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.
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 🙂
Golden Shot Text Guides
Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Vineyard Acres (September 19th, 2020)
This week we have a pretty easy Golden Shot for medium in Vineyard Acres that you can play pretty straightforward and only wind adjustment is important.
Aim at the point where the yellow ring touches the fringe and your ball guideline aims straight for the pin without adding any spin at this point.
Don’t get confused as it looks as coming in too hot, along with the backspin this is the point where you want to play, no need for rough bounce or anything like that.
Now that you have your position, you will need to add some spin (see image here) depending on the wind you’re having.
You’ll be using good backspin all the time but with direct headwind you will only use about 3.5 bars. This is all good. When it comes to sidespin, you need to adjust with 1 bar if you have straight wind from the right or left side and a tickle of a bar when there’s some sidewind, With straight headwind or tailwind you won’t use any sidespin at all. That’s it 🙂
Wind adjustment is the more tricky part – each ring is 1.5 rings (e.g. wind of 3.0 means you need to adjust 2 rings), but you also play downhill and need to add about 20% extra to adjust that. This is the only pitfal for this Golden Shot that can keep you from getting that hole-in-one.
Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Glenmonarch Estate (September 19th, 2020)
This one is alright to play for the hard mode but it can be tricky in a tailwind scenario so I have here both ways to play this Golden Shot:
Headwind/Crosswind: You will do the rough bump and place the yellow ring by the fringe line and the blue ring by the rough line. (left side of the image)
Tailwind: Here you will need to bounce directly on the green by placing the yellow ring at the rough line and the blue ring just a little in front of the rough line (see right side of the image above)
And for those two scenarios there are also different spin setups needed that I have here for you:
You will play both with 10% over-adjustment for the ring because playing downhill but as you will use different clubs for those two wind scenarios you will need different adjustments:
- Head-/Crosswind: 2.3 wind/ring
- Tailwind: 1.7 wind/ring
Good luck with the Golden Shots this week 🙂
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 😉