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Tiger Woods golf on the Wii, does it negatively affect your golf swing?

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Maybe someone can help me out here. I have Tiger Woods 12 and a friend of mine got me the Sklz stick golf club to put the remote in. I really enjoy playing it, but have been afraid to since I started to pick up golf again.  Anyone have any experience with it and if it will hurt my real world swing?

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I'm very serious. I am currently putting in hours a week in drills to fix errors in my real golf swing. The sklz swing stick has a handle, shaft, and grip just like a real golf club. I tried using my "normal" golf swing on the game with really poor results. I don't want to "undo" hours worth of work and was asking if anyone else has had a similar experience. I'd rather not screw up any progress with positions and movements that I'm drilling.

Sorry I asked.

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I wouldnt touch that with a 10 foot pole. Call me crazy but thats why I stopped playing Beer League softball for fear it would mess up my golf swing. I just play TW 13 with the regular console controller.
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Since it's on the Wii, It doesn't have the option (that I know of) to use just the controller as anything but motion sensing.

This is the attachment I'm speaking of :

This is why I'm wondering. I was hoping someone has experience with something like this. I think I'll take your advice though Ron and not mess with it.

Thanks for the input.

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I sort of understand where you are coming from, you'd be better off speaking to someone more qualified but I SUPPOSE IN THEORY that you could mess up muscle memory (IN THEORY, im probably miles off)..

still.. I couldnt help but laugh my arse off.

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I just do it with one hand and sort of flick my wrist with the remote, which makes my mind think that it is nothing that is close to a real golf swing. It also works better than a real swing in the game, which I found very odd.

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I play Wii Resort golf, and let me tell you, it helps my game in other ways for sure. I learned how to limit my blowup holes on the course after I realized I was blowing up holes on Wii too, so I just practiced how to take my medicine in the comfort of my own home. Also, making putts on Wii helped my green reading tremendously.

As far as learning how to swing the club, nah. Totally different. I never improved my swing after playing on Wii. But I'm not worried if it would mess up my swing, because I have an understanding of what I'm trying to do with my clubs after years of practice. These games most likely use golfers to help program the motions, so it's not a complete waste of time.

Course management, yes. Swing, nope.

I'm gonna play another round right now. Now one can touch my score!

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I played the TW game one day, and played golf the next day. I swung the TW game one handed, with my right hand, and when I went to the course,I snap hooked all my full shots. I have never played TW golf again.

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Great potential here.

Yeah I went fly fishing one day and casted with my right hand.  The next day I hooked and pulled all my shots.  Uh huh.  That's why I always open doors with a golf grip and never vacuum sweep or mop.  Don't want to alter my muscle memory.

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Originally Posted by TJBam

Great potential here.

Yeah I went fly fishing one day and casted with my right hand.  The next day I hooked and pulled all my shots.  Uh huh.  That's why I always open doors with a golf grip and never vacuum sweep or mop.  Don't want to alter my muscle memory.

So, to fight a slice, learn to fly fish.

I have tried everything else, why not try that.

As to the OP, I know what you are speaking of.  I think the question isn't taken seriously on the site, and for that I apologize.  But, I have read that some people find the same thing to be true about some of the golf simulators that attach to Tigerwoods (optishot if memory serves)

You will start to develop a swing that makes the results good in the simulator / etc, but it won't translate to real golf.

I don't think that TW for Wii was ever designed to simulate a real golf swing, and because the gyro scopes in the remote are generic and designed to emulate everything from a baseball bat to a steeringwheel, it will do the best that it can do, but never be perfect for any of those things.  Last time I checked the steering wheel in my car doesn't fall to the ground when I let go of it.

In the end, it's a video game, treat it as such.  Don't think of it as a simulator, and I would tell you friend thank you for the training aid, and then promptly put it into the closet.

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