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#2801 9 days ago

There are so many excellent ways to use that screen. But will they implement any of them?

Quoted from Anony:

Thats the best idea I've seen yet for using the screen. Just having the pause menu on there at all times would be really nice.
And I've heard the same complaint about the club pass. It's too easy to hit 50

#2802 9 days ago
Quoted from jalpert:

There are so many excellent ways to use that screen. But will they implement any of them?

Doubtful. I get the impression IT doesn't care much about Golden Tee and their development resources are very tight these days. They have a big slots/casino division and seem to put a lot of effort into promoting their mobile games. I've also seen the numbers and GT's audience has been steadily declining for several years now.

There is a hardcore base who seem to be keeping it afloat. Many of the hardcore players make 5 figures a year playing contests and it's all paid out by entry fees so IT must be making a decent amount from them but the volume just probably isn't there.

I think the PGA deal was an attempt at reviving its popularity with casuals but I don't see that working.

#2803 9 days ago

The problem is price. If you want to charge $5k plus for machines, people expect $5k+ worth of value. You can’t just raise your prices and then pull the same garbage you did when you were charging $3,800. People are paying for things like touch screens, they expect them to be utilized.

Same thing with the club pass. It never even crossed my mind to bitch about how you earn items. But now they want to charge for it, even if it’s nickel and diming, I expect MORE items earned then when I didn’t pay for it, not much less. And I expect better items, most of them are not.

It’s okay to up your prices, the entire world is. And they haven’t had a major revision in 14 years, they’re due. But they are going to have to evolve a bit.

Quoted from Anony:

Doubtful. I get the impression IT doesn't care much about Golden Tee and their development resources are very tight these days. They have a big slots/casino division and seem to put a lot of effort into promoting their mobile games. I've also seen the numbers and GT's audience has been steadily declining for several years now.
There is a hardcore base who seem to be keeping it afloat. Many of the hardcore players make 5 figures a year playing contests and it's all paid out by entry fees so IT must be making a decent amount from them but the volume just probably isn't there.
I think the PGA deal was an attempt at reviving its popularity with casuals but I don't see that working.

#2804 9 days ago

Just received a Pga standard machine.
Why don’t these come with marquees anymore?
Also, am I the only dumb one to move a new pga
Standard down 15 steps completely by myself?

#2805 9 days ago

Old school GT 97-2K question?
After you hit the ball does the roller ball control any thing else? I can't tell if I get backspin or top spin when playing? Seems to but there is no information anywhere I can find to confirm it?

#2806 9 days ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

Just received a Pga standard machine.
Why don’t these come with marquees anymore?
Also, am I the only dumb one to move a new pga
Standard down 15 steps completely by myself?

My PGA comes in next week and I have to haul it up three flights with my wife, who's already not very happy about this but I have no friends close by. Wondering if I could strap it to a dolly/hand truck but that may not make it any easier. We've gotten 12 cocktail pins up to that floor via the one step at a time method with me taking most of the weight underneath, presumably that'll work again.

#2807 9 days ago
Quoted from VALIS666:

My PGA comes in next week and I have to haul it up three flights with my wife, who's already not very happy about this but I have no friends close by. Wondering if I could strap it to a dolly/hand truck but that may not make it any easier. We've gotten 12 cocktail pins up to that floor via the one step at a time method with me taking most of the weight underneath, presumably that'll work again.

I don’t think you’re going to be able to do it!
I slid it down one step at a time gently and it was absolutely brutal.
Find a couple guys and pay them to help you. Especially going up steps

#2808 9 days ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

Just received a Pga standard machine.
Why don’t these come with marquees anymore?
Also, am I the only dumb one to move a new pga
Standard down 15 steps completely by myself?

The only version with the marquee is the deluxe one. Its like an extra $2k for a tv stand and some led lights/marquee. Pretty insane.

Quoted from Viggin900:

Old school GT 97-2K question?
After you hit the ball does the roller ball control any thing else? I can't tell if I get backspin or top spin when playing? Seems to but there is no information anywhere I can find to confirm it?

There are no spin options in the old version.

