"The key to playing a solid round of golf in this game is to master the controls." These are the game's first words which is fair enough if they bloody work and fortunately, unlike last year's effort, they do.
Now you have three different swing settings. In standard mode, curving the ball (or fade and draw) can be set before you swing by dragging two arrows left and right on the target circle. This does away with the problem of previous games where you'd almost always get accidental curve on your shot thanks to over-sensitive motion controls.