Golden Tee LIVE 2013 offers players the ability to customize their on-screen character more than ever before. Players can select gender, characteristics and apparel to match their personalities and look good on the virtual links!
To change your character's appearance, press the Options button at any point during game play and select Customize Golfer. From here, decide which feature you'd like to select and move the trackball left and right to see your entire library of available items. A preview image will be shown on the left side to display what your golfer will look like. When complete, simply exit back to the main menu and continue your game.
For the various in-game milestones you achieve on Golden Tee LIVE 2013 you will unlock over 700 virtual items in the form of Golden Tee Achievement Awards! Awards are given after every 5 games played, in addition to the accumulation of every 30 birdies, every 10 eagles and for every double-eagle and hole-in-one made.
Be sure to stay tuned to LIVEWIRE for special giveaway codes for all new Golden Tee 2013 clothing items!
The overhead layout map, or shot indicator, has been a familiar guide to Golden Tee players since the original game debuted in 1989. When using woods or irons, this simple graphic shows players where they are aiming and provides a general reference point for club distance.
The shot indicator has come a long way, however, and has been updated to take weather into account along with variations in distance for high performance clubs and balls. This means that depending on what particular setup you chose to play, the shot indicator will adjust to your game – even when it rains!
While the club distances are close, they are not automatic. It is easy to extend shots substantially past the general distance, so be cautious if you're trying to stretch the club. Also, despite what your distance marker shows during rainy conditions, your ball will not travel any shorter in the air. It will simply roll less after landing.
The shot indicator is also an extremely valuable and necessary tool to use when on the green. The map is a cutaway view of the green and shows the slope of every putt. Use this to decide how you feel a putt may break and decide where you want to hit the trackball.
Always pull your putter back before putting; it will give you better feel and control.
Golden Tee Golf's famous trackball and directional arrows have become icons in barrooms, restaurants and taverns around the globe. Responsible for the game's uncanny control and challenge, understanding the trackball is the game's most fundamental skill. Before players can master this rollable art form, they must first comprehend the basics.
How to Swing Woods and Irons
* Excessive force is not necessary or recommended as the game limits maximum distance.
How to Putt
* Pulling back the putter does not have an effect on direction or distance, but it definitely helps with feel and control.
How to Chip
High-lofted irons (i.e. 8-Iron, 9-Iron) are best for clearing elevations between your ball and the green, keeping in mind that your ball will not roll much once it lands. Lower-lofted irons are great for long chips with ample green since the ball will roll further. Also, using a low-trajectory iron to chip can reduce the effect of the green's break.
Players can control Golden Tee Golf's in-game volume. While holding down the Fly-By button, simultaneously press the Left (volume down) or Right (volume up) buttons. Now, no matter how loud or crowded the bar gets, you can still hear the game!
Golden Tee Golf's Left, Right and Fly-By buttons offer players a variety of abilities and features to make the game more user-friendly and realistic.
Left/Right: Press the Left or Right buttons during game play to rotate your golfer 11° in that direction. Golfers can be rotated 360° from any ball location.
Fly-By: Fly-By is an important feature that was added to Golden Tee Golf all the way back in 2000. Simply press this button during game play prior to swinging and be given a moving camera view of the hole from tee to green.
The speed of the camera will vary based on the club selected; driver is fastest and putter is slowest. The FLY-BY feature is not available inside 80 yards to the hole.
The Heads Up feature was introduced into Golden Tee Golf with the 2004 edition of the game. Hold the Fly-By button down and the camera view behind your golfer will rise to give a higher view of the challenge ahead.
Something in your way? Hold down the FLY-BY button to maintain the heads up view while hitting your shot. Use this feature to gauge how high obstacles stand in front of you.
Need some help getting into the proper game mode? Help is on the way.
Hit the blue "Help" button at any Selection screen and you'll receive important text outlining that particular game mode or playing option. Highlight a particular mode or selection, choose "help," and you'll get specific information about its involvement in the game.
Golden Tee LIVE's card reader offers players a variety of easy-to-use benefits and features.
Use A Card To Identify Yourself
Players can identify themselves and enter LIVE competitions by simply sliding their Golden Tee / Silver Strike Bowler's Club / PowerPutt LIVE Player Card or credit card when prompted at the start of a game. Similar to express ticket check-in kiosks at airports around the globe, the game will instantaneously recognize who you are and access your accounts, personalized characters and statistics within seconds. Use either a Player Card or a credit card – it's safe and secure. All sensitive information goes through a 128-byte encryption process and is heavily secured in compliance with SHA standards.
