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[]Powerstar Gold [G+R]

Overview:

Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
Offline: 47 [935
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Online: 3 [65]
Approximate time: 40+ Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 Career + event replay
Missable achievements: No
Does difficulty affect Achievements: No
Unobtainable/glitched Achievements: No

Extra equipment needed?: No
Is there DLC? No


Introduction:

Welcome to Powerstar Golf, an arcade-style golf game in the vein of the Hot Shots Golf series, PGA Tour it aint. It’s full of crazy courses, whacky characters and weird abilities. All of which makes it a hell of lot of fun to play, while still feeling like a golf game at heart. The majority of the achievements are fairly simple and will come with either natural play or can easily be set up. The hard work will come in when you are trying to earn an elite rating in all the career events, especially the Burning Sands courses.

Walkthrough:

Step one – Career: There are four courses, each made up of various events that range from playing all the par 3 courses to playing a full 18 hole round. There are a total of 6 golfers in the game, 2 of which are available from the start, the other 4 will be unlocked as you progress through your career. The golfers, along with their abilities and unlock requirements are shown below:

Name: Reiko
Unlock Requirement: Available from the start.
Ability: Tesla Field – creates a magnetic field around the pin that will attract your ball.

Name: Frank
Unlock Requirement: Available from the start.
Ability: Rocket Launch – Power boost.

Name: Henry
Unlock Requirement: Beat him in the ‘Monorail Meet’ event in City Park.
Ability: Illusion Ball – Henry’s ball will split into 5, whichever ball is deemed the best shot counts.

Name: Laoshi
Unlock Requirement: Beat him in the ‘Great Wall Meet’ event in Emperor’s Garden.
Ability: Zen Focus – Slows down you shot meter as it reaches either end.

Name: Kiara
Unlock Requirement: Beat her in the ‘Cliffhanger Meet’ event in Rocky Ridge.
Ability: Lucky Clover – Provides you with a small amount of control over a ball in flight.

Name: Dominique
Unlock Requirement: Beat her in the ‘Uphill Meet’ event in Burning Sands.
Ability: Super Spin – Adds additional spin and provides a small amount of control over a rolling ball.

The best golfer to start with is Reiko, her Tesla Field ability is much more useful than the additional power Frank has. You also get to choose between two caddies who both have a unique ability of their own. Astrid can give you a putt preview and Kirby can give you a shot preview. Your choice here should be weighed against your weakness. If it’s putting go with Astrid, if its approach shots go with Kirby. Once you are set up play through each career event trying to get as many Elite ratings as you can to save time later. As you progress feel free to switch up golfers as you unlock them, you main goal here is just to complete your career which will earn you the following achievements worth 125

  • Fore
  • Clubhouse Regular
  • Zen Master
  • Illusionist
  • Bring Me Luck
  • You Spin Me Round

There are plenty of other achievements that you can get along the way, refer to the guide to see what you would like to attempt as you go.

Step Two – Bring your ‘A’ game. OK, so now we are going to get elite ratings in all the career events. The reason why I recommend this as the next step rather than saving it for last is because you are going to find yourself in a lot of situations where you can attempt some of those misc. achievements. This is by far the hardest thing to do in the game and will be the biggest time sink. Some of the requirements on the later courses will seem ridiculous at first but keep at it, upgrade your equipment and try for some new boosters when you can and eventually you will get there. For some more specific tips see the achievement guide.

Step Three – Mop Up. Time to finish off any of the achievements you didn’t attempt or couldn’t get while going for the elite ratings. See the achievement guide for the individual achievements for information on the best way to attempt them.

Conclusion: Powerstar Golf is a fun game and a nice alternative to the simulation saturated golf game market. The journey to your 1000 should be a fairly enjoyable one with just a couple of speed bumps along the way.
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Fore! 5
Achieve an Amateur rating in a career event.

This will unlock after you complete your first event in career mode. The amateur condition is simply to complete the round.

Clubhouse Regular 20

Reach level 25.

See ‘Tour Master’ for me information.

Tour Master 30

Reach level 50.

This should come easily through natural career progression. If you want to give yourself a helping hand you can use the XP multiplier bonuses obtained from the booster packs you can buy, because the bonus is a percentage based on the total XP you have earned in a round it is best to save them for the rounds with large XP gains, like the 18 hole events.

In the Hunt 20

Achieve an Amateur rating in all career events.

