I’m at a point where I need advice on playing coin rooms. Specifically which ones to play. I’m a mediocre player, although I’ve reached Champion playing red tee tournaments and acquiring the top tier clubs (not with money, but watching/playing thousands of videos for free credits. You can get 200+ credits while watching a rerun of a Breaking Bad episode).
So, I play Rio (36k prize, one hole, back tees) when I want to earn coins, and Chelsea 900 prize, one hole, default tees) if I’m just trying to accumulate apparel points. I probably win about 60% of my games, and in over two years have just over 3,000,000 coins in my bank.
Here’s my question. In the weekly division games I’ll typicall build up a few tier promotions, maybe getting a small purse. Then I’ll skip a week and get bounced back to a lower tier, where the purses are smaller but easier to win. But while I’m moving up 36k (or maybe 108k in a 30 minute sponsorship), there’s almost always someone jumping 500k at a time.
Chelsea has maybe 600 players in it typically. Rio around 100-120. But moving up, the big money rooms have only 10 or 12 platers, if that much. I’m somewhat frightened to risk 250k, 500k, or more at a shot and draining the kitty. There are good days and bad days, and I can win 3 or 4 games without a loss, but just as easily lose 5 of 6 games.
What should I do? Are those 10 players going to be ones that usually win, except for the errant shot everyone makes now and then? I’m playing with Cally 33s, or maybe a 400 credit Volvik at most. Do I need to invest in balls with slower meters and get used to them to at least get closer to ‘dinging’ shots? Play games not 1 hole, to even the odds (although most of the winning games seem to come down to a decent approach shot or a tiebreaker where just staying on the green is all it takes sometimes to win).
i know my club mates are winning coin games in amounts that can’t happen 36k at a time. But they’re also usually ahead of me on leaderboards of tournaments that are single play (no time to figure out the elevations, or winds of any particular hole). I rely on luck when a hole is 80 ft. down, or a 200+yd par 3 (I did mention I got to Champion playing red tees, didn’t I?).
Any suggestions? Should I risk a pile of coins and head toward the deep end? The 9 hole 90K Shanghai doesn’t seem much better than the Rio for risk/reward. So the choices are more to risk 250k on a one hole game, or 500k on a three hole game? How much should one be willing to lose before staying back on the porch? Or move up to slower meter balls first so those way off-ding shots might be less frequent?
All opinions welcome.
I doo have my SE hat, so 310yd drives are not uncommon...