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Title: Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
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(Date Posted:11/02/2010 15:39)
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Put your best Golf Pro tips here.

For me, it is a reminder that to SLOW DOWN - that the only courses where speed matters is the timed courses!

I go way to fast, and end up clicking past cards I can use.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 15:46)

Ah, yes... "SLOW DOWN" is a good one *giggle*

My TIPS:

- Make use of the Mulligans.  A "mulligan" is an UNDO button, so if you get going too fast, click on Mulligan!

- You can redo courses!  If you get a horrible overall score on a course, you can start over and try to get a better score.  You can't redo a hole, but the whole course can be done over.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 16:26)

and don't lift your head!  smiley7
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 18:15)

Will someone please tell me what the gophers are about? I've played this before, but there is nothing in the tutorial about them. I've seen a couple, one without money bags, one with, but when I click on them, nothing happens. I do know they can steal your money, but how do you tell if they are active or not, and does clicking on them get you anything?
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 18:41)

The gopher is one of the possibilities when you play the wild card.  He'll steal all of the money you made on the hole and... something else.  Just had him pop up for the first time yesterday and don't remember :p
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 18:46)

Since all my experience with this game is with the online version, I have another question on this subject: as well as getting 'gophered', can we also flush the gopher, like in the online game? I always loved getting my own back on that darned gopher after he'd pilfered all my tokens! smiley48
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 20:15)

 Yes, the gopher comes up in a wildcard - takes all your money and puts your multiplier to zero. Yes, you can flush the gopher just like the online game.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/02/2010 20:42)

Never played the online game...how does one flush that varmit????? Please!
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/03/2010 03:20)

For anyone who doesn't know... If you feel like "cheating," when you run your mouse over a card that can be played, the card will flash. Helps when you're trying to get a "perfect" and your eyes have started to cross.
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(Date Posted:11/03/2010 11:34)

Reply to Boopers (11/02/2010 16:39)

Put your best Golf Pro tips here.

For me, it is a reminder that to SLOW DOWN - that the only courses where speed matters is the timed courses!

I go way to fast, and end up clicking past cards I can use.

This one is a problem for me as well. smiley72
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/03/2010 22:31)

Yes! Tell us how to flush the gopher!
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 07:17)

It is a tip in the game, but have a good look at the face-up cards as they can help with a run of cards. I got a really good run because I used one of my 'iron' cards to extend my run.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 10:44)

Ocean Shores is kicking my smiley87. I've played it 3 times and still haven't come close to beating it. This is one of those "luck" things. When you get all 4 of a card on top of the piles, there isn't much you can do. smiley47
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 10:51)

It happened to me too Khat!  And the comments from the commentators didn't help much either, lol...If I could have reached through the screen and smacked them, I would have....
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 12:56)

 It is all luck of the draw.  It took me four times to get a perfect in Slippery Slopes, and I got Ocean Shores my first attempt.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 14:27)

Salty Tears was the course that drowned me. I was going down for the third time when I finally got a perfect. I was over par on almost every hole for three rounds.

Lynne, you can turn off the announcers under "options". I shut them down somewhere around the third course.smiley57

Now if I could just get rid of that touchy lawyer who keeps suing me for beaning him . . .
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 15:58)

Oh, I just got my first Gopher flush, it's a WILD CARD! Got $100 (soggy) from it :D

Earlier today, I also got something (ACK! CRS!) that make me lose my flip-flops >_<


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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 22:05)

Genki, it is the really bad shot card. The shot is so embarrassing that the sponsors take back an article of their clothing.
You were lucky. I lost my blouse.smiley72   smiley48

This game is humbling but fun.
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/04/2010 23:27)

 When required to clear a water hazard, or a sandtrap - take a good look at how many cards are actually blocked. Sometimes it is better not to worry about clearing the hazard because it only covers a couple of cards. In that instance, just play to uncover the most cards with the best run, and let the hazard clearing happen in the course of the game.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 01:13)

In each layout - whatever round you are playing to get the best shot of scoring the highest points and money I found:

a)  If you have a choice, either to remove a card covering two face down cards or one  - pick the two

b)  Sometimes if you can see a possible long run coming - click on the card that will release the middle number you need even if it means just clearing away one card on this particular turn.

c)  Reveal the water/sand cards ASAP as it gives you more face up cards to choose from.

