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    Character Setup Guide by Silver Wing

    Version: FINAL | Updated: 03/17/06 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Hot Shots Golf 3 Character Setup Guide
    By: Alex Cleland
    Screen Name: SilverWing
    Email: silverwing57@gmail.com
    Platform: Playstation 2
    Version: FINAL
    Date: 14/6/2005
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Disclaimer
    2. Version History
    3. Introduction
    4. Character Setups
    5. Beginner
            a) Tiffany
            b) Jonnie
            c) Pete
            d) Stacy
            e) Spike
    6. Intermediate
            f)  Lin
            g) Mitch
            h) Estelle
            i)  Toni
            j)  John
    7. Advanced
            k) Kamala
            l)  Zeus
            m) Blue
            n) T-Bone
            o) Louise
    8. Credits
    
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    Disclaimer
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    This guide is for personal use only!, this guide is copyrighted property
    of me (SilverWing). No body may post this site unless they contact me
    and get my permission. If this guide is posted on a site is must not
    be changed or edited in any way and must have my name as the author
    on it. Do not steal information and post it somewhere else without
    asking me first!!. If anyone fails to do so then they should expect
    legal action on my behalf.
    
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    Version History
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    12/12/2003 3.30pm- Started making guide
    
    12/12/2003 7.50pm- Finished guide
    
    10/4/2004- Fixed some errors
    
    
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    Introduction
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    I first started to make this guide because firstly it was not covered in the 
    guide by Voltanis. Secondly because I was always spending too much time 
    deciding which character to choose and what equipment to try. I also saw 
    someone on the message board asking what combination would be best for a 
    certain character. Which in fact is what is in this guide, the best 
    combinations depending on the characters strengths and weaknesses. Not 
    every person will automatically have Infinity Clubs and Balls to their name.
    The first five players which have the weakest stats will be mentioned in the 
    beginner section, the characters next five characters with average stats will 
    be explained in the intermediate section and so on.
    
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    Beginner
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    Tiffany
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: D
        Control: C
        Impact: A
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Impact, Curve
    Average: Control
    Low: Power, Spin, Height
    
    New Stats
    Club: Beginner
    Ball: Infinity
    Improved Stats:
        Power: E
        Control: B
        Impact: S
        Spin: C
        Height: Average
        Curve: Mid
    High: Impact
    Average: Control, Spin, Height, Curve
    Low: Power
    
    Changes
        Power: 1 Down
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Up
        Spin: 1 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 2 Up
    
    As the game says, Tiffany is a player for beginners. This means that she has 
    high impact making it easier for the player to get a perfect hit. This is why 
    you should try and exploit this to the max. If you use the beginner, infinity 
    combo then her impact will grow higher will most of her other stats will rise 
    as  well. As her power is low it is recommended that you use her on the first 
    few courses. If you are using her then that means you are a beginner and you 
    would not survive on the harder courses anyway.
    
    Jonnie
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Beginner
        Power: D
        Control: B
        Impact: A
        Spin: E
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Impact , Curve
    Average: Control
    Low: Power, Spin, Height
    
    New Stats
    Club: Infinity
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: C
        Control: A
        Impact: C
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Average
    High: Control
    Mid: Power, Impact, Spin, Curve, Height
    Low: N/A
    
    Changes:
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 2 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 2 Up
    
    Alright, I had to put double infinity because it gave him his best stats. Giving
    Jonnie Infinity Clubs and Balls improved various stats whilst dropping a few 
    down (Impact and Height). Jonnie in my books is considered an intermediate 
    player which is why I didn't try to raise his impact stat.
    
    Pete
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: D
        Control: D
        Impact: B
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Average
    High: N/A
    Average: Impact, Spin, Height, Curve
    Low: Power, Control
    
    New Stats
    Club: Pinhole
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: C
        Control: B
        Impact: C
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Poor
    High: Height
    Average: Power, Control, Impact, Spin
    Low: Curve
    
    Changes
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 2 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 1 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    These two combinations are the best options for Pete. He is an average
    character with no big strengths but a pretty good all rounder. With his new
    equipment he is more evened out and all but 2 stats is improved.
    
