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1. A Genesis controller should be plugged into the “Control
1” port on your Sega Genesis.
2 . Make sure that there is no game cartridge in your Sega
Genesis System and follow all Sega CD
System directions to activate your Sega CD System.
3. Follow Sega CD System directions to open the Sega CD
drive from the Sega CD control menu.
4. Carefully place the LINKS game disc in the Sega CD
System with the label side facing up.
5. Close the Sega CD drive from the Sega CD control menu
and then select CD-ROM on the control
menu to launch the game and begin play.
The first items to come up will be the Sega Logo, the
Virgin Interactive Entertainment Logo followed by the
HANDLING YOUR SEGA CD DISC
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The next item up will be an Options Screen. To make a
choice, use the direction pad (D Button) to move the cur¬
sor to the option you want and press the A Button.
START- Takes you to the next step in preparing for the
COURSE-This will tell you the name of the course you are
playing on, The Torrey Pines Country Club South Course
in San Diego, California.
TOUR- Takes you on a helicopter tour of the course.
CREDITS-The people responsible for building this game.
STILLS- Allows you to turn on and off the still images of the
course that appear during the CD access time.
LOAD- You will have the opportunity to load in a game you
have previously saved. After you load in the game, you
will pick up on the next hole after you left off. To choose
the game, use the direction pad to move the cursor to
the game name in the GAMES ON FILE section. Once
you have made your selection, move the cursor to the
continue bar and press the A button.
CONTROLS- Choose between the standard three button
control pad, the Sega Mouse or the Teev™ golf club. To
use the mouse, it must first be plugged into control port
2 on your Sega Genesis System. Use the control pad to
pick the mouse option, the mouse will then be activated.
To return to normal control, return to this menu and
choose the 3 button control pad. Also choose the sensi¬
tivity of the controls, FAST, MEDIUM or SLOW.
To use the Teev™ golf club, plug it into control port 1.
Then consult the club’s instruction manual for proper set
up and use.
TESTA/V- Here you can adjust the colors of your television
set and the right and left channels of your audio.
Next, you will be asked to choose how many players this
round will include. You can choose between one and six
Next screen will ask you for the following information:
Enter your name by moving the cursor to the box that
reads “player.” Press the A button and a keypad will
come up on the screen. Using the direction pad, move
the cursor around the keypad to the desired letter and
press the A button to enter that letter. Press CONTINUE
Pick the gender of your on-screen golfer.
Choose to have your player compete at the Professional
(P), Amateur (A) or Beginner (B) level. Playing at the
professional level requires extremely accurate swing and
timing, and the club distance is maximized. The
Amateur level is not as demanding, but the club dis¬
tance is less than the Professional level. The Beginner
level is extremely forgiving. The wind will have little or
no effect on your golf game.
Pick if you will be teeing off from the black, blue, white
or red tees. The black tees are used for Professional
tournament play. The blue tees are men’s tees. The
white tees are for amateurs. The red tees are women’s
Here you have two options: LOAD/SAVE and CHOOSE
Here, you can save a player for future use. Once you
input all of the player information, you can simply recall
that player and have all of his/her playing specifications
(gender, player status, tees, etc.) load in automatically.
Also see saving and loading a game.
Here, you can choose which clubs you would like to carry
with you. You are limited to 13 clubs plus a putter.
Simply move the cursor to the club you wish to choose
and press the A Button. You will see the club symbol
highlighted indicating the club is now in your bag. If you
would like to take a club out of your bag, point the cur¬
sor at that club and press the A Button. The highlight
will go out.
CHOOSING A GAME
275 YARDS LOW LOFT
9.5 DEGREE LOFT
275 YARDS HIGH LOFT
12 DEGREE LOFT
PW 120 YARDS
SW 90 YARDS
LW 70 YARDS
Distances are based on the following: Ball hit from a
tee, landing and rolling on fairway, no wind, normal
power (top green mark), perfect snap, Pro level.
18 HOLES-Play the entire course.
FRONT 9- Play holes one through nine.
BACK 9- Play holes ten through eighteen.
TOURNAMENT PLAY-Tournament action is comprised of
three rounds of eighteen holes of golf. Your score for
each hole will roll over to the next round.
