DB037 - World's Best Golfer

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World's Best Golfer
Puzzle Number 037
Puzzle Name World's Best Golfer
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Wheat Field
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This is the thirty-seventh puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Kostya. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the fewest number of strokes the golfer must make to get the ball into the hole.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The correct solution doesn't involve the golfer overshooting the hole.

Hint Two
    There's no reason our golfing friend should have to hit each putt straight toward the hole.

    Perhaps he could put his ball in a better position with a shot that travels diagonally.

Hint Three
    Picture the golfer taking a diagonal shot relative to the hole. If he hits the ball exactly 11 feet and angles the shot so that this first putt puts him exactly halfway between his starting position and the hole...

    Do you see where this is going?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Remember, this is a pro golfer we're talking about. He can do some pretty amazing things.

[edit] When Completed

Good job!

If our friend the pro golfer putts two diagonal shots as shown above, he can sink the ball in two shots. No one ever said the golfer had to putt directly toward the hole, did they?

Sure, in order to sink the putt using the method shown above, he'd need to calculate the angle of each shot perfectly...but that's probably why he's a pro.

[edit] Solution


It will take a minimum of two putts to sink the ball.

[edit] Progress

735 Picarats and 56 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 December 2015 at 04:07
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