You can select the club, the strength and the direction of your shot by
using joystick or keyboard control. The bottom of the screen is split into
several sections. The top is the Royal St. George's golf course.
All instructions appear on the screen and the keys are user definable.
To play a shot follow the sequence below:
(a) The hand or cursor which controls the icon is moved using a joystick or
(b) Move the cursor to box 4 using either the joystick of the keyboard
controls. Scan through the choice of clubs using UP/DOWN and press FIRE or
SPACE-BAR to confirm your choice.
(c) Move the cursor to either box 1 or 3 to select the strength of direction
of your shot respectively. Position the cursor near the arrows so the one
you want lights up, and press FIRE or SPACE-BAR to confirm the strength or
direction of your shot.
(d) Move the cursor back to the animated player, box 5 and press FIRE or
SPACE-BAR. Pressing FIRE or RETURN will give you the caddy's comment on
your choice of club. You can change your club at this point, or by
pressing FIRE or RETURN take the shot.
(e) If you move the cursor to box 2 and press FIRE or SPACE-BAR you will
change the top part of the screen to a smaller scale picture of the hole
you are playing.
(f) Box 6 shows you the distance and par for each hole as you play and the
(g) To Quite game press O.
The controls you set before playing a shot are the major influence on any
one play. However, the joystick or keyboard is 'live'. That is, as the
animated golfer moves his club you can 'fine tune' the strength and
direction of shot. Left or Right alters the direction and Up or Down the
strength. Move the joystick say, left diagonally will move the ball further
forward and to the left. Experiment a little, it's not difficult. The
effect provides a real 'live' feel to the play.
Once your shot has been played the screen will scroll to the new position.
Use the smaller scale map (box 2) to see where you are and sort out the
next shot. The golfer will line up automatically for the next shot.