I can't put my finger on it, but there seems to be more unpredictable behavior in the 09 version. I don't like the swing strength and putting changes either. I am going to use the "keep it" option when I get the 08 again.
First ill start with the bad, no Infrastructure so I cant give it a 10,second I will tell you that at first this game will really make very upset, it is very difficult because your abilities are terrible, so hitting good shots just wont happen. Once you get your skill points up quite a bit it is much easier and you can win pretty much every tourney after that, I prefer the 2 click much easier I would recommend it to start out with, just don't give up on it, it will take 2-3 months (in game) to get your character better, trust me you will want to break your psp, just remember RED ON GREEN IS UPHILL, BLUE IS DOWNHILL. For the good overall graphics look really good, characters look good also good detail in there appearance , game play is fun and there is a lot of things to unlock in this equipment and clothes, you can do it by building up your xp points. Best way to build up your character is to have multiple hole skill points every hole you don't miss a fairway, or green or nothing less than a par builds up you xp skill you get bonus after 3 hole streak 6,9,12 also.