Golf Clash Guide: Best Clubs, Stats, and Upgrading Strategies
Golf Clash is a surprisingly deep golf game that you can play with your friends on Facebook, iOS, and Android. Its level of depth is pretty unmatched when it comes to other sports games on mobile devices, and the way you upgrade and progress through the game gives it an RPG-like feel that leaves you feeling really satisfied when it's all said an done.
However, one of the biggest roadblocks in the way of becoming a great player in Golf Clash is not knowing how to manage your coins and clubs. Any experienced player will tell you that sinking upgrades into clubs as you get them is absolutely not worth it, and I'm here to echo that sentiment. In this guide, we'll show you the best clubs in Golf Clash and explain how you're going to want to manage your club collection.
Golf Clash Club Stats Spreadsheet
Let me bring your attention to the most complete and comprehensive community-driven spreadsheet for clubs on Golf Clash.
I didn't create this spreadsheet, and it's being managed by several veteran players over at /r/GolfClash on Reddit and the Playdemic forums. Having such a large number of contributors means that it's constantly updated to stay relevant and correct.
The spreadsheet can be a little confusing at first, so let's talk about exactly what you're looking at. The most important column is the last one, % Perfect Weighted. This column identifies the highest and lowest possible value for each stat category then calculates the percentage of how "perfect" that club is. For example, if a club's highest Power is 240, then that value is 100% perfect. If it's lowest Power is 190, then that's 0% perfect. At 215 Power, it'd be 50% perfect.
The average values for each stat category create an overall % Perfect Value for each club. However, stats are weighted depending on the club type you're looking at. For example, Power is the most important stat for Drivers. Therefore, Power has 75% weighting for the % Total Perfect value for Drivers.
Each page of the spreadsheet shows the clubs with the best possible stats (weighted and overall) in descending order. A 100% perfect club has the highest possible stats in every category.
Best Club of Each Type in Golf Clash
Having this spreadsheet allows us to easily determine what the "best" club of each type is. Best is subjective here (of course) because a club can have a really low value for a stat you're looking for, however be much higher than the rest of the field in other stats (thus giving it a higher % Perfect Weighted score).
If this the only information you're interested in, you don't have to look at any complicated spreadsheet. Here's a table with that information:
|Club Type||Club Name||Club Level|
|Long Iron||The B52||7|
|Short Iron||The Hornet||8|
These are the clubs you're going to want to save your resources for. Be conscious of your experience while playing Golf Clash, though. Do you plan to play the game long-term and farm for the best possible clubs? If so, you're probably going to only want to spend your gems on the clubs above.
If you're a more casual player, you can check out the difference in % Perfect Weighted back on our spreadsheet. For example, if you really want a good Long Iron but can't get your hands on The B52 and already have Tsunami, the % Perfect Weighted difference between a level 7 B52 and Tsunami is just 0.4%. Just put those levels into your Tsunami.
However, you need to be mindful of the strengths and weaknesses of every club. For example, The Amazon is the second-highest rated Rough Iron in terms of % Perfect Weighted, but its Ball Guide stat is very bad at just 2.5.
However, the Curl, Back Spin, and Top Spin on this club is high above the level 8 Nirvana, which is the top-rated Rough Iron. Ball Guide is generally an extremely important stat for Rough Irons though. This is why calling any club the best is a bit subjective. You need to really read into the stats.
Club Upgrading Strategy
Many players make the mistake of sinking all their coins into upgrading clubs to their max level so that the rewards you get will stop prioritizing them and go into other clubs. From my own personal experience and everything I've read on Reddit and forums, don't do this.
There are a small handful of clubs for each club type that are good and then the rest you'll never use. Through the spreadsheet in this guide, it's pretty easy to identify which is which.
For Drivers, upgrading anything besides Extra Mile, Apocalypse, or Thor's Hammer isn't optimal. For Wood clubs, you only want to focus on Guardian, Sniper, and Cataclysm. Nirvana is the only Rough Iron you'll ever use past Tour 7. Around that same time, you'll be earning 300k+ coins per match and upgrading won't be as tedious of a task.
However, you can't just get to Tour 7 by holding off on upgrading clubs. You're going to need to upgrade what you have as sparingly as possible so you can squeak by matches until you get your hands on one of the elite clubs. Don't overdo it! You don't need to upgrade any lower-tier clubs past the point at which you're finding success with them. It's a waste of your resources.
Golf Clash is a deep game that's going to require some foresight before you jump right in and start splurging coins on everything. Save and make an upgrade plan for yourself. Focus on only the optimal clubs. Make use of the provided spreadsheet!
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