#2809 9 days ago

Even though IT has a few things to figure out, PGA is a really good machine.

Just check the CP for scratches, IT is taking care of people. If you have them, contact your distro for a replacement.

#2810 9 days ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

I don’t think you’re going to be able to do it!
I slid it down one step at a time gently and it was absolutely brutal.
Find a couple guys and pay them to help you. Especially going up steps

I got tired of asking my friends and my friends got tired of me asking. I use TaskRabbit and hire a mover to come help. I got one guys cell and text him outside of task rabbit now. He and his partner moved 4 pins for me last week 3 up, 1 down and it was $120.

I'm sure you have plenty of apps like task rabbit in your area.

#2811 9 days ago

Someone tell me how to open up the PGA standard machine? My last unit had keys.
I must be missing something here

#2812 9 days ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

Someone tell me how to open up the PGA standard machine? My last unit had keys.
I must be missing something here

There are screws in the front under the control panel that need to be removed to open it.

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#2813 9 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

There are screws in the front under the control panel that need to be removed to open it.[quoted image]

Ok thank you I liked the old keyway better but whatever

#2814 9 days ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

Ok thank you I liked the old keyway better but whatever

Yeah, one more of those things that didn't need changing that they messed with!

#2815 9 days ago

Definitely get at least one other person to help. If you handtruck it from the front instead of the back it should make it much more steady.

Quoted from VALIS666:

My PGA comes in next week and I have to haul it up three flights with my wife, who's already not very happy about this but I have no friends close by. Wondering if I could strap it to a dolly/hand truck but that may not make it any easier. We've gotten 12 cocktail pins up to that floor via the one step at a time method with me taking most of the weight underneath, presumably that'll work again.

#2816 8 days ago

Im in the middle of trying to get a golden tee pga marquee made to fit my lighted marquee sign I’ve had.
I think it just makes the game room look better!
It’s little things like this that should not be changed.
Hopefully it can be done

#2817 8 days ago

Where did you get the marquee? Did you get the delux?

Quoted from J-drum11:

Im in the middle of trying to get a golden tee pga marquee made to fit my lighted marquee sign I’ve had.
I think it just makes the game room look better!
It’s little things like this that should not be changed.
Hopefully it can be done

#2818 8 days ago

first timer here.

just picked up what i was told was a 2018 golden tee live. I opened the box to clean it all and clean the trackball and the PC unit says golden tee gt 2011. So it looks like just the software was updated.

1. Is this still an OK machine? does the hardware from 2011 to 2018 make a huge difference.
2. It does not have online unless I apparently pay golden tee $200 to make it a home edition? Is that worth? or any cheaper way around golden tee fees?
3. Golden Tee said I can update it to 2022 for another $400 after the $200. Is this worth or not?
4. should i just try to get my money back and ditch the machine since it was advertised as a 2018 not a 2011.

Thanks!!

#2819 8 days ago

1.) it’s possible it’s a 2011 machine that’s been upgraded. In the system menu you can take a pic of your specs. Also, upgrades are cheap. If your video card isn’t up to par, I can send you a 1080p video card for the cost of shipping. Ram is cheap. Motherboards and processors are reasonable as well.

2.) if it’s a commercial unit, you need to pay the man whatever they say if you want to go online.

3.) for me, online or bust. It’s a different game online.

4.) Depends on how much you paid. If you got it for $500 for example then yes, pay it. Is it a dedicated cab or hack? Post a pic.

Quoted from Alansavicki:

first timer here.
just picked up what i was told was a 2018 golden tee live. I opened the box to clean it all and clean the trackball and the PC unit says golden tee gt 2011. So it looks like just the software was updated.
1. Is this still an OK machine? does the hardware from 2011 to 2018 make a huge difference.
2. It does not have online unless I apparently pay golden tee $200 to make it a home edition? Is that worth? or any cheaper way around golden tee fees?
3. Golden Tee said I can update it to 2022 for another $400 after the $200. Is this worth or not?
4. should i just try to get my money back and ditch the machine since it was advertised as a 2018 not a 2011.
Thanks!!

