Additional Information about Fox Sports Golf ’99 (Sony PlayStation 1, 1998)
Fox Sports Golf ’99 features six 3D courses for up to four players to compete on: Forest Downs, Orange Rock, Sunny Green Country Club, Kiawah Island (site of the 1997 World Cup of Golf), Oxfordshire in England (Benson & Hedges International Open), and Carnoustie Golf Links (home of the 1999 British Open). Players can also practice their pitching and putting techniques or work on their long game by having a whack at the driving range. A traditional triple click interface is used to execute each shot, and two commentators will call the action as you progress through the links: choose legendary announcer Peter Allis, Fox Sports Net’s John Walls, or have both analyzing your game.
Each golfer is composed of polygons and can wear nine different clothing styles as well as two optional hats. Players can also edit each golfer’s name, skin tone, clubs and skill level, but there is not an option for female golfers. Other features include adjustable weather (wet, damp or dry), wind (calm, windy, or breezy) and multiple camera angles. Statistics can be saved to memory card in 19 categories such as career winnings, number of pro wins, longest drive and best score. The eight game modes consist of Practice, Stroke Play, Match Play, Skins, Foursome, Fourball, Amateur Tour (32 golfers competing on 18 holes) and the Pro Tour (48 golfers competing in four rounds of 18 holes each).