3: Practice Swing - Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony
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Hit the marker outside the Golden Pier golf club to trigger a cutscene. Your first task is to intimidate the Union official strapped to the front of the golf cart in the middle of the course. You are to accomplish this task with a golf club and a bucket of golf balls.
Start by using the Left Stick to move the cursor over to the man strapped to the golf cart below. Then, press the A button to start a backswing. Wait until the power bar reaches the small, black segment on the meter next to the radar and press the A button to swing. You have to be right on the mark for the golf ball to hit the target, so timing is everything. If you miss the black marker, it's no big deal, as you can just try again. If you want to complete the 100% Golf Accuracy secondary objective, you must hit the official all three times without any misses.
Time it right to hit the Union official.
With each successful hit Rocco will drive the cart further away, and consequently the black marker will move up the meter, so you'll have to hit the A button sooner after starting a backswing. On the third occasion, that means hitting the A button less than a second after.
After the third hit, a band of enemies will bound onto the scene to rescue the official. Exit the room and climb down to sets of stairs to reach the bottom level. Outside, sprint to the unmanned golf cart and click the Left Stick to crouch. You should still have plenty of Assault SMG ammo from the previous mission, so use Free Aim from behind cover to pick off the enemies with headshots.
Continue targeting the enemies until you are instructed to get in the golf cart, at which point hop in the driver's seat. Then, immediately start following Rocco across the course. Don't wait around for even a second, as another car-full of enemies will soon be right behind you.
Take cover and clear away the Messinas.
Once off the course, you won't have to drive too far to lose your pursuers; just continue following Rocco until he comes to a stop. Then, hit the marker to trigger a cutscene. Afterwards, drop Tony off at his apartment to complete the mission.
Player Damage: 50%
100% Golf Accuracy