#2820 8 days ago
Quoted from jalpert:

Where did you get the marquee? Did you get the delux?

No standard pga
Owned a 2020 prior
With lighted marquee frame
Having someone make me a pga version to fit in.
Hopefully it works out

#2821 8 days ago

jalpert looks like this, this is what I csn find in the settings. I paid 1k for it. Is it worth upgrading or anything I can do or should I try to get a refund? New video card would be amazing if that works. It has a TV and the stand with it as well.

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#2822 8 days ago
Quoted from Alansavicki:

jalpert looks like this, this is what I csn find in the settings. I paid 1k for it. Is it worth upgrading or anything I can do or should I try to get a refund? New video card would be amazing if that works. It has a TV and the stand with it as well.
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$1k is not a terrible price. If you want to go online I would suggest also upgrading to 2022 at the same time so you can make use of all of the features. Otherwise you're pretty much just paying for stat tracking.

https://amusement.itsgames.com/downloads/manuals/Video%20Card%20Compatibility.pdf

Here is a list of compatible video cards.

#2823 8 days ago

It looks like a dedicated cab, $1k is a steal if it is. Even for an older unit. I’d pay the $600 and upgrade it.

I’m pretty sure the 9500 can do 1080, when you start the game it says what resolution it’s in.

Maybe worth bumping the ram.

I’d pay IT for the conversion and 2022 upgrade. Your in it for $1,600 and if you decide to sell you will get much more converted and running 2022.

See how it runs. If it’s a little sluggish, make some upgrades.

#2824 8 days ago

The 9500 CANNNOT do any resolution above 720p. You don't need more ram, IT's programs ignore everything above 1gig anyway.

If you bought that game for $1000 - you STOLE it! It IS in fact a dedicated commercial pedestal. The CID inside that game alone is worth more than you paid for the whole thing. Well done!!

Thanks for posting your system info screen. The DG41 motherboard is a very capable motherboard, as is the 9500 video card. That particular setup is capable of running all 4 of Incredible Technoligies' games (Golf, Silver Strike, Power Putt, and Target Toss bags and lawn darts) with zero modifications. Sweet!

Here's the big secret with the Incredible Technologies Nighthawk systems: for the past 10 years, they've remained largely unchanged. The computers found inside those metal boxes have been running the same software since basically 2012. Yes, there have been newer motherboard and graphics cards used along the way, but that has been largely due to manufacturers discontinuing support of hardware as new hardware is released. Your system is fully capable of running the current version of Golden Tee 2022 right as it sits.

Now, to updates:

Being that your machine is running 2018 software, you will need to purchase a software upgrade from Incredible Technologies. The pricing to upgrade a machine starts at $400 for a machine that is one year out of date, and goes up by $50 each year your machine is out of date. For your machine, it would be $550 (before tax and shipping) to get that machine upgraded from 2018 to 2022.

The other thing we don't know for sure is whether or not your 2018 machine is running the commercial version (for money play) of the software, or the home edition version. I'm guessing it's probably running the commercial version, but perhaps set to freeplay. In order to "convert" the machine from commercial to home, you'll also need to purchase a new security chip for your I/O board. Incredible Technologies may actually provide this new security chip for free as part of the $550 you'll pay to upgrade from 2018 to 2022, but perhaps not. The replacement chip is $110 before tax and shipping.

Lastly, if you plan to play online to track your individual stats and participate in invites and events, you'll need to register the game for online play with ITnet. The online subscription to have your game green-lighted for online play is $99 per year, or $9.99 per month.

One note: if the previous operator who owned the machine hasn't processed a de-registration of the machine from their account, the machine might actually be listed in the servers at IT as still registered to the commercial operator. You'll need to double check with IT to determine if the machine has been deregistered or not.

If you're not interested in playing online, there are cheaper options to get your game upgraded to a newer year of Golden Tee. Many people online offer a security chip and hard drive package for converting your machine to run a different year of the game. Keep in mind though, if you didn't buy your upgrade from Incredible Technologies, you WON'T be able to put your game online, as they will have no record of your machine being updated to run the software you are running. You'll be forced to pay them the full upgrade cost just to get your machine online. For that reason, it's important to understand what direction you want to go in before choosing to upgrade.

