer64 -
Otherwise, putting should come naturally after you play the game for awhile. Here's a guide:
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#4 Posted by Cecil255 -
...putting should come naturally after you play the game for awhile.
This is definitely the case. At first I was a bit overwhelmed with how difficult the putting was, I didn't know if I would be able to get over it. But, as with anything the more you play the better you will get. Try to make mental notes of what works and what doesn't. Really visualize how you think the ball is going to travel when you hit the ball, and then see what happens and where things are not going as expected.
That said, heck... it's not uncommon for me to miss < 10 ft. putts on the difficult greens, they're tough as nails. Some putts are going to be nigh impossible to make, in those cases you might want to focus on trying to get the ball to settle near the cup. If for instance there's a steep downhill just beyond the cup, don't hit it that far! You may very well end up in the rough or worse.
I've been playing this game pretty solid for a few weeks now and it's a big accomplishment for me if I make any putt over 30 ft. The one 50+ ft. one I drained in an official round yesterday may have been my proudest moment, even moreso than the 2 hole in ones I've been fortunate enough to make.
Always, always, ALWAYS look at the top-middle of the screen before you putt to check the elevation of the hole, it's very important. Blue means downhill, red means uphill... usually it's only ~0.5 or so, which means you have to adjust by a bar or two. But if it's 1.0 or in extreme cases 2.0... you have to adjust a lot. If the hole is 2.0 ft. uphill and you're using your 30 ft. max putter, you'll have to kick it up about 4 bars more than where the flag is.
Distance also factors into that previous point. If you're attempting a 30 ft. putt, it may only be 0.5 ft. uphill but you'll have to hit it fairly hard because distance combined with the slope amplifies the effect.
On the flip side, if you're attempting a 30 ft. putt downhill, even if it is a mild decline, your ball is going to continue to pick up speed as it travels so in that case you want to hit it softer even though it's farther away if that makes any sense.
Finally, I've noticed that left/right slopes have significantly more of an effect when you're putting downhill. When putting uphill you don't have to adjust as much.
#5 Posted by gamemaster712 -
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