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13 Tips To Upgrade Your Play in Golf With Your Friends

by Troy Gloski 17 Jul 2023

Golf with your Friends is a delightful min-golf party game, published by Team 17 in 2020. The game is available on all major platforms and features several courses and game modes for you to challenge up to 11 of your friends for countless of fun. Today we’re going to share our Top 13 Tips for how you can upgrade your controller and play in Golf with your Friends. 

New KontrolFreek Sports Thumbsticks 

Golf with your friends is a sports game played on controller, so KontrolFreek Sports thumbsticks are the obvious choice for how to upgrade your play. If you are playing online, give yourself the advantage over your opponents with superior grip, control, and accuracy of your swings. While playing locally with friends, you have to pass one controller around. Nothing is worse than that “Sweaty Palms” friend handing you the soaking wet sticks when you’re trying to sink a clutch putt. Next time, bring your KontrolFreek Sports thumbsticks with you and slap them on over those sweaty sticks whenever you get the controller to upgrade the grip and comfort as quickly as possible. Low-Rise Sports thumbsticks provide maximum surface area with minimal added height for upgraded grip, comfort, and accuracy so you can sink more hole in ones and win more! 


The brand-new Clutch thumbsticks provide maximum surface area for all-star grip and control of your player’s movement and accuracy while playing Sports games. The sports ball inspired white knob field design locks into the grooves of your thumb for outstanding friction and comfort. 


The Omni thumbsticks upgrade your controller’s grip and comfort to give you elite control and accuracy of your players while playing Sports games. The sports ball inspired orange on white cross hatch design enhances any thumbsticks for more comfort and friction with some eye-catching style. 

 No-Slip Thumb Grips 

If you’re playing Golf with your Friends on Switch Pro, Joy Con, or even if you just don’t want any of the added height from Performance Thumbsticks, try out some KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grips! We’re have 8-packs of Thumb Grips for Xbox, Playstation, Switch Pro Controllers, Universal Controllers, and Joy Con, each for $12.99!  

Our PlayStation Pack contains two black, two white, two teal, and two blue Thumb Grips.

thumbgrips for playstation

The Xbox Pack also has 2 blacks and 2 whites, and then 2 dark greens and 2 light greens.  

xbox thumbgrips

The Switch Pro Pack features Black and White Thumb-Grips with 2 shades of Switch Red. 

nintendo switch thumbgrips

The Universal Pack has a set of black Thumb Grips and then a set that corresponds to the colors of each of the major consoles, red for Switch, green for Xbox, and blue for PlayStation.  


These packs are designed for you to show off your console pride on your controller, but Xbox, Playstation, and Switch Pro Thumb Grips are all also universal. This means that if you want to rock the teal Thumb Grips on your Xbox or Switch Pro controller, you can absolutely do that. 

Lastly, our Joy Con Thumb Grips are the perfect way or gamers playing with Switch Joy Con controllers to upgrade their play. This pack features Thumb Grips specifically designed to fit the shorter Joy Con thumbsticks, with colors to match your favorite Joy Con controller colors!

joy con thumbgrips

Performance Grips 

Anyone who’s held a mini golf club knows that grip is key. When you’re passing the controller around amongst your friends in those sweaty moments, some moisture-wicking grip on that controller will go a long way. We recommend trying out some KontrolFreek Performance Grips and you’ll thank us when you’re handed the controller on the 18th hole and it’s just as cool and grippy as it was when you started the round. 

Utilize powerups and collision at the correct times!  

When enabled, powerups can be key in hindering your pals progress. Is everybody lined up for a precise jump, or trying to evade an obstacle? Try changing their ball shape, or lay down honey to stop them.  

  • Honey Trap - lays five blobs of honey in a line behind the ball. Anyone who rolls through them gets drastically slowed down, like a sandtrap. If used while stationary, it drops one large blob instead. The user is not affected by their own honey on the same turn as they drop it, but will be afterwards. 
  • Double Jump - Launches the ball upwards and forwards in the direction the player is looking. Can be used twice every time it is picked up, but always goes away when the player stops moving or finishes the hole if the first jump has been used. 
  • Snap Freeze - Freezes the player in place on first activation, then launches them horizontally in the direction they are looking on the second activation. The player will even stop midair and cannot be pushed by course hazards or other players while frozen. 
  • Randomiser - Changes the shape of every other player in the match to a random one from the game's selection of shapes. After they take another shot, they transform back to normal. It can pick from:  
  • Egg 
  • Cube 
  • Cylinder 
  • Cone 
  • Icosphere 
  • Puck 
  • Star 
  • Bauble 
  • Acorn 

If collision is enabled, it may be more beneficial to sabotage an opponent, rather than shoot for the hole yourself!  

Timing is key  

Time your strokes and adjust your angles, in order to avoid any obstacles that might smash you out of the way, or squash and reset your ball.  

Use Free-Cam  

Survey your surroundings with free-cam to analyse the best angle to shoot your shot, see where the hole is located, and take note of any obstacles in your way.  


Using portals in courses such as ‘Space’ can put you ahead of your pals – if you can time your shot exactly right and work out where they lead (some are tricks), you’ll get the upper hand and land ahead of everyone else!  


Making good use of conveyors is key in landing you in the optimal position for your next shot. You can use them to adjust your angle mid shot, or even launch you over obstacles.  

Jump and Bounce  

While cruising the waterways in any courses that have water, you’ll be able to jump and bounce. Make sure to use this option if needed for the optimal shot.  


Jetpacks can be incredibly useful when used correctly, and you’ll be able to cover large distances (getting you closer to the hole!). Angle your shot and watch your fuel level to power past your pals.  


Try practicing problem holes or tricky courses on your own – you can use custom settings or game modes like “Explore” to give yourself unlimited shots, time to complete the hole and instant resets if you mess up a shot. 

Try different shots in a safe environment before trying them against friends or for the par achievements. 

Keep an eye on shot power!  

A lot of strokes are lost by players giving them a little too much, or not enough juice when near a hole. Keep an eye on the power bar, and learn the power you need to use for different situations!  

Copy Your Mates!  

If you are playing with friends and it’s not clear what shot to take, let them go first and see what to do, or what to avoid!  

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