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

Silver State Tournament (September 30th, 2019)

The next tournament in Golf Clash will be the the Silver State Tournament taking part in the holes of The Milano:

silver state tournament all holes text guide

The Milano is no new course and you can already practice the holes in either Tour 4 or Tour 9 to get a feeling for them if you don’t play those tours already.

Here are some additional tips that you can use well in the Silver State Tournament:

the milano hole 1Hole 1 – you have two approaches here and without straight headwind, you always want to pick the left line where you bounce over the bunker and try to get as far down the fairway as possible. This will give you a nice way to approach the green in your second shot with a decent chance to actually get an eagle. Even if you might come short here you can still use a good amount of curl to get around the trees and land on the green for your birdie.

The right line is only suitable if you have headwind so you won’t make it far enough on the fairway so you bounce it in the small island of fairway and use backspin to land there for your second shot. From here you have a nice and straight line towards the pin and a nice part of fairway that will help you approach that pin directly. Again, you will need that headwind or you will come in too hot and risk getting into either the bunker or even get a water hazard.

the milano hole 2Hole 2 – Appraoching the pin here is quite easy and the best way to do it is making the ball bounce on the rough next to the first bunker and add max sidespin to appraoch the pin.

Now you want to add 3 topspin in case of tailwind, 4 topspin in case of wind from the side and 5 topspin if you have headwind to give your ball the right speed adjustment.

When executing your shot you will also need some slight curl to the left (depends on how much sidespin the ball you’re using has) and you will be able to get lucky with a hole-in-one or at least an easy birdie. A nice way to get some additional below par points in the Silver State Tournament.

the milano hole 3Hole 3 – I recommend you to absolutely ignore the left side when you hit your drive in the Silver State Tournament here. The reason is that the left side is a super risky drive that won’t even give you any better way to approach the green in your second shot and if you get into the bunker or rough you can’t reach in your second shot.

Make your drive on the left side and go as far down the fairway as possible. even if you have headwind you will get to a spot where you can use the fairway in front of the green to approach the pin in your second shot with adding some curl.

This hole is completely flat so you don’t need any elevation adjustments and you can play this straight forward and don’t have to risk anything or do any hero shots to get an eagle here.

the milano hole 4Hole 4 – You will see some really crazy plays here but the only and best way to play this hole in the Silver State Tournament will be bouncing the ball on the small fairway island and approach the pin directly.

Pay close attention to your ball guideline and use 4-5 bars of backspin, depending on the wind, to not come in too hot.

Adjusting to the wind is crucial here and if you’re not sure about it you really need to practice it (see guide here).

It’s also a nice hole to catch up with your opponents in the tournament ranking so focus well and it will give you a nice score 🙂

the milano hole 5Hole 5 – there are three possible ways to play this hole but for the Silver State Tournament I’d only recommend you the right or the middle line. The season is that the left side requires you to get to the very end of the fairway and if something went wrong you’re facing the trees between you and the green in your second shot.

The right line is the secure way to play this hole and will give you a nice chance to attempt the pin directly in your second shot. Even if you should come in short here you can still use curl to adjust and get your secure birdie.

The middle line is the more aggressive approach and can’t be played with headwind. You want to add all the topsin you have and need some luck to make the ball roll over the whole rough on the fairway. If you can do that you have a very easy second shot and great chances for an eagle here.

the milano hole 6Hole 6 – the way you play this hole is completely determined by the driver you have and in Rookie you normally can only play the left line because you’re missing the spin and power.

In both lines you try to reach as far down the fairway as possible and use sidespin to adjust the slight sloping to the middle. If there’s strong sidewind you can also think about doing a bounce on the rough with topspin.

The second shot is the part the separates the players here in the Silver State Tournament because the green is on an elevated spot and if you come in too hot you will roll into the bunker and without enough speed your ball will roll back in the rough and make it hard to attempt the pin afterwards.

My best advice here is to not add any front or backspin and make a bounce on the rough spot (proper wind adjustment needed!!!) and you will get a nice spot on the green and get your eagle.

the milano hole 7Hole 7 – Out of the three ways you can play this hole I’d suggest going on the left side. The middle way would be the rough bump but that’s really risky if you miss it and you’ll get into the bunker where the birdie gets pretty unlikely.

So, you want to add all the sidespin to the right that you can get and and pretty much all the backspin as well to make your ball stop on the green. A hole-in-one ir really tough here so rather play it safe and go for the birdie with this line.

When you execute your shot you also want to add some curl to the left to make your ball go straight towards the pin by bouncing on the fringe.

This is a hole that you should practice in the tours before you approach it in the tournament so do that by going to the shootout on purpose there.

the milano hole 8Hole 8 – The right line is for you if you play Rookie or if there’s a very strong headwind.

This line is the secure way to play this hole and you want to get as much down on the fairway as you can to get a clean shot towards the green in your second shot. There you need to bounce it on the fairway and approach the pin directly. You might want to add about 1 bar of backspin because the green slopes down behind the pin and you don’t want to find yourself in the rough if you want that birdie.

The left line requires a lot of topspin to also make it down the fairway as much as possible but also to bounce over that bunker/water part. If you will bounce the rough the topspin will also get you back on the fairway. In your second shot you cann approach the pin directly by bouncing on the green and add enough backspin to not come in too hot and go into the rough behind the pin. Actually one of the easiest holes in the Silver State Tournament 🙂

the milano hole 9Hole 9 – The last hole in the Silver State Tournament is also a hole where you couldn’t expect much more than a birdie so don’t go for any crazy trickshots here. The distance to the green is simply too much to get it done in less than three shots and the green itself is also not that easy as it’s elevated.

So, in your drive you want to bounce it over the first bunker an don the large part of fairway. The more distance you can make here the easier your second shot will get. If there’s headwind you simply overpower your shot and add some curl as well.

In your second shot you bounce over the rough and try to stay away from the bunker. There’s no need to force out every yard here because you should never attempt the green directly and bouncing the ball over the fairway island in front of the green should ALWAYS be the way to go here! No rough bounces or anything crazy, this can get you in the bunker a lot faster than you can think and destroy any chance for an birdie.

So, simply bounce it over the fairway island and look at your ball giudeline and add the backspin needed to stay on the green and close to the pin, normally that’s 3+ backspin.

This hole requires all your focus to get some extra points for the Silver State Tournament and many players will do mistakes here – just don’t pressure yourself and play it secure and you’ll be fine 🙂

Good luck in this upcoming 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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