As a young pro it's your first tournament, you are close to
missing the cut into the final round. It's a big par 5 and
hitting the fairway is a must to make the long second shot
possible. You grip the driver and let it rip, hearing the
sweet sound of the titanium head connecting with the ball
- it rockets off into the distance. The drive is a good one
and the crowd signals appreciation. Only pure mental strength
and focus will see you through, have you got what it takes...
some reason there has been a lack of really good golfing simulators
for the Playstation 2. But then this is a genre that only
really appeals to a certain type of person and finding that
all important middle ground between a great simulator and
an addictive game to appeal to the masses is not an easy one
Golf Pro is about the closest you're going to get to a
fun simulator that doesn't take the genre too seriously. It's
easy to play and incredibly addictive.
are problems with the game though. To start with, for some
strange reason the crowds have a habit of cheering and "Oooohhhh"-ing
when your shots are not on course. This is particularly the
case on the green. Also, putting is extremely difficult as
it is not always clear if you are playing uphill, downhill,
or across a slope. Other little niggles include the limited
choice of golfers and the "out of bounds" areas
of the course - if your ball goes there you have to retake
this game is far from perfect, what are you expecting for
£15? If you are looking for a serious golf game then
you really should look elsewhere. However, if you want a bit
of fun that you can get out every now and again and humiliate
your golfing mates with... then this will do the trick.
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