Speaking of upgrades, if you wanted to upgrade the computer motherboard and/or graphics card, there are plenty of off-the-shelf options to do that. But since your motherboard will work with every game IT runs, it's probably not necessary. The only thing you're missing out on is 1080p versus 720p. And to be quite honest, aside from some slight graphics things in golf (blades of grass waving in the wind, ripples on water in the wind, etc) you probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. I'm too busy enjoying the game to get wrapped up in the minutia of framerates and resolution. Besides, if you really cared about those kinds of things, you're probably a computer gamer anyway and you already understand how woefully old this tech actually is LOL.

Lastly, there are ways to get the other games (Silver Strike, Power Putt minigolf, Target Toss bags and lawn darts) to run on your system without adding much hardware. It's possible to have what's known as a "4-in-1" system running all of the games IT made. You might be surprised how little you would need to pay to achieve that.

I'm a wealth of info on this hardware. Feel free to ask questions, I'll try to assist.

#2825 8 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

The 9500 CANNNOT do any resolution above 720p. You don't need more ram, IT's programs ignore everything above 1gig anyway.
If you bought that game for $1000 - you STOLE it! It IS in fact a dedicated commercial pedestal. The CID inside that game alone is worth more than you paid for the whole thing. Well done!!
Thanks for posting your system info screen. The DG41 motherboard is a very capable motherboard, as is the 9500 video card. That particular setup is capable of running all 4 of Incredible Technoligies' games (Golf, Silver Strike, Power Putt, and Target Toss bags and lawn darts) with zero modifications. Sweet!
Here's the big secret with the Incredible Technologies Nighthawk systems: for the past 10 years, they've remained largely unchanged. The computers found inside those metal boxes have been running the same software since basically 2012. Yes, there have been newer motherboard and graphics cards used along the way, but that has been largely due to manufacturers discontinuing support of hardware as new hardware is released. Your system is fully capable of running the current version of Golden Tee 2022 right as it sits.
Now, to updates:
Being that your machine is running 2018 software, you will need to purchase a software upgrade from Incredible Technologies. The pricing to upgrade a machine starts at $400 for a machine that is one year out of date, and goes up by $50 each year your machine is out of date. For your machine, it would be $550 (before tax and shipping) to get that machine upgraded from 2018 to 2022.
The other thing we don't know for sure is whether or not your 2018 machine is running the commercial version (for money play) of the software, or the home edition version. I'm guessing it's probably running the commercial version, but perhaps set to freeplay. In order to "convert" the machine from commercial to home, you'll also need to purchase a new security chip for your I/O board. Incredible Technologies may actually provide this new security chip for free as part of the $550 you'll pay to upgrade from 2018 to 2022, but perhaps not. The replacement chip is $110 before tax and shipping.
Lastly, if you plan to play online to track your individual stats and participate in invites and events, you'll need to register the game for online play with ITnet. The online subscription to have your game green-lighted for online play is $99 per year, or $9.99 per month.
One note: if the previous operator who owned the machine hasn't processed a de-registration of the machine from their account, the machine might actually be listed in the servers at IT as still registered to the commercial operator. You'll need to double check with IT to determine if the machine has been deregistered or not.
If you're not interested in playing online, there are cheaper options to get your game upgraded to a newer year of Golden Tee. Many people online offer a security chip and hard drive package for converting your machine to run a different year of the game. Keep in mind though, if you didn't buy your upgrade from Incredible Technologies, you WON'T be able to put your game online, as they will have no record of your machine being updated to run the software you are running. You'll be forced to pay them the full upgrade cost just to get your machine online. For that reason, it's important to understand what direction you want to go in before choosing to upgrade.
Speaking of upgrades, if you wanted to upgrade the computer motherboard and/or graphics card, there are plenty of off-the-shelf options to do that. But since your motherboard will work with every game IT runs, it's probably not necessary. The only thing you're missing out on is 1080p versus 720p. And to be quite honest, aside from some slight graphics things in golf (blades of grass waving in the wind, ripples on water in the wind, etc) you probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. I'm too busy enjoying the game to get wrapped up in the minutia of framerates and resolution. Besides, if you really cared about those kinds of things, you're probably a computer gamer anyway and you already understand how woefully old this tech actually is LOL.
Lastly, there are ways to get the other games (Silver Strike, Power Putt minigolf, Target Toss bags and lawn darts) to run on your system without adding much hardware. It's possible to have what's known as a "4-in-1" system running all of the games IT made. You might be surprised how little you would need to pay to achieve that.
I'm a wealth of info on this hardware. Feel free to ask questions, I'll try to assist.

