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How Do People Cheat On Golf Clash?

Updated on May 28, 2018
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The Golf Clash Game

In this article we are going to have a look at ways that people may be cheating when playing Golf Clash. Please be aware this is not an article designed to encourage cheating. This is simply a close look at people who seem to be shooting incredible low scores when playing golf clash. Are they using some for of cheat? Is there a hack that can be used for free coins? Is this something you should be aware of if playing the game?

Golf Clash in an online app for mobile and tablet. It pits players against each other on the golf course. Players participate in short one on one games, or clashes, against other players from all over the world. The winner of a golf clash game is awarded coins which can be then be used to purchase better equipment, better balls and a few other things as well.

Since it's launch on the app store Golf Clash has become one of the most downloaded sports games and it seems to keep on growing in popularity. There are now millions of players from all over the globe competing in games on a daily basis. As with most popular games though, before long the word cheat is used. A select few seem to shoot lower scores than anyone else and so people start pointing the finger and accusing people of cheating.

So does cheating happen on Golf Clash? Well lets have a look.

Are Cheats Spoiling The Game?

Are There Cheats Out There?

If you do a quick internet search for Golf Clash cheats there are a few forum posts that pop up, a few videos and one or two blogs. The most interesting of these are the videos. I've watched some of these and although there were some unusual looking shots taking place I did not see any evidence of cheating. I've been playing the game for many months and played a few thousand rounds and I can safely say I've hit a few seemingly impossible shots and had some amazing flukes. That does not mean I have been using cheats though.

Similar is true when you read the forums. Players complain of a shot going in the hole that should not have done, or people hooking a drive and it landing in the middle of the fairway. I've seen it myself when playing, but as in real golf, sometimes people just get very lucky.

There are also posts about using hacks, patches and other ways of cheating. These all seem very complicated and after having a look at some of them I honestly can't see much benefit.

The other cheat you may hear mentioned is a cheat for getting more coins. There are hacks out there that claim that this can be done. Whether or not they work is another matter. Usually things like this work for a while but then are blocked or taken down. The reality is, even if a player does have a lot of coins, it doesn't really give them that much on an advantage in actual game play.

The main reason people sometimes feel aggrieved when playing Golf Clash is the tournament results. If you shoot your best ever round but you're still five shots behind the leader this does make you feel as if they may be cheating. Well the news is that there is a form of cheating that is commonly used in Golf Clash. This is known as sandbagging.

The Golf Clash Game

Sandbagging

If you're not familiar with the term sandbagging, this is the term used when a player intentionally shoots bad scores to manipulate their average. It can even take place in real golf where a player may try to bring his handicap score up to give him an advantage when playing against others.

In Golf Clash players don't have an average score. So how does sandbagging take place? Well there are five tiers of player in Golf Clash, Beginner, Rookie, Professional, Expert and Master. Each of the tiers also have three sub tiers. As a player wins matches and earns more coins they move up through the tiers. When competing in the all important tournaments, players only compete against those in their own tier.

So for an experienced player who knows the game well and has the best available equipment, if they were to play in the Rookie tier they would stand a very good chance of finishing very high up the leader board or even winning. So how does this happen?

We as you can move up through the tiers, you can also move down. Each week the players with the lowest number of coins move down a tier. So if a player was to log on to the game during a week, but either lose all their matches, or simply not play, they would move down a tier. Do this several weeks in a row and they would soon be playing at rookie level again, thus giving them a massive advantage over other players.

I've seen it myself where players ranked in the thousands end up playing in the Rookie tournament. They have a huge advantage over others and it could really be called a form of cheating.

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The Name Change Update

Since writing this article there has been an interesting change you may have noticed on the Golf Clash game. When logging in today players were asked to change their player name. When entering a player name there was a note made that this would no longer be able to be changed once confirmed.

Under the old system you could change your player name whenever you felt like it. This meant you could play a different username each time you played if you wished. It is thought that this new policy is to make it easier to keep track of players and more to the point, keep track of any potential suspicious play. I myself witnessed something very suspicious last week when playing. A player with a very high win ratio was putting from a reasonable distance, he didn't take any time with the putt, just hit it straight away even though the arrows had not lined up. The put should have gone miles wide but instead it went straight into the hole. Was this some kind of cheat or was it just a glitch in the game?

How To Shoot Low Scores

So if you're not using cheats or sandbagging, how do you shoot low scores when playing Golf Clash? Well as with most things it's all down to practice. When you see players winning tournaments, the vast majority of times they are very experienced players who play the game often. They get to know each individual hole, where to play the shot, when to take a risk, when to lay up. A good player will know the roll of the green and where to aim his approach shot.

Along with this you also need timing to hit the sweet shot when hitting the ball. Make sure you have a fast connection for this, you don't want the meter juddering as you're trying to get your timing right.

Golf Clash really is a great fun game. I've never come across anyone I thought was cheating and I've seen no evidence of cheats anywhere online. If you don't take the game to seriously and don't worry about the occasional sandbagger then you will find that Golf Clash really is a very good mobile game to play.

© 2018 Andrew Orrell

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