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                       |             True Swing Golf           |
                       |                 An FAQ                |
                       |             By KeyBlade999            |
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                       |           File Size: 15.9 KB          |
                       |         Current Version: Final        |
                       |  Previous Update: 8:34 PM 12/24/2012  |
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                            Section Negative One: Donations             **GOLF_-1**
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                            Section Zero: Table of Contents              **GOLF_0**
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      -1. Donations ................................................ **GOLF_-1**
       0. Table of Contents ........................................ **GOLF_0**
       1. Introduction ............................................. **GOLF_1**
       2. Version History .......................................... **GOLF_2**
       3. Legalities ............................................... **GOLF_3**
    
       4. Basics of the Game ....................................... **GOLF_4**
    
    
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                               Section One: Introduction                 **GOLF_1**
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    Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the DS game True Swing Golf. 
    Much as you would expect, this another one of your typical video games based on
    the popular sport of golf.
    
    ...
    
    That's all I have to say on this game. Enjoy.
    
    
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                             Section Two: Version History                **GOLF_2**
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    Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ completed.
            8:34 PM 12/24/2012
    
    
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                               Section Three: Legalities                 **GOLF_3**
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                           Section Four: Basics of the Game              **GOLF_4**
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    Modes of the Game
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    There are four modes in which you can play. 
    
     - Quick Start, a game played with the previous settings of a previous game.
       If no such game has been played, it is Stroke Play by default.
    
     - Single Player, the main mode. Within it, you can choose to play Stroke
       Play (scoring is based on shots), Match Play (scoring is based on wins),
       Free Round (practice), and Championship (sequential series of matches, like
       a career).
    
     - Wireless Play, a multiplayer mode permitting the use of multiple DS's. Only
       one game chip is required for one of the players!
    
     - Clubhouse, where you can find your high scores, evaluations, various info,
       the settings menu, and the shop.
    
    
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    Generalized Gameplay
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    Assuming you are playing through Single Player, there are two particular things
    to be aware of:
    
     - Stroke Play is based upon how many shots you take over the course of the
       game.
    
     - Match Play is based solely upon how many times you are the superior player
       on a hole, or how many times you've "won a hole".
    
    You will begin by choosing your course, number of holes to play, whether to
    play a mirrored (left is right) course, and what kind of tee to use.
    
    When you begin a hole, you will obtain various information on the hole. This
    will include wind speed and direction, par (base level of shots), distance to
    the hole in yards (1 yard is a little under 1 meter), shot number, player
    score, and a few other things.
    
    To begin, you will see a black "+" mark on the screen and a white line. The
    line is coming from you, and the black cross is where the ball will
    approximately land. You can tap and drag the cross to move it, changing your
    trajectory and your shot power.
    
    Note that you may want to choose the appropriate golf club. This can be found
    on the third button down on the Touch Screen. The clubs are as below, to some
    extent.
    