See ‘Bringing the ‘A’ Game’ for more information.

On Fire 30

Achieve a Pro rating in all career events.

See ‘Bringing the ‘A’ Game’ for more information.

Bringing the ‘A’ Game 50

Achieve an Elite rating in all career events.

This will be your hardest achievement in the game, it does stack with the other two rating’s achievements so if you get Elite in all events you will unlock ‘In The Hunt’ and ‘On Fire’ at the same time.

Some of the later career events are going to be very difficult to obtain an Elite Rating in. You will need to make good use of the boosters for both yourself and your caddy. You can use whichever golfer plays best to your weaknesses but I recommend using Astrid as your caddy. Her putt preview ability can be invaluable for some of the crazy long putting situations you will find yourself in.

Zen Master 30

Unlock Laoshi by winning the ‘Great Wall Meet’ career event.

‘Great Wall Meet’ is the final career event of the Emperor’s Garden location. You will need to beat Laoshi in a standard stroke play match. Keep your eye out for his Zen Master ability; it slows down the shot meter making it much easier to hit your power and accuracy targets. When he uses this he will almost always pull off a perfect shot that will put him in a good spot to win that hole. If you can, avoid using your abilities right after he does. There is good chance that you will lose the hole regardless and will have wasted your ability.

Play smart, use your abilities in tough spots and you will be able to get the win here, if you are having trouble keep at it and he will eventually have a bad round that you can capitalize on.

Illusionist 10

Unlock Henry by winning the ‘Monorail Meet’ career event.

‘Monorail Meet’ is the penultimate career event of the City Park location. You will need to beat Henry in a standard stroke play match. Like the other golfers Henry has a special ability that will almost always allow him to win the hole if he should use it. Henry’s ability is called Illusion ball and it will split his ball into five separate balls, whichever ball is deemed the best shot will count. Try not to use your abilities right after he does, there is a good chance you will lose the hole regardless and will have wasted your ability.

Play smart, use your abilities in tough spots and you will be able to get the win here, if you are having trouble keep at it and he will eventually have a bad round that you can capitalize on.

Bring Me Luck 20

Unlock Kiara by winning the ‘Cliffhanger Meet’ career event.

‘Cliffhanger Meet’ is the final career event of the Rocky Ridge location. You will have to beat Kiara in a standard stroke play match. Like the other golfers you have faced already you will need to watch out for her Lucky Clover ability, it allows her to have a small amount of control over the ball in flight. Try not to use your abilities on the same holes she does to avoid the risk of wasting it, they will almost always win the hole after using their ability.

Play smart, use your abilities in tough spots and you will be able to get the win here, if you are having trouble keep at it and he will eventually have a bad round that you can capitalize on.

You Spin Me Round 40
Unlock Dominique by winning the ‘Uphill Meet’ career event.

‘Uphill Meet’ is the final career event of the Burning Sands location. You will have to beat Dominique in a standard stroke play match, fortunately this time the contest is only over 3 holes. This will be your hardest test so far, largely due to the toughness of the Burning Sands courses, but like with the other golfers you have faced be wary of her special ability. Her Super Spin ability might be the most difficult of the abilities for you to use personally but that’s not the case for Dominique, she will be hitting some crazy shots with it so save your abilities yet again for other holes to avoid wasting them.

Play smart, use your abilities in tough spots and you will be able to get the win here, if you are having trouble keep at it and he will eventually have a bad round that you can capitalize on.

Nest Egg 20

Achieve total earnings of 250,000 credits.

This should come naturally as you go for the rest of the achievements. To give yourself a little help you can use the same trick as ‘Tour Master’. Save any credit bonuses you receive from booster packs for the higher payout events, like the 18 hole tournaments again.

Valuable Commodity 10

Equip three different boosters in a single round.

Really easy, boosters are obtained by purchasing the Booster packs from the store for 1000 credits. Once you have obtained three different ones you can equip them from the golfer select screen by pressing to get to the booster screen. Start up a round and the achievement will unlock.

A Rare Thing Indeed 20

Equip an Extreme piece of gear.

You are guaranteed to get an extreme piece of gear from the Extreme packs which will cost you 60,000 credits. They are gold colored and all you need to do once you have one is equip it to unlock the achievement.

