My first tip would be to tell you that you need to dismiss any notions of using the button-controlled settings
or using a “cool guy/gal” swing where you barely flick your wrist
with a bored expression from the couch. Stand up, pull your socks up as high as
they will go, and roar as you follow through with your swing. This behavior is
what the Wii is all about, and it’s awesome.
you’ve resolved to stand, you should know that your stance is very important
for consistently powerful and unerring swings. Stand and face 90 degrees
from your television screen while planting your feet a little wider than your
shoulder width. This will give you the best orientation for a steady
swing-meter within the game.
you’ve lined up your ball’s flight path and are about to take your swing, pay
extra attention to your swing meter at the bottom of the screen. The power bar
(it’s white and moves within your swing meter when you move the remote) should be
centered on the “pangya” mark and unwavering when you are at rest. I
find that I often have to rotate my wrists slightly clockwise until things look
power bar is steady and centered, you may bring your swing up to the maximum
power, press the A button, and release your swing. The release is especially
important, as it will control hooks and slices and your ability to hit a
“pangya” for extra points and distance. For the release, let your
wrists relax on the downward swing, and follow through naturally. If you
consistently hook or slice, you may be putting too much power behind the swing.
Let gravity do most of the work and use a minimal effort to achieve a relaxed
and professional followthrough.
Remember that the ball lands a good
20 feet before the indicator on the map, and rolls the remaining distance.
This is particularly important when you are shooting over water hazards, which
can pull your ball down even more than usual. Use your tomahawk swing (if your
special gauge is high enough) to nail those tricky over-the-water shots, as
your ball will land closer to where it indicates on the map and will not roll.
If you don’t have enough gauge saved up, put a backspin on the ball, which will
help it to fly higher and roll less.
Mastering these techniques will shave strokes off your
(virtual) game, boost your general level of confidence, rejuvenate damaged and
lifeless hair, and may just give you the “eye of the tiger” needed to
ask out that cutie in the corner of the pub. You can thank me later.