Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wii: Tiger Woods 10

A few days ago, I ordered Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 from Amazon. I have been hearing good reviews about this game so I had to check it out myself and I must say, this game is great. I am not saying so because of my obvious love for golf. The game is simply awesome. The Wii MotionPlus additional sensor does a lot for the game as it enhances gameplay. Playing it, especially with a good size telly, almost feels like the real thing (as long as you play the game seriously). The Wii-mote with the MotionPlus attached, is sensitive enough to detect almost every movement of one's swing, including hooks and slices. I think that it may actually help players with their golf swing as it makes you more conscious about your swing path and hitting the ball square. One new thing about this game that I quite enjoy is the Precision Putting mode where the combination of the length of your backswing and the tempo of your downswing determines how far your ball goes. Once again, it is almost like the real thing... It's all about control.

After playing this game a few times this week, I think that it could actually be good golf-swing practice as long as I swing the Wii-mote the same way I swing my clubs in real life. See, as dorky as I am, I am not the type of golfer who practices my swings with an invisible golf club whenever I see a mirror, or a reflection of myself, or even my shadow. Believe me, I have seen golfers do this often and I am sure you have, too... Sunny and Marc are notorious for this. I think that playing this game could be my equivalent of their in-front-of-the-mirror-with-an-imaginary-golf-club-practice-swings. Will my golf swing get better with it? I don't know.

So over-all, this game is awesome... best golf game in the market today. If you are still debating if you should purchase this game or not, I say go for it. It's worth every penny, you just have to make sure you get the MotionPlus with it.

One last thing, as I have mentioned several times on this blog, I am the only female in my foursome. Playing with the boys could sometimes be frustrating, especially with boys who have been playing golf for years. My score is always a double-digit higher than them. Today, the four of us played at The Canyon Lakes Country Club in San Ramon, and as usual, I played the worst round... But virtually, when I play Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 with the boys, I win... if not present a challenge. Joy.


  1. I can attest that this game has massively improved and translated to my real golf game as far as short game and putting go. I am now beating my golfing buddy by 5 strokes a round. He is dumbfounded because my driving and fairway play is still the same but the TW10 putting has changed my game around. I almost like playing this more then the real thing since I can drive it better on this game.

  2. Good for you! I found that my shots are straighter too as I am conscious about my swing path when playing the game. It's all about muscle memory... Cheers to us! :)