Pick a specific hole that you would like to work on.
The driving game is made up of five rounds. When you
select the driving game, you will be asked to pick which
hole you wish to use for competition. Each player will
drive one after the other in each round. The scores will
be displayed after the completion of each round. After
the fifth round each player’s average yardage will be dis
Pressing cancel on the averages screen will end the dri¬
ving competition and take you back to the selected
After selecting a game, you will see a shot of the Torrey
Pines map then a video of the course. Now you’re ready
to tee off.
As the game loads you will see an option menu along the
left and bottom of the screen. Use the direction arrows
on the Genesis direction pad to move the cursor around
the option panel. Once you have the cursor pointing at
the option you wish to choose, press the A Button to
After clicking this option, you will have six choices.
EXIT — Use this to exit the options.
SAVE GAME—After you complete each hole you will have
the option to save the game. Choose the SAVE GAME
OPTION. Click on the box marked GAME NAME. Use the
directional pad to move the cursor over key pad to enter
the name you choose for the game. Click on each letter
of the name by pressing the A button. The games on file
section will display the names of games you have previ¬
ously saved. In order to save a game, Sega CD RAM
space should be cleared. Please consult your Sega CD
manual option to do this.
QUIT GAME — Your game will end after choosing this
SOUND — Turns the sound options on and off.
FLYOVER —Turns the flyover options on and off.
COMMENTARY — Turns the commentary by Ben Wright and
Steve Elkington on and off.
Clicking this option will give you four choices:
HOW TO SELECT — How to move your cursor and select dif¬
ferent options in the game.
HOW TO AIM — This will tell you how to see and aim for the
how to swing using the swing indicator.
HOW TO TEEV™ GOLF — This will tell you how to use your
CANCEL —This will cancel the help options and return you to
The square wind gauge will tell you from which direction
the winds are blowing. The vertical gauge gives you an
indication of how strong the winds are.
Selecting this feature allows you to rotate the direction in
which the golfer faces. If you find yourself directly behind
a tree or other obstruction, you can turn to the left or the
right using the rotate function. Click on the left or right
arrows in the rotate box. The window displays the
degrees of rotation relative to the pin direction. Press
REDRAW to activate the turn. At zero degrees you will be
facing the pin.
Get a bird’s eye view of the link by clicking this option.
The screen will divide into two sections. On the right, all
of the player’s positions will be indicated. On the left
hand side of the screen, the players total yardage from
the hole will be displayed. Under those standings will
be the current player’s status:
BALL TO PIN — Displays how far the ball is from the hole.
BALL TO CURSOR — If you set the marker before you select
top view, this will show you how far the ball is from the
marker. This can be helpful if you need to swing around
a dog leg or tree in two shots.
PIN TO CURSOR — This displays the yardage from the mark¬
er you set to the hole.
Click on the CONTINUE icon to exit the top view menu.
Tells you which hole you are on in the course.
Gives you the par for the hole you are playing.
This tells you how many yards you are from the hole.
Use this gauge to guide you in choosing a club to use.
This gives you the maximum distance of the club cur¬
Tells you which player is up.
How many strokes you have taken.
A full explanation on how to swing and use the swing
panel follows this section.
The abbreviation in the center of the gauge tells you
which club you are currently holding. Click on the
arrows up or down to change clubs. The abbreviation for
the club will appear the same as in this manual.
RIGHT, MIDDLE AND LEFT ARROW
The arrow that curves to the right is for a FADE. The fade
shot is a swing that causes the ball to “fade” or slice
slightly to the right. Use this shot in situations such as
hitting around a tree or on a dogleg.
The arrow that curves to the left is for a “draw” swing.
The draw swing will cause the ball to hook slightly to the
left. Again, use this to hit the ball slightly to the left
around a tree or dogleg.
The straight arrow is for a fu!i straight shot down a long
When you are in the rough or a sand trap, click on the
CHIP option. You will automatically be given the proper
club. But, you are always free to choose another.
Remember, chipping gives you a shorter more controlled
shot. This will change how you wish to use the swing
indicator in terms of releasing for power and snap. You
may want to practice on the driving range or practice
hole a few times to get the hang of chipping properly.