Wow nice rundown. Isn't there one more factor when it comes to the hardware in these things that affects certain animations, like the wiggle as you player stands at the tee and you prepare to shoot? I think it depends on your CPU, or is the GPU that determines if you get that?

#2826 8 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

Wow nice rundown. Isn't there one more factor when it comes to the hardware in these things that affects certain animations, like the wiggle as you player stands at the tee and you prepare to shoot? I think it depends on your CPU, or is the GPU that determines if you get that?

Man, somehow I KNEW that was gonna come up. Ugh.

Yes, there are "extra animations" (like the waggle you mention) that will run if you are running a "white listed" motherboard and processor. I've seen the animations using the 9500, so I don't think the video card is part of that whitelist.

From what I recall the Intel DB75EN and IMBM B75-A motherboards (with appropriate CPU's for each) are the common players for those animations.

I don't care about the animations for the same reason I don't care about 720p. If you're sitting there on the tee long enough to allow your golfer to waggle, then you're fucking around too long and wasting time. Just play the damn game.

#2827 8 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Man, somehow I KNEW that was gonna come up. Ugh.
Yes, there are "extra animations" (like the waggle you mention) that will run if you are running a "white listed" motherboard and processor. I've seen the animations using the 9500, so I don't think the video card is part of that whitelist.
From what I recall the Intel DB75EN and IMBM B75-A motherboards (with appropriate CPU's for each) are the common players for those animations.
I don't care about the animations for the same reason I don't care about 720p. If you're sitting there on the tee long enough to allow your golfer to waggle, then you're fucking around too long and wasting time. Just play the damn game.

lol, I agree the animations are nothing to be concerned about, just thought I'd ask since your response was so complete!

This is it if anyone cares... not something you'd want to spend money to get.

#2828 8 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Old school GT 97-2K question?
After you hit the ball does the roller ball control any thing else? I can't tell if I get backspin or top spin when playing? Seems to but there is no information anywhere I can find to confirm it?

If I rememember correctly, backspin on the old GT versions was determined by how fast your swing is.
In other words, if you take a full backswing and hammer the ball forward on your follow through, this would put backspin on the shot. Less speed on the follow through would be a normal release for the ball. There really wasn't a 'roll' feature on the old versions.

This page has a lot of info on the history of GT.

https://www.goldenteefan.com/

#2829 7 days ago

I have a pga standard coming soon. I thought it would come UN assembled so it would be easy to get through basement door and down stairs. Ive gotten 25 pins or so down those stairs but its tight. Is this thing wider than a pin? Will it fit through a standard indoor door?

#2830 7 days ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

I have a pga standard coming soon. I thought it would come UN assembled so it would be easy to get through basement door and down stairs. Ive gotten 25 pins or so down those stairs but its tight. Is this thing wider than a pin? Will it fit through a standard indoor door?

Yes just take the door off hinges very easy

#2831 7 days ago

Ok ill take some measurements. I got the standard cab so it looks a bit smaller

#2832 6 days ago

Time to get this topic back on track with some bowling talk. Have been playing a lot of Silver Strike X on my console. Had been wondering if it was possible to bowl over 200. I have reached high 180’s and low 190’s, before. I u
bowl with a party of 3 women rolling 13 lb balls and 4th player is a left handed male with 12 lb balls. Since I have to customize the guy to be a lefty, I’ll usually change his face too. That’s funny because you see your players face 0% of the time during game play.

