Going "over the top" of the clickable swing meter is
extremely dangerous. Instead, try to pick a longer
hitting club and limit yourself to the 4/5ths mark,
where slight accuracy deviations do not result in
your ball landing on the moon.
Shots tend to gain distance when the ball lies in the
rough. Also, the trajectory of a ball lying on a left
or right slope will be affected in the opposite direction
of that slope. Adjust accordingly.
This is really reaching, but multitasking with Links open
can slow down that swing meter. It's happened to me on a
couple of occasions, though I can't determine exactly what
caused it. Nevertheless, those low scores on the LS Tour
Web site may just be a byproduct. My advice to cheaters
is to investigate further before hitting the multiplayer
PowerStroke players would be doing themselves a favor by
toying with the PowerStroke sensitivity settings (found
in-game under Menu, Preferences). Here, you can adjust
the sensitivity of the mouse to suit your game, and it
really can make a big difference.