Although the fastest way to guarantee you get this is to save up enough for an extreme pack there is still a chance to obtain an extreme piece from the Elite packs or even the Booster packs. It just depends on how lucky you get.

In Full Gear 20

Equip new gear in place of all five ‘Greenheart’ items.

The five gear types are Woods, Irons, Wedges, Putters and Balls, the set you start with is called the ‘Greenheart’ set. To unlock this achievement you need to obtain new gear from the booster packs and replace each item from your starter set
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Rack ‘em Up 20
Equip a full set of gear to earn the set bonus.

Like the ‘Greenheart’ set you start with all the gear you obtain from the booster packs will have a name. To unlock this achievement you need to complete a set (woods, irons, wedges, putter and balls) and equip them all at the same time. The color of the items doesn’t matter they can be amateur, pro, elite or extreme, you will receive a notification once a set is complete so just head over to customize your golfer, equip them all and the achievement will pop.

CaddieUp 10

Equip a caddie with three perks.

As you progress through the game and level up you will unlock perk slots for your caddie. The third, and final, will unlock when you reach level 35.

Like the perks you obtain for your golfer the caddie perks are obtained through the purchase of booster packs. Once you have your caddie fully equipped play any round and when you are finished the achievement will pop.

Alternatively if you have a friend who already has a caddy equipped with three perks you can play a round with their caddy and unlock the achievement that way.

The Long Game 20

Complete a round under par with long tees and hard pins.

The easiest way to complete this is to begin a game on Free Play in City Park. Now you can either choose to do the par 5 holes or the par 3 holes, both choices will give you 4 holes to play and you choice will depend on which you find easier to achieve par on. You must select ‘Elite’ difficulty to get the long tees and hard pins.

If you don’t know which kind of holes to choose I recommend the par 5’s, you have a little more room for error with a total of 19 stokes to clear the four holes, you will need at least a birdie on one hole and par on the other 3. Once you complete the game the achievement will unlock.

City Slicker 5
Complete any round on the City Park course under par.

You will probably get this playing through your career if you are going for as many Elite ratings as you can. If you haven’t you can begin a game on Free Play, easy pins and choose the par 5 courses. Par 5’s are a little more forgiving as long as you are hitting long and accurate for your first couple of shots. Try to stay on the fairway and use your golfer’s ability if you are struggling on a hole. Reiko’s Tesla Field ability is extremely helpful here.

Choose your caddy depending on where your weakest, if it’s putting take Astrid and if it’s the approach take Kirby. Once the game is over if you have scored under par the achievement will unlock.

Mountain Ranger 10
Complete any round on the Rocky Ridge course under par.

You will probably get this playing through your career if you are going for as many Elite ratings as you can. If you haven’t you can begin a game on Free Play, easy pins and choose the par 5 courses. Par 5’s are a little more forgiving as long as you are hitting long and accurate for your first couple of shots. Try to stay on the fairway and use your golfer’s ability if you are struggling on a hole. Reiko’s Tesla Field ability is extremely helpful here.

Choose your caddy depending on where your weakest, if it’s putting take Astrid and if it’s the approach take Kirby. Once the game is over if you have scored under par the achievement will unlock.

Coastline Comber 20
Complete any round on the Emperor’s Garden course under par.

You will probably get this playing through your career if you are going for as many Elite ratings as you can. If you haven’t you can begin a game on Free Play, easy pins and choose the par 5 courses. Par 5’s are a little more forgiving as long as you are hitting long and accurate for your first couple of shots. Try to stay on the fairway and use your golfer’s ability if you are struggling on a hole. Reiko’s Tesla Field ability is extremely helpful here.

Choose your caddy depending on where your weakest, if it’s putting take Astrid and if it’s the approach take Kirby. Once the game is over if you have scored under par the achievement will unlock.

Jungle Adventurer 30
Complete any round on the Burning Sands course under par.

You will probably get this playing through your career if you are going for as many Elite ratings as you can. If you haven’t you can begin a game on Free Play, easy pins and choose the par 5 courses. Par 5’s are a little more forgiving as long as you are hitting long and accurate for your first couple of shots. Try to stay on the fairway and use your golfer’s ability if you are struggling on a hole. Reiko’s Tesla Field ability is extremely helpful here.

Choose your caddy depending on where your weakest, if it’s putting take Astrid and if it’s the approach take Kirby. Once the game is over if you have scored under par the achievement will unlock.

