At Under The Code, our goal is to do more than just give our readers news and impressions; we want to take our years of sports videogame experience and expertise and share tips to improve your game as well. Today we feature some tips to improve your ability to hole out your shots in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14, courtesy of cccgolfer08.
In this series, I will be explaining what you should be doing each and every shot to hit holeouts in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14. For Part 1, I will be discussing Course Management to make sure that you put yourself in the best position to make a shot from the fairway!
The FIRST thing that you want to think about when you come to the tee box, is where you should hit your tee shot to place yourself in the best position to hit a hole out. What you want to do, is try to place your tee shot in a spot on the fairway that is flat so you don’t have to worry about your ball being above or below your feet for your shot into the green. The best way to go about this, is when you are zoomed out to the fairway on your tee shot, hold DOWN on the left analog stick. This should bring the camera angle down lower so you can see the slope of the fairway. You want to try and hit the tee shot to the flattest part of the fairway to give yourself a good lie.
The SECOND thing that you want to think about while on the tee box, is laying up to a yardage that you feel comfortable with. This also depends on the course conditions that you are playing under. If you are playing with Average or Slow course conditions, you can lay up to a short to mid iron, and still land the ball behind the hole and spin it back in for a hole out. If you are playing under Fast or Tournament conditions, those same clubs will more than likely have to land in front of the hole and you’ll have to spin it forward to hole it from the front. It is a personal preference what kind of shot you like to hit, but I am partial to landing it behind the hole and spinning it back. In most cases, you want to leave yourself between 110-150 yards depending on your power attribute, so you can have a wedge into the green and spin it back to the cup. Sometimes if you blast your tee shot too far, you will leave yourself an awkward 80 yard shot that can’t be spun back or forward very well, so you want to make sure to leave yourself with a yardage that you can spin back or forward into the cup easily.
The THIRD thing you want to take into consideration while on the tee box is the direction that the wind is blowing. In most cases, you want to try to position your tee shot so that your approach to the green will have an easy wind to judge. In most cases, I try to leave myself in a spot that the wind will be blowing straight with me or against me so I don’t have to play side wind. If that isn’t possible, then I will try to make it so that the wind on the approach shot will be mainly side wind and not in the face or with me. This makes it so that you only have to play the side wind or you only have to play the wind at your back and in your face.
Well, there you have it folks. That was Part 1 to my “Guide to Holing Out” series. There is a gameplay video posted below explaining everything in this article while playing a hole in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14. For Part 2 of this series, click the following link: http://underthecode.com/2013/04/11/guide-to-holing-out-in-tiger-woods-pga-tour-14-part-2/