    Stacy
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: D
        Control: C
        Impact: B
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Height
    Average: Control, Impact
    Low: Power, Spin, Curve
    
    New Stats
    Club: Infinity
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: C
        Control: B
        Impact: C
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Average
    High: N/A
    Average: Power, Control, Impact, Spin, Height, Curve
    Low: N/A
    
    Changes:
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 1 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 2 Up
    
    The Infinity clubs and ball do wonders for Stacy. Instead of having two weak
    stats they are all now average making her the perfect all rounder for anyone.
    The only thing that has not improved is her Impact and Curve which had to be
    sacraficed in order to raise everything else. I didnt equip any beginner gear
    because it brought down the power stat too much.
    
    Spike
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: C
        Control: C
        Impact: B
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Curve
    Average: Power, Control, Impact
    Low: Spin, Height
    
    New Stats
    Club: Turbo Spin
    Ball: Pinhole
        Power: C
        Control: B
        Impact: C
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Average
    High: N/A
    Average: Power, Control, Impact, Spin
    Low: N/A
    
    Changes
        Power: -
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 2 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    I chose these two combinations because for one it brought up his spin stat.
    Secondly it gave the best stat reading he could attain and it raised his shot
    height to high. Altough it decreases his power a little it can be made up for.
    
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    Intermediate
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    Lin
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: C
        Control: D
        Impact: B
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Good
    High: Height, Curve
    Average: Power, Impact, Spin
    Low: Control
    
    New Stats
    Club: Pinhole
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: C
        Control: B
        Impact: C
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Good
    High: Height, Curve
    Average: Power, Control, Impact, Spin
    Low: N/A
    
    Changes:
        Power: -
        Control: 2 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: -
        Height: -
        Curve: -
        End: 1 Up
    
    I chose this combinations because Lin's control needed to be upgraded.
    Although her impact decreases slightly it is still at a good level and allows
    her to get her stats to a good rounded level.
    
    Mitch
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: B
        Control: C
        Impact: C
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Curve
    Average: Power, Control, Impact
    Low: Spin, Height
    
    New Stats
    Club: Turbo Spin
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: B
        Control: B
        Impact: D
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Average
    High: Height
    Average: Power, Control, Spin, Curve
    Low: Impact
    
    Changes:
        Power: -
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 2 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    A good transformation. A number of stats went up and very few came down.
    Spin and Height were increased greatly. Mitch is now a better than average
    player now with his new clubs.
    
    Estelle
    Old Stats
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: B
        Control: D
        Impact: C
        Spin: E
        Height: Low
        Curve: Average
    High: N/A
    Average: Power, Impact, Curve
    Low: Control, Spin, Curve
    
    New Stats
    Club: Infinity
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: A
        Control: C
        Impact: D
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Poor
    High: Power
    Average: Control, Spin, Height
    Low: Curve, Impact
    
    Changes:
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve:  1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    Estelle is a power hitter no matter how you slice it. The Infinity Clubs and
    balls were a must as she needed improvement pretty much everywhere.
    However, now she is somewhat rounded off with a long drive.
    
    Toni
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: B
        Control: C
        Impact: C
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Good
    High: Curve
    Average: Power, Control, Impact, Spin, Height
    Low: N/A
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Beginner
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: B
        Control: B
        Impact: B
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Average
    High: Height
    Average: Power, Control, Impact, Spin, Curve
    Low: N/A
    
    Changes
        Power: -
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Up
        Spin: 1 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    This was a very hard decision because if you equip Turbo Spin Clubs
    instead on beginner ones then will get A, B, E, A. However, I figured it
    out and beginner won by 1 stat. Toni is now a perfectly slightly above
    average player with good stats in everything.
    