Tonight I did it, bowling 224. I missed 20 points from late rolling in the 2nd and 7th frames. That brings 250 into possible range. This may be a peak or just a stopping point on the way to greatness.

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#2833 6 days ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Time to get this topic back in track with some bowling talk. I have been playing a lot of Silver Strike on my console. I have been wondering if it was possible to score over 200. To date I reached high 180’s and low 190’s before. I usually bowl in a party of 3 women rolling 13 lb balls and 4th player is a left handed male with 12 lb balls. Since I have to customize the guy to be a lefty, I’ll usually change his face too. That’s funny because you see your players face 0% of the time during game play.
Tonight I did it, bowling 224. I missed 20 points from late rolling in both the 2nd and 7th frames. That brings 250 into possible range. This may be a peak or just a stopping point on the way to greatness.
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I've only played SS a few times but a perfect game is definitely possible. I remember seeing the 300 club on the official site.

https://livewire.itsgames.com/ssb/club300

#2834 6 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

The 9500 CANNNOT do any resolution above 720p. You don't need more ram, IT's programs ignore everything above 1gig anyway.
If you bought that game for $1000 - you STOLE it! It IS in fact a dedicated commercial pedestal. The CID inside that game alone is worth more than you paid for the whole thing. Well done!!
Thanks for posting your system info screen. The DG41 motherboard is a very capable motherboard, as is the 9500 video card. That particular setup is capable of running all 4 of Incredible Technoligies' games (Golf, Silver Strike, Power Putt, and Target Toss bags and lawn darts) with zero modifications. Sweet!
Here's the big secret with the Incredible Technologies Nighthawk systems: for the past 10 years, they've remained largely unchanged. The computers found inside those metal boxes have been running the same software since basically 2012. Yes, there have been newer motherboard and graphics cards used along the way, but that has been largely due to manufacturers discontinuing support of hardware as new hardware is released. Your system is fully capable of running the current version of Golden Tee 2022 right as it sits.
Now, to updates:
Being that your machine is running 2018 software, you will need to purchase a software upgrade from Incredible Technologies. The pricing to upgrade a machine starts at $400 for a machine that is one year out of date, and goes up by $50 each year your machine is out of date. For your machine, it would be $550 (before tax and shipping) to get that machine upgraded from 2018 to 2022.
The other thing we don't know for sure is whether or not your 2018 machine is running the commercial version (for money play) of the software, or the home edition version. I'm guessing it's probably running the commercial version, but perhaps set to freeplay. In order to "convert" the machine from commercial to home, you'll also need to purchase a new security chip for your I/O board. Incredible Technologies may actually provide this new security chip for free as part of the $550 you'll pay to upgrade from 2018 to 2022, but perhaps not. The replacement chip is $110 before tax and shipping.
Lastly, if you plan to play online to track your individual stats and participate in invites and events, you'll need to register the game for online play with ITnet. The online subscription to have your game green-lighted for online play is $99 per year, or $9.99 per month.
One note: if the previous operator who owned the machine hasn't processed a de-registration of the machine from their account, the machine might actually be listed in the servers at IT as still registered to the commercial operator. You'll need to double check with IT to determine if the machine has been deregistered or not.
If you're not interested in playing online, there are cheaper options to get your game upgraded to a newer year of Golden Tee. Many people online offer a security chip and hard drive package for converting your machine to run a different year of the game. Keep in mind though, if you didn't buy your upgrade from Incredible Technologies, you WON'T be able to put your game online, as they will have no record of your machine being updated to run the software you are running. You'll be forced to pay them the full upgrade cost just to get your machine online. For that reason, it's important to understand what direction you want to go in before choosing to upgrade.
Speaking of upgrades, if you wanted to upgrade the computer motherboard and/or graphics card, there are plenty of off-the-shelf options to do that. But since your motherboard will work with every game IT runs, it's probably not necessary. The only thing you're missing out on is 1080p versus 720p. And to be quite honest, aside from some slight graphics things in golf (blades of grass waving in the wind, ripples on water in the wind, etc) you probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. I'm too busy enjoying the game to get wrapped up in the minutia of framerates and resolution. Besides, if you really cared about those kinds of things, you're probably a computer gamer anyway and you already understand how woefully old this tech actually is LOL.
Lastly, there are ways to get the other games (Silver Strike, Power Putt minigolf, Target Toss bags and lawn darts) to run on your system without adding much hardware. It's possible to have what's known as a "4-in-1" system running all of the games IT made. You might be surprised how little you would need to pay to achieve that.
I'm a wealth of info on this hardware. Feel free to ask questions, I'll try to assist.