Sorry am not good at explaining things but my tip would be try to reveal face down/hidden cards at first opportunity and sacrifice a short run for a super long run whenever possible.  The more cards you have on display, the higher chance you have of clearing it.  Hope someone can make sense of this!!  (Am on medication you know - probably not enough tho!)  smiley51smiley76
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 04:11)

I think I am on course 5 now and looked at the lists of courses. I can't believe how many there are! I think I will be lucky to finish the game in the month.
Haven't even got on an 18-hole course yet!
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Reply To LynneD
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 12:39)

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It happened to me too Khat!  And the comments from the commentators didn't help much either, lol...If I could have reached through the screen and smacked them, I would have....

Have a pretty good ear for voices so I looked up
and found the foremost voice is that of Valentine
one of the techs from "Crossing Jordan."  
Enough is enough.  He's mute now. 
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 15:08)

Deb's score sheet gave me an idea, I have a new tip!

The Golf Academy (first course) is free to play.  Click through all of the cards without trying to play them.  You'll occasionally get extra clubs, which you can use on the harder courses.

Also, DON'T use your extra clubs unless it will get you a run, lest you waste them ^__^
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 20:20)

 genks, that doesn't change your average just clicking through???
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 20:52)

Hmm, it does, but I didn't think of that 'til after I did it smiley48  I made sure to run here and tell everyone about it, for it's a good strategy, and if everyone is doing it, it'll all even out.  Besides, there's an "award" you can only get for being +30 on a hole! (Just found that out this afternoon) hahaha
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/06/2010 09:01)

Now here is a tip!  If you wait a bit until you have purchased more upgrades and then go play the Timed Courses again - it can really boost up your score.  Found that out too late for this weeks Challenge!  smiley51smiley76
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/07/2010 11:51)

okay, I am waayyyyyyyy tooooooo into this, I woke in the middle of *my* night, thinking about tips. smiley89

Somewhat like Genks said, if you are having trouble, go back and play the first two courses to replenish your clubs, HOWEVER, for the purposes of this challenge - DO NOT click through, but play through. That way your average is not raised (you want low scores) by getting clubs, if you just click through and end up with a crappy score it will raise your average. 

If you are starting off, and have a crappy first hole. Start the course over, I do this if my first two holes are crappy.

Get all the upgrades, just like a TM - and I always click to play the wildcard. I do this out of fairness for the challenge, I figure once you decide, you decide, lol. However, if just playing for high scores - if I am at the end of a course, with a high multiplier, and I am almost done with the hole, I take a pass. That way it can't reduce the multiplier.

I am sure I will think of some more ..... in the middle of the night

okay, now it is time for smiley42

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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/07/2010 16:26)

I'm not sure that playing the first courses for clubs is worth the time. I only got two clubs and lost one of those to a Wild Shot 'Broken Club" card. It's a gamble just like the rest of the game. I'll probably try again to see if I can do better, but I won't rely on it too much. An extra club doesn't always help. I've been caught on a couple of courses where I had several irons, but they were never the right number when I needed them. (Could it be the same gremlin who has been messing with PR's cards? and mine? smiley69)

On a more serious note: Is anyone else having trouble with the sound in the game? Sometimes clicking on a card results in a "whack" and other times there's no sound. I'm puzzled. Nothing else seems to be affected.
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/07/2010 17:00)

The "whack" sound only comes when you end a long drive.  If you watch the long drive meter at the top right of the scene, you'll see the ball get hit and the multiplier increasing :D
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RE:Tips and Tricks for Fairway Solitaire
(Date Posted:11/07/2010 17:57)

Thanks, Genki, but that is not the sound I meant. The sound that comes and goes is the one that happens when you click on a face up card to play it. Sometimes it is the sound of a ball being hit. On water hazard cards it has watery effects added. And in my case there may be total silence for three or four cards followed by hit sounds again. Not a major problem, but it is annoying.
Hope this makes sense.
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(Date Posted:11/08/2010 17:11)

Reply to TXNanjay (11/07/2010 23:57)

Thanks, Genki, but that is not the sound I meant. The sound that comes and goes is the one that happens when you click on a face up card to play it. Sometimes it is the sound of a ball being hit. On water hazard cards it has watery effects added. And in my case there may be total silence for three or four cards followed by hit sounds again. Not a major problem, but it is annoying.
Hope this makes sense.

I have now lost all the sounds you describe. I was playing Salty Tears and got no splash throughout the round. Mine was doing no sound for a few, then sound. Now it's gone altogether and I miss it!
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