Spring Major Tournament Text Guide (April 12th, 2021)

Cursed Swamp 9-Hole Cup (October 22nd, 2020)

Here’s another major GC tournament for this year. The Cursed Swamp 9-Hole Cup is any golfer’s delight as it has some of the most challenging grounds to cover. In this guide, you’ll find a detailed explanation of each hole in the tournament. You’ll learn about the clubs, balls and spin settings required to get yourself to the last hole. 🙂

Hole 1 – Cursed Swamp Par 4

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin Back –  2-4, Right – 5
⛳️ Overadjust 20%
🏐 Ball Titan (Rookie), Kingmaker/Berserker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Extra Mile, Thors Hammer (Rookie/Pro/Expert)

cursed swamp hole 1If you are playing with headwind, you can get over the bunker without focusing on the green. Be careful with the bump here as it could reduce the chances of getting the eagle at the end.

Setting up the elevation adjustment to 20 would be the right approach for this hole. In case of tailwind, use 5 to 7 bars of backspin and maximum  left-side spin.

Hole 2 – Cursed Swamp Par 3

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin 2 Back, Maximum Right
⛳️ Overadjust 20%
🏐 Ball Quasar/Katana (Rookie), Katana/Kingmaker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Viper (Rookie), Sniper/Quarterback (Pr/Expert)

cursed swamp hole 2Playing on the left side of the bunker would bring you into a nice position to move forward with the second shot. Set the overadjustment at 20% as the ball will be affected by the wind. Use 5 bars of back spin and maximum right spin.

This is considered to be the toughest of the Par 3 in the tournament. However, if you play it right with the right adjustments as mentioned in this guide, you have a fair chance at getting it perfect.

I recommend using a sidespin 3 ball. Kingmaker and Katana are the most suitable options for this.

Aim straight for the pin and you have a decent chance for the hole-in-one and a secure birdie if you miss that 🙂

Hole 3 – Cursed Swamp Par 5

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin Max Top; 1-2 Right Back 1
⛳️ Overadjust 0% 0%
🏐 Ball Titan (Rookie), Kingmaker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Extra Mile (Rookie),  Extra Mile/Thor’s Hammer (Pro/Expert) Viper/Sniper (Rookie), Sniper (Rookie/Pro/Expert)

cursed swamp hole 3You want to bounce over the water on the right side and try to gain a position on the second fairway island. To keep yourself from landing on the bunker, use a wood club.

If there happens to be tailwind in the drive, use the wind along with the overpower to the second part of the water to the fairway.

hole 3 shot 2For the second shot, you would want to use the Viper or the Sniper for the club. Use 1 to 2 bars of backspin and no elevation.

Aim for the pin and you have a chance of getting Albatross here in this Par 5 in the Cursed Swamp Cup.


Hole 4 – Cursed Swamp Par 3

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin Top 2
⛳️ Overadjust 0%
🏐 Ball Marlin (Rookie), Quasar/Katana (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Goliath/Viper (Rookie),  Sniper/Guardian (Pro/Expert)

cursed hole 4

This is one of the most interesting holes in the Cursed Swamp Cup. The ideal way to play this hole is to go with a wood club.

Aiming right at the pin is the standard play for this hole unless you have a strong headwind. In case of headwind, you can play from the left part of the fairway.

For the right line you will need the right spin adjustment to aim directly for the pin and not exceed that point and even leave the green, but no risk no gain, right? 😉

Hole 5 – Cursed Swamp Par 4

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin 5 Top, Max Left 3 Back
⛳️ Overadjust 10% 0%
🏐 Ball Titan(Rookie), Titan/Kingmaker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Big Topper/Thorn (Rookie), Saturn/Thorn (Pro/Expert) Backbone (Rookie), Grizzly (Pro/Expert)

hole 5This is a play which will allow many Eagles. In the drive, you should intend to get as close to the top as possible. With a minimum of 5 bars of topspin, you can get past the trees and get closer to the green. Make sure to choose a club that allows a good amount of backspin.

When using enough topspin, you will see that you can get through the trees and gain a lot of distance rather than laying up short here. Aim precisely and you don’t need to adjust any extra for the wind!

hole 5 shot 2In your second shot, you can now approach the pin directly by bouncing on the fairway and aiming straight for the pin with some backspin to slow down enough to prevent coming in too hot.

Nothing special here and a good chance to get your eagle.

Hole 6 – Cursed Swamp Par 5

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin 2-3 Left; 3-4 Top Max Right; 3 Top; Max Curl Right
⛳️ Overadjust 10% 0%
🏐 Ball Marlin/Quasar (Rookie), Titan/Kingmaker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Viper (Rookie), Sniper (Pro/Expert) Viper (Rookie/Pro/Expert), Sniper (Pro/Expert)

hole 6If there’s one hole that gives you a decent chance for Albatross, it is Hole number 6. The ideal way to play this shot is to play it on the right side of the water with maximum left spin. Keep the adjustment at 10% for the drive. This way you will have a nice placement for the second shot and possibly get a chance for Albatross.

hole 6 shot 2The second shot now requires curl to get you close to the green but you have a clean fairway part where you can bounce so missing by a little won’t break your shot, unless you really mess up 😉


Hole 7 – Cursed Swamp Par 3

↩️ Spin 3 Top; 1 Left
⛳️ Overadjust 10%
🏐 Ball Marlin/Quasar (Rookie) Katana/Kingmaker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Goliath/Viper (Rookie), Sniper/Guardian (Pro/Expert)

hole 7This Par 3 here can be a really good opportunity to get a hole-in-one.

