mini-golf type controls?

I am looking for an example that can show me how to apply a force to an object similar to a minigolf game. I need to be able to specify the direction and force at the time of the shot.

Does anyone have a simple example of this? I’m having a lot of trouble finding anything made with a current version of Blender. The older 2.49 ones I have found are either dead links, or don’t work in a current build.

I’ve attached a simple example of what I am doing to this point. Right now the ball can be moved around with the arrow keys, but I need to make it have an aim/shoot mechanism.

Thanks for any help.

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Can’t you make an transparant object that turns along the object you’re shooting and if you shoot it goes with the velocity you’ve chosen to the ball?