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The Golden Shot Guide – May 18th, 2020

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) – Sakura Hills (May 18th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot sakura hills medium march 23 aimingActually a nice hole in the Golden Shot this week with very straightforward setup for aiming and spin and the best chances to get the hole-in-one with your free shot.

You want to aim so the blue ring touches the bunker on the left and the fringe while the white ring touches bunker on the right side.

This is the perfect setup and will get you directly towards the pin if you do set the spin right and do a perfect shot.

golf clash golden shot sakura hills medium march 23 spinFor the spin you will set between 2.5 and 3.5 backspin depending how much head- or tailwind is involved and you will counter the crosswinds with a little spin to the sides – look at the graph here where I put you the perfect setup.

When it comes to wind adjustment you will need to adjust 20% extra for playing downhill – for me, I have done 1.5 wind per ring (e.g. wind of 3 means adjusting 2 rings) and have done very well with this setup.

Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Jamil Dunes (May 18th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot jamil dunes aimingWe never had this hole in the Golden Shot before and it’s actually a fairly easy one looking at it from what we normally have as the hard one.

You can set this as you aiming point before you add spin with the red ring by the rough line and the ball guideline going straight into the hole.

This is the point you’re going for.

golf clash golden shot jamil dunes spinWhen adding spin it’s also quite straightforward with 3-4 bars of backspin, depending how much tail- or headwind you’re facing and you will counter any crosswind with 1 bar of sidespin to the opposing direction.

Wind adjustment is massively down hill so use about 30% extra, making it 1.4 wind per rin (e.g. wind 6 means adjusting 4.4 rings).


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Vineyard Acres (May 4th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot vineyard acres medium february 24 aimingThis 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.

golf clash golden shot vineyard acres medium february 24 spinNow 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) – City Park (May 4th, 2020)

golden shot city park hard aiming positionThis hard version of the Golden Shot features the City Park and it’s actually a decent hole for the hard version when we look at the hard version we had recently.

The landing position is always with the blue ring at the fringe and the white ring at the bunker as you can see in the image here. This makes it quite easy to aim, no matter what wind you’re playing with.

golden shot city park hard spinNow it’s time to add the spin that looks more difficult than it really is.

The backspin goes from 2.5 bars with headwind to 4.0 bars with tailwind and 3.5 bars with straight crosswinds.

Sidespin is a little less consistent so take a look at the image here to set it right but with a straight landing spot and backspin also not too complicated you should have enough time to set the sidespin right as well.

For wind adjustment you need to add 10% for playing downhill which translates into 1 ring for 1.9 wind (e.g. wind 6.0 means you adjust with 3.1 rings). You can do that with “a little more than 2” to make it easier 🙂


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Santa Ventura (April 20th, 2020)

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)

Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Santa Ventura (April 20th, 2020)

For the hard Golden Shot we need to discuss two situations here because if you have headwind you can play the rough bump while tailwind/crosswind require you to play on that fairway island to the right, so pay close attention what wind situation you have when you do your Golden Shot and use the right guide below!

golf clash golden shot santa ventura hard headwind aiming

So let’s start with the aiming position first. If you have no headwind at all, use the fairway island and go to maximum distance with the red ring touching the rough line on the left side.

If there’s any headwind, use the rough bounce and get to absolute minimum distance with your long iron and aim slightly to the right of the pin AFTER having applied the sidespin, this will prevent you from rolling down to the left too much.

golf clash golden shot santa ventura ard spinWhen adding spin you can now refer to my image here to the left that will show you how much spin to set. Again, this only works if you do set the landing position right according to the wind, If you try the rough bounce with a tailwind situation you will mess it up!

Spin itself is pretty easy as most of the time you have it quite clear.

When it comes to wind adjustment you also have different adjustment depending on the wind situation

Headwind will be about 2.5 wind per ring, so having wind 5.0 requires adjusting 2 rings.

No Headwind will be more with the long iron and you do it with about 1 2/3 wind per ring – so having a wind of 5.0 requires adjusting 3 rings.

