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Links 2003 - Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT

Tee it up on the world's great courses in an incredibly real golf experience. The unrivaled Links 2003 delivers a stunningly detailed and authentic golf experience so real, you'll swear you're strolling the fairways with club in hand. Hot on the heels of Tiger Woods' loss in the British Open, Microsoft rolls out their latest golf installment .. If you are into Golf ( i know i am not ;), then check out these screens

Golfers will be able to experience the high level of realism in "Links 2003" by viewing swing animations featured in the player bio section. Golf aficionados can observe the swings of such golf pros as Sergio Garcia, Jesper Parnevik, Annika Sorenstam and David Toms. Golfers can also use the site to learn about the new, highly anticipated Real Time Swing feature and begin studying the game's six championship courses through screenshots and descriptions. Twenty additional courses that will be included in an upcoming expansion pack, "Links 2003 Championship Courses," are also listed on the site.

"Links 2003" will feature improved photo realistic graphics, six all-new championship courses, a growing list of high-resolution 3-D characters and expanded online capability. With its superior ball physics and unparalleled attention to detail, "Links 2003" is the perfect way for golfers to experience true-to-life golf on their PC. "Links 2003" will land on retail shelves this September.


Links 2003 is the most realistic golf simulation available. The newest version of the best-selling gold simulator of all-times features improved graphics, six brand-new championship courses, high-resolution 3D characters, Links Career mode where you take on the best to be the #1 player on tour, and improved putting with new 3D Freen Analyzer.

Including the most powerful 3D course designer ever created, the Arnold Palmer Course Designer, Links 2003 allows you to create your own courses and then tee off with your own customizable player. Get online and get connected right from within the game with Links Match Maker - join friends and family for a round. Or create a tournament and Links 2003 will send it through email to your buddy list. Play as or challenge some of golf's hottest pros including Sergio Gracia, Jesper Parnevik David Thomas, and Annika Sorenstam.

And if you are new to computer golf, we've made it a whole lot easier to join the fun : learn the basics from our new Interactive tutorials, take a few practice szing at the Practice Facility, then head out to the course!

Now, in addition to the 3-clikc swing nethod all Links players are familiar with, you can elect to use your mouse to control the real time movement of your club. And, just like out on the greens, you will need to think about speed (how fast you move your mouse), tempo (how long you hold your club/mouse in the back swing), and direction (if you move a little, you'll slice your way down the standings). A real-time swing where the mouse is the club - now included in Links 2003.

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