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     |        Golf Club Name        |  Approximate Range  |  Approximate Minimum  |
     |                              |    on Grass Turf    |   Distance on Grass   |
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     |  1W (One Wood or Driver)     |      210 yards      |        45 yards       |
     |  3W (Three Wood)             |      190 yards      |        35 yards       |
     |  4W (Four Wood)              |      180 yards      |        35 yards       |
     |  5W (Five Wood)              |      170 yards      |        30 yards       |
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     |  3I (Three Iron)             |      160 yards      |        33 yards       |
     |  4I (Four Iron)              |      150 yards      |        30 yards       |
     |  5I (Five Iron)              |      140 yards      |        27 yards       |
     |  6I (Six Iron)               |      130 yards      |        25 yards       |
     |  7I (Seven Iron)             |      120 yards      |        23 yards       |
     |  8I (Eight Iron)             |      110 yards      |        20 yards       |
     |  9I (Nine Iron)              |      100 yards      |        15 yards       |
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     |  PW (Putting Wedge) (1st)    |       90 yards      |        15 yards       |
     |  PW (Putting Wedge) (2nd)    |       60 yards      |        15 yards       |
     |  PW (Putting Wedge) (3rd)    |       30 yards      |        10 yards       |
     |  PW (Putting Wedge) (4th)    |       15 yards      |         7 yards       |
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     |  SW (Sand-Only Wedge) (1st)  |       70 yards      |        15 yards       |
     |  SW (Sand-Only Wedge) (2nd)  |       60 yards      |        15 yards       |
     |  SW (Sand-Only Wedge) (3rd)  |       30 yards      |        10 yards       |
     |  SW (Sand-Only Wedge) (4th)  |       15 yards      |         7 yards       |
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     |  PT (Putter) (1st)           |       40 yards      |         7 yards       |
     |  PT (Putter) (2nd)           |       30 yards      |         3 yards       |
     |  PT (Putter) (3rd)           |       20 yards      |         3 yards       |
     |  PT (Putter) (4th)           |       10 yards      |   Less than 1 yard    |
     |  PT (Putter) (5th)           |        5 yards      |   Less than 1 yard    |
     |  PT (Putter) (6th)           |        1 yards      |   Less than 1 yard    |
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    After choosing your club and trajectory, the next thing is to choose where to
    hit the ball. It is a completely optional step, but tap the golf ball under
    "LIE" just in case. Unlike most games, you can only choose to go for the top or
    bottom, but landing on various terrains may cause other effects to the ball.
    The yellow dot on it shows where you'll end up hitting it; depending on where
    this is in relation to the center can cause a number of effects. Hitting the
    right or left side of the ball during your swing can also induce the third and
    fourth effects mentioned.
    
     - Higher up, to induce topspin, making the ball go farther
     - Lower down, to induce backspin, making the ball stop easier or roll backward
     - To the left, to make the ball go to the right
     - To the right, to make the ball go left
     - Dead center, to make the ball go straight and normal
    
    When you're done, tap "Swing" at the bottom of the Touch Screen to continue.
    
    In the next screen, you will want to touch the head of the golf club and slide
    it to adjust your power - the closer to the golf ball, the weaker the shot it.
    You can also minutely adjust the ball's trajectory with the arrow buttons at
    the top of the Touch Screen. As soon as you're ready, slide the golf club
    quickly at the golf ball to swing.
    
    This generally will repeat for a bit until you reach the green near the hole.
    It gets a bit more specialized there. ... Slightly. In reality, all that
    changes is the new lack of ability to choose to have topspin or backspin on
    the ball.
    
    There are usually nine or eighteen holes played throughout the course of a
    match, and in a way similar to this.
    
    
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    Scoring Details
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    Each given hole will have a set "par" on it. The par is the number of shots it
    ideally takes to finish a hole. If you go under this, you earn points (your
    score is negative, but that's good), and if you go over, you lose points (you
    gain positive points). Hitting exactly par neither hurts or helps you.
    
    The number of shots you take can also be affected by two other things - water
    hazards and out-of-bounds area. Both are considered out-of-bounds. This bad
    shot will count against you, and you'll be penalized an additional shot. For
    example, if you hit the water on your first shot, consider the next shot you
    take your third and not the second.
    
    At the end of the hole, the number of shots you take, minus the par, is your
    score. If such is positive, you went over (bogey); if negative, you did good by
    going under (birdie, eagle, albatross). And, of course, par is neither good or
    bad.
    
    In Stroke Play golf games, your overall score at the holes' end is based on
    the strokes you took across every hole minus the summed pars of every hole, or
    just the added scores you got on every hole.
    
    In Match Play, your record is based on the number of "wins" per hole. If you
    have the best score of the participants, that is one win and there's nothing
    else to it. This can mean that someone did three shots better than you, but you
    still won more holes overall and are still the winner.
    
    To the curious, the relatively official names for various shots:
    
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                         |  Name of Shot  |  Score Changes  |
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                         |  Hole-in-One   |    (Par) - 1    |
                         |  Albatross     |        -3       |
                         |  Eagle         |        -2       |
                         |  Birdie        |        -1       |
                         |  Par           |        0       |
                         |  Bogey         |        +1       |
                         |  Double Bogey  |        +2       |
                         |  Triple Bogey  |        +3       |
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    |                               True Swing Golf.                              |
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