Golden Shot Guide – April 19th, 2021 (Santa Ventura/CHATEAU LAVANDE)

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 a all new 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 🙂

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Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Santa Ventura (April 19th, 2021)

golf clash golden shot february 10th santa ventura normal aiming positionWe’ve seen this hole here so many times in Golden Shot and it’s actually one of the easiest ones to play with only a little adjustment needed and a perfect clear landing spot.

All you need to do is to place the yellow ring right at the border of the fringe and aim directly at the pin as you can see in the image on the left side.

Needless to say that you will do that before you add any spin 😉

golf clash golden shot february 10th santa ventura normal spinIn terms of spin, it also isn’t that complicated. You approach the pin directly and then you need to add between 3-4 bars of backspin depending on how much tailwind or headwind you encounter. 3 bars for full headwind, 4 bars for full tailwind and 3.5 bars for no head- or tailwind as you can see in the image.

You won’t need any sidespin unless you have wind from the left side, then you need to add up to 1 bar of sidespin to the left but that’s it.

For wind adjustment, you need to mind that you play massively downhill so I recommend using 1 ring for 1.5 wind (e.g. wind 3.0 means you adjust with 2 rings)


CHATEAU LAVANDE (Hard) –  (April 19th, 2021)

This is a tough hole and hard to get a hole-in-one. You need to place the yellow ring by the rough & blue ring by the first bunker. Aim with the ball line directly towards the hole BEFORE adding any spin.

Now adjust your spin that is quite straightforward…

As you can see in the image, you will always use left & top spin to counter the wind, no matter what the direction of the wind is.

You can ignore the left spin where you see 0.2 or 0.3 if its difficult for you to set that.

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

win golden shot onyx chestBasically 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!

golden long iron

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

Table 1
Club Ring(s) Per 1.0 Wind To Move
Golden Driver 0.75
Golden Wood 0.5
Golden Short Iron 0.7
Golden Long Iron 0.6
Golden Wedge 0.4

*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.

golden shot spin

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.

perfect shot in golden shot

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 😉

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