Does the SimSTIX™ work with the new Wii MotionPlus® controller?
Yes, the new Wii MotionPlus™ controller works exactly the same with the TW11 game and fits securely within the SimSTIX. There is no problem with having the additional MotionPlus attached while playing the Tiger Woods PGA Tour™ 11 game.
What gaming consoles does the SimSTIX work with?
The SimSTIX is made to be used with the Wii® gaming system.
Is the Wii MotionPlus required or can the SimSTIX be used without the MotionPlus?
The SimSTIX is designed to be used with the original Wii remote, the original Wii remote with MotionPlus sensor, and the Wii Plus remote. If you are using the original Wii (without the MotionPlus sensor) or the Wii Plus controller, you will need to insert the SimSTIX spacer (included) to ensure the Wii remote is secure. If you have questions about using the Wii Remote and MotionPlus, please see the Nintendo website.
What video game titles does the SimSTIX work with?
The SimSTIX works with any Wii golf games that during the swing motion either require that no buttons be pressed, or only the B Button is pressed. The SimSTIX allows access to all other buttons and control when not engaged in a swing motion. However, the SimSTIX provides the most realistic experience with the Tiger Woods PGA Tour™ 12 for the Wii. The SimSTIX does not work with David Leadbetter- Wii Personal Golf Trainer.
How far does the trigger have to be pulled to activate the B Button?
The trigger needs only to be activated enough so that the Wii Remote B Button is engaged--it takes very little force. Users should feel free to use their own golf grip.
Can left handed golfers use the SimSTIX?
Yes. If you're left handed, you need to modify the settings on the Wii to indicate you are a lefty golfer, just as you would if you were using the Wii remote by itself.
Can the grip be changed?
The rubber golf grip can be changed as would the grip of any standard golf club, however the SimSTIX might not easily fit into golf club re-gripping equipment. Please note the changing the grip is done at your own risk and is considered a modification event as it relates to the warranty.
How much room should I have to play with the SimSTIX?
Place the grip of the SimSTIX in an outstretched arm. Rotate in a complete circle and confirm that this range of movement does not cause contact with any object. Again with the SimSTIX in an outstretched arm extend it directly above your head. A golf swing will require less height, but you should be able to do this without the SimSTIX touching the ceiling or any other object. Once you have confidence that you can complete these ranges of motion without making contact with any object, reconfirm this with a very slow and gentle golf swing motion. Repeat this each time you prepare to swing the SimSTIX. Before each swing with the SimSTIX confirm that no people, animals, or other objects have moved into your swing space and that nothing will be struck by your movement.
Does each golfer require their own SimSTIX if more than one person is playing a game at a time?
Every player does not need their own SimSTIX. The software allows you to use one controller to be used for up to four players at a time. Software also allows each player to use their own controller so they may use their own SimSTIX.
Every time I swing, the ball goes to the right, how can I make this stop?
In golf terms this is called a slice. The SimSTIX allows you to play a video game with similar feedback to an actual golf swing. Please consult our Golf Instructor Locator to find a teaching professional near you.
"Yesterday I finally got my Stix. After 15 minutes of playing Tiger 2012, 2 lights bulbs went away, but oh dear, what a superb toy it is! Well balanced weight and feels like a real iron. I really enjoy playing Wii golf tournaments now. Thanks!" -Tomas via Facebook
Bring the true course or range experience to your home with SimSTIX Golf. SimSTIX is recommended for use with Tiger Woods PGA Tour® Series or other simulation software to get real-time swing feedback and improve your game. The authentic golf grip and steel shaft help you get real club weight and feel.