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The Fly-By has a friend.
Making its debut in Golden Tee 2014 is “Birds-Eye View,” a course resource that will provide a view of different shots, holes and critical golf scenarios that you’ve never seen before. The blue “Help” button has been reallocated, and will now serve as a caddie of sorts.
Yes, you have two caddies, and don’t let anyone tell you that you need them both.
Before hitting any shot, simply press and hold the blue button and the camera will immediately lift to the sky. This unique view from above provides a much different look at what’s in front of you.
Obstacles, elevation, slope, pin location and green shape will all be more visible with the help of this new addition. Once you’ve got the view you want, just release the blue button and the camera will return to its normal place behind your golfer.
“It’s going to be a valuable tool on pretty much any and every shot,” said Golden Tee course designer Jim Zielinski. “You can take advantage of this view on par-3s, drivable par-4s, tee shots and chips, and you can better outline what sort of shot you need to hit.”
Just what does it look like? Included below are three unique scenarios from 2014 where Birds-Eye View is being used: a par-3, from the fairway and also off the tee. The second picture in each represents the look from above.
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We'll have much more on Golden Tee 2014 in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more.