My personal recommendation for the Golden Shot this week is to play the medium one that is really easy if you don’t spend money on it and want to get maximum value for the one free shot. It’s very unlikely that you get the hole-in-one in the hard version the first try and trying is also difficult because you basically need to test two versions as the wind changes…


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Juniper Point (April 6th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot april 6th medium juniper point aimingThis is actually a lovely hole to play in the Golden Shot 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.

golf clash golden shot april 6th medium juniper point spinThe 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)

Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Koh Hong Resort (April 6th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot april 6th hard koh hong resort aimingThis hole is actually fair to play for the hard Golden Shot.

When aiming you want to make the blue ring touch the fairway to the right and you need to make sure that the ball guideline directly aims for the pin as you can see in the image here.

golf clash golden shot april 6th hard koh hong resort spinSpin is also not that complicated as you always play it with maximum backspin unless you have straight headwind. Sidespin is always 1 bar against the direction of wind unless you have sidewind with tailwind, then you want to use a little less (see the image).

Adjusting wind is with 20% extra for playing downhill and that means you will use 1.5 wind per ring (e.g. wind of 6.0 means you adjust 4 rings).

Good luck with your Golden Shot 🙂


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Sakura Hills (March 23rd, 2020)

golf clash golden shot sakura hills medium march 23 aimingActually a nice hole in the Golden Shot this week with very straightforward setup for aiming and spin and the best chances to get the hole-in-one with your free shot.

You want to aim so the blue ring touches the bunker on the left and the fringe while the white ring touches bunker on the right side.

This is the perfect setup and will get you directly towards the pin if you do set the spin right and do a perfect shot.

golf clash golden shot sakura hills medium march 23 spinFor the spin you will set between 2.5 and 3.5 backspin depending how much head- or tailwind is involved and you will counter the crosswinds with a little spin to the sides – look at the graph here where I put you the perfect setup.

When it comes to wind adjustment you will need to adjust 20% extra for playing downhill – for me, I have done 1.5 wind per ring (e.g. wind of 3 means adjusting 2 rings) and have done very well with this setup.

Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Glenmonarch Estate (March 23rd, 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 🙂


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Gokasho Bay (March 9th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot gokasho bay medium march 9 aimingWe actually had this hole in Golden Shot like 2 month ago and it’s a fairly easy one (compared to what the Hard One is this time).

Aiming is quite easy here, all you need to do is to aim directly towards the pin and make the inside of the white ring with your Golden Long Iron touch the border of the rough as shown in the image 🙂

golf clash golden shot gokasho bay medium march 9 spinThe spin is also fairly straightforward here and I have, as always, a graph for you where you can see how to set up the spin now. Important, do not add spin BEFORE you set your landing position as shown above!

You only need to counter the wind a little bit here so it’s not complicated.

When it comes to wind adjustment, you will need to add 20% to your normal wind adjustment for playing downhill – that’s 1.5 wind per ring (e.g. wind of 3 means adjusting 2 rings).

Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Eagle Peak (March 9th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot eagle peak hard march 9 aimingThis is a really tricky Golden Shot Hole this time and you need to do have a couple of things in mind. Let’s go through this.

First, the landing position is like shown in the image where the yellow ring touches the shadow of the leafs and is just at the border of the fairway. This is the spot that you will play with the Golden Wood club.

golf clash golden shot eagle peak hard march 9 spinNow we need to add the spin.

You will always add full sidespin to the right and a little back- or topspin depending on how strong the wind is from head or tail. You can see in the image that this range is always between 1.5 bars with a straight headwind or 0.5 back with full tailwind.

Now adjusting the wind is also tricky because you will need to add 30% for playing that massively downhill – in other words, each ring adjusts 2 wind (e.g. wind 6 means you need to adjust 3 full rings).

golf clash golden shot eagle peak hard march 9 curlLast you will need to add curl!

You will have to use either 90% curl to the right in the case of any wind from the right side (see image).

In any other case (wind is straight or coming from the left side), you will use 50% curl to the left!

This is a lot of things and I would recommend you to actually go for the Normal Golden Shot this week to be honest, there’s almost no way to get a hole-in-one within a few shots here.