You need to bounce over the green and use the sidespin to get the ball in the direction of the pin and into the hole.

This is the most consistent way to actually get the right amount of speed and with some luck, you get the hole-in-one but you have the birdie here secured.

Hole 8 – Cursed Swamp Par 4

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin 3 Right; 4 Back 6 Back
⛳️ Overadjust 10 % 10%
🏐 Ball Titan, Quasar (Rookie), Kingmaker/Berserker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Thorn/Saturn (Rookie), Thorn/Saturn (Pro/Expert) Thorn/Saturn (Rookie), Thorn/Saturn (Pro/Expert)

shot 8

Picking the right or the left line is the normal way how you want to play this hole depending on what side suits you best. However, I recommend playing this shot on the left as it gives you a better position for the second shot.

The ideal way to approach this hole is to make the ball bounce on the fairway before the water on the left. Getting as far as possible on the fairway will make it convenient for you to get a clean second shot.

hole 8 shot 2Both ways are played similar where you try to get as far on the fairway as possible and then directly go for the green in the second hit paired with backspin to head for the eagle or get at least a birdie.

Hole 9 – Cursed Swamp Par 5

Drive 2nd Shot
↩️ Spin 1-2 Back; 2 Right 4 Back + 2 Top
⛳️ Overadjust 20% 0%
🏐 Ball Titan, Katana (Rookie), Titan, Kingmaker (Pro/Expert)
🏑 Club(s) Quarterback (Rookie), Sniper (Pro/Expert)  Viper (Rookie(Pro/Expert)

hole 9With 10% adjustment, this shot should be played with 3 – 5 bars topspin. When there is wind right to left, you can opt for max right curl.


hole 9 shot 2Your second shot is all about distance. So, use the club that will do that along with a ball with good Power. Use wood club for the second shot. Use a little sidespin to bring the ball closer to the pin. If all goes well, you have a nice chance to get an eagle in the final hole in the Cursed Swamp Cup.

Good luck in the Tournament 🙂

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  1. Hello there,
    What is meant by Silver State?
    Is state is as in one of the US states “the silver country” or it’s meant to describe a condition “the silver condition”?
    Kindly advise!

  2. On the St. Patrick Tournament 2020.

    I think there’s a mistake on Drumore Links Hole #6 (Par 5)
    It should be 20% 1st shot and 20% 2nd shot (not 20/-10)
    Can you confirm?

  3. Love your site. Wish I could print them but the ads are just too much. Thanks for the info though. I’d rather pay you and lose the ads.

    • Thanks 🙂 I wanted to have this info out for everyone for free rather than charging for it, so ads are a part. You can use an ad blocker if you want to 😉
      You can just print this page in your browser, should work just fine without paying

    • When playing downhill you need to adjust wind more as the ball has mor time to get affected by the wind. If you would normally adjust 2 rings, here you need to adjust 2.2 rings 🙂

  4. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this text guide. I have never had it so straightforward, comfortable and thrilled playing in a tourney, like I did today.

  5. How are you doing big boss! I would love, love, to see wind charts like that with adjustment (Ball Wind Resistance, Playing Downhill, etc.) for all the shots. Thank you for your service!

  6. Thanks big boss for the Vineyard tournament text guide! Does Tommy Golf use it to prepare his YouTube tutorials? I could not help but notice the uncanny similarity of his vineyard rookie tutorial, which came out later, including the use of similar phraseology to your work.

    Kind regards.

  7. Sequoia Creek Hole #9 (Par 5) Drive straight through the trees over the bunker onto the Right Fairway and you will find yourself with and Albatross chance and a guaranteed Eagle

    • I double checked, everything is there… “You really want to play the drive on the left side to get into a position that can get you to the green in your second shot. The islands looks intimidating but it’s actually not that difficult to land on. You need to bounce over that bunker there with a small backspin to make the ball stop and good sidespin to the left to get a nice line. In your second shot you can now approach the green but aiming for the albatross here is really difficult as the fairway slopes at the middle point giving the ball a different direction from just hitting one inch more to the right or left. Aim a little to the right of the pin as the green slopes down towards the pin, this will be better when you want to get lucky for the albatross. Use some topspin to get uphill here.”

  8. Hole #5 and Hole #6 are switched in the tournament. It messed me up a bit on qualifying. Other than that, I appreciate everything you do : ) .

  9. I’m “assuming” this is for Pro/Expert, from the middle tee box, because I didn’t see any mention of which division this is for.

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