The poor man’s version of Golden Tee
You know those big Golden Tee machines they have in bars? They’re the ones that charge a few bucks for a quick 5 minutes of entertainment/gameplay. While most people get their kicks with a game or two, some really love it and don’t want to spend the money on a full blown machine but still want to play it at home. For those people, you can get the Golden Tee (trademarked, hoo hah!) television golf game. Think of it as the poor man’s version of Golden Tee.
The game itself is pretty much the same as it is in bars– you can play by yourself or with up to four players in stroke or tournament modes. It even has the familiar trackball that is used to do all sorts of things in the game, from club selection to hook, draw, and fade effects. One cool thing is the included Golden Tee Ambassador Card; this card stores all of your scores and can track your game progress. The idea is that you’ll take this card with you to bars and slide it into the Golden Tee machine there and continue your games there. It’s pretty much a memory card specifically for Golden Tee machines. And it’s not just special machines, all coin-operated machines will have a spot for your card.
The poor man’s Golden Tee only requires a television with the basic video and audio inputs (yellow and white) and a few AA batteries. Get yours for $60. It may not be the real thing, but it’s about 1000% cheaper.