This is probably the most informative post I’ve read in this thread. Thank you.

#2835 6 days ago

Im interested in buying/trading for a pedestal golden tee arcade with or w/o the tv … anyone here have one for sale or trade?

#2836 6 days ago
Quoted from Dantesmark:

Im interested in buying/trading for a pedestal golden tee arcade with or w/o the tv … anyone here have one for sale or trade?

We have new 2022 pedestals in stock.

3995 shipped to your curb.

Let me know

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#2837 6 days ago

Hello , Newbie here. The post above from small townguy was very helpful thanks man. I currently have a Target toss / bags pedestal. We have had it for a couple years and our neighbors and friends love coming over having some drinks and playing. I am going to update that to the 3-1 arcade classic. I found someone on the Golden Tee open forum who will sell me the upgrade kit for it for $2,000 Pretty sure my system will work. Pic attached of existing hardware.

So for the golden tee. This is wear I am back and forth on what to do. Do I spring for the new PGA cabinet for $5289. There is a golden tee go upgraded to HE 2022 for $3500 local to me for sale or do I try and find a HD 2021 or 2022 for sale by me.

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#2838 6 days ago
Quoted from murfe88:

Hello , Newbie here. The post above from small townguy was very helpful thanks man. I currently have a Target toss / bags pedestal. We have had it for a couple years and our neighbors and friends love coming over having some drinks and playing. I am going to update that to the 3-1 arcade classic. I found someone on the Golden Tee open forum who will sell me the upgrade kit for it for $2,000 Pretty sure my system will work. Pic attached of existing hardware.
So for the golden tee. This is wear I am back and forth on what to do. Do I spring for the new PGA cabinet for $5289. There is a golden tee go upgraded to HE 2022 for $3500 local to me for sale or do I try and find a HD 2021 or 2022 for sale by me.
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I think it depends on two things. Your budget and how hardcore of a GT player you are. If you're more casual, don't care about online events etc the GO is probably a pretty good choice. If you want to be up to date, able to play invites and events for money the PGA or a HE is the way to go depending on your budget. If you know you'll still be playing in 3-5 years get the PGA and you'll be set for a long time.

#2839 6 days ago
Quoted from Anony:

I think it depends on two things. Your budget and how hardcore of a GT player you are. If you're more casual, don't care about online events etc the GO is probably a pretty good choice. If you want to be up to date, able to play invites and events for money the PGA or a HE is the way to go depending on your budget. If you know you'll still be playing in 3-5 years get the PGA and you'll be set for a long time.

My opinion.... if your not into online, get a golden tee 2021 because it has John Daly, and I’ve heard the 22 does not.

I’m not a fan of the pga. I think it’s way overpriced for what it is.

#2840 6 days ago
Quoted from Guidotorpedo:

My opinion.... if your not into online, get a golden tee 2021 because it has John Daly, and I’ve heard the 22 does not.
I’m not a fan of the pga. I think it’s way overpriced for what it is.

Hear, hear. I bought 2020 upgraded to 2021 with John Daly, and he’s great. He putts really well but his driving strength, doesn’t help much on some of the courses.

#2841 6 days ago

True, being able to play against the computer is fun but I think the 2022 courses are some of the best, so you'd be missing out on that.

#2842 5 days ago

Make sure you are buying from an IT authorized dealer.

Quoted from murfe88:

I found someone on the Golden Tee open forum who will sell me the upgrade kit for it for $2,000 Pretty sure my system will work.