    John
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: A
        Control: E
        Impact: C
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Average
    High: Power
    Average: Impact, Curve
    Low: Control, Spin, Height
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Infinity
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: S
        Control: C
        Impact: D
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Poor
    High: Power
    Average: Control, Spin, Height
    Low: Curve, Impact
    
    Changes
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 2 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 1 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    John is a horribly uneven character. His stats are all low except for power.
    This means you have to be an expert to play as him. All stats have been
    improved except for Impact and Curve. All in all a pretty good upgrade.
    
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    Advanced
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    Kamala
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: B
        Control: B
        Impact: C
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Curve
    Average: Power, Control, Impact
    Low: Height, Spin
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Turbo Spin
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: A
        Control: A
        Impact: E
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Average
    High: Power, Control, Height
    Average: Spin, Curve
    Low: Impact
    
    Changes
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 2 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 2 Up
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 3 Up
    
    A good transformation. Again Impact had to be sacraficed to make other
    stats grow. This character and all the rest from this point on are only for
    advanced players as they will have small Impact zones.
    
    Zeus
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: A
        Control: A
        Impact: D
        Spin: E
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Power, Control, Curve
    Average: N/A
    Low: Impact, Spin, Height
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Turbo Spin
    Ball: Turbo Spin
        Power: A
        Control: B
        Impact: E
        Spin: C
        Height: Mid
        Curve: Good
    High: Power, Curve
    Average: Control, Spin, Height
    Low: Impact
    
    Changes
        Power: -
        Control: 1 Down
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 1 Up
        Curve: -
        End: 1 Up
    
    Not a very good result here. I could not find another better combination.
    Control and Impact were sacrificed to employ better Spin and Height.
    A very unique character indeed.
    
    Blue
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: A
        Control: C
        Impact: D
        Spin: D
        Height: Low
        Curve: Good
    High: Power, Curve
    Average: Control
    Low: Impact, Spin, Height
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Turbo Spin
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: A
        Control: B
        Impact: E
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Good
    High: Power, Height, Curve
    Average: Control, Spin
    Low: Impact
    
    Changes
        Power: -
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: 2 Up
        Curve: -
        End: 4 Up
    
    A much better result using Turbo Spin Clubs and an Infinity Ball. Spin and
    Height have been improved with the only thing suffering slightly being Impact.
    
    T-Bone
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: A
        Control: C
        Impact: D
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Good
    High: Power, Height, Curve
    Average: Control, Spin
    Low: Impact
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Infinity
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: S
        Control: B
        Impact: E
        Spin: S
        Height: High
        Curve: Average
    High: Power, Spin, Height,
    Average: Control, Curve
    Low: Impact
    
    Changes
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: 1 Down
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: -
        Curve: 1 Down
        End: 2 Up
    
    An average result. I also tried Infinity Clubs with a Straight Ball and that
    turned out okay. So if you hate his auto-fade then you can change to that.
    Anyway, Impact and Curve were decreased to raise Power, Control and Spin.
    
    Louise
    Old Stats:
    Club: Standard
    Ball: Standard
        Power: A
        Control: A
        Impact: E
        Spin: B
        Height: High
        Curve: Poor
    High: Power, Control, Height
    Average: Spin
    Low: Impact, Curve
    
    New Stats:
    Club: Infinity
    Ball: Infinity
        Power: S
        Control: S
        Impact: E
        Spin: S
        Height: High
        Curve: Poor
    High: Power, Control, Spin, Height
    Average: N/A
    Low: Impact, Curve
    
    Changes
        Power: 1 Up
        Control: 1 Up
        Impact: -
        Spin: 2 Up
        Height: -
        Curve: -
        End: 4 Up
    
    The almighty Louise, tops in everything but Impact, Curve and ability
    in roughs and sand traps. This Granny is truly a player for absolute
    masters of the game. Nothing was sacrificed in order to make the most
    powerful player in the game.
    
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    Credits
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    Me for writting this whole FAQ on my own
    My mum for buying this great game and this cool PC
    You for reading this guide
    
    Comments, Questions, Suggestions?
    Email me at silverwing57@gmail.com
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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