There may be instances where the game will automati¬
cally put you in chip swing mode. If you would rather
use a normal swing, click on one of the draw, fade or
When you reach the green, you will automatically be
given a putter. Again, the swing for a putt is different
than driving or chipping.
On that very rare occasion that you hit the ball into an
unplayable position (out of bounds, water hazard, etc.)
select this option. Four selections are now displayed:
CANCEL, HIT FROM HERE, SELECT NEW POSITION and
BACK UP 50 FEET. To drop the ball in a new position,
choose the SELECT A NEW POSITION button. A “Ball on
tee” cursor will now be displayed. Using the direction
controls, move the cursor to where you want to drop the
ball, then press button A. Select the HIT FROM HERE
button to return to the game.
If you need to back up to drop the ball, select the BACK
UP 50 FEET button. When you have backed up, you may
then position the cursor. If backing up moves you out of
bounds or into a hazard, this selection will not work.
After you have backed up, select HIT FROM HERE to
return to the game.
Remember, when moving the ball, United States Golfing
Association rules state that when you choose to drop
from an unplayable lie you must drop within two club
lengths of the original spot, and no closer to the hole. If
you choose to drop after hitting into a water hazard, the
ball should be placed as close as possible to the point
where the ball entered the hazard, and no closer to the
You’re on your honor!
Select the lie to display the terrain on which the ball is
This feature helps you read the terrain on the course.
When you select this feature, a light green grid pattern is
placed over the terrain in the main view window. The
grid may be used anywhere on the course, but is most
helpful on the greens. On the greens the grid will come
4. After you release the button, you will see the gauge
move downward again. This is for setting the snap. This
is how much spin will go on the ball. Try to get the
gauge as close as possible to the yellow snap marker on
the bottom of the swing indicator. Missing the mark will
cause the ball to slice or fade depending on where you
hit the mark.
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1. Move the cursor to the swing button and hold down and
keep your finger on the A Button.
2. You will see the gauge move upward. This determines
the amount of power you want to put into your swing.
Release the A Button when the gauge reaches the
amount of power you wish to use.
3. At the top of the swing indicator, you will see a mark.
That is the maximum safe power for a swing. Try to aim
for that mark. Going over will send you into the red
zone. Getting power into this area causes snap errors to
be more severe. If you hit the maximum power point and
hit the snap right on the yellow mark, you will hit the
longest most perfect shot you can.
MISSING THE MARK
If you miss the mark on the snap, an error is introduced.
The further you miss, the greater the error and the worse
the shot. On the Beginner and Amateur levels, the errors
are less severe than on Professional Levels.
During the back swing, the power level continues to
increase until it reaches its maximum just before the
indicator starts back down. If you release the button at
this point, you will achieve maximum power and there¬
fore maximum distance. There is a catch, however. The
red zone at the top of the indicator is called the over¬
swing area. If you release in this area, be prepared to
pay a heavier price if you miss the white mark at the bot¬
tom. The higher you reach for that extra power, the
more severe the error if you miss the mark.
After you swing, another options screen will come up.
Nent to Hit
Here you have several options:
Click on the FORWARD button to watch your shot from
Click on the REVERSE button to watch your shot from
where the ball came to rest.
Take a shot over without counting the first shot. Note:
Mulligans are not sanctioned by many golf associations,
but are commonly allowed in friendly play. LINKS will
not add Mulligans to your score, but the number of
Mulligans taken during a round are recorded on the
How many yards your ball was airborne.
The total distance of the shot, both in the air and on the
NEXT TO HIT
The player who is next to tee off or farthest from the
Where your ball landed (in the rough, on the rocks, on
the green etc.)
The distance from the ball’s current location to the pin.
TORREy PINES-SOUTH COURSE
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The scorecard is displayed after each hole is completed.
Listed below are all the items found on the scorecard.
Continues the game
Displays the hole number 1-18
Displays the par for each hole.
Display’s each player’s total score for
Displays each player’s total score for
Displays the number of Mulligans taken
by each player during the round.
Displays each player’s total score for the
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