#2843 4 days ago

I've had the 2021 HE for about a year. I'm still trying to make my way through the RTR ladder. Does anyone know of a good resource for learning how to shape/curve shots. I'm getting the basics. But I have a feeling there's more I don't know. I'm still using the standard clubs/ball.

#2844 4 days ago
Quoted from Flippersaurus:

I've had the 2021 HE for about a year. I'm still trying to make my way through the RTR ladder. Does anyone know of a good resource for learning how to shape/curve shots. I'm getting the basics. But I have a feeling there's more I don't know. I'm still using the standard clubs/ball.

https://www.youtube.com/@themouth411

I saved a lot of strokes by playing the RTR ladder and trying to copy the computer's shots. I also got a lot better when I started watching Marc's streams and youtube videos. He does overviews of each course to explain how to play each shot and gives a ton of tips. Also does a weekly stream where he teaches a lot of good stuff and you can ask questions.

There are a lot of intricacies to shooting well, like understanding that irons come in shallow and roll to their target while woods come in with more loft. The 9 wood is broken and shoots quite a bit further than its marker so you have to always be aware of that. Dealing with wind takes practice too. If you have a headwind you will almost get a backspin effect on landing, a tail wind does the opposite so you have to adjust your spin accordingly.

If you are curving a shot you will get less distance, however if you do a full shot like a C-3 or A-1 you can get more distance in some situations.
Elevation matters too. If the pin is below where you're shooting from you're going to get a lot more distance.

A lot of it is just getting a feel for how much A or C you need to counteract the wind or curve around obstacles. That comes with time and practice really. I always think of it as the pullback being where you want the ball to end up and the forward stroke to be what path you want it to take. So if you have a long dog leg right you pull back towards the A and forward stroke towards the 2. If you have an obstacle in your face though you'd have to pull back towards the A and forward towards the 1 so it starts more left. It just takes a lot of games to get used to the feeling.

Also you should look into trying different balls. The stout is considered the cheater ball because it cuts all wind in half. It's what a lot of the pros use because it just makes dealing with wind easier. Those 14mph winds are cut to 7mph which is a lot easier to deal with.
Bag depends on the course sometimes but I use the same bag for every course. I copied it from the mouth's setup but have one more chipper in there since I like to have the F wedge to get out of deep bunkers and the G wedge to actually chip with. I've always found the hybrid clubs really hard to use so I don't have any of them.

Here is the bag I use and it seems to do me pretty well on most courses.

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#2845 4 days ago

There is no such thing as a “flop” wedge. That insults me as a golf pro. Hahaha

I use the stock set and beat the whole ladder. I shoot -20 to -30 every time using the stock clubs.

#2846 4 days ago
Quoted from TronGuy:

There is no such thing as a “flop” wedge. That insults me as a golf pro. Hahaha
I use the stock set and beat the whole ladder. I shoot -20 to -30 every time using the stock clubs.

Yeah something I've learned from watching a lot of the tournaments is that you can do well with any clubs or balls. It all comes down to preference.

#2847 3 days ago

Thanks for the tips. I'll keep plugging away trying different shots. It would be kinda nice to have a driving range mode just to play around. My handicap is hovering around -13. Gotta get that closer to -20.

#2848 3 days ago
Quoted from Flippersaurus:

Thanks for the tips. I'll keep plugging away trying different shots. It would be kinda nice to have a driving range mode just to play around. My handicap is hovering around -13. Gotta get that closer to -20.

I think one of the older versions had a driving range. The closest you can get to it now is to choose casual mode and use mulligans to take the same shot several times so you can adjust and get a feel for what changes.

#2849 2 days ago

Picked up a GT Live pretty cheap. Coin door looks ok but parts of the lock are missing and it just sticks out. Any idea where to get one of these locks? BTW…it’s not going on route. I just want the machine to look as normal as possible. TIA

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#2850 2 days ago
Quoted from ScoobaDoo:

Picked up a GT Live pretty cheap. Coin door looks ok but parts of the lock are missing and it just sticks out. Any idea where to get one of these locks? BTW…it’s not going on route. I just want the machine to look as normal as possible. TIA
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Amazon has a few options. Search vending machine lock or T handle lock.

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