The Nicklaus mouse swing is different from any
other mouse swing. First of all, you can move the
mouse in any direction you wish without worrying
about perfectly retracing the path of the backswing
on the downstroke.
The intention of the game developers is that
you move the mouse in one direction for backswing
(power), taking care to stop at or near the top
when the swing meter's flow indicator passes by
the "perfect power mark." You are then supposed
to move the mouse in the opposite direction,
clicking it when the flow indicator has dropped
back down to the "perfect direction mark." The
catch is that the game removes some of the power
you initially created for each extra millisecond
you take trying to hit that perfect direction mark
on the downstroke.
The cheating solution? Well, for starters,
completely ignore that top power mark. Take the
backswing back as far as the meter will go, right
to the end of the "overswing" territory. This will
give you at least one more precious second on the
way down to try to hit the direction mark perfectly.
Second, move the mouse really quickly on the way
down until you get relatively close to the direction
mark, slow it at the last moment, fine-tune it to the
mark, then let go of the button. If all goes as
planned, you'll have had enough time to click exactly
on the direction mark while incurring only enough
penalty time to affect the amount of overswing--your
swing power will still be right up there at ideal
speed or, with any luck, will be even harder.
You can regularly nail arrow-straight drives of 270-plus
yards using this method.
Go into the golfer edit screen and select a Fast,
but not Very Fast (it's just too quick), meter speed.
This will allow you to bestow more skill points to your
golfer, while the extra meter speed should be of little
concern if you follow the first tip above.
In Nicklaus 6, the orientation of golfer to ball
at the moment of impact is crucial. If that ball sits
lower than your feet, the slices can be absolutely
horrific. Adjust your stance and approach accordingly.
When putting, use the aiming arrow to increase
the potential power of your attempt. The game doesn't
give you enough oomph by default.