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Date: 29 September, 2009
Suzanne Elvidge tees off with a collection of online golf games. Crazy golf anyone?
To play a game, simply click on its name. If you are a parent, we advise you to try the game and the site it's on first before letting your kids play them, to make sure you're happy. When downloading games from the Internet, don't forget to keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software up to date.
Golf is a very popular game, and has even been played in space. The aim is to get the ball into the hole with the lowest number of strokes. It has traditionally involved some very odd clothes and isn’t to everyone’s taste – the author Mark Twain claimed that golf was a ‘good walk spoiled’.
Change the strength of the stroke by moving the mouse closer to or further away from your character and then click to hit the ball. I got a hole in one!
Cat with Bow Golf
Click near the cat and move the mouse around to aim the bow and decide the strength of the shot. Don’t go out of bounds. Strangely addictive once I got the hang of it.
Putt It In! The Garden Park
Moving the mouse selects the aim and strength of the shot – when you are ready, click to hit the ball. Use the barriers to change the direction of the balls and watch out for the water.
Use the map in the top right hand corner to see where you are, or click and drag to move the view. Different discs will throw differently, and watch out for bins and trees.
Your arrow keys change you view and the mouse wheel zooms you in and out. If you ignore the camera adverts, it’s a crazy golf game with CGI sights round the world.
Matching Word Golf
Try to clear the seven columns by moving cards to the stack at the bottom, in ascending or descending order (e.g. 7 on 8, or Queen on Jack – deal a new card if you can’t make a move.
The golf balls are two-second time bonuses around the course. Only seems to work on Internet Explorer.
Hitting eggs leads to extra points. Restart a hole by pressing ‘M’. Warning – annoying music!
And as an extra, try word golf, where you make one word into another by changing one letter at a time.