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Whether you're trying to win an open event on Pro, TOUR Pro or Tournament difficulty, take advantage of what tools you have available to you. If you're trying to win on Pro difficulty, be sure to take advantage of everything from caddie advice, after-touch ball spin, putt previews and a much more forgiving swing meter. In particular, after-touch on the ball can pretty much make any shot a pin-seeking bullet, so it's good to use that whether competing in a tournament on-line or off-line.

If you're playing on TOUR Pro difficulty, you'll lose the ability to do putt previews and execute after-touch on the ball, but you'll still have caddie advice and the swing meter. The swing meter is incredibly helpful for putting, and caddie advice can at least give you a better sense of where you should aim certain key shots when dealing the increased challenge.

On Tournament difficulty, all you've got to rely on is yourself and the caddie advice. Use the caddie advice as much as you need to consider certain shots, and don't be afraid to adjust your shots a bit more conservatively than he says in order to avoid flying the hole or putting it too hard.

What difficulty level do you play on?

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# 1 mwjr @ 06/26/12 12:51 PM
I thought the Caddie is turned off on Tournament.
 
# 2 DivotMaker @ 06/26/12 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mwjr
I thought the Caddie is turned off on Tournament.
It is and there is no such thing as "Normal" difficulty. There is Amateur, Pro, Tour Pro, and Tournament.....

If someone is going to write an article about a game they very least they should do is get their facts straight......
 
# 3 lnin0 @ 06/26/12 07:24 PM
Tournament is the only way to enjoy this game.
 
# 4 eye guy @ 06/26/12 07:46 PM
I only just bought this game and play on Pro. I haven't actually sat down and played a TW game properly for probably ten years. I did try (and I still have a copy I got free with my ps3) TW10 but didn't like it after maybe 5 minutes?

At this point i'm trying to become re-acquainted with reading the greens without the help of the Caddie or Putt Preview, but still use it if i'm not entirely sure. Hopefully i'll be able to change all the assists in my Michael Jordan career lol...
 
# 5 Wiggy @ 06/26/12 09:03 PM
Sorry about the incorrect wording on the difficulty levels. I know what they are, but I ended up transposing them in my mind (swing difficulty and game difficulty) when I was writing the piece. The text should be updated with that shortly.

As for the caddie, what I said is actually right. The caddie is a completely optional "option" that is available on all modes, and it is not deactivated on tournament difficulty. The "automatic" caddie, which some may be thinking of, is still even available on that setting, with a reduced multiplier bonus (2.40x versus 2.45x on manual caddie and 2.90x if it's off completely). The game doesn't call it a "custom" setting or anything if you switch to that, so it's not locked on or off to difficulty.

Frankly, the manual caddie just gives you an idea of where to shoot anyway, and you'd still have to tinker and line up that shot. Everything else on tournament difficulty would be deactivated, making the shot still quite challenging.
 
# 6 DivotMaker @ 06/27/12 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Wiggy
As for the caddie, what I said is actually right. The caddie is a completely optional "option" that is available on all modes, and it is not deactivated on tournament difficulty. The "automatic" caddie, which some may be thinking of, is still even available on that setting, with a reduced multiplier bonus (2.40x versus 2.45x on manual caddie and 2.90x if it's off completely). The game doesn't call it a "custom" setting or anything if you switch to that, so it's not locked on or off to difficulty.
Sorry, but I just checked this out for myself both online and offline and if you are playing Default Tournament mode, the Caddy is OFF. I pressed the Y button numerous times and the Caddy never showed up. If you enable the caddy either manual or automatic, the game calls that mode Custom if you are still playing Tournament difficulty.
 
# 7 mwjr @ 06/27/12 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by lnin0
Tournament is the only way to enjoy this game.
Not for those if us who suck on Tournament.

I need to get my golfer built up before I try Tournament again. I played a round as Tiger Woods on Tournament difficulty and shot a +21!
 
# 8 mwjr @ 06/27/12 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by eye guy
I only just bought this game and play on Pro. I haven't actually sat down and played a TW game properly for probably ten years. I did try (and I still have a copy I got free with my ps3) TW10 but didn't like it after maybe 5 minutes?

At this point i'm trying to become re-acquainted with reading the greens without the help of the Caddie or Putt Preview, but still use it if i'm not entirely sure. Hopefully i'll be able to change all the assists in my Michael Jordan career lol...
Even playing on Pro (for now) this is the most fun I've had with Tiger Woods since probably the 2004 version on PS2. Granted, I haven't played every one since then, but, then again, I haven't really had the itch to do so.
 
# 9 Wiggy @ 06/27/12 05:05 PM
Divot --

Yeah, I dunno, man. I'm sitting in the menu, paging through the difficulties. The caddie option does not change it to "custom" difficulty. The only four options that change it to "custom" are the ball spin, putt preview, swing difficulty and swing meter. All the caddie option changes is the multiplier. I've hit the "reset to default" button on the settings and experience the same results. I even disconnected the Kinect just in case it was interfering with it (I use a controller to play, obviously).

All I can tell you is what I'm seeing. I'm more curious to know what's up there. I stand corrected if that's the true setting, but it doesn't appear that way to me.
 
# 10 DivotMaker @ 06/27/12 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wiggy
Divot --

Yeah, I dunno, man. I'm sitting in the menu, paging through the difficulties. The caddie option does not change it to "custom" difficulty. The only four options that change it to "custom" are the ball spin, putt preview, swing difficulty and swing meter. All the caddie option changes is the multiplier. I've hit the "reset to default" button on the settings and experience the same results. I even disconnected the Kinect just in case it was interfering with it (I use a controller to play, obviously).

All I can tell you is what I'm seeing. I'm more curious to know what's up there. I stand corrected if that's the true setting, but it doesn't appear that way to me.
Not sure how you are getting the Caddy to come up in Tournament mode. I can hit press the Y button til the cows come home and nothing happens when it is OFF in the Settings. In fact, the Caddy is OFF by default in every mode as I ran through each one of them. So, you CAN play Tournament mode with the Caddy, but when you select Tournament or any mode it is OFF by default and the user has to select either Manual or Automatic.
 
# 11 Wiggy @ 06/27/12 06:37 PM
Well, yeah, of course you can't use the caddie when it's set to off. What I'm saying here is that obviously it's an independent setting that only affects the multiplier score (2.45, 2.60, etc). I presume you've left it off altogether ever since playing, so yeah, as you page through the settings, it's just going to keep saying "OFF." Altering the setting to manual or automatic still gives you "credit" for tournament difficulty, and the setting is not locked into the OFF position. It doesn't say "custom," meaning it's not tied to difficulty.

All I was saying in the article that to win on those "settings" you have to deal with increasingly less assists. The caddie is clearly independent of that, hence the multiplier change. Same goes for green grids. Anyway, that's how I see it.
 

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