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Vineyard Acres (February 24th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot vineyard acres medium february 24 aimingThis 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.

golf clash golden shot vineyard acres medium february 24 spinNow 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) – Shiruba Springs (February 24th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot shiruba springs hard february 24 aimingThis is actually a tricky hole as Golden Shot hole because we don’t have a clear line towards the pin here.

So, you will aim with the yellow ring at the bunker at the spot that you can see in the image and this time it doesn’t matter if you already have spin active or not.

This point is not as easy to find and there’s no second marker here that can help you but it’s the hard mode Golden Shot, you can’t expect it to be easy, right? 😉

golf clash golden shot shiruba springs hard february 24 spinWhen it comes to spin, you always need a good amount of sidespin to the right as you can see in the image.

With headwind, you will not use backspin but with tailwind you will need some backspin so no difficult surprises here. You don’t need to add any curl to your shot!

When it comes to wind, you will also need to over adjust 10% and this is the important part because you will land next to the bunker so precent hitting a “Good Shot” on the right side of the needle or you might get into the bunker! Wind is 1.6 per ring (e.g. wind of 5.0 means you need to adjust about 3.1 rings).


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Santa Ventura (February 10th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot february 10th santa ventura normal aiming positionSanta Ventura is this time actually a pretty easy Golden Shot hole 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)

Golden Shot Guide (Hard) – Sunshine Glades (February 10th, 2020)

golf clash golden shot february 10th Sunshine glades hard aiming positionThis is not an easy one because unlike that hole in the recent tournament you can’t do the rough bump because this will get you in between clubs.

So, the best way to play this hole is aiming for the spot where the red ring is about one third on the rough and where the second bounce will just be on the green – you can see it in the image on the left.

Now it’s time to add spin and also wind adjustment. You will need to over-adjust 10% because you play downhill but let’s tackle spin first for this hole in the Golden Shot

golf clash golden shot february 10th Sunshine glades hard wind and spinYou will need a lot of sidespin to the left, as soon as there’s any little wind from the left side even max sidespin to the left.

If there’s no wind from the sides I found a sidespin tot he left of 4 bars is working quite well, with wind from the right side you can even go as low as 2.5 bars.

Then you also need a little topspin that is actually quite easy to use. Unless there’s any headwind you will use 1 bar of topspin and this gives you the right amount of speed. If there’s headwind go up to 2 bars of topspin as you can see in the image to the left.

For wind adjustment you can count every ring worth 1.5 wind (e.g. wind 6.0 means you need to adjust 4 rings).


Golden Shot Guide (Normal) – Juniper Point (January 27th, 2020)

golden shot normal january 27th 2020 juniper pointThis is actually a lovely hole to play in the Golden Shot 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 at maximum distance and then aim directly for the pin.

To get the speed right about 3-4 bars of backspin will do the job, depending on how the wind actually looks like.

The green slopes down to the left so you will also need to add about 1 bar of sidespin to the right to eliminate that – I find that easier than aiming towards a spot on the right side of the pin.

Lastly for wind adjustment you will need to adjust one ring per 1.5 wind (wind 3.0 means 2 rings adjustment)

Golden Shot (Hard) – Drumore Links (January 27th, 2020)

I was actually expecting this hole being the hard Golden Shot this week and there are several things you need to do right with this hole.

golf clash 3rd anniversary tournament hole 7 rookie

When aiming you want to aim the yellow ring right at the rough so the second bounce is still on the fairway. This is the best way to consistently get the right amount of speed towards the pin.

When it comes to spin you will only use 1 bar of topspin in case of straight headwind and 0.5 bars in case of crosswinds. With tailwind you won’t add any topspin at all. The second bounce on the fairway will take off a lot of speed anyway.

Golf Clash Golden Shot January 27th Hard Wind DirectionSidespin should only be used to adjust the wind, means without wind from the side you won#t add any sidespin at all. the maximum sidespin to use against straight wind from the side is 1 bar so play it slow here. Full wind from the right side means 1 bar of sidespin to the right and vice versa.

Lastly for wind adjustment you will need to adjust one ring per 1.5 wind (wind 6.0 means 4 rings adjustment) – but with the strong downhill you need to over-adjust 20% extra!!!

Good luck with the shots 🙂

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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