Chip & In 20
Chip the ball into the cup from off the green.

See ‘Rule of Attraction’ for more information.

Ace 30
Hit a hole-in-one.

See ‘Rule of Attraction’ for more information.

Sureshot 20
Hit 3 perfect strikes on a par 5 hole, scoring par or better.

A perfect strike is achieved when you stop the marker in the sweet spot at the right side of the shot bar. While this is definitely achievable with any golfer given enough practice if you are struggling there is an easier way. You can use Laoshi.

Laoshi’s special ability allows him to slow down the shot meter as it approaches either end of the bar, making it much easier to hit your mark. You unlock Laoshi once you have completed the Emperor’s Garden stages of career mode. The quickest way to get this is to begin a Free Play game in City Park and choose to play a full 18 hole game with Laoshi. In an 18 hole game you get 4 charges of of your special ability, play through the first couple of holes until you get to your first par 5 and just use your special ability on your first three shots. It's pretty easy to hit a perfect shot with the Zen Focus ability so you should be on the green in three shots and will now have two putts to hit par and unlock your achievement.
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Pin-Seeker 30
Complete a round of at least 9 holes without stopping off the fairway, fringe or green.

Fairly easy, begin a Free Play game on City Park and choose to play the front 9. The good thing about this achievement is that your score can be as high as you need it to be, just take your time and try to place your shots so that if you do hit it off a little you can hopefully still stay out of the rough or obstructions. If a shot seems too risky, choose a different club that will offer you an easier lie and play short.

Choose any golfer that will play to your weaknesses, for a good all round choice you can pick Kiara, her ability will allow you to try to correct wayward shots while they are in flight. For your caddy you should definitely go with Kirby, his shot prediction ability can help you an on shots you are really unsure of. Take your time, play smart and once you have completed all 9 holes the achievement will unlock.

BFF 10
Complete a round of golf using a friend’s caddie.

First you need to have someone on your friends list that has played the game, they also need to choose to share their caddie with friends. To choose a friend’s caddie you can go to your caddie selection screen and just wait a few seconds for your friend’s caddies to load. Once you have them selected play a quick game in free play on the City Park par 3’s. Once your game is completed the achievement will unlock.

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The 19th Hole 10
Complete a local multiplayer game with two or more players.

This can be obtained with one controller, just choose to play a local MP game from the main menu and sign in a guest account. Play a quick game on the City Park par 3’s and the achievement will unlock at the end of the game.

Rival Rouser 30
Beat an opponent’s round in Rival mode.

You can choose Rival Mode from the main menu, once there you are given the choice of which course and score you would like to compete against. If you have friends who play the game you can choose to try to beat their score if not you will have the option to play against a random players score. Simply choose a round and score you think you can beat and play the round, if you do better than the target score the achievement will unlock.

Tweet Tweet 10
Score a birdie.

A birdie is achieved by scoring 1 under par on any hole. This will likely come naturally through your career. If not begin the City Park par 5’s and it shouldn’t take too long to score a birdie with a little practice.

Soaring 20
Score an eagle.

See ‘Rule of Attraction’ for more information.

One for the Collection 25
Score a double eagle.

A double eagle is achieved by scoring 3 under par on a single hole and is really only obtainable on a par 5. This is no easy feat and will require a fair amount of set up. First you will need to upgrade your gear. You will need around 240+ in your power attribute to be able to reach the green in 2 shots.

Once you have some decent gear and your power attribute is high enough begin a Free Play game on the City Park par5’s. Choose Reiko as your golfer and Kirby as your caddie. The best hole to attempt this on is the 2nd.

For your first shot go full power and try to be as accurate as possible, you will need to land on the left of the fairway to give yourself the best view of the pin for your second shot; you can also add some top spin to get a few extra yards out of it. You are going to want to use both of your abilities on the second shot. Line up the shot the best you can, remembering that you will likely be hitting with a wood and will be better off aiming a little short to adjust for the travel of the ball. Use Kirby’s ability to make any adjustments from your initial assessment, then activate Reiko’s Tesla Field. Take your second shot, going for maximum accuracy again and with a little luck the field should pull your ball into the hole and land you a double eagle.

Hedge Your Bets 20
Land within three feet of the pin using Henry’s Illusion Ball ability.

