Answers to the most common Golf Clash questions.
In addition to the content here, you can find more at Playdemics Official FAQ.
How should I spend my gems?
In general, the only time you should spend your gems is to buy balls in the shop and a select few clubs that can show up in the shop as well. NEVER buy the Gold/Platinum/King chests available in the store. It's all random and you could very well end up only getting cards from Tours 1-4. You would be better off saving the gems and using them to speed open chests of the same level. Instead of splurging 4100 gems on a Tour 8 King chest in the shop, you could save them and speed open 205 Tour 8 chests once you start playing that tour!
If you do the math, the King Chest would give you 107 cards with at least 7 epics, 44 rares. Over the course of the 205 Tour 8 chests (we'll assume 20% are gold which is a conservative estimate) you would receive at least 4264 cards and 328 rares. You would also certainly receive a minimum of 7 epics during that stretch and probably a lot more than 7. It's not even close as to which option is the better value. Just continue to grind and your clubs will get better.
So the point is, save your gems for balls, Apocolypse, Thor's Hammer and other high level club cards, and maybe an occasional speed opening of a chest and you can definitely set yourself up for success.
Any tournament Question...
How do I manage my bankroll?
A good piece of advice you'll always hear floating around is to never risk more than 10% of your current bankroll on a match. That means to play Tour 4, which has a 3,000 entry fee, you should always have at least 30,000 coins in you bank. It's too easy to risk it all, lose and get stuck in Tour 1 playing replays that never make mistakes.
If you're moving up into a new tour and lose your first couple matches (which is totally normal), move back down to the lower tour and build your bank up again. If you want to avoid having to move down like that, wait until you have 15x or 20x the bankroll you need. Whatever works for you. But once you go on a hard losing streak, don't just blindly mash the buttons to start up another game. Check how many coins you have left, and drop down if you have to. It will save you a lot of pain and frustration in the end.
Lastly, here are two really great resources to watch/read that will expand on this answer:
When should I move up to Tour 'X'?
Where can I find stats for all the clubs?
How long did it take you to upgrade your putter?
What are the odds of getting a Silver / Gold / Platinum chest?
With absolutely no data to back it up, a rough estimate for the odds of getting each chest from a 1 vs. 1 match are:
What clubs can I get in a Pin Chest?
I adjusted according to the wind per ring calculation (1 ring per 1 MPH) but it was still off, why?
I checked a player's stats and saw their longest drive was an unrealistic number (like 1000) yards. Is this a cheat? If not, how did it happen?
I think I am playing a bot/replay. How can I tell?
Refer to Playdemics Matchmaking FAQ.
When will The Apocalypse / Cataclysm / Endbringer / show up in the club shop?
Common acronyms and expressions you'll find in Golf Clash forums.
- The Extra Mile
- The Big Topper
- The Quarterback
- Thor's Hammer
- The Apocalypse (e.g. AP4 mean The Apocalypse level 4)
- The Big Dawg
- The Cataclysm
- The Backbone
- The Endbringer
- Lv. or @
- Level of the club
- T# / Tour #
- The tour the club is unlocked, with the # indicating the tour.
- C / Cu
- BG / G
- Ball Guide