Every 2 weeks the Golden Shot event hosts in Golf Clash and you can win some nice prizes there (for free) – the problem is, you only have one free shot and from there on you will need to pay real money for additional shots. This week we have the bubbas one shot challenge!
Even though the prizes are nice, you can potentially miss a shot and throw money out of the window so I thought I will write you this guide to help you out making the most out of the Golden Shot (no matter if you pay for additional takes or you only use your one free hit).
I will update every new Golden Shot with detailed instructions on how to aim your shots and how the spin setup should look like so you can get the most out of your Golden Shot 🙂
Bubbas One shot challenge guide
Bubbas one shot challenge (Normal) – Juniper Point (April 5th, 2021)
This is actually a lovely hole to play as there’s not that much you can do wrong here.
The only important thing is that you need 10% extra adjustment for the wind because you play downhill!
You want to aim with the Golden Long Iron with the blue ring touching the bunker and look at the “+1 YRD” icon. That should be appearing and you’re in the right length.
The spin is pretty linear with 2.5 bars of backspin with straight headwind and 4 bars with straight tailwind and then adjust in between as shown in the image to the left.
Sidespin is up to 1 bar left with straight wind from the left side and a maximum of 1.5 bars of sidespin to the right with straight wind from the right side. If you’re lucky you don’t need to add any sidespin if you have a straight head or tailwind.
Lastly for wind adjustment you will need to adjust one ring per 1.66 wind (wind 3.3 means 2 rings adjustment)
Bubbas one shot challenge (Hard) – Southern Pines (April 5th, 2021)
This is a nasty hole and hard to get a hole-in-one. I found that the rough bump is the most consistent way to play this hole with the inner circle of your Golden Wood club right at the end line of the rough as shown in the image. Aim with the ball guideline directly towards the pin BEFORE you add any spin.
Now adjust your spin that is quite straightforward…
As you can see in the image, you will use symmetrical spin values with some backspin and little sidespin to counter the wind direction.
Adjusting the wind is 2.0 wind per ring (means wind of 6.0 means you adjust 3 rings).
Now this sounds really easy and straightforward but the truth is that even smallest changes in spin adjustment and wind power will blast your shot away from the pin and you should only go for this Golden Shot when you invest in additional shots – getting the lucky hole-in-one is pretty much impossible…
What’s The Golden Shot All About
Basically you will have to prove that you’re able to land a great shot with just a little preparation on point, so you have to use clubs that you normally won’t use (the Golden Clubs) and you will have to fight some rough conditions with win between 5 and 8.
Still, landing here is possible with the right strategy and this is what I’m going to show you now 🙂
Prepare For The Golden Shot
In my opinion success in the Golden Shot is pretty much staying focused and calm while knowing what you do.
Remember, you only have 30 seconds to execute your shot so you don’t want to waste much time and do everything you need to do BEFORE you start the Golden Shot!
When looking at your clubs, you will very likely want to use the Golden Long Iron for the shot and you have the stats there to prepare your shot – you don’t know the exact conditions but you know that you will have to counter some heavy wind and that’s the first step.
To help you out here’s already how many rings you will need to adjust
|Club||Ring(s) Per 1.0 Wind To Move|
|Golden Short Iron||0.7|
|Golden Long Iron||0.6|
*Please mind I rounded these numbers for easier use*
This table means, if you use the Long Iron and have wind force 6.0, you will need to move your marker 6*0.6=3.6 rings.
If you don’t know how adjusting the wind works, please refer to my wind chart guide that will tell you how to adjust any wind here.
So, having that number in mind is helping a lot because you only need to multiply that with the wind you will have to land the ball in the rings for your Golden Chest.
Execute The Golden Shot
Now you want to be quick! You want to adjust the wind as fast as possible because you will need to hit the perfect shot to score and you really don’t want to need to hurry at that point.
Use the above number to adjust the rings (multiply it with the wind strength and move your rings against the direction of the wind.
Also, I always add some backspin (1 bar) to my ball before hitting, this help landing it calm in the flat.
Now it’s time to hit the ball…
I prefer the method where I get into the rhytm of the ticker (I described it here more in detail here) but it’s up to you – in the end try to do your best to actually hit the perfect shot, I can’t say that often enough.
Pay For More Shots?
Well, rewards are very nice but in the end they’re random like any other chest is so I personally don’t like to spend any real-world dineros for some additinal shots (also because one shot costs about one dollar) – I stick to my free shot.
Also don’t think it gets easier when you do multiple shots… the wind will change so you can’t “trial and error” yourself to the best chest, you will need to do all of this over and over again with each shot and potentially even miss it and flushed money down the toilet 😉