You can do this on any hole, the easiest way is to play an approach shot as close to the green as possible without actually hitting it. Then hit an easy chip shot, activate your ability and with a little luck you should be able to get within 3 feet of the pin and the achievement will unlock.

For a little added insurance you can always use Kirby’s ability to make sure you are on target.

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Lucky 20
Land within 10 feet of the pin using Kiara’s Lucky Clover ability.

You can do this on any hole; again the easiest way is to play an approach shot as close to the green as you can without getting on it. Then hit an easy chip shot, activate your ability but only slightly adjust the flight of the ball as your shot shouldn’t be too far off anyway. If you can land it within 10 feet the achievement will unlock.

For a little added insurance you can always use Kirby’s ability to make sure you are on target.

Fully Focused Flourish 10
Hit full power, perfect shot using Laoshi’s Zen Focus ability.

Really easy just begin on any course in free play and choose Laoshi as your golfer. His Zen Focus ability will slow down your shot marker as it approaches either end of the bar. It might take a little practice to land it perfectly but you should manage it within 2 – 3 tries.

Rule of Attraction 20
Sink the ball from over 150 yards away using Reiko’s Tesla Field ability.

While going for this achievement we will also be aiming for the following:

  • Soaring
  • Chip and In
  • Ace
  • Movie Star

Reiko’s ability creates a magnetic field around the hole that will draw your ball in if you can get it close enough to the pin. For this achievement and the others mentioned you can begin a Free Play game on the City Park par 3’s. Using Kirby as your caddy will give you the added advantage of being able to preview your shot to get it as close as you possibly can. Line up your shot, aim to play it a little short so it’s rolling when it hits the field and with a little luck it should be pulled right in netting you five achievements.

Ballistic 10
Hit the ball over 300 yards using Frank’s Rocket Launcher ability.

You are unlikely to be able to get this right away; you will need to upgrade your gear a little first. Once you have obtained some better gear and boosted your power attribute you can obtain this on pretty much any par 5 but the longer straighter ones are better. Activate your ability, aim for a full power shot with top spin and try to be as accurate as possible.

Super Spinnin’ 30
Sink the ball using Dominque’s Super Spin ability.

This ability can also be applied to putts which make it much easier than it first seems. Begin a free play game on the City Park par 5 courses. On the first hole the green is pretty straight forward but you can use Astrid as your caddy for a little extra help. The only catch is that to be able to use this ability on the green it has to be a fairly long putt. Aim for the outer edges of the green with your approach and line up your put using Astrid’s ability to give you the best chance of sinking it. Now take your shot and quickly hit the button to activate your ability and spin the ball into the cup. When you activate your ability try not to hold it too long to avoid over shooting the cup.

Reading the Green 20
Sink 5 putts from at least ten feet away using Astrid’s Putt Prediction skill.

The City Park courses have the easiest greens, begin a Free Play game on the par 4 courses and just aim your approach shots towards the outside of the greens. Use Astrid’s ability to adjust your put and once you have sank 5 of them the achievement is yours.

Positive Approach 20
Play five approaches that stop within 5 feet of the pin using Kirby’s Shot Prediction skill.

This can be done on any course but again the City Park course is the best. Aim your approach shots as close to the green as you can without getting on. Use Kirby’s ability to like up your next shot as close to the pin as you can and once you have landed 5 within 5 feet the achievement will unlock.

Record Breaker 30
Set a new shot record on the City Park, Rocky Ridge, Emperor’s Garden and Burning Sands courses.

For this achievement you can either break your own record, a friend’s record or the world record. As far as the records you can set, there are any number of them, longest drive, longest putt etc. There is a good chance you will obtain this simply by playing the game and going for the elite ratings as you will be replaying holes with better gear.

If not then the absolute easiest way to get this is to load up the par 3 courses on any location. Intentionally play a weak drive off the pin, making sure you land on the fairway or it won’t set a record, this will be your record for longest drive. Finish up the rest of the holes then replay the same event and hit a longer drive on the first hole breaking your own record. Rinse and repeat for the remaining 3 locations.

In a Spin 10
Play ten shots using backspin, stopping within 5 feet of the pin.

This can be done on any holes or course. The easiest way to pull this off is to play an approach shot as close to the green as you can, set up your next shot a little past and to the right/left of the pin using Kirby’s ability. Then hit a pitch shot with a small amount of backspin and sidespin to land within 5 feet. This will also count towards the ‘Curveballs’ achievement.