When you choose to play in a Stats Play, Glory Play or Prize Play contest you will be asked to identify yourself before the game begins. By simply swiping a Golden Tee, Silver Strike Bowler's Club, PowerPutt LIVE Player Card or credit card in the card reader, your Golden Tee LIVE account will be accessed and the ability to compete in LIVE contests will be enabled. No charges are made to credit cards at this time, since this secure and encrypted process is purely for identification purposes only.
Use A Card To Pay
Golden Tee LIVE is the first arcade game in history to accept payment by credit card or gift card! When prompted to pay, you can select to Pay With Credit Card or Gift Card. Cards with the Visa® or Mastercard® logo are both accepted.
Gift Cards can be purchased right here. Just like at major retail stores, GT Gift Cards are charged up and debited until empty! They also make for fantastic gifts for that special GT fan.
Problems with your Gift Card or Gift Card order? Contact IT.
Once identified, players will be asked how they'd like to pay for the game. Here are the following options:
The Backspin button was introduced to Golden Tee Golf in 2000 during the launch of Golden Tee FORE! And while backspin remains an important feature in Golden Tee LIVE, this game-saving button now has the ability to apply forward Roll along with Bite – which debuted in Golden Tee 2012. Here's how it works:
To apply Backspin, simply press the Spin button once. You'll notice a red arrow point up on your club and will see "Backspin" highlighted as well. When utilized, your ball will land and back up when it hits the green. This will also work when hitting a ball to the fairway but won't spin nearly as much.
To apply Roll, press the Spin button twice. The red arrow will point down on your club and "Roll" should be highlighted. When utilized, your ball will kick forward when it lands, giving your drives, iron shots and chips extra distance. This can be especially beneficial off the tee or when hitting in rain.
To apply Bite, press the Spin button three times. The red arrow will point upwards slightly on your club and "Bite" should be highlighted. When utilized, your ball will land and come to a sudden stop. This shot can be beneficial when hitting onto small greens or on tough par-3s.
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The Options Menu is the player's hub for customization and game options. By pressing this yellow button during game play, players will be taken to a menu that offers a myriad of customizable attributes that are designed for personal preferences and to increase the game's overall entertainment value. Here's how it works.
Pick a gender, chose a face, and deck your golfer out in thousands of possible outfit combinations! Earn unique pieces of clothing for milestones and achievements!
Choose clubs and balls that are designed for your personal playing style. To select or purchase equipment, highlight and select "Equipment Setup" prior to teeing-off on the first hole.
Change Personal Info
Players can edit their name used for LIVE contest leaderboards. This simple feature is available at any time during game play and will be saved for future events.
To edit your leaderboard name simply highlight and select "Change Personal Info" from the menu. Use the trackball to select your desired nickname and select "Done" once you're finished. It's quick and easy and the change will be made instantly!
Give Away Code
Players can enter special Give Away Codes to unlock a variety of unique and entertaining Golden Tee LIVE items. These Give Away Codes are released on Goldentee.com and can be redeemed on the game.
To Enter a Give Away Code press the Options button and select "Give Away Code" from the menu. Use the trackball to enter the 10-digit code, press "Done" and your unlocked item will then be displayed!
Play Random Tees
During a multi-player Glory game, players have the option to compete from the same random tee boxes despite any difference in their Skill Bracket! At any time during the round players can access the Options menu and select "Play Random Tees." This is available in both single and multi-player games.
In Stats Play games, players will be placed on silver tees which is a combintation of random tees for that particular hole.
Lock/Unlock Quick Shot
Lock and Unlock Quick Shot at any point in a game. Simply press the "Options" button and highlight and select "Lock Quick Shot" to speed up your game without having to press a single thing while you play! Select "Unlock Quick Shot" to turn this feature off at anytime.
Need to take a break? By selecting this, players can skip one's turn without penalty. This way the entire foursome does not have to wait while a player takes a bathroom or beer break.
Send Last Shot to YouTube™
It's no longer just the great shots that can be uploaded to YouTube. In Golden Tee 2013, any shot can be saved and shared. To upload your last shot, simply press the Options button and select "Send Last Shot to YouTube." You'll then be prompted to enter an email address or phone number, pay a small fee and verify this email before the shot is uploaded. For more information on the process, click here.
If a player has had enough, they have the choice to quit out of whatever game they're currently playing.
Return to Game
If a player is done with the Menu screen they can return to their current game.