Curveballs 10
Play ten draw or fade shots, stopping within 10 feet of the pin.

A draw or fade shot is a shot using sidespin. For an easy way to work on this see ‘In a Spin’.

Hop, Skip and Jump 20
In one shot, skip the ball twice on water and land on solid ground.

This achievement can be a little tricky. The best course for this is hole 13 of City Park, so begin a Free Play game on the City Park par 5’s. Once you get to hole 13 aim your tee shot straight into the water, this will set you up in the rough just on the edge of the water. From here you can try this as many times as you need to, assuming you keep landing in the water, until your shot counter reaches +10 at which point you forfeit the hole.

Use a wood club and apply maximum top spin, aim for the other side of the water about 10-15 yards into the fairway to try to make sure you don’t get the skips but land in the rough. Now take your shot and with a little luck you should be able to land it just on the fairway on the other side. If you are really struggling there is a caddy booster that gives you 75% chance to water skip, it is most commonly obtained in the 15k packs.
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Best Friends Twice 25
On any specific record, earn the top spot among your friends, lose it, then gain it back again.

For this achievement you will need at least one friend who has played the game, and although it is easily obtainable through regular play if you keep track of your own and your friends records (or even just randomly) it is much easier to boost it.

Grab your friend and pick any course, ideally one that you haven’t already set decent records on. Now load it up and set a mediocre record, a quarter power tee shot for example, then complete the hole. Now communicate with your friend and have them play the same hole hitting a tee shot that is enough to beat you while still being mediocre enough to be easy for you to beat in turn. Once they have completed the hole load it up once again hit a regular tee shot to beat their record and unlock the achievement.

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Movie Star 25
Hole out spectacularly, triggering an automatic game clip.

See ‘Rule of Attraction’ for more information.

Super Putt 30
Sink a putt from at least 60 feet away without using any golfer abilities or caddie abilities.

Technically you can do this on pretty much any hole but obviously some are going to be easier than others. The easiest greens by far are on the City Park front 9. Begin a Free Play game on the City Park par 3 courses. The first hole is a good place to attempt this, you want to be aiming for the spot furthest away from the pin, towards the back right corner, if you are finding it difficult to hit the spot from the tee you can always hit a shorter approach shot onto the fairway and try from there. This green does break from right to left but there is no perceptible elevation so it’s not too hard. Line up your putt, remembering to not use your caddy ability, and give it a go. If you miss you can always hit your next putt all the way back to your starting point and try again, you can have 12 strokes on a hole before you are forced to forfeit.

High Roller 5
Play a shot that rolls more than 50 yards after it has stopped bouncing.

This will likely come naturally as you play through the career events, a lot of the courses have steep inclines that will allow the ball to roll a good distance. If you still need this after completing the career a good hole to attempt it on is City Park hole #12, the green has a sharp right to left slope so try to aim your shot for the right edge of the green and it should roll down towards the pin, using Reiko's Tesla Field ability will also help get you a few extra yards if the ball gets close enough. If you get far enough to the the right with your tee shot your ball should easily roll at least 50 yards.

Trial by Fire 20
Complete any round on the Burning Sands course under par using six different golfers.

Before you can attempt this you will have to complete career mode to unlock all six golfers. Once you have everyone unlocked begin a Free Play game on either the par 3 or par 5 Burning Sands courses, these are generally the easiest holes to achieve par or under on. Which one you choose depends on your personal preference at this point. Once you have completed a course under par with each golfer the achievement will unlock. It does not have to be the same course for each golfer, as long as you complete any one under par you will be ok.

Sleeping Giant 20
Earn XP when not playing the game.

There are two ways to earn XP while you are offline. One is to have someone challenge you in Rival Mode and the other is to have someone use your caddy for a round. Anyone can potentially challenge your scores in Rival Mode but only a friend can use your caddy. If you want to boost this easily just ask a friend to either play a round with your caddy or play against you in Rival Mode while you are not in game. As soon as you start up the game again the achievement will unlock.

No Contest 10
Complete 3 Powerstar challenges.

This should could fairly easily through natural play. A Powerstar Challenge is something that will pop up randomly at the beginning of a hole and can be anything to just achievement Par on the next hole or finding the hole without playing off the fairway/green to finishing the next few holes under par. As soon as you have completed